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Famous City Bistro

American, Bar, Pub
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629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Metamora, Illinois
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My wife and I decided to eat out on a Friday evening since the kids were doing their own things. After a large debate we decided to dine at FCB. It was not busy at all for a Friday and we were seated right away. I see they have added gambling machines which in my opinion just cheapens the place.... More 

Thank Jholls
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

So I finally tried one of their sandwiches, which I judged must be good simply by virtue of their pricing. A Rueben and fries for $12.15? Well, at least I know its gotta be good for that price. Except that it wasn't. The marbled rye was not grilled at all, and the pastrami was so salty that I could barely... More 

Thank Dan W
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

From the outside, I would have thought this place was an order-at-the-counter eatery. We went for an early lunch on a Monday recently. Found the place kind of neat inside with murals of big city scenes on the walls. They also have a bar with a small, but decent draft beer selection. We had the bbq pulled pork and a... More 

Thank MLivestoEat
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

it is on the corner of Glen and Sheridan. It is a really nice place,I like going there for BBQ. Friendly staff always. They are open all the time. Extra parking spaces are in the back.

Thank Arno P
East Peoria, IL
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have happily reviewed this restaurant before and I am very happy to do so again. Restaurants come and go in every city ... sure hope this one stays ... If you like great walleye (truly the best and ALL YOU CAN EAT) and enjoy a glass of wine at half price, then Friday nights here should be on your... More 

Thank Dawn M
Rockford, Illinois
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped for lunch. Nice lunch atmosphere. We both ordered sandwiches. I had chicken with pepper jack cheese with homemade potato chips as a side. The chicken was moist and tender and the bun soft. Very good sandwich and chips. My daughter enjoyed her burger and fries as well. Portions were plenty and prices were reasonable. There... More 

Thank Pottman
East Peoria, IL
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

OK folks...we go out to eat at a minimum once a week, and I do NOT take the time to write reviews on restaurants, but sometimes ... you just need to do so! Famous City Bistro in Peoria, Illinois is a place we have gone to many times ... never had a bad meal ... tried many things. Tonight ...... More 

Thank Dawn M
Germantown Hills, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We enjoyed all the items our family ordered including the steak dinner, tenderloin sandwich and pastrami sandwich. The fries are very good and so was the warm cornbread loaf that came with the dinner. Good size portions, average prices, causal atmosphere, good service...... will be returning!

1 Thank JillRG
Illinois City, Illinois
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141 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Tried to give this place a chance and each time was a disappointment, cold food, meager offerings and not tasty at all, will never return.

Thank 545angele
East Peoria, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The menu at Famous City is a delight, there is something for everybody. From fresh smoked Brisket and Pulled Pork to Salads and Broasted Chicken! The full bar is a nice surprise with great daily drink specials and a surprisingly good craft beer selection. The bar hosts the NFL Sunday ticket with 6 large flat screens and a projector and... More 

1 Thank Ashley F

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: 309-691-9800

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