We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dutton's Cafe

130 N. Canal St, Cave in Rock, IL
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
20 Jul 2016
“Great Place for Fish Sandwich”
23 Nov 2015
Restaurant Hours
130 N. Canal St, Cave in Rock, IL
Write a Review
Reviews (9)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 20 July 2016

One woman operation, but if you are not in a hurry, you are in for a treat. Freshly brewed coffee/iced tea, bluegill and catfish dinners and sandwiches, many other choices, hamburger, cheeseburger, fries (usual American favorites) but she also has liver and onion dinner, etc....More

Thank 23robynwilliams
Reviewed 24 November 2015

wow! I'm confused at the other negative posts! Were we in the same place?!? These people were precious & the food was delicious.When I give "5 stars\exellent" I'm (of course) comparing apples to apples. A little "hole-in-the-wall" in southern Illinois. But I did not notice...More

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 11 October 2015

To be honest, we did not actually eat here. We couldn't. We wanted to. We walked in with every intention of laying down money and enjoying a meal here. We were hungry and ready to eat, but upon opening the front door to the establishment,...More

2  Thank sbrovens
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Really good catfish hushpuppies and coleslaw. I also enjoyed the cheeseburger. Mr/Mrs Dutton are very friendly having grown up in the are. They have been in business 30+ years

Thank Troy P
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Two places to eat in town. Walked in and the smoke of burnt grease in the fryer made my eyes burn. Left and went to Rosie's with out ever sitting down.

1  Thank Jack R
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic casual restaurant known for their deep fried catfish. It is a premium catfish with an exceptionally good breading. You have a choice of at least 10 sides + deep fried pickles. The food is not good for your cholesterol or blood...More

1  Thank jvmurph
Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Fried catfish for me, chicken fried steak for Connie. Good food, good prices. We will go back. It's a good stop to make because as soon as you get off the ferry it's there on your left, can't miss it.

3  Thank Travis B
Reviewed 30 May 2013

As I was getting ready to write this review, I was prompted to answer if this was one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant. The answer, strangely enough, is yes. Dutton's Cafe isn't fancy, but hey, it's Cave-In-Rock. The exterior of...More

5  Thank Murph211
Reviewed 30 May 2012

We went here for breakfast, and could not believe the prices. It is like stepping back into the 70s. Coffee, 50 cents. Egg and sausage, $1.50. We got two breakfasts, coffee, orange juice, and biscuits and gravy for under $10.00. The hash browns are sliced...More

5  Thank Jackiesk_123
Nearby Restaurants
Roses Kountry Kitchen
26 reviews
.25 km away
E-town River Restaurant
60 reviews
12.61 km away
The Front Porch
35 reviews
18.46 km away
Country Fresh of Sturgis
7 reviews
19.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cave-in-Rock State Park
110 reviews
.96 km away
Iron Furnace
14 reviews
12.38 km away
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum
12 reviews
17.00 km away
Garden of the Gods
292 reviews
24.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dutton's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N. Canal St, Cave in Rock, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cave in Rock
(618) 289-3269 is Dutton's phone number.