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2452 N Il Route 26, Polo, IL 61064-9261
+1 815-946-2499
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Pearl City, Illinois
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unassuming place located near the intersection of 64 and 26 in NW Illinois between Forreston and Polo, serves outstanding homemade southern-style food. Stopped there for a late breakfast and found it was also a great value and delicious. They serve and are locally famous for their fried chicken along with scrumptious homemade pies, which are conveniently displayed nearby in... More 

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Warren, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Stopped by for dinner and ordered the chicken Jake, it was delicious! Loved the charm of this restaurant and you can't beat the service. Our waitress was friendly, courteous and prompt with our order. Loved the salad bar, so many choices and you just can't beat the homemade pies! The apple dumpling was amazing. The prices are very affordable as... More 

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Had been by this restaurant on my travels between Iowa and northern Illinois and asked family members if they knew anything about it, they didn't, hadn't been there....so we went to dinner there and WOW! Were we pleasantly surprised...the place is cozy and pleasant with a great view of the Illinois landscape, and the food was downright fantastic! Large portions... More 

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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485 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I stopped in today for breakfast and tried the biscuits & gravy--really good! As was the service and general hospitality. Tony (the owner) is back in Illinois from Tennessee and he and his niece are both great folks. I plan to go back for lunch and/or dinner at some point. If you like home cooking at a family-run business, you... More 

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Oregon
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very good turkey, ham Ok. For Easter or a holiday would have like a "real" baked" ham. They country ribs were a little dry but the mild BBQ sauce was good. Three items on the soup bar and the rest of the buffet good+. Everything appears to be homemade which is a big plus.

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Thank Al K
Orangeville, Illinois
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Dogwood Inn is in rural Polo IL at the intersection of Rt. 26 and Rt 64, you can't miss it as it's the only thing around. I think this is a "locals" secret. I have passed it several times while driving a truck and noticed that it had a good size parking lot. Well today I stopped for breakfast,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2452 N Il Route 26, Polo, IL 61064-9261
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Polo
  • Phone Number: +1 815-946-2499

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?