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1160 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3137
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Marion, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Our most recent visit was on par with previous visits which has been pretty average. We've always had good service and the food is fine but it's not a place we really seek out as there are better steaks to be found in the area.

Thank ANR_78
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The empty restaurant (two other tables besides ours) on a Sunday at 12:30 should have been the first BIG clue to this one. The entire meal was just horrible, from the service (which we tipped, even when she didn't deserve it- never did return with one of our drinks she took to refill), to the dirty table, the dirty plates,... More 

Thank cokesmom
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Took my cousin for lunch here on my second day. Food was very good, wait staff were extremely attentive, and very reasonably prices.

Thank MemphisinMay
kansas city
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

For the prices this steak place is not worth it. The service was not so great either. They price it like a fancier restaurant steak but it is really Golden Corral quality. Would choose somewhere different next time.

Thank kansaskristy
Marion, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I have been there several times over the years and the past 3 times has been terrible. Just this past Thursday my family and I was in Carbondale and I knew that the past 2 times was not good ( 1 time steak was still bloody and i ordered well done. 2nd time i order well done and it was... More 

1 Thank BW2510
Tolono, Illinois
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Steak was good and service was alright. The butter that comes with the rolls was weird like a honey cinnamon flavor that tasted very odd.

Thank Kyle H
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch and ordered a New York strip. It was delicious and served with sauced onions on the side. Bread was delicious and adult beverage was delicious as well. Great service!

Thank Rhonda S
Steeleville, Illinois
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been here quite a few times, as I live in rural Illinois, halfway between Carbondale and metro east (of stl). I remembering them about three years ago, it was all decked out like you would in Texas. Well now the decor is gone, and you no longer have that Texas feeling, but they still have great service and... More 

Thank Leslie T
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This used to be a favorite place to eat but they really need to do some updating of this restaurant. Went there on Christmas eve because they were one of the only places open. Server was great food was OK. Just not as good as it used to be.

Thank Ralph M
Carbondale, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been eating at this location, mostly lunches, since it opened. The past couple years or so it has gone down hill. I believe today was my last visit. I ordered the same thing I always get salad, a bacon & cheddar potato. She brings my potato and it is a "works" potato. I told her it had sour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3137
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: 618-529-2556

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