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Reviewed June 29, 2021

Rated #1 in Vandalia, I was hoping for something remarkable, but was sadly disappointed. Nothing special about the food, atmosphere, or service. Ok, but no Wow factor.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Service was adequate, but inattentive. Steak was very thin, too thin to cook medium. Served cold. Baked potato was very good.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 2, 2021

Two weary homeward bound Manhattanites ( the pickiest!) chose this as the only non fast food option. Our expectations were low but the food was good and the helpings large. Flowerpot bread was cute but somewhat sweet. Didn’t have room for dessert.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021

We chose this restaurant as a convenient stop on a road trip, and because it had good reviews. Service was slow and indifferent. I picked medium rare filet mignon, because I figured a grill could manage something simple like that. It arrived dry, tough, and...overcooked. The sauce that was supposed to go with it was not there.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

I have been visiting Vandalia for the past 5 years; I have eaten at the Gallatin Street Grille for an equal amount of time. Everything I have had is excellent; the consistency and quality of the food is excellent. The service has always been the...best! I would highly recommend their steaks . For a restaurant of this quality to be located in downtown Vandalia, IL is the best!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Food was great and so was the service. It's not fast food. Go with the mindset it's fresh and cooked on order so allow a little time for quality

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

Great little restaurant just west of the old State Capital in Vandalia. The pulled pork sandwich was one of the best I’ve had anywhere.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

The Gallatin Street Grill is a quaint little restaurant that offer fine dining. The choices on the menu are very good and reasonably priced. They also have a nice wine selection to choose from. If you are in a hurry, this is not the place...to go to. The Gallatin Street Grill offers a quiet atmosphere with great ambiance.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Looking for a place to stop for dinner after a long car ride. What a find when we found the Gallatin Street Grille. Great drinks - margaritas and bloody marys; great food - homemade onion rings, pork tenderloin sandwich, sweet potato fries, pork steak with...country beans and long-grain rice. All was yummy! Wish we would've had room for dessert!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

This was a relaxing and delicious stop for us on a road trip. The decor is interesting, quiet music was playing in the background and the food was lovely. One of us had a build a burger with waffle sweet potato fries that was very...inexpensive for the quality and quantity. Would highly recommend that! The other had appetizer crab cakes which also were tasty, tasty. We would stop again if passing through town.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Stopping for a late lunch on the way from San Diego back to Michigan and again gave a #1 rated restaurant in a small town a try -- and glad we did. Top prize went to my wife's crab cakes -- which the owner stopped...by the table and discussed how they were done compared to recipes elsewhere. Bacon cheese burger was appreciated, as was a pulled pork sandwich. The final A-plus goes to the chocolate lava cake dessert. All at a reasonable price.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

This quaint eatery provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere and food that is delicious and well prepared. I had a pork steak, green beans, the BEST potato soup I have ever tasted and a piece of yummy salted caramel pie for dessert. My traveling companion had...a half rack of ribs that literally fell off of the bones. Tara, our server, was knowledgeable, helpful and perky. We planned on seeing the "fire breathing dragon" that is a tourist stop in Vandalia, but were uncertain of its location. The restaurant staff not only directed us to the dragon, but gave us a free token (usually $1) to make it breath fire. The restaurant is easy to access from I-70 is in the center of the downtown.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Love the friendliness of the people there. The Jerk Chicken with Mango Chutney is a truly delicious sandwich!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

Welcoming and cozy atmosphere with friendly staff that gave a great first impression. We stopped in while visiting the area one late afternoon and realized as we walked in that it was fifteen minutes before closing time. However, the waitress was very gracious and immediately...seated us at a table by the window. The classic BLT was perfect and the side order of sweet potato waffle fries were some of the best I’ve ever had. The waitress explained that the fries are dusted with cinnamon giving them a wonderful sweet and savory flavor. We also had the cannonball pork wrap and buffalo chicken - all good.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on our way back from SIUC with our son. A wonderful dinner! The beef medallions were excellent. My son ordered chicken with fettuccine and it was a very generous portion. The salmon BLT had a great review as well. Well worth the...stop. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4