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613 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554-5712
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Peoria IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you walk into the restaurant, the smell of hot grease hits you in the face. The food choices seem to favor fried foods. The specialty is a skillet breakfast.

Thank Paperclip68
Morton, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for breakfast (try a skillet). Dinner and pie is classic too. I recommend Fried Chicken and mashed potatoes. They have thee different kinds of gravy.

Thank Kyle C
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

what a place .great food good prices.fast service.people are always friendly.take family and friends for a great meal.

Thank Joseph L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I have a love for mom and pop places..a dying breed. Ernies may not be the prettiest place in town, but, the food is decent, prices are fair, service is satisfactory, and staff is friendly.

Thank Scott E
Pekin, Illinois
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We go to Ernie's about once a week. It isn't the nicest looking place but, you know it's good because it's full of locals. Fair prices, good hot food and a great value.

Thank Leonard B
Canton, Illinois, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We are in the process of moving and was up the street from a place that sells used furniture and other items .. my wife nor I had ate earlier so we seen this place thought we'd give it a try .. walked in was told sit where we liked .. told the drinks and was asked if we were... More 

Thank John B
Saint Joseph, Missouri
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were in Pekin looking for a good home style restaurant. We came across Ernies, and we should of kept going. The restaurant was greasy smelling, dirty and the staff was unfriendly and lacking a smile. We ordered the daily special and it was terrible. We were unable to finish our meals and the waitress took our plates and never... More 

Thank CatDebbie
Pekin, Illinois
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I got a long grey hair in my scrambled egg breakfast. I promise I will never return. This place is greasy filthy and needs a good cleaning.

Thank kmgIL
Pekin, Illinois
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I've been eating here since I was a kid. It's changed over the years but overall great homestyle family place to eat. Good menu with tons of choices. BEST BLT ever! Always kind and good wait staff too.Prices are reasonable.

Thank Autumnd7
Pekin, Illinois
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Ernies is a great place for breakfast and their daily specials are delicious. Plenty of seating also.

Thank Hollyhock59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554-5712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: 309-353-8109

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