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All 7 Whittington Restaurants

Burton's Cafe

13427 Ewing Rd, Whittington, IL 62897-1261
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
Effingham, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 reviews 3 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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Additional Information about Burton's Cafe

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

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