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Five Brothers Cafe

2053 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881-5843
+1 618-548-8973
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“soups” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (2 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2053 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881-5843
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place and our waitress was super sweet but the meal itself was quite disappointing. Bland, greasy and not a lot of flavor. Asked if it was possible to get fresh fruit on the side and they literally had zero...More

Thank angelandshawn
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

As we were passing through Salem, on our way to St. Louis, we noticed all the cars and pick-up trucks in the parking lot...LUNCH TIME!!! The senior menu offered meatloaf!!! Tasty!! We also tried the soups- chicken pasta and beans and ham!!! Just delicious!!! Service...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed March 25, 2018

My Roommate and I were on a cross county trip with our soccer team and trying to eat in local places where we visited. We happened across 5 Brothers as it was down the road from the Holiday Inn we were staying at. We discovered...More

Thank Aurora Elizabet... M
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We have been to this restaurant on two occasions and came away very disappointed both times. Can't understand how they keep repeat customers. We thought it might have been a "bad day" the first time, ( an evening visit about a year ago) but recently...More

Thank IllinoisG_man
Reviewed August 25, 2017

If you don't want to settle for the usual fast food, which is mostly what the area offers, this is a good alternative. We had some of the Italian food. The sauce was very tasty. Chicken Parmesan was not breaded and fried, so more healthful....More

Thank RyanLChicago
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch while on the way to the Arkansas Ozarks. It is located about three minutes west of the interstate and well worth the extra distance. It is very clean, friendly, and food arrives quickly. There is a full breakfast menu and...More

Thank Jelyka
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We drove past several chains to get here. So glad we did! All the sandwiches were delicious. Both soups were very good. Too full for dessert, maybe next time.

Thank Monique M
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

It is family owned business just a few miles west of I-57 on Rt 50. Clean restaurant. Friendly owners & wait staff. I've not had a bad meal here yet. If you like fried chicken I highly recommend it. My favorite. It's all you can...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed October 30, 2016

A very good friend and I went to dinner here and were quite disappointed. After ordering our food, the restaurant was not busy, we had a long wait. When the food came, it was prepared incorrectly being overcooked (mine) hers was undercooked. I managed to...More

Thank geraldandnancy
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

It's a Small Town restaurant with great food some of their own recipes and own concoctions butt they still have the regular staple Stakes eggs chicken salads you name it they have it a great place to eat with small town charm and excellent food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2053 W Main St, Salem, IL 62881-5843
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 618-548-8973
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