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113 South Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
815.858.3636
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My wife and I brought her parents here after reading other reviews. I was a little hesitant after seeing the outside. Not that it looked bad, but just small and it was a converted church. Much to my surprise, it was incredible! The food was outstanding and the wait staff was amazing. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Batavia, Illinois
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I brought her parents here after reading other reviews. I was a little hesitant after seeing the outside. Not that it looked bad, but just small and it was a converted church. Much to my surprise, it was incredible! The food was outstanding and the wait staff was amazing. Very friendly and accommodating. This place quickly became... More 

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St. Louis, Mo.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our party included three children, two with nut/peanut allergies. Although the restaurant does not have a children's menu, a wonderful waitress suggested menu items for the children and checked everything with the chef for allergies. The food was outstanding at a very reasonable price. My new favorite in the area.

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Hanover, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Dan and his staff make every visit to Holy Mackerel a special treat. We try to go at least 3 times a year. Never been disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Dan the chef does a great job. Food is always good service is better. Place is small but just the right size. Get there soon as he has it up for sale cause he wants to retire. For good food you can't do any better.

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Love the atmosphere of this 1800's church restaurant. Decorated with antique riding toys and other interesting memorabilia. Service was excellent (Tracy) and the food was very good. Enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Dinner was fabulous. Our appetizer was the portobello mushroom, which was incredible. Dinner salads with the cranberry citrus vinaigrette were amazing; the dressing should be bottled and offered for sale. The men had the roasted walleye and the ladies had the seafood tacos. Both entrees were delicious. Drinks were a very good Old Fashioned and a crisp, refreshing German Riesling.... More 

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Delavan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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Address: 113 South Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone Number: 815.858.3636
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
Cuisine: Seafood

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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