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Ernie's

613 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554
309-353-8109
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Ranked #24 of 70 restaurants in Pekin
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jan 7, 2014
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English first
Pekin, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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525 reviews 525 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

I relly enjoy the family atmosphere. The waitstaff are very attentive, friendly, and cheerful. After a handful of visits they even remember your favorite if you have one. ; ) Truly enjoy all aspects of my visits to Ernie's. a true Pekin tradition.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

I used to go there all the time when ever anyone said were should we go out to eat i would always say it! But now after new owner the food has changed drastically they try to make it the same but it is no were close in fact it is 10 times worst! i would rather not eat at... More

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Pekin, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Ernie's has been in business since the 1980's - it is a family run restaurant with homestyle food. Serves breakfast anytime. Very popular with local folks. Great prices. Serves great selections of entrees including family comfort food dishes such as roast beef and dressing, fried chicken, country-fried steak, etc. with all the trimmings. Also great selection of sandwiches. Food is... More

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Elmira, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Ate there 3 times for breakfast while in town for a family get-together. Breakfast hash was just like my grandma used to make. A definite Pekin atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

Really good homestyle food and very enjoyable.

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