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The Whistle Stop

701 Main St, Mendota, IL 61342-1670
815-539-7400
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Ranked #5 of 20 restaurants in Mendota
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Dec 5, 2013
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English first
Chicago
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Service & food NOT GOOD for such a nice little place this could be a great money maker! But the food and waiter not so much. Go across the street to the main street bar GOOD FOOD GOOD SERVICE!

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Batavia, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Just had dinner at a smallish place in Mendota, Illinois called the Whistle Stop… While the on-line menu seemed to speak of an almost-fine-dining experience – and I was very much looking forward to a nice evening and dinner with my wife – my thoughts are that a drive of 120 miles (round trip) was likely not worth the gasoline.... More

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Villa Park, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Friends of ours took us to a really good restaurant last Sunday!!! We had the special which was fried chicken. The crust of the chicken was to die for just the right crunch!!!! Good flavor and plenty of chicken ...none of us could finish it. THE Staff was friendly and they even sent out fruit plates for us for desert... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Sophisticated entrees and a pretty good wine list. This restaurant is where I go when I want a special meal when in Mendota

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Princeton, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place works hard at putting out some nice entrees! Lamb chops are very tasty! good wait staff.Cute bar and outside area too!

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Mendota, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

i live locally and have nothing but great things to say about The Whistle Stop. All of the menu items that i have had (which is most) have been delicious! There are a few good places to eat in Mendota, but this is by far my favorite... but it seems that maybe they could advertise more. i'm not sure if... More

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Nice menu. Quick service. Food much better than average. Only problem was noise from function on 2nd floor. I would return to this place.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner here last night with my large family who live nearby. Very impressive for a small town. Nine people were served HOT food on Hote plates, all at the same time. I found the prices to be most reasonable and the venue sophisticated. I had the fettuccini Alfredo which was cooked al dente the way I prefer. My whole... More

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Huntley, IL.
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I was on a business trip in town and the restaurant options were VERY limited, so I took a chance on The Whistle Stop. I was very pleased to find a quaint little place that used to be a train station turned into a restaurant. I wasn't expecting too much in terms of how good the food would be since... More

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chicago, ill
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137 reviews 137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

We stumbled on this gem by accident. We've never been disappointed yet. It is spotless and the food is not just your run of the mill stuff. How about lamb chops with a nice dijon mustard sauce, or sand dabs (fish) or several unique chicken dishes. The prices are great and the service has always been outstanding. Housed in an... More

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