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G-B Grill

Diner, American
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1858 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6664
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Alton, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The owner Jimmy is a very friendly person. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is delicious and cheap. Can't say enough great things about this gem of a place.

Thank Tony B
Auburn, IL
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

We found this in trip advisor and drove right by because its so unassuming. Went in and immediately felt at home! The owner immediately came over and started playing with the kids, taking and chatting. The food was superb and great prices!!! Can't wait to come back!

Thank Kelli_Morton
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I love to go to this family owner place. The owners are the best. I love everything I have ever ordered there. My favorite is the country fried steak. I will always go back when I have time.

Thank papabearsdennet
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

One of Alton's oldest family owned diners. Good wholesome home cooked meals reasonably priced. Jimmy the owned and cook makes you feel like family.

Thank ROY L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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252 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Stopped in for Breakfast on our way to go up the great river road and enjoy the fall colors. It is a diner that has been there for over 100 years. Food was good. Menu a bit confusing.

Thank hallercf
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Wide and I stopped here before some shopping in Alton. Family owned and run for a LONG time. I thing since the 40's? Just a great little diner like you'd see growing up. Great food and wonderful people. Only open for breakfast and lunch I believe and I look forward to going back for their breakfast one of these days.... More 

Thank Steve M
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been there several times and I enjoyed it every time. It's not new, it's been around for years. This is like the old diners from the 50's and 60's. There is a line of tables along the wall and a counter with stools. The prices are very reasonable. The couple that own and run the place add a... More 

1 Thank abbeyfood
Lees Summit
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

If you are looking for a trip to the past, visit G-B Grill in Alton. The original diner with the large eating bar and stools, booths with hanging jukebox control with the oldies but goodies music still shown. Cooking is right there in front of you and the husband and wife team are the best. The Las Vegas Omelette and... More 

Thank McCloudLeesSummit
Alton, Illinois
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went there for breakfast just because I had never been there. I barely had enough food to eat you can get a lot better breakfast for your money else where and the food was not at all special. This place has been there forever and is kind of nostalgic but the food....huh uh.

2 Thank alice w
Alton, Illinois
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Apparently this place has been around for over 100 years, so says the newspaper article that hung beside our booth. Yet somehow, even though I've lived here my whole life, the GB has flown under my radar. I suppose as you drive by it doesn't look like anything special, but when you go inside you see that it is. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1858 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6664
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-465-9896

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?