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“Menu Needs Updating”

Josephine's Tea Room & Gifts
Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Godfrey
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have been going to Josephine's for over 20 years and while it is a nice place to go with girlfriends, they really need to change the menu. They seem to come up with new desserts, but continue to have the same entree items year after year. The service is normally really good, but for some reason on the day I went most recently it was not. We had reservations and were seated promptly, but it took about ten minutes to get a waitress to take our drink order, another ten minutes for her to bring them and take our order. Then when the soup came it was not warm, much less hot. We let the waitress know and she said she would be right back, which took about ten minutes. Not sure what was going on because it was not crowded. Think we will try one of the other "ladies type" restaurants in the area the next time.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Awesome lunch. We had lunch specials and the food was awesome. Lobster bisque was great. Waitress was very attentive.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I went with two adults and one child. The menu is just right for a nice lunch selection, including children's meals. We all ordered combos of 1/2 salad + soup or sandwich. The featured soup was roasted red pepper with Gouda cheese. It's one of the most flavorful soups I've had anywhere. It's just right and not too rich. The chicken salad sandwich was delicious as well as the chicken salad and the broccoli cheddar soup. It's just the right consistency. The "1/2" salad was an entire plate and enogh to eat and take home. It had slices of ham, egg and cucumber to name a few. The poppy seed dressing is very good. They have such wonderful pink lemonade with slushy ice and will even leave a carafe at the table. Now to mention dessert, there are so many! The dessert tray was shown and it had probably 8-10 on it. Then over 10 additional desserts were offered not shown on the tray. We split the lava brownie. It was just warm enough and delightful for all four of us to share! Of course the entire place is beautiful and displayed with decor to purchase. We ate indoors by the window and the patio and outdoor space is very charming, too. I look forward to my next trip!

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Love, love, love to visit this place with the girlfriends. Enjoy the shopping while you are waiting on your table. Food was great. Desserts yummy. Is a bit noisy with the crowd of women crammed into the dining area.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you live near Godfrey or are passing through, stop at Josephines' Tea Room...it's well worth the trip. Menu is very good for a nice luncheon with friends or family. Many salad offerings and the raspberry ice tea is wonderful! Desserts are homemade and delicious. If you don't have room for it, take one home...you'll be glad you did. Prices are reasonable for a tea room. After lunch, be sure to browse the shops. You'll find many unique and clever items. It is a good idea to make reservations, but you can always shop until your table is ready!

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