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“No longer impressive...and overpriced.” 3 of 5 stars
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Ozark House Restaurant
704 Mcgregor St, Bloomington, IL 61701-7006
309-827-3900
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Ranked #54 of 227 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $21 - $30
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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“No longer impressive...and overpriced.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We went there for a big family get together for a significant birthday. We had over 20 in our party on a somewhat busy Friday night. The service was EXCELLENT, but the food was not. The prices are relatively high for the quality of the food. The fried chicken was too dry, the shrimp was overcooked, etc. It's just not the same quality of food that it used to be. The cheese spread was the only excellent item we had. It's sad that an old favorite no longer holds up.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bloomington, IL
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172 reviews 172 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Past its prime”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Older restaurant that long term locals like. The property is dated. It is okay.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
“Great food, perhaps the best in Central Illinois.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

My family has enjoyed this restaurant for 35 or 40 years now. It is a wonderful local restaurant - a nice break from the usual "franchise" places that have tasteless and boring food. The Prime Rib is exceptional, the steaks are incredible and the seafood is DEFINITELY the best in town. It's not a fancy place, but very homey and comfortable. The place is ALWAYS packed so you would do well to get reservations. It has a bar area and then 2 or 3 rooms for dinner guests. The food is a bit pricy but worth it - it is exceptional dining.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Enjoyable local restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

This is a locally-owned restaurant that serves a variety of dishes, from barbequed ribs to steaks to seafood. Most entrees come with a salad (which is surprisingly large), vegetable/potato, and a small loaf of fresh bread. I have never had a bad meal here. The atmosphere is that of a friendly, hometown restaurant. You can tell there are many regular customers here, as they know the servers well. The price range listed above is incorrect; most entrees run between $9 and $15. Give Ozark House a try; you'll like it.

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“There is better BBQ in 49 other states.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2008

There is better BBQ in 49 other states.

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