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“Elegant Ambience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hillside Restaurant

Hillside Restaurant
121 N. 2nd St., De Kalb, IL
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Ranked #7 of 87 restaurants in De Kalb
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Racine, WI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Elegant Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

There were five women in our group and we were there to celebrate a 92nd birthday and a college graduation. The portions were large and well presented, although I thought my entree was a little under-seasoned. Our waitress was courteous and helpful. We came early for dinner on a Tuesday evening, so it wasn't crowded or noisy. We had a very enjoyable meal.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good selection, nice service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Traveling through and looking for a brunch spot. The food was good, nice selection, could use a sear on the steak and a bit more seasoning but overall good service and we were pleased.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rockford, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Local Classic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hillside is located right downtown next to our restored Egyptian Theater. It is small and cozy and locally owned. The food is very good!

Visited July 2012
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Maple Park, Illinois
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfasts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is one of our favorite places to have breakfast (or brunch) on Sundays. Excellent breakfasts, excellent service, homey atmosphere. Omelettes & skillets are wonderful, cheese blintzes wonderful, excellent selections of breakfast muffins. Authentic wooden panelling, beautiful peaceful artwork on the walls. Have had lunch here in the past & that has been quite good, also. One of our favorite restaurants in DeKalb. This would not be a place to take very small children, unless they were very quiet & well-behaved.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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