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American, Diner
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613 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554
+1 309-353-8109
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Pros: waitress was seasoned and nice. Price was so so Cons: food. Nasty, dirty prep area. Little following of sanitation principles. Bland everything. Embodiment of a greasy spoon. Awful experience.

Thank DrivingKate
Mason City, Illinois
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for breakfast. The staff is slow on waiting on you and they weren't busy unless you count them visiting with the regulars. We ordered coffee and breakfast. The breakfast was pretty good and serving size was large. The coffee wasn't good at all.

Thank ice1955
Peoria IL
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 Derby St, Pekin, IL 61554
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: +1 309-353-8109

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