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Global Gourmet

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102 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1501
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Herrin, Illinois
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The music usually available on Tuesday and weekends adds a lot to the good food you find here. The wild Alaskan salmon was cooked perfectly as ordered. They have many specialty drinks and the starter this night was meat balls in sesame seeds, very tasty. We had many different items; everyone liked.

Thank Malcolm Z
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

They portions were adequate and not out of line with comparable restaurants. We visited with the owner and our server, Nikki, was excellent. She very pleasant and attentive. If you are used to fast food and sports bars, this is not the place for you.

Thank Phil P
Carbondale, Illinois
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61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Global has a great vibe. A fine place to see people and be seen. The food is excellent. The wine choices are good and affordable. A fun time.

Thank johnbwoodmd
Carbondale, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

While the food is passable and the drink selection is large it falls short in several areas where a fine dining establishment should not. It is not very clean, it is small and cramped. The service is slow. If they get something wrong don't expect an apology or for them to fix the issue. Menu is very limited and food... More 

Thank 1Defaultx
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Food is below average with minimal portions and lukewarm on arrival. Service is extremely slow. Dress code is rustic (wear your jeans and flannel shirts). Ambiance is non-existent.

Thank Reece1950
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I have eaten here often, the food ranging from good to excellent. However, I would rather like to recommend this place for its selection of wines and liquors. Global surpasses all other restaurants in Carbondale for their selection of excellent wines by the glass.

Thank AnneBoelyn
Belleville, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We dined at the Global Gourmet on October 16, 2015 with our son and his friends, 5 in all. We arrive promptly at our reservation time and we were seated immediately. Drinks came quickly and then the appetizers arrived after a short wait. Everything was great up until that time. After awhile, we asked our waitress several times where our... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Global Gourmet has an excellent menu and very intimate environment. I always enjoy by gathering there.

Thank 647elizabethl
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391 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It may be the best restaurant -and most delightful interior space for dining- in Carbondale, however to be first class it still has ways to go. The bar, wine rack, lighting and color scheme are very nice; the service (by mostly female students) lacks in trained professionalism but makes up for in charm and in the looks department. Tables are... More 

Thank travelpr0123
Cleveland, Ohio
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared, result in enticing flavors at this cozy Carbondale bistro. The excellent service started with a warm greeting at the door, and continued throughout the meal. While the menu is limited, it is both interesting and well rounded. Outstanding small wine list, and craft cocktails make this a great bar choice as well.

Thank Stephanie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian, International
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 E Jackson St, Carbondale, IL 62901-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: 618-549-0771

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