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531 S West St, Carlinville, IL 62626-2107
+1 217-854-7167
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (9 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
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531 S West St, Carlinville, IL 62626-2107
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Food was great and service good. Sandwiches were good. Have been there several times. Their cheesecakes are to die for.

Thank Deb P
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Lunch is always good. The Ruben is excellent. Hard to find but worth the effort. If you’re there for breakfast try the eggs Benedict. As good as I’ve had anywhere.

Thank JAL2020
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Always look forward to getting breakfast here when we visit family in Carlinville. We make sure to stop here the morning before we go home. Its very busy on Sundays, but worth waiting. Good home-cooked food.

1  Thank coachwnh
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Food was great and service was very good. A little out of your way, but well worth the effort. Sandwiches and salads were excellent.

1  Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Magnolias has a Southern Plantation setting, is comfortable and relaxing. The service was excellent as was the food. It offers a nice variety on the menu and the portions are good. The only thing more I can say is if you are in the area...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I'm from San Diego and been here several times when visiting friends in Girard. I love the lobster bisque and the Magnolia's salad. We are always a party of 5 or 6 and everyone has always raved about the food.

2  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have never been disappointed at Magnolias....Last week, "Eggs Benedict" with "American Fries/Spinach Omelet"...today, a huge, beautifully browned "Pancake" with "Syrup & fresh Strawberries/Vegetable Omelet with American Fries"....constant refills of "Coffee".....Smuckers jelly & preserves...there is not a restaurant in our area that compares......

2  Thank cfpjwhit
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We make it a habit of eating here at least once a week. Every item on the menu is wonderful and the homemade desserts are absolutely incredible. Definitely worth the trip to Carlinville to try it out!

2  Thank kboente
Todd H, Owner at Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank You very much for your patronage, we are happy to be here!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Small restaurant with many antique items on display and on sale also. Food was very good and good service.

2  Thank Pilgore
Todd H, Owner at Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank You very much for your patronage, we are happy to be here!

Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have enjoyed dining here for several years. The staff is outstanding, food is excellent, and the ambiance is great. This is the best restaurant in Carlinville.

2  Thank Rick B
Todd H, Owner at Magnolias, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank You very much for your patronage, we are happy to be here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 S West St, Carlinville, IL 62626-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carlinville
  • Phone Number: +1 217-854-7167
  • E-mail
Magnolias is located in a historic building and open for breakfast and lunch daily 8am - 2pm and also 5pm - 8pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Magnolias serves the best food in town, hearty breakfasts, variety of soups, healthy salads and sandwiches for lunch and in the evening serving steaks, tilapia, salmon, shrimp, chicken, pastas, some sandwiches and a large selection of wonderful desserts any time of the day.
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