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Richard's On Main

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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311 Main St, Lower Level, Peoria, IL 61602-1313
+1 309-674-8007
17:00 - 23:59
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 23:59
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 11:59
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Middleborough, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

So I live in Boston and had a deja vu walking down the stairs, like going to the bull and finch ( the original cheers). They had a good selection of beers and Guinness on tap so I was happy. Then I saw some of the food coming out....wow! The most delicious comfort foods and bar food you could want.... More 

Thank Todd D
Frederick, Maryland
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

There are only a couple of restaurants open in downtown Peoria on a Sunday evening. Our hotel recommend Richards and it was great. You head down a flight of stairs into a "hip" basement bar and dining area. There open until 3AM(?) every night and I imagine it gets a really good bar crowd. On Sunday, it was just us... More 

Thank Bill M
Edwards, Il
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I always wanted to try Richards. The location is pretty cool and I was not prepared for how big it turned out to be. Great bar scene and good pizza!

Thank Ruths4
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Richard's on Main is an underground restaurant, literally. Food was good, beer selection was good and seasonal, and the atmosphere was cool. Service was great also. Good place to hang with friends or coworkers.

Thank Elyse B
Taylorville, Illinois
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I had the rueben sandwich with fries. It was good but nothing amazing. It was a little pricey. Fries were great sandwich was eh... ok

Thank Matt G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Generally, I tend to avoid pubs and bars for dinner but downtown Peoria seems to lack proper restaurants so I tried out Richard's despite my pub reservations. + Service was fantastic. The waitress was very attentive and polite despite being pretty busy with other tables. A huge contrast to a larger staffed chain restaurant nearby that I had dinner at... More 

Thank Art S
Cleveland, Ohio
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Was in the Greater Peoria Metropolitan Area for several days and ended up at this place twice. The first time my fellow diner and I both had salads, he had chicken on his, I had salmon. Both were good, proteins were well-prepared and we had no complaints. Back for lunch a couple of days later and we split a pizza.... More 

Thank NorthCostGuy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Good service is about the only good thing here. A cold and bleak dining room with bright lights and white walls and no welcoming feel at all. The food was greasy and bland. Warm salads...but the beer was cold! Go to drink, not eat.

Thank Jean W
Urbana, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I stop in frequently before Rivermens hockey games and have never been disappointed with what I pick or what anyone else I'm with gets. Appetizers are huge and the mushrooms and onion rings are fresh breaded there and beyond yummy. There is nothing on the menu to be afraid of. The steaks are always great. The service has always been... More 

Thank JavaJunkie59
Chatham, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Go to drink not to eat. Arrive in town late & first thing we found walking from hotel. A historic place and plenty of liquor, but that's where it ends. Food overpriced and ordinary; bland in my case. I could best describe it as a Salmon Wrap by McDonald's Fish Sandwich standards at a premium price. Even the McD's isn't... More 

Thank Kevin E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 11:59
11:00 - 11:59
11:00 - 11:59
11:00 - 11:59
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Main St, Lower Level, Peoria, IL 61602-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-674-8007
We are a locally owned bar and restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Peoria. A 90 second walk to the Peoria Civic Center and a few seconds longer to the hotels. We are not responsible for any menu items or prices on TripAdvisor as a 3rd party puts that up and is beyond our control.

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