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Downtown Diner

Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, IL
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Ranked #13 of 58 Restaurants in Mattoon
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 24, 2014
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English first
Mattoon, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They have a very good breakfast selection. We ordered off the menu but they do have a breakfast buffet on Saturdays. i am not sure if they have it on other mornings or not. The service is fast and friendly and the portion sizes are big. If you out and about for breakfast stop in and try it out, you... More

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Thornton, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent food and reasonable prices. They have the best coconut cream pie in town! We always make a point of going here while we are in town.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Went to this restaurant a couple of weeks ago. Did the buffet for the first time. As I was eating mashed potatoes, I hit something big and rubbery with my fork. I pulled it out and it was something disgusting. Black and rubbery and about the size of a quarter only it ...was oval in shape. Told the waitress and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We got here right after the lunch crowd. And we did have to wait for service but it was understandable. The place is a lot larger than it looks. I ordered a chicken salad sandwich gourmet on a croissant . The chicken salad has nuts and grapes- the croissant was fresh. The chicken salad tasted good but could use a... More

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Indianapolis North Suburb
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

I live out of state and took my mother for early dinner tonight. On previous visits breakfast and lunch were good. We seated ourselves, then had to ask for specials that included Wed lunch specials of ham & beans and chicken & noodles....didn't want "sit in the pot all day" leftovers.. .heard "fried chicken with 2 sides" and visions of... More

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mattoon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have eaten here several times. I have tried most of the menu. IT all was some of the best cooked food I have ever had. You can tell that somebody has taken the time to perfect the recipes.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had a good, down-home and home-made breakfast here, and let me tell you, the quality is top-notch. This is one of the best diner meals I've had in a looooong time, and I've had plenty.

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San Leandro, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Good home cooking and excellent friendly service with a smile from Tonya. Nice change from the fast food chains you typically get when traveling on the road. Home made pies and other deserts look tasty.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went on a Friday night. The place reeked of fried fish. When I left, I felt like I had that smell on my clothes. The food was just "ok". Nothing great.

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Huntley, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was our first visit to Mattoon and our first to the Diner. It was a nice, friendly, hometown kind of place. We had breakfast and the omelet was quite good. I could have used more sausage in the biscuits and gravy, but hey, I really like sausage gravy.

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