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“Canned breakfast...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of What's Cookin'

What's Cookin'
409 7th St, Charleston, IL 61920-2046
217-345-7427
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Ranked #9 of 44 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Canned breakfast...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

I like places like this, and I try to not ascribe high expectations to such diners. But I had a greasy, obviously canned corned beef for breakfast. Not good. The rest was just fine. I don't expect a diner to brine its own corned beef, but how about buying one whole piece and boiling it? It would make for a far better product.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
charleston,illinois
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

I just don't find it that impressive as far as the atmosphere and the food. To me, it's just ok to go meet friends and talk, but other than that, I don't go there.

Visited August 2012
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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Reasonably Priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Just in town for an overnight stay so one visit's experience is all I can share. Prices were reasonable; we had the quesadillas which were a bit different (spread with sour cream/mixed cheeses on top) but tasty. Servers were pleasant. Parking in front and side of building. Menu didn't have as much sandwich variety as some other types of sit-downs, but okay.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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northern illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice place for lunch too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Met some friends here while visiting from out of town. Good service and pleasant atmosphere. Not excellent but above average. Very busy around lunch when I was there.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fresh and well prepared”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Historical, family owned and tasty. The price was reasonable and they had parking.

Visited June 2012
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