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Alamo

116, Mattoon, IL
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Ranked #20 of 58 Restaurants in Mattoon
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Soups
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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English first
Mattoon, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Alamo has been a favorite for many years. The staff are all friendly and helpful. They are attentive as well as remembering of regular customers. The food is consistently good. Alex, the manager, has become a good friend over the years and does a great job overseeing the bar and restaurant. A good place to go while in this... More

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I find that for the price, you get a way better quality of food, service, and atmosphere at the Alamo. Mainly the quality of food though and that's the important thing! I recommend their martinis, steaks, salad, and desserts!

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Effingham, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A nice steak house with a very tasty set of apps to choose from. New York strip was cooked perfectly!! Server wasn't bad seemed a little shy but just maybe new.

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Chicago
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I had the sirloin with the bullet bite sauce. The sauce was pretty tasty. My steak fries weren't very good, thank goodness I could dip them in the bullet sauce. You have to ask for dinner rolls if you want them. I was seated in a dank, dark alcove all by myself. The waitress was pleasant, although, the service was... More

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Blue Springs, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

fun place, good food. Steaks are the way to go. Good selection of beers. Would visit again when in Mattoon.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is the place to unwind after a day on the interstate. The atmosphere is unique, and the staff (our server was Kelsey) goes out of their way to welcome first-timers. The menu is varied and invites repeated visits. The lobster pincher appetizer is delicious and a real surprise for a restaurant so far from New England.

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Charleston, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Too "Mattoonish". All the people that have lived in Mattoon forever and who really think they are important go there. Their food lacks flavor, seasoning, and taste. Much better choices in town. Even when they aren't busy, the hostesses are always rude and ask if you have reservation and are so shocked that you didn't call to make one.

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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Had our Valentines dinner here. Our server Jamie was great! The food was amazing. Always enjoy the atmosphere.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I've eaten at the Alamo numerous times, when staying in/near the Mattoon area. It never seems to change. The food is very Midwestern average, with a strong preponderance of steak dishes. I've also had chicken and salmon there. All are fine; none are special. There are many Martini flavors to choose from. I've had several and they were quite tasty... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Steak house so I ordered a rib eye the first time we stayed. Thin cut and not even close to medium rare. Next time we were there I ordered the prime rib. Medium well this time and noticeably nuked. We'll probably try somewhere else next time through Mattoon.

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