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The Forest Inn

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20657 Lincoln Rd, Morrison, IL 61270-9545
+1 815-772-4557
16:00 - 21:30
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Morrison, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a regional favorite. We like to go often. Remote location adds to the character. Draws a good sized crowd. Usually need to wait 5-10 minutes due to popularity.

Thank TravelinDave56
Morrison, Illinois
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food is always good and the staff very helpful. Many choices on the menu. Good and fresh salad bar. We shall return.

Thank DERGE71
Morrison, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was for a surprise birthday party a party of ten people.It held in the banquet room. The service was very good which it is as always. The salad bar is my favorite so much to choose from toss salad, bean salad, coleslaw etc. The meal is good so good usually no room for dessert. And if it is your... More 

Thank Diana R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Ate a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner there. Full menu was available as well as turkey and ham dinner specials. The food was outstanding with a large salad bar. Everything on the salad bar was fresh and constantly stocked throughout dinner service. The service was wonderful, our server Chelsea was charming and funny and very attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is... More 

Thank Barbara M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is best dining experience in some time. My fiancé had top sirloin medium rare and cooked perfect could cut with fork mmm. I had seafood platter cooked perfect scallops, shrimp, cod stuffed crab light and delectable. You have to visit here the 45 minute drive well worth the experience.

Thank Carol G
Fenton, Illinois
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509 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one popular place and it sits out in the country! We had a family gathering on Saturday night and wow, it was busy but the service was still top notch. We always ask for Cindy as she is the best. She is always bringing water, and checking on us. For food, they have homemade chicken tenders, shrimp, steaks... More 

Thank peonyrose
Poplar Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my husband for a night out. We were welcomed at the door by people who appeared to be patrons, a middle aged gentlemen sat us, I assumed he was the owner, and he was almost too polite, I started to wonder if I was on camera, this kind of hospitality isn't the norm around here. The food... More 

Thank lopezs0877
Morrison, Illinois
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167 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The menu is varied with steaks, seafood, chicken and pork. They have a wonderful salad bar that is included with meals along with yummy warm rolls. The bar is well stocked. The service is always friendly and fast. A few years ago this old supper club was totally refurbished and has been well maintained since. The parking lot is always... More 

Thank molliowa
Princeton, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have been to the Forest Inn several times. Always a great meal and we always felt welcomed there. The owner and staff are great. Can't wait till we can go again ook

Thank Mary K
Fenton, Illinois
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509 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We had a wonderful meal with friends on a busy Friday night. We had our favorite waitress Cindy, and she did her usual great job. We started with their fabulous salad bar and I especially love all the salads,and their cheese paste and liver paste on crackers. They even have deviled eggs and pickled herring. Now to our main course.... More 

Thank peonyrose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20657 Lincoln Rd, Morrison, IL 61270-9545
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: +1 815-772-4557

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