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Alamo

116, Mattoon, IL
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Ranked #22 of 58 restaurants in Mattoon
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Soups
Most recent review
- Feb 13, 2014
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English first
Mattoon, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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
39 helpful votes 39 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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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We had reservations after our daughter's graduation from EIU. There was a party of six, all with different tastes and food desires. Upon entering, I thought it might be another "Texas"-style place. But, happily, it was a comfortable atmosphere with an excellent menu ranging from chicken-fingers to salmon to prime rib to anything you might desire. Everyone ordered something different,... More

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