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808 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-7331
(815) 744-5901
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
well hidden treasure

It is 2 blocks from my home; so I walk to Truth. I was with a friend and we both enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It is a quaint restaurant on the corner of Raynor Ave. and Jefferson Street. It is great to have this treasure right in the neighborhood. Service was excellent and the food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
MewMaw8
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Joliet, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is 2 blocks from my home; so I walk to Truth. I was with a friend and we both enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It is a quaint restaurant on the corner of Raynor Ave. and Jefferson Street. It is great to have this treasure right in the neighborhood. Service was excellent and the food was very good.... More 

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Plymouth, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This little restaurant is making an effort to bring elegant dining to the west Joliet area but seems to have compromised a bit to match the tastes of local clientele. The vegetables on my plate had clearly spent most of the day on the steam table, and all the vegetables on the table appeared to be frozen rather than fresh.... More 

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chicago suburb
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The food and service was excellent at Truth. Our waitress was funny and very patient with us. We wanted to enjoy a few cocktails before dinner and she checked on us often, but never made us feel rushed. All of us enjoyed out meal. I had a ravioli dish, hubby had lamb chops, which he loved! And I don't remember... More 

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Mississippi
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've been several times and I have had consistently good food and service. I love the dining room--great view, great feel. I've enjoyed both the steak and seafood at this nice location nestled between the Cathedral Area and St. Pats.

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Joliet, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Truth is a decent restaurant- for Joliet even a good restaurant as our options are limited around here. I never tried this place for years and just went a month or so ago. They have decent food, and a pretty good wine list. I got a burger and my bf a pasta dish, both were good, but for the price,... More 

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Jackson, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for the rehearsal dinner with wedding party. Atmosphere light crisp clean. The food was good. We had bruschetta for appetizer, salad and I had grouper for the entree. Others had the chicken piccata which they also enjoyed.. I did not try desert but was intrigued by the tiramisu cupcake or red velvet . A nice setting for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in Joliet on our way elsewhere. The clerk at the inn gave me a depressing list of area sit-down restaurants (Golden Corral, Bob Evans, etc.). Thankfully, Yelp had a nice list of other options, including Truth. We almost drove past it on Jefferson (it's right before the street bends to the left). The staff was incredibly friendly! The... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There food is very good but not worth the cost. Your paying for the atmosphere of a little corner Bistro with no parking. I would rather eat some pasta at home.

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Naperville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were invited by friends as a rotating dinner get together... Getting there took over 40min. and we actually drove past the place before we noticed it..... Parking is at a premium... and small parking are in back or down the street two blocks is where we parked... Truth is somewhat small and clean... not a bad combination. Drinks and... More 

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Joliet, IL
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

When I'm in town, Truth is where I go for great food, amazing cocktails, and the people. The filet melts in your mouth, the pot roast is tender, the homemade soups are delicious. The drinks are also awesome especially the martinis. If you like blue cheese-stuffed olives, Truth hand-stuffs theirs. What makes Truth really special is the owner Kate and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 808 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435-7331
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: (815) 744-5901

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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