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113 South Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
815.858.3636
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
September Ride

A very cozy warm place to have a nice special evening. Both my husband's Walleye & my Beef/Shrimp dinner was excellent.Dessert was to die for. It was a nice & relaxing dinner, did not feel rushed at any point. Our waitress was attentive & wonderful. Definetely a place we will return to when we come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Delavan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very cozy warm place to have a nice special evening. Both my husband's Walleye & my Beef/Shrimp dinner was excellent.Dessert was to die for. It was a nice & relaxing dinner, did not feel rushed at any point. Our waitress was attentive & wonderful. Definetely a place we will return to when we come to this area again.

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Chicago
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131 reviews 131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good food in an old church that dates back to the 1800's. Though a little bit pricey and only open a few nights a week, this was a nice stop on our way to Galena. I thought the walleye was very tasty and presented well. The scallops were good, but getting only three for the price seemed overpriced. The service... More 

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Every entree we have tried was excellent, I especially like the "Salmon" and all of the chefs homemade soups!!! Our favorite place to celebrate a special occasion! "DAN" IS A GREAT CHEF!!!

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Delavan, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very nice with simple décor. Relatively small venue. Reservations required for seating before 8PM. Full cocktail service. Excellent salad served in well-chilled bowls. We enjoyed the Walleye & Beef/Shrimp Skewer. Both entrees top quality taste & presentation. Desserts were a wonderful surprise; an extensive unlisted choice of large portioned pies & cakes. Small wait staff were very efficient and friendly.... More 

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Sterling Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Came on a Thursday night so it was not busy but we did not have the problem listed in the reviews of feeling we couldn't talk without everyone hearing because there was great background music. We started with the flatbread which was awesome the walleye was very good and my husband enjoyed his pork medallions and corn bread stuffing. We... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Having driven by frequently and talked about going many times; finally we had dinner at Holy Mackerel. Our inaugural visit was with a group of ten who go out to dinner together frequently. We always like to try new places. The property is very small but capably handled our group. Upon arrival we were seated quickly and greeted by our... More 

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Santa Barbara , California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Dan is absolutely a TOP SHELF Chef! I met him 5 years ago and he told me this was his dream, to have his own place. We visited the Midwest again this Summer and got to see Dan's dream had come true! We made reservations for 9 and they handled the meal perfectly. The food and service was outstanding, all... More 

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rockford ,IL
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We dined with family members on a Sunday night. We were the only guests there. The atmosphere was nice, the server was very good, and it was fun to have the room to ourselves. The menu is varied, the prices were steep. My husband enjoyed a good steak. I had a dry "smothered" chicken breast. I asked for extra vegetables... More 

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Arlington heightts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a terrific meal! Do not miss this restaurant! Food was great. Service was great. I loved that we were in a old church. Just an all around great meal!

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is one of our favorite local restaurants, when we want an evening out. We like the quaint, cozy restored-church, low-key ambience; and even though they have tablecloths and cloth napkins, you can feel comfortable in either casual or dress attire. Their menu is relatively small and changes infrequently, or they occasionally offer a feature item, but they have offerings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 South Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 815.858.3636

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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