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The Spotted Cow

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718 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL
(309) 691-1910
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful lemon ice cream!

Imagine the old walk, up dinner from the forty years ago and you have this place. Simple,,always a steady stream of people. Prices super low. Enjoy 😃

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
AHS-Moline
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Moline, Illinois
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English first
Central Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A well known local business run by a great guy. Started out as just an ice cream shop and they've expanded over the years. They've been in a few other places, even a stint inside a large hospital in town. The current location can be tricky to get into the first time. You'll get a good lunch or dinner, home... More 

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mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

frank does a good job with the ice cream but the food is blan and gross. we had the beef and it was fatty and tasteless. fries were greasy and cold. for ice cream go here but save your money and dont buy the food

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Moline, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Imagine the old walk, up dinner from the forty years ago and you have this place. Simple,,always a steady stream of people. Prices super low. Enjoy 😃

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ILLINOIS
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Spotted cow is a clean diner in peoria. On a grey Saturday morning I was worried when we walked in and the employees were standing around looking a little gray without any smiles. We placed our order at the counter and sat down to wait for our food to be delivered to our table. Our food was delivered and we... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Close to me but not a go to per say, it's very pricey and the ice cream selections are not that great IMO, once in a while for burger & that's about it for me.

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Peoria
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In the summer, we come here all the time for some homemade ice cream or frozen yogurt. My favorite flavor is the Cowlifornia Sunshine, which was cinnamon ice cream with pears, dates, and nuts. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it yet in 2014, so I hope they bring it back. I've also had a burger and chili here before, which was... More 

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Peoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to the Spotted Cow for at least 10 years now. I remember stopping in for lunch while it was still located in the Heights. I got to know a lot of the staff and I must say the Italian Beef is top notch. It's well seasoned and overall a great sandwich. Unfortunately I don't get to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had such high hopes. Their Chicago style Italian beef wasn't at all. It was more like over spiced pulled pork than thinly sliced beef, the rolls were gummy buns rather than Italian or French Bread. No sweet peppers. We did not allow our granddaughter to eat the hot dog she was served because it was completely gray on the... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I remember going to the Spotted Cow in the Heights when I was little with my mom as a treat. Their new facility is much bigger and has outdoor seating as well. The ice cream is yummy, if you're in the mood for American grill type food it's very good for what it is. Staff is friendly, atmosphere is fun... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I have been to the Spotted Cow more time than I can count. While it is an order at the counter cafe, the quality is anything but fast food. I recommend the Italian Beef sandwich (the best around) more like a seasoned pot roast. The fries are excellent fresh cut in store. Also fabulous is the Chili Cheese dog and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 718 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: (309) 691-1910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?