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The 50's Diner

4700 N University St Spc 60, Peoria, IL 61614-5851
+1 309-692-6300
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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American, Diner
4700 N University St Spc 60, Peoria, IL 61614-5851
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a going back in time diner. It's a popular stop in Peoria for the Loosey sandwich...their version of a loose hamburger sandwich. The menu offers soup, salads, sandwiches, and hot plate dinners. Breakfast is offered all day. Milk shakes and sodas are popular...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MokoPeoria_IL
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Located in the corner of a strip mall, but the motif was pure 50's as the name suggests. Very clean, friendly staff, quick service. Large menu. I had the special of the day, beef tips and noodles. My spouse opted for the fried chicken. Everything...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kareneA713SI
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Waitresses were nice. Service was quick. Food was good. Prices weren’t bad. I would go back. The 50’s diner could use some deep cleaning and maybe a few updates but overall a good place to eat.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank emmabowwow
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Couldn't decide what to order and then I took a chance and ordered the Reuben, with sweet potato fries. WOW ! If you want a Reuben almost as good as Momma makes, you have found it here. I wanted to check in the kitchen to...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank rcr1rcr1
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Nothing fancy here-has the look and feel of an old diner- complete with a long lunch counter. The food is good and reasonably priced. Coffee is also good.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SpartanFIJI
Reviewed March 25, 2018

My daughter, son-in-law, grandson, wife and I ate breakfast at The 50's Diner on 3/25/2018. My daughter selected a patty melt/tater tots ($8.29), lg. chocolate shake ($4.29), coffee ($2.09); my wife selected a bacon & cheese sandwich ($3.99), cheese ($.29) lg. chocolate shake ($4.29), coffee...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank BKCK
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Their dinners are just like Mom used to make. Really good, plain old home style. Breakfast is always better than average, with good moderate prices.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DBLasaine
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Great environment and good food. I ordered the 50s combo with French toast and vacan and links. I will return to try lunch menu soon.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Regsrex
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Went to this gem for lunch and all got a maid rite which was Fantastic as always. Shared some fries and a coke. The servers here are outstanding and very friendly. Great restaurant for breakfast also

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank 959RobertS959
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

This dinner is perfect for families and couples with a real 50's flair. The food is amazing and the service is so friendly. Have a shake too since they are simply delicious. Great place right in the Metro Centre.

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank Andy H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4700 N University St Spc 60, Peoria, IL 61614-5851 (Formerly Maid Rite)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-692-6300
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