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Secret Recipes

1475 Village Pkwy, Mount Zion, IL 62549-1254
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Mount Zion
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Oct 1, 2013
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Unfortuately Secret Recipes restaurant is no longer open. Sadly missed Mt. Zion restaurant. It appears the catering business is also closed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Food was not good quality, the steaks were cold and the salad bar was dirty. Had expected a little better dining environment also. Dining in is similar to eating at smorgas board (sp?). You place your order at the cash register and they bring it out. We thought we'd be getting server-quality service. Compares to a miniature Ryan's or other... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I had read about this place on TripAdvisor so on a road trip through the area, I decided to try it. It was a lovely surprise. We arrived during the lunch hour and the place was busy but not overfull. The food was very good, the portion on the daily special that we ordered was very generous (my travel partner... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

In addition to a great soup and salad bar, they also have some unique salads to order. There are also many "not-so-healthy" options that my kids enjoy. Atmosphere is pretty boring but it's new and clean and there is a small patio to eat outdoors weather permitting.

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Benton Harbor, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Their salad bar is absolutely wonderful. It's always fresh with a great selection. The first time we ate there we ordered a sandwich with fries and the salad bar. We were so full we could hardly roll out of the restaurant! After that, we ordered either the sandwich or the salad. Different specials and different soup every day. I could... More

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Mt. Zion
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Rolls and salad bar are fab. Also ate the mushroom soup which was also great.

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Mt Zion
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

This restaurant has only been open for about 6 weeks however they have it "together". You order at the counter and they deliver to your table. We got there before the lunch hour rush, but they were ready with the day's special. The special of the day that day was BBQ which whas served with two sides and the $6.50... More

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