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Downtown Diner

Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, IL
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good17%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
14 Jan 2017
6 Sep 2016
“Pretty decent food”
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, IL
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The title speaks for itself! Do Not Go There!!! Seriously... The Food is NASTY! They Pre-Make their Spaghetti Pasta then Re-Boil it to heat it up. They Pre-MAke their Sauce, and "Nuke" it to warm it up...

Thank Stevens_Review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice Sunday breakfast. I enjoyed the local restaurant experience. I ordered bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast from the menu rather than eating the breakfast bar. Breakfast bar looked good. Great service. Busy place. Located in the center of town a couple miles from...More

Thank Scott36447
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday, fairly busy with good service. Salad Bar was very fresh, no bag salad, good salads and soups. Innovative menu additions as well as traditional menu items. Buffalo chicken horseshoe was amazing! Breakfast all day. Many items made from scratch. Wait...More

Thank P51nut
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Friends. Breakfast. Sausage was yummy. Food edible. Building cold. Service one person asked for our waitress and she pointed out it was she and she would be with us. Point she had walked past the table several times.

Thank suiteest
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting back here it didn't seem as special as it "use" to be. The potatoes were runny but the salad bar rocked!! Cheryl is still cranking out some awesome pies!!!

Thank Marty W
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We met a couple here for an early lunch. Two of us had the salad bar and the others had heavy meals .....hot sandwich and "blue plate special. All was good, fresh and tasty. Cool air, friendly staff, wide aisles, broad menu. Overall 2 thumbs...More

Thank michael m
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The food was good but not exceptional. Breakfast food was the best. Had a buffet but we didn't go there, ordered from a menu. It looked clean. Service was good.

Thank pinrep
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This is your typical small town USA diner which is a great thing to see around. This is definitely a locals eating and socializing spot. Friendly and prompt service, but the food is just average. There is a wide range on the menu and a...More

Thank Jeep1977
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The server was very nice and friendly. Not a good place for older people with a walker, wheel chair, crutches, etc. Just too tight to get around safely in my opinion. We went on a Sunday and the buffet and salad bar was not stocked...More

1  Thank CasualTravelSR
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Excellent food; friendly waitresses. The service is always very good with minimal wait time for food & drinks. The restaurant could use some updating and doesn't always seem super clean. This is a great place for a family meal any time of the day!!

1  Thank keljo22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon