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Potato Shak

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5529 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5048
+1 815-877-1010
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“bring cash” (2 reviews)
“greasy spoon” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
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5529 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5048
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk in to a bustling kitchen and hear, "Good morning!" from behind the counter. Good food and smiles abound. Love it! Just be sure to bring cash. No plastic allowed.

Thank Charmel J
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Food used to be great but the place is just getting grungy which makes me question the cooking conditions in general. Haven't eaten there in a while but if I heard they were doing some remodeling or major cleaning, I'd definitely try again. Not t...More

Thank appleapm
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Busy but great food. Love the potatoes of course! Shack skillet with added mushrooms and cheese. Biscuits and gravy until they're gone - yum!

Thank cornfarmer1954
Reviewed March 30, 2017

excellent breakfast anytime-great hamburger-very clean quick service and family friendly. Great place to go to alone or with family

Thank ferro1612
Reviewed March 24, 2017

I agree with the news team that went out for breakfast. Good service, good food, friendly faces. Not long before you realize why it is a popular place for locals and visitors alike. The first time I went, a friend took me there. Now I...More

Thank flightcheck2015
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Busy place, but server was attentive. Hash browns and omelet was good. Toast was a little over buttered for my taste. Coffee was typical of classic diner..not robust to my taste.

Thank meyste
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast good eats and reasonable prices the staff is very friendly highly recommend this place

Thank John'the T
Reviewed December 27, 2016

First , remember to bring cash. No checks, debit or credit accepted. This is not a fancy place, just a good hearty breakfast at a reasonable price. While the coffee is not the best you've tasted your cup will always be topped off throughout your...More

1  Thank Sam B
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Have been here several times and it is just that typical all=amarican family breakfast place that serves good breakfasts at a reasonable price

Thank robert b
Reviewed August 1, 2016

This place supports Boy Scouts financially. For that reason, you should at least consider going here. The food is decent, nothing to write home about, but the prices are fantastic! You could still afford a stamp to write home with after eating here.

Thank jgjg730
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5529 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5048
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-877-1010
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