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Shannon's Five Star

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1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Lucas, Ohio
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Shannon's on our way to Chicago. It was kid friendly for sure and the menu had a big variety. Everything we ordered was very good. The staff was friendly as well. The restrooms were also clean. We had an RV and had plenty of room to park. The grilled chicken teriyaki was wonderful!

Thank Jackie K
Seattle, Washington
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1,153 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We were staying in Bloomington and decided to try Shannon's for breakfast. Servings were big enough to share and the menu was extensive. Worth checking out if you are nearby.

Thank misopiso88
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Good old-fashioned home-cooking with great service. Great selection and quality of foods! Reservations recommended, particularly on Sundays.

Thank alecsgrandma
Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Great place for home cooking. Usually have a few specials to choose from along with the regular menu items. I ordered one of the lunch specials and it brought out in about 3 minutes. Great for quick lunch. Also serve breakfast and dinner but have not tried either one of those.

Thank FlorenceYall3030
Bloomington, Illinois
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104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Shannon's serves what I call "Grandma food". The yummy, nicely cooked type of American food you'll find at your Grandma's house when you visit. Burgers, pot roast, American food in general. They have an excellent St. Patrick's Day special that I highly recommend you check out!

Thank Athena_John
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. Lunch specials bring people back. Breakfast til 11am. Large portions, can be crowded for lunch, but servers are good and restaurant is large enough to handle overflow. Been here a dozen times and always enjoy my meal. Staff is well trained and locals frequent the place. I should've taken a better 'outside' picture to replace the... More 

Thank Ed V
Chatham, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife, daughter, grandson and mother in law ate at Shannon's for lunch. The daily specials were great. My grandson ate all of his corn dogs and fries. My daughter had the buffalo chicken sandwich which she said was just the right amount of spicy. The waitress was very good especially with the 4 year old. I will go back... More 

Thank reds61
Bloomington, IL
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

Service is always sincere and I love the home cooked food. If you are in the mood for comfort food but don't want to cook at home or in my case "don't know how"--then this is your restaurant. Never a bad meal and always great service.

Thank MIrvinGM
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Spacious open restaurant with plenty of room between tables. Four adults ordered sandwiches, salads, dinners and all were tasty. Attentive but not smothering service. Nice variety of items on specials list.

Thank pamelacQ8394KB
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We made a weekend out of the bad weather and stayed at the Doubletree and went swimming. For brunch we went to Shannon's. The food and service never disappoints. Our initial 20 wait time was only 10 min max. FYI, they do close at noon on Sunday. General American fare. Not a chain. Super clean. Wait staff is always friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 309-664-0808

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