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“Good Food, Good Ice Cream” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow
718 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL
(309) 691-1910
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Ranked #29 of 346 Restaurants in Peoria
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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East Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Ice Cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I have been to the Spotted Cow more time than I can count. While it is an order at the counter cafe, the quality is anything but fast food. I recommend the Italian Beef sandwich (the best around) more like a seasoned pot roast. The fries are excellent fresh cut in store. Also fabulous is the Chili Cheese dog and the chicken quesadilla. For dessert I recommend the ice cream sandwich that had two chocolate chip cookies with homemade ice cream smashed between them.
Enjoy

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakwood, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Good Food; Bad Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The food was really very good but the service left alot to be desired. You ordered at the counter like a typical fast food restaurant and then seated yourself. The food was brought out by a server but they never checked to see if the food was good nor did they remove the dirty dishes when we ordered iced cream. The ice cream was the best part of the meal although we ate it sitting at a table full of dirty dishes; YUCK. If we go again we will only order ice cream and forgo the dirty dishes.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Peoria, Illinois
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Homemade, delicious, unique ice cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

You gotta go! You just have to go and experience this ice cream. Flavors that are unique to only Peoria, crafted in Peoria and enjoyed by all.
Sandwiches are delicious and the place is just a delight.
But seriously, you gotta go for the ice cream!

Visited September 2013
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Monticello, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Pastrami sandwich outside of Chicagoland.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Smoked pastrami in house, homemade fries too, they were delicious! Good Chicago dogs and onion rings too. Next time I want to try the Italian beef. Cute Diner style atmosphere with tons of spotted cow decor. Would recommend the Lavender Fudge ice cream.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Oh sooo good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Hands down, best ice cream I've ever tasted in Peoria!

I'm so glad we used trip advisor to find this...I went to school near here 25 years ago...never realized it existed...
Best Belgian chocolate ice cream I've ever had...sooooo smooth.

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