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Dixie Cafe

501 S Main St, McLean, IL 61754-7602
+1 309-874-2900
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“truck stop” (18 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
American, Diner
501 S Main St, McLean, IL 61754-7602
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Limited selection of cold, poorly prepared food. Overcooked fried chicken. Beef ribs were ok, but most food was old and glazed over. Maybe because it was a slow night, but you still should change out the food now and then to keep it fresh.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a world of more air travel...whenever my family can unplug from our busyness, we like to take a nice family road trip South on Route 66 and this is our favorite place to stop and dine. It nostalgic and the food is very good.

Thank MzMBB
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We stopped here for lunch as we were travelling Route 66 felt this place was iconic to our journey and a proper american diner. Very clean place and waitress lovely and helpful. Gave us ample time to peruse the menu. We chose a cheese omelette...More

Thank Suzibeaton
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Coming off Interstate # 55 onto State Road 136 West you find yourself on Old Route 66 and the minute you walk into the Dixie Cafe it is evident. The front of the building is full of "stuff" to remind one of those old days...More

Thank DSStephens
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The Dixie Truck stop is an iconic Route 66 stop. I’ve read the general store has been there almost 100 years...of course it does not look it. But I remember stopping here as s child on way to Grandma’s in Arkansas. Anyway hubs indulged me...More

Thank LeBonVieTravels
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We drove by the Dixie Cafe and truck stop on I-55 and a friend mentioned that it was a great place to stop. Besides a restaurant, they have a full service truck stop. We were seated quickly and our waitress came by with a friendly...More

Thank Batholemew
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had the buffet. It was good, hot food, soup, salad bar and a lot of deserts. The price was good, not expensive. I would go back. Servers were very friendly.

Thank christine j
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Coming home from the eclipse, stopped here about 9 for gas and a sandwich. What a great place!!!! The food was cheaper but tasty, the service was impeccable, and the place was clean and friendly. Wish all truck stop diners were like this!!!

Thank Rick_and_Sandy_R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stopped and ate dinner at this restaurant. Little did we know they were about to close. The buffet was pretty expensive for what they had on it. Our server was telling us how short handed they were and how she had to train someone on...More

Thank digetydog2004
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Dixie Truck Stop and Cafe is an icon on Route 66. It is situated in a location to serve both Route 66 and Interstate 55 traffic. The building has lots of Route 66 signs and murals. The restaurant is only one portion of it....More

Thank Angie_Ohio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S Main St, McLean, IL 61754-7602
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 309-874-2900
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