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Cross-Eyed Cricket

American, Diner
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2101 W Lloyd Expy, Evansville, IN 47712-5141
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Henderson, Kentucky
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess this a locals place for sure. The restaurant is very small and old. They serve all 3 squares there and everything is what I would call comfort food. We went for breakfast and had to wait a while before being greeted or seated. We ended up spending around $50.00 for two kids and two adults which to me... More 

Thank Megstravels0522
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly service. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, and country ham was good. I got the 6oz chopped steak breakfast and the chopped steak tasted like the meat was going bad. When the waitress picked up our plates she came back to our table and asked me if there was something wrong with the chopped steak and I told her it tasted... More 

Thank Jessica N
Washburn, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for breakfast because of all the good reviews I read. Beware that if you judge from the outside, you'll never go here. Both inside and out kinda looks like a dive. Could use an update. Very friendly wait staff. I think locals love this place. I had the chili cheese omelet and my fiancé had the pancakes. Three... More 

Thank tommarcella
Newburgh, Indiana
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Looking at it from the outside, you'd probably be wondering what's going on. It's a hidden gem of the city, I swear by that. The food is excellent!

Thank Kennedy S
Los Angeles, California
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165 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We heard about the Cricket with high praise, of home-style dishes and a friendly atmosphere. Our late Sunday dinner was not a disappointment. I really loved the Chicken and Dumplings - can't say I ever really had them before, unless it was processed food - and this is the definition of comfort food. They have a "senior" portion, which is... More 

Thank Ann T
Madisonville, Kentucky
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163 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Roast Beef and gravy served over dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, fried cabbage with cornbread for $10.95. It was enough food for 2 people. Very good especially the fried cabbage. I'll probably order the senior plate next time.

Thank bgcg66
Evansville, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I've dined here several times, haven't been disappointed. Corn bread is sweet, but still very good. Staff very friendly. Clean. Prices great for size of portions. Atmosphere simple, clean.

Thank kimb058
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Many publications have awarded the Cross Eyed Cricket as the best breakfast in town. I cannot dispute this. My son and I split the big dan and everything was well prepared and quickly prepared.

Thank Greg S
Madisonville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

They were very welcoming. The food and service was great and very affordable!! The portion size is plenty and the dessert are wonderful and included in the meal!!

Thank A092260
Bloomington, Indiana
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a hole in the wall, mom and pop diner. The decor is old, but the food is delicious and the service even better. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We went for breakfast on Sunday morning and really enjoyed ourselves. If you're looking for something local with that "at home" feeling, this place is a must!

Thank williamsonhk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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 - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2101 W Lloyd Expy, Evansville, IN 47712-5141
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: 812-422-6464

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