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13427 Ewing Rd, Whittington, IL 62897-1261
618-629-2515
Today
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great food and service

What a great diner. We had the fried chicken and roast beef. Very very good. Met the owner - what a nice gentleman. We were there on a Sunday at noon and the place was packed. They are closed on Mondays. Would definitely eat there again. Also the Staff were very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
lindak07
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Chicago, Illinois
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English first
Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Can't really choose which was worse - the food or the service. 'Burton' burger was pretty much uneatable - no taste, greasy burger, bacon and grilled onions were like rubber; fries semi-cold and all stuck together. When I sat down the 'server' asked immediately what I wanted - gave me no chance to look at the menu but pushed the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a great diner. We had the fried chicken and roast beef. Very very good. Met the owner - what a nice gentleman. We were there on a Sunday at noon and the place was packed. They are closed on Mondays. Would definitely eat there again. Also the Staff were very friendly.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Against the advice of our local relatives, we wanted to try Burton's but wee sorely disappointed. The corn bread tasted like soap (really), the catfish was tasteless, the chicken and dumplings were mediocre (ours at home are better), the service was average. Then came the white pie, which was average at best. The custard pie was tasteless. The sides were... More 

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Red Bud, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ate here for supper one night. Waitress was nice enough though she messed up on 3 out of the 6 orders. Food was ok but nothing to brag about. Probably would not go back if anything else is available.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you're into good old-fashioned Mom & Pop cafes, you'll love Burton's. The home cookin' style food is excellent, the decor is nice and the service can't be beat. OMG...leave room for their famous dessert pies!!

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Belleville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

for good country cooking a must visit. Very Clean and a Great country menu with reasonable prices. Easy to find just off interstate 75 on highway 37.

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Wayne, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Food is all homemade and you get lots of it. The service is great and the pies are to die for ! We loved it !

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have enjoyed eating at Burton's for nearly 50 years, and I recommend them to anyone who asks. The food is excellent, as is the service. It is nothing fancy, but you can't beat it if you want a great meal. The pies remind me of those at an old-time church homecoming dinner, but be sure to order it when... More 

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Southernmost Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Eat here occasionally and never disappointed! My favorite is the fried fish special. Regardless of what you order, save room for their awesome pie! They have a unique pie called White Pie, however my favorite is the cocoanut cream! There slogan is fitting --- Life is short, eat your pie first! Located on Route 37. Easy access for interstate travelers... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

2 friends & I stopped on the way to the Southern Illinois Artist Museum. We were seated immediately & the waitress was prompt & friendly. My friends had the special roast pork & both were happy with their choice. I had a burger with grilled onions & bacon. It was cooked perfectly & the accompanying fries were hot & crisp.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13427 Ewing Rd, Whittington, IL 62897-1261
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Whittington
  • Phone Number: 618-629-2515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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