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Holy Mackerel

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113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
+1 815-858-3636
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“walleye” (11 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This couldn't be a more unique setting (original church built in 1875) and by no-means very expansive. The fish (walleye/tuna) we ordered was truly excellent. The service followed suit.

Thank James M
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Had a group of six on our first visit and really had no expectations or even knew much about this place. What a great surprise for all of us. Between the six of us we tried rack of lamb, tuna, scallops, steak and three apps....More

Thank winocpl
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable experience! The restaurant is small and quaint, formerly a church. Probably has 8 - 10 tables. We made a reservation but this night it wasn’t too busy. The food we had was delicious ~ lamb shanks & mac and cheese,...More

Thank lynne G
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Knowing the chef and owner is seeking to retire, my husband and I are trying to increase our visits to this charming restaurant. Wonderful soups, freshly baked rolls, luscious seafood tacos, and always tasty entrees provide a gourmet experience in a small-town environment. If you...More

Thank bubbles57
Reviewed August 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive service, delicious scallops, steak and walleye. That said- I was surprised to see East Coast prices in a small Illinois town...

Thank MCWC
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

I rarely give a 5 star rating because nothing is perfect, but this place deserves it...starting with originality in running a restaurant with this name in a converted Presbyterian Church. The service was excellent. The food even better. We shared a salad (fresh greens with...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Too bad the chef wants to retire! You should go before he sells this charming restaurant. Situated in an old Presbyterian church, the atmosphere and food are both very good. My dining companion said that his pork with blackberry sauce was the best he's had...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Everyone loved the fresh fish. If you can share the beef tenderloin skewers with the table, then you will all be very pleased. 5 star food in a 3 star wrapper. Dine on the altar if you can.

Thank joeyacullo
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We went to Holy Mackerel for dinner with some friends and had a pleasant surprise. We had driven past this restaurant for about the last 15 years and never tried it before. Now we can hardly wait to go back. The menu was very good...More

Thank Jim25w644
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Excellent food and service in a very unique setting. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

Thank WardandBarb
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Sue T
January 18, 2018|
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Response from lynne G | Reviewed this property |
When we went there this winter (right before Christmas) the hours were Friday and Saturday evenings. We did call and left a message and they did call us back.
June 20, 2015|
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Response from gwDelavan | Reviewed this property |
Definitely yes!! Its not a very large room, so they strongly require it.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 815-858-3636
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