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116, Mattoon, IL
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good steaks.

We like the atmosphere. The service and food are great. Our only objection is the tip of 18% is included if there are 6 or more people at the table. I prefer to tip according to individual service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Branson, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Branson, Missouri
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We like the atmosphere. The service and food are great. Our only objection is the tip of 18% is included if there are 6 or more people at the table. I prefer to tip according to individual service.

Thank barnl2015
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Places to get a nice steak in Mattoon are few and far between. With Cody's closing, Alamo has become Mattoon's go-to place for steaks. They have a good selection of other food as well. Just be sure to enunciate when you say how you want your steak done. I've witnessed multiple occasions when medium-rare and medium-well have been mixed up.

Thank Johnathon M
Plano, Texas
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245 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had an early dinner at the Alamo. Which seems out of place for Central IL but that is an story. The service was great. The food was ok. We had an app plus dinner...a little bland for my taste or maybe it was frozen and then heated up. It looks like they get a good crowd, small and large... More 

Thank Joe B
Mattoon, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Stephen C
Mattoon, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

1 Thank Jessica N
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.

Thank socialgoat
Level Contributor
140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

Thank chicagofran2
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.

Thank Alan L
O'Fallon, Illinois
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238 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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.

1 Thank Charlie282
Charleston, Illinois
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

2 Thank kris4913

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116, Mattoon, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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