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Newell House

201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
+1 618-549-6400
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I was unresponsive when I was told we were eating at a good steak place in Carbondale seeing how it is a college town that I am very familiar with. But I was told it was a good place with good food so I shut...More

Thank Wally45
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very good customer service and the dishes are excellent . Very clean and professional atmosphere , I enjoyed it alot

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fantastic place to have a relaxing, quite dinner. Food is very delicious, must try the strawberry walnut salad.

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice restaurant with nice menu. I would recommend if you are in the area and looking for a quieter but good meal. Menu is a little small but the party of 5 all liked our different meals. Menu is very reasonable with respect to price.

Thank Chip F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Interesting food, not overdone. A great place to get together with friends and have a quiet adult night out.

Thank NansXOXOX
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nicer (non-chain) places to eat in town. It is more expensive than many places in town but the food is always good. The steak was cooked perfect and the sides were delicious. Most of the parking is across the street.

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We had been traveling most of the day and looked on the internet for some place in Carbondale to stop. Even though it was mid-afternoon the drinks and food in the basement bar were excellent. Very friendly people. I highly recommend Newell House.

Thank Rafe16
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Newell House is a nice place for a good meal in an upscale environment. We particularly like The Grotto lounge down stairs, they have live music on a regular basis, and serve a limited menu.

Thank John K
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This place has the best prime rib on wed. Starting at 5 p.m. The staff is always very polite.Little bit on the fancy side. They do take reservations. I've had other things on the menu besides the prime rib. Everything I've had has been very...More

Thank Oz1977
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We love the Newell House and have never had a bad meal. We came and had dinner for our anniversary. We enjoyed a bottle of local wine and the shrimp cocktail. Both were delicious. We both ordered the ribeye. Unfortunately ours was a little under...More

Thank MrBanks73
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Does Newell House take credit/debit cards??
9 April 2017|
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Response from Wally45 | Reviewed this property |
I paid with mine.
Glenda K
For Valentine's Day 2016, what are your hours and menu prices?
13 January 2016|
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Anna H
I would be curious to know what the other dessert options were available the night you dined at the Newell House. I have had many wonderful dinners there during my time in C'dale, and the desserts are often the best part of the night. Almost all of their desserts are homemade. I have a hard time finding fault if there are one or two "out of the box" options available simply because their really special gourmet options don't always appeal to the masses in a relatively small, rural spot like Carbondale. I mean no offense, but having never ordered cheesecake, I have never encountered the pre-packaged problem.
17 May 2015|
Response from Chris D | Property representative |
You are correct that the overwhelming majority of our desserts are house made. Unless we have a specific request for a special event or a high volume weekend (such as graduation), we stick to this philosophy. The only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
    (S. Washington St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-549-6400
  • E-mail
The freshly restored Newell House Restaurant offers great American cuisines with a neighborhood twist. With its casual and unique atmosphere, it serves as a great place to catch up with a few friends or the entire family. Featuring a fully stocked bar, more than 30 specialty martinis and a fine wine list with more than 40 varieties.