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613 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554
309-353-8109
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
S Eubank

I have a love for mom and pop places..a dying breed. Ernies may not be the prettiest place in town, but, the food is decent, prices are fair, service is satisfactory, and staff is friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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pekin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

what a place .great food good prices.fast service.people are always friendly.take family and friends for a great meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have a love for mom and pop places..a dying breed. Ernies may not be the prettiest place in town, but, the food is decent, prices are fair, service is satisfactory, and staff is friendly.

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Pekin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We go to Ernie's about once a week. It isn't the nicest looking place but, you know it's good because it's full of locals. Fair prices, good hot food and a great value.

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Canton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We are in the process of moving and was up the street from a place that sells used furniture and other items .. my wife nor I had ate earlier so we seen this place thought we'd give it a try .. walked in was told sit where we liked .. told the drinks and was asked if we were... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were in Pekin looking for a good home style restaurant. We came across Ernies, and we should of kept going. The restaurant was greasy smelling, dirty and the staff was unfriendly and lacking a smile. We ordered the daily special and it was terrible. We were unable to finish our meals and the waitress took our plates and never... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I got a long grey hair in my scrambled egg breakfast. I promise I will never return. This place is greasy filthy and needs a good cleaning.

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I've been eating here since I was a kid. It's changed over the years but overall great homestyle family place to eat. Good menu with tons of choices. BEST BLT ever! Always kind and good wait staff too.Prices are reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Ernies is a great place for breakfast and their daily specials are delicious. Plenty of seating also.

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

It's really hard to screw up breakfast so this place has the usual fares. Nothing on the menu out of the ordinary. Service was prompt. Good arrived hot to our table. Prices are very reasonable! Overall an average breakfast spot.

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Good breakfast and prices, but dinner can be kinda bland, as alot of the poeple who come are older. Clean place and fast service. Has good homemade pies. Would go again plenty of seating parking is small on street and lot across a kinda busy road

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 613 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: 309-353-8109

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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