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“Below average”
Review of Robin's Roost - CLOSED

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Robin's Roost
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Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Below average”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

A small-town beanery, without the beans. They open around 5 AM. A decent breakfast menu with a daily special, and they always have a crowd in there around 7 or 8 AM. Absolutely AWFUL coffee! They probably pay about 50 cents per pound for their generic coffee grown in Afghanistan. (Seriously, I got better coffee when I was in the Army!) I also suspect they wash out their floor mops in the coffee pot. Lunch is very sparse, a few sandwiches, and that's it. They close up shop around 1 PM, and they're closed until the following morning, so chew that sandwich fast! They are located directly across the street from a busy Amtrak station, but I guess they don't care to be open to cater to waiting or arriving Amtrak passengers, or the people waiting to pick them up. I don't understand how this place manages to stay open. If I ran it, things would CHANGE!

Thank GaryH0522
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  • English first
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English first
Central Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place to eat.”
Reviewed July 29, 2007

Excellent home cooked meals.
Breakfast and lunch only.
Wonderful wait staff and reasonable prices.
Located just behind the Shell station on Main Street.

Thank kman_62626
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