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The Southern Cafe

1819 Knapp Rd, No longer in Crest Hill, IL, Crest Hill, IL 60403-1979
+1 815-744-9001
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“omelette” (8 reviews)
“blintzes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1819 Knapp Rd, No longer in Crest Hill, IL, Crest Hill, IL 60403-1979
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is our go to breakfast restaurant each week. I tried something different then my usual this week. The Cinnamon Roll Waffle. Do yourself a favor and try it. Fantastic!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Woke up hungry and didn’t want to cook. Found this place on a search and tried it out. I was truly impressed. Y the portion size I got for the 2x2x2 breakfast for $8.00 bucks. The sausage patties were the size of hamburgers. They give...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed but it’s big so you get a table quickly. They have a big menu, fantastic good and great gluten free alternatives but it is by far the most expensive breakfast place around.

Thank janetcL5946CP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. The service is super friendly and quick. The food is fantastic especially the specials. Very creative mixes of food, but it works. Even if it sounds strange, try it. It will be worth it.

Thank LauraE10
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Sirloin steak and scrambled eggs. Cream of chicken with rice soup (only 1 kind of soup on weekends) Huge chunks of chicken in One of the best cream soups I've ever Had! Certainly best in town. Turkey club $9.99 w/ soup. Coffee hot and abundant....More

Thank My Info M
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Quality of food is consistently great. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Best breakfast in the area!

Thank gpalmiter
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Robin and I were going to our usual place for breakfast last Sunday but unfortunately it was packed with a 15 minute wait, so we decided to try a new place. The Southern Cafe is a big place and very accommodating. I at first was...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

If you are looking for the best breakfast you have ever had, look no further. Their food is some of the best I have had. Their staff is not just good but they are like good friends and loved ones.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Always busy (which is a good thing) but they seat you quickly and its worth the wait. Best skirt steak in the area!

Thank Sueroo1
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The food is always great some staff will make you feel like you need to rush. We went two days in a row. The first day I felt we were rushed because I forgot the name of our favorite server, went back the next day...More

Thank Amy S
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1819 Knapp Rd, No longer in Crest Hill, IL, Crest Hill, IL 60403-1979
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crest Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 815-744-9001
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