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Bob Evans

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$$ - $$$
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1776 McDonough St, Joliet, IL 60436-1293
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Joliet, Illinois
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We always choose to eat at this Bob Evans as it is in close proximity to where I work and the food is affordable and normally fantastic. The pot roast is a favorite of mine. However the last time I ordered the sandwich was horrible. The carrots were undone. The onions were huge and taste nasty even the meat did... More 

Thank Ava_Adediwura
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Nice restaurant, Hostess was friendly, server was pretty good, a bit overwhelmed fr the crowd-food was hot and delicious :)

Thank Michell O
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Went there with family and friends from out of town to celebrate the holidays. It was a good place for us to meet half-way, We enjoyed breakfast and a visit -- no one hurried us to leave. I had whole grain pancakes that were absolutely delicious! The bacon was perfect, as well (I asked for it to be crisp, and... More 

Thank Marjorie N
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148 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

For some reason, we got away from breakfast at Bob Evans over the years. We recently were reacquainted with their consistently good food and have been inspired to return again in the future. I go for the basic bacon and eggs, while my wife needs a plate of biscuits and gravy. Both food and service were good.

Thank Murph211
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238 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Food and value were just okay and what you'd expect from a chain restaurant. I had a crispy chicken salad that was a poor imitation of Applebee's, but it was all right. Husband had a burger, again okay. Pending the lack of other locally owned restaurants, we'd eat there if we were in a pinch for food.

Thank jazzie F
Milan, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Just left this place after eating dinner. I will say that the food was very good, affordable, and made correctly. That's where my good experience ends. This was prime time dinner hours and my husband and I were shocked at how little the staff was doing. There was not a large crowd, but there were still multiple diners present and... More 

Thank foof76
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We came in about 30 minutes till closing, wait staff seemed irritated by our arrival as they wanted to leave, we ordered to go, probably won't be back. Foods was good.

Thank amy74136
Tea, South Dakota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Quick service, great food and a wonderful server who kept on top of everything. As my past experience with any Bob Evans that I have patronized they are the best for any meal. This one was clean and had a great staff. Hats off to Brenda our server.

Thank jejjr
Lockport, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The last few years, this particular area had become sketchy. It's right off I80 and a convenient location, but I think the staff leaves a lot to be desired. They can't seem to get an order correct at all. I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner in the last year. All have came out wrong. My last visit, I got oatmeal.... More 

Thank 1988Steph1988
Aurora, Ohio
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498 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Bob Evans is a staple for me when I do not want to cook. After a rainstorm while traveling, we decided to stop at Bob's. We were greeted and seated immediately. We both ordered the Farmer's Choice breakfast. It was very good. Our server was nice, but not overly friendly.

Thank Angie_Ohio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1776 McDonough St, Joliet, IL 60436-1293
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
Phone 815-725-0818

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