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13427 Ewing Rd, Whittington, IL 62897-1261
618-629-2515
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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
Dining options: Lunch

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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great mom and pop place!

We eat here several times a week. The fried chicken is really good!!! But always save room for a piece of homemade pie! Delicious!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Whittington, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were happy to find this place while traveling down I-57. Everything was delicious and the service was quick.

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Carterville, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Burton's Café is one of Southern Illinois' hidden jewels. The food is home cooked, always fresh and hot and the servings are very generous. The servers always make you feel welcome, whether you're a regular local or just passing through. My husband and I dine at Burton's frequently and have never had anything that wasn't delicious. Our favorite is the... More 

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Whittington, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We eat here several times a week. The fried chicken is really good!!! But always save room for a piece of homemade pie! Delicious!!!!

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Bakersfield, California
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife, who grew up in the area and ate here frequently when she was at Rend Lake College 40 years ago, took me here for dinner. It should tell you something that it's been around for a long time. All of the food was tasty, and we especially enjoyed the catfish, which was cooked just right. They have a... More 

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Effingham, Illinois
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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28 reviews
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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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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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