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Eckert's Country Store & Farms

951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220
+1 618-233-0513
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at Eckerts many times. My husband and I always get the family style chicken. It has always been wonderful. This time the only thing hot was the chicken. All the sides were cold. We had the waitress get us new sides. This...More

Thank Geraldine S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ate there for lunch.had the family style meatloaf plate .it was good and service was great.had lunch with my sister we enjoy or self..got in and out with no problem..always busy.on the weekends. A good family outing.

Thank cowboy1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Eckert's Restaurant last weekend. My husband and myself had the fried chicken. We got a wing and a very small thigh, a tiny scoop of mashed potatoes and green beans. The restaurant got an average rating only because the green beans were very...More

Thank Janhome7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kitchen Mgr Kim and Server Lisa made sure that they provided a safe and delicious meal for my 2 girls with multiple significant food allergies. First, our party of 7 was quickly seated on a busy Saturday lunch hour. Then, after notification of food allergies,...More

Thank Shino_in_VA
Eckert F, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Yes!! I love to hear this! Thank you soooo much for providing feedback regarding your experience. I am thrilled to hear that we were able to accommodate your needs and that your girls enjoyed their meals. Can't wait to have you back!!

Reviewed April 13, 2017

Family style fried chicken dinner was good, but sides not so much. Canned corn and green beans a disappointment. Milk gravy good. Others raved about fried bread and apple butter, but I just thought it tasted like greasy bread. Not that impressed.More

Thank BikerBrad
Eckert F, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you were not impressed with your meal. Please know that we take your feedback very seriously. I have shared your comments with the Restaurant manager as we continually try to improve. Thanks again and we hope you will...More

Reviewed April 11, 2017

A wonderful place to get a home cooked meal. The store is also something to visit while there. The fried chicken and country fried steak are my favorites!!

Thank Richard H
Eckert F, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal, please come back to visit us soon!

Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food. We had a large group yet the service was great and each of us was treated as if we were the only one there.

Thank cdoil
Eckert F, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for providing feedback on your experience, we hope to see you and your family again soon!

Reviewed March 19, 2017

We attended the mystery dinner show Saturday evening. While the show was entertaining, the dinner was not great. It is $45.00 per person. Menu consisted of salad, fried appetizer platter, beverage, sampler platter of 1 pc chicken, roast beef, sauerkraut and pork sausage, green beans,...More

Thank Missouri995
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing meal, we aim to exceed our guests expectations, I am sorry that we fell short during your recent visit. I have shared your feedback with the restaurant management team. This information will allow us to improve...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a good place for family style dinners. The sides that are offered with the dinners are excellent. A great place for a family with kids. Food is good and service is excellent.

Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to visit our farm. We are thrilled that you had a pleasant experience and hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Eckerts is a family-owned farm complex that provides farm fresh produce, meat (a butcher on site), baked goods, household goods and decor, and wines from local vineyards. Their prices are decent, but some gourmet items will be a little pricey. Then there is a restaurant...More

Thank nataliej484
Amanda B, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all the kind words - we are so happy that you and your family/friends had a nice visit to our farm. We sure hope to see you back this year!!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is the $12 admission fee per person or per family? The website is not very clear.
September 17, 2015|
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Response from Amanda B | Property representative |
I am so sorry that I am just now seeing this, but the entry fee is per person. Children under 2 are free.
Do you have a fried chicken dinner today and what is the price ?
September 6, 2015|
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Response from Jimbo1937 | Reviewed this property |
At the time we visited (middle of afternoon), the chicken and rolls both appeared and tasted as if they had been left over from lunch. It was obvious, we were not getting fresh cooked products. Would not recommend visiting... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 618-233-0513
  • E-mail
Eckert's Country Store and Farms is the largest family-owned and operated pick-your-own orchard in the United States. Established as a farm and simple roadside stand, the Eckert family now owns and operates farming, entertainment and retail entities in Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt in southwestern Illinois. For a century, Eckert's has served the bi-state region as a local source for agricultural products including pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees during the growing season. Today, Eckert's offers an experience that extends beyond pick-your-own produce to include the Eckert's Country Store & Garden Center, and the newly expanded Restaurant. Eckert's offers specialty foods, meats, wine and cheese selections, as well as a range of classes, including cooking and wine classes for adults, and special children's activities for families to enjoy throughout the year.