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Thayer Bros

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753 Ruby St, Joliet, IL 60435-4662
+1 815-726-8990
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 12:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Joliet, Illinois
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have never had a bad meal at Thayer Bros. The entire staff is friendly. Mrs. Thayer is a sweetheart, and does her own cooking. She makes a point to stop and talk at all the tables. Best little hole in the wall restaurant in town.

Thank Kathy60435
Plainfield, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Best Lunch I have dad a restaurant in a very long time. Mrs. Thayer came around to make sure everything was fine.

Thank 226rick
Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We ordered the Muffaletta sandwich and a chicken sandwich. The meat was fried to death on a grill, tasteless and little to no muffaletta on it. I asked for more Muff and the waitress hesitated big time. She went in the kitchen to get it and we heard the cooks yelling at her in English and Mex. The loudmouthed cooks... More 

1 Thank tulu
Le Claire, Iowa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Soup, spinach salad and burgers were fantastic. Awesome little diner with great food and service at a good price.

Thank Mark H
Plainfield, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

So,we had a $25 voucher for this place that we won in a charity bowling raffle for a cancer patient. We were so looking forward to going here we had seen some decent reviews and were looking forward to great home cooking and a nice atmosphere. We arrived and were seated immediately. The place is tiny perhaps about 16 tables... More 

5 Thank Mike W
Romeoville, Illinois
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Tried this little hidden gem for the first time tonight. I have to honestly say that this is a favorite of mine. I love how "old school" this place is. The checks are all hand written, It's small, homey, friendly, quit. It felt like I was having a meal at a relative's house. The Food was home made, and the... More 

Thank HamBone4U
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while traveling through the area. Delightful family-run restaurant with amazing food. Pick a daily special, get the soup, & save room for dessert.

Thank PekinJHH
Durham, North Carolina
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Everything is made from scratch, or so it seems. The only complaint I have is that the beef they use in their stroganoff needs to be trimmed more thoroughly, as mine had a fair amount of fat/gristle. The flavor was terrific, as was everything else.

1 Thank JimChee
Aviano, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

The Thayer family and staff have a magical formula for providing a mouth watering home cooked meal for the right price in just the right kind of family atmosphere. If you are a local, I need say no more. If you are passing through Joliet or have not eaten here before...go tonight!

Thank Kevin M
shorewood, ill, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

If you like homemade food, this is the place for you. Dinner, lunch, soup, salad or dessert, they are delicious! They have been a land mark in Joliet forever. They have served the Bears!

Thank Jane K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 753 Ruby St, Joliet, IL 60435-4662
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-726-8990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?