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My Just Desserts

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31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
+1 618-462-5881
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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2,063 reviews
1,110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,383 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I originally became acquainted with My Just Desserts when I was driving through Alton, Illinois, while doing research for my first book. It was all quite by accident. I was looking for a quick snack and found myself buying a home-made coconut cream pie for a late-night snack. My second trip to Ann Badasch's pie factory was intentional. No accident... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

This was such a cute place with very good food and excellent service. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly. The chicken salad is a deliciously unique recipe with green olives. We also had a very nice chicken and pear salad (romaine lettuce) with a very good poppy seed dressing.

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Thank Kecia B
Estero, Florida
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Excellent pies. Oh my goodness excellent. Try the cherry. Nice. Soups n sandwiches. Nice view of the Mississippi River.

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Thank lilwhisprs
St. Louis
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

As a local, this is a restaurant that I love to go to. The sandwiches are great, the desserts are really special. Try to get a table in the back for a great river view.

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Thank dotrip
Jacksonville, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We took a road trip on great river road today and had to bring home some dessert from here. We love Tollhouse Brownies and Mrs. Ledbetters pie. I got one blueberry muffin and wish we had bought a dozen for Sunday brunch tomorrow

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Thank Kathy F
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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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Thank Jackson P
Nashvillle
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507 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 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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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Lasagnamama
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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O'Fallon, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 618-462-5881
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?