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“Chicken is always great”

Eckert's Country Store & Farms
Ranked #6 of 164 Restaurants in Belleville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Eckert's Country Store and Farms is the largest family-owned and operated pick-your-own orchard in the United States. Established as a farm and simple roadside stand, the Eckert family now owns and operates farming, entertainment and retail entities in Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt in southwestern Illinois. For a century, Eckert's has served the bi-state region as a local source for agricultural products including pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees during the growing season. Today, Eckert's offers an experience that extends beyond pick-your-own produce to include the Eckert's Country Store & Garden Center, and the newly expanded Restaurant. Eckert's offers specialty foods, meats, wine and cheese selections, as well as a range of classes, including cooking and wine classes for adults, and special children's activities for families to enjoy throughout the year.
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

3 rd time here. 45 minute wait is standard.The service was a bit slow.. you know, be right with you guys. Sorry ill be right back to get your drink order. Ok got your drinks will be back to get your food orders. Sorry i will be right back. Sorry i know i said would be back but really will in a couple more. The whole time being refered to as "you guys", my wife is not a guy. PLEASE!!!!. Finally got our foodand while eating a server spilled a whole tray of about 10 drinks. Got some on my wife. You would think a manager would come out to address this. NO. Oh well the poor people that sat at that table ended sitting in soda.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great place to visit when in the Belleville area. Nice family-friendly venue. Large country store with nice wine selection. Many fun events held throughout the year in addition to various pick your own fruit when in season. Don't forget the restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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Thank Carla H
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Stopped in today, the the first day of Honey Crisp apple picking. We try and get out here at least once a year. Operation runs smoothly as they wasgon you out to the orchards. They tell you where to pick and provide plenty of bags and boxes. We always end up picking WAY too many and live with the stress of eating them all. Nice problem to have.

Love the country store with it's meat market and bakery. Always pick up some Cinnamon Bread and Applewurst when we stop in.

If you don't want to pick the fruit, they have everything for sale at the store. There is a restaurant on site, but we have yet to try it. Usually on weekends they have activities for kids like rides and things. That costs extra.

Wish place was closer to our home.

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Thank JrBill
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

The bakery is to die for. The farm produced veggies and fruits are always the best - and when in season, offered for a great price. The meat department is the absolutely best - it is local and the only place to buy pork, chicken, or beef. The staff is always as nice as they can be. Love the fact that it is family owned and operated for many many decades. The best!

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Thank Simbelina14
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was the perfect meal for our day trip to Illinois and Eckert's. We ate lunch, picked our own peaches and shopped in the country store. Tip: sign up for the restaurant's email subscription for a BOGO meal offer.

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Thank EllaCole116
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Eckert F, Manager at Eckert's Country Store & Farms, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent trip to our farm. I am so glad that you had an enjoyable time and we hope to see you again soon!

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