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My Just Desserts

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31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
618-462-5881
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Just Desserts is a great little sandwich place in the heart of downtown Alton. It has a nice, rustic Americana feel with Lincoln pictures, quilts and American flags. The Turkey and Gouda Panini was delicious. Toasted bread, bacon, moist turkey and chips. I ordered the most popular dessert in the menu, the chocolate cheese cake, and it didn't meet... More 

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Nashvillle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chicken & Basil panini was devious! The bread was toasted perfectly and the cheese oozed out and I loved it! I didn't particularly care for their version of the caprese salad but the ladies who work there are so darn nice you would never say a word. I will be back when in Alton. And may check out those... More 

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Thank Denise L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Took our grandkids there after a trip to the Great Rivers Museum and lunch out.. Thought we'd stop in for some dessert. It was an hour before closing and they were out of nearly everything. They did have strawberry rhubarb pie and some oddly matched items that my grandkids were not interested in trying. The place smelled of old quilts... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This is a sweet small restaurant where everything feels as if they whipped it up in the kitchen just for you. Everything fresh, plentiful, and well priced for the high quality of food. I wish they were open for dinner. The desserts are to die for but be sure to order what you want even before anything else. They disappear... More 

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Thank janesauer
O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

As always, this place was a great way to enjoy lunch. The service is great and the menu is always unique. The quiche was amazing and always a go to dish. However, the salad was disappointing, though others eating with me enjoyed it. The desserts are always amazing and a must.

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Thank cabOFallon
Washington, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant but they desserts sell out fast. The menu is very limited. If you are looking to get full do not go here the portions are small. Desserts are very good

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Thank Coalburner
Decatur, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Very friendly staff, great food, even better desserts in a super cool old storefront building with a view. I can't believe I haven't reviewed Just Desserts before, we make sure to stop in if we're anywhere near the area, it's definitely worth it! Lunch with fresh tea or lemonade and dessert for two, an average of $35 (of course the... More 

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Thank Linda A
Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This historic building, associated with Lincoln and a Lincoln law partner, makes the delicious food all the more interesting. Also, it overlooks the mighty Mississippi. Great desserts, but also yummy sandwiches and a wonderful chicken casserole-type dish. Lots of crafts (quilts, for instance) for sale, too. The menu changes daily, with things written on the chalkboard and rubbed off as... More 

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Thank Julie W
Alton, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great little restaurant with great food and atmosphere. Very scenic view. The portions are large and the food is great. Be sure to order the dessert first (the waitress can hold a piece of your desert back for after the meal) as the desserts are great and sell out quickly. I highly recommend the chicken salad sandwich although everyone in... More 

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Thank Tammy M
Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Food is deeelicious. It is clean and the waitresses are friendly. Make sure you order your favorite desert or it may be gone by the time you finish your meal!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-462-5881
Description
STOP IN AND HAVE LUNCH IN AN ANTIQUE ATMOSPHERE. OUR BUILDING, THE RYDER BUILDING, IS A DESIGNATED LINCOLN SITE LOCATED ON THE LINCOLN LEGACY TRAIL. OUR MENU CHANGES DAILY BASED UPON WHAT THE KITCHEN IS CRAVING AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT SO YOU'LL NEVER HAVE THE SAME THING TWO DAYS IN A ROW AROUND OUR PLACE. WE'RE LOCATED IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALTON, ILLINOIS, JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?