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“Genuine and delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Holy Land Diner - CLOSED

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Holy Land Diner
Price range: $1 - $10
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Description: downtown lunch spot
Springfield, Illinois
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Genuine and delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The owner is from Israel and all the food is the real deal. There is a buffet at lunchtime on the weekdays and it is awesome.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Springfield, Illinois
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious Healthy Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

I enjoy the lunch buffet because it seems to give me so much energy and focus for the rest of the day. Simple and delicious!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Maggie208
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Springfield, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The best veg food in town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Lots of tasty veg options. The food is always fresh.
Salad, hummus, Falafel and the lentil soup.....the best that this town can offer.

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Thank springfield_gsogs
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Rochester, Illinois
2 reviews
“Fresh and healthy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Holy Land Diner offers a healthy alternative buffet. This contrasts with the many predictable lunch time buffets in the area. The food is always fresh and there is a nice variety of homemade offerings. Some items such as salad and gyros remain constant while soups and others buffet items change day by day. The owner and staff is friendly and we dine there often. If you are lucky you will visit on a day when there is a light tasty version of baklava served.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Reviewtwo
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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Home-made Middle Eastern food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

The best (and probably only) Middle Eastern restaurant in Springfield. Located downtown, just blocks from the capitol building. Every day the family who owns this place turns out a great buffet of Middle Eastern specialties - falafel, shawarma(gyros), hummus, fool mudummas, etc. There is always a fresh hot soup, and a couple of salad choices. Usually a chicken or other meat based casserole type dish, as well. There are dessert choices, too. Carnivore and veggie friendly, and run by some of the nicest, most friendly people you will meet. The buffet is AYCE, so you never go away hungry. Lunch time can get very busy, but that's because the food is really good! The prices are very reasonable, especially since it is AYCE.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Scott S
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