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16 North Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032
1 815.616.5449
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Good Place

The food is very good, the service usually wonderful (had to wait way too long one day), and the decor a delight! They were really into pumping the friendly when they first opened.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Becky H
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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Our family and grandparents went for dinner this week. My summary is threefold: Good quality food- good prices- attentive service. They have a small but diverse menu. Food was served very hot/fresh. Service was very gracious. The inside of the restaurant is very attractive.

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Lena, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

For a personalized menu and taste of local flare - This Is It. You'll find plenty of unique interior designs and menu items to match. If you've never sampled deep fried Oreos - you'll find them piping hot here. The dainties are offered free on your first visit to this downtown corner eatery. It's a family-friendly atmosphere with dining in... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

In "Pretzel City"? What better to eat than a burger or sandwich on a Pretzel Bun? Brilliant and Tasty.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Attractive place with a nice variety menu. Loved the pretzel buns and a rare deep fried oreo treat for dessert. Great friendly service.

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Freeport, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Restaurant is kinda small. We waited about 35 min for our food and it wasn't the best I had. we also sat

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Scales Mound, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We returned to this restaurant today to see if it is still as good as it was last year. Well, it is and we are ready to return for many more meals. I had the Bubba Combo ( 2 choices), I selected ribs and shrimp. It was wonderful!!! It included deep fried corn on the cob , Cole slaw, and... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

lost our reservation and had 9 people, had to wait a long time to get seated and the food was not that great. Very noisy

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Freeport, Illinois, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is it Eatery is one of the best family restaurants in northern Illinois. The service/servicers are some of the best around. You are greeted by owners and servers with a smile and a welcome. If this is your first visit with them, tell them and you will get some delicious deep fried oreo cookies, free of charge, as another... More 

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Freeport, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The enviroment is friendly and the food is home cooked - breakfast is available all day, and they have deep fried oreos for first time customers! Doesn't get better than that!!

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is very good, the service usually wonderful (had to wait way too long one day), and the decor a delight! They were really into pumping the friendly when they first opened.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 North Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: 1 815.616.5449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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