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Gruchala Incorporated - CLOSED

210 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2308
+1 618-281-9901
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Overview
  • Excellent8%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible8%
Sep 16, 2015
“Decent food, place a bit dark”
Apr 22, 2015
“Sorry, Gruchala's no longer exists”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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210 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2308
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Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in to have some fish. Decided not to eat here. It was very dark and crowded. Possibly the food is good however we didn't get that far. We may try again if back in that area. Seems as if they have changed the...More

Thank chebra57
Reviewed April 22, 2015

I feel compelled to update my June 2013 favorable review. Gruchala's is now Mers on Main, different owners and far inferior food coming out of the kitchen. The stand-out pork sausage and bacon are no longer sourced from the great Waterloo butcher, Schubert's. The serve...More

Thank suburban-countess
Reviewed December 24, 2014

Gruchala went out of business. This restaurant is operating as Mers on Main. Still a no-go! The only thing that has changed is that they no longer use Kraft for their Mac-and-Cheese. They claim it is homemade. Everything else is still tasted frozen, prepackaged, or...More

Thank Magellan3
Reviewed November 3, 2014

The breakfast is pretty good - not a lot of other selection for breakfast in Columbia IL. Make sure you have a lot of time to wait because they are SLOWWW every time. Did I mention every time?

Thank zoomzoom14
Reviewed September 2, 2014

They have a great breakfast, As long as you are not in a hurry or even close to it may work. They have a friendly staff but the cooks cannot keep up with the orders. Many locals enjoy the time.

Thank rollinsthomas
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Here's a great neighborhood restaurant and bar located in the heart of Columbia, IL. A local favorite, Gruchala is known for breakfast, fried chicken and fried fish. It's fun to watch the "regulars" order without the help of a menu. The bar side is casual...More

Thank trtzw
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We'd been to Gruchala's several times. Really good fish fry on Fridays, we love that they have jack salmon and pollack, two fish you rarely see on menus. Both are wonderful! Their fried chicken on Sundays is equally as good, crispy, not greasy, and seasoned...More

Thank Samms123
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Breakfast is very good - good value for your $'s The only problem is when your server, which sometimes takes a while, finally come to your table (this has happened every time we've been there) is that they ask "Would you like a menu ?"...More

Thank Don K
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Gruchala's is one of the best breakfasts in the metro St. Louis area! The service is great, the sausage and bacon (from a nearby Millstadt butcher) are outstanding, and the eggs are cooked to perfection. Only tried lunch once, and it wasn't worth repeating. It's...More

1  Thank suburban-countess
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great place for a wonderful breakfast and a very inexpensive price. It is just a small town bar but breakfast is great, the sausage is wonderful and so is the bacon. They will cook your eggs however you want and the biscuit and gravy is...More

1  Thank susiejc
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 S Main St, Columbia, IL 62236-2308
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 618-281-9901
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