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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
pretty good food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2013
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Canton, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 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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623 reviews 623 reviews
487 restaurant reviews
397 helpful votes 397 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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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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