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Gillmore's Cafe

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501 S 6th St, Petersburg, IL 62675-1605
+1 217-632-3816
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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast here three days in a row and wasn't disappointed. Food was typical of a small town diner and good quality. Sunday breakfast buffet was busy and good value. Old plates and kitchenware on display are an extra treat. Good service.

Thank Jamaican-Luck
Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you've never been to the area before try a Horseshoe or the smaller Pony for your meal. It's a heart attack on a plate but quite tasty!

Thank Lani U
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

When our family camps at the park in New Salem, we always have breakfast here. The food is good, the coffee is great, and a lot of the locals eat here.

Thank jaseonem
Brooklyn, Iowa
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260 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere for the Sunday Lunch Buffet is an old fashioned/down home feeling with home town/home cooked buffet. How about comfort foods like: southern fried chicken, country ham, roast beef, dressing, gravy, corn, rolls, bread pudding, pie? Try Gillmore's Café now known as Kati's Kitchen. Tip: visit the Illinoi's State Park called New Salem with a log cabin village as... More 

Thank Ron A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Local small town eats and hospitality at it's best. We came in between lunch and dinner and had a great meal. Home made bread, good cheeseburgers, and wonderful service.

Thank daleofthebow
Petersburg, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Richie has retired and restaurant has been bought by long time waitress, Kerrie, hence the new name. If you're looking for home cooked food, this is the place. Buffet is a little expensive but includes homemade pie for dessert, buffet usually includes broasted chicken and one other main dish selection. Go on Tuesday when the second selection is pork chops.... More 

Thank Linda C
Petersburg, Illinois
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

The buffet is not your typical "warmed up" taste it's great fried chicken, very good pork chops, homemade pie, and all the sides you would expect. I go there often!

Thank Scuba2mcski
Petersburg, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

The place used to be called Gillmore's Cafe however Richie retired and sold it to one of the waitresses there. For the most part the place is still the same. She has even decided to keep a lot of the wall decorations. The menu is roughly the same (though they brought back the giant fried cinnamon roles that I love... More 

2 Thank Megan G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Friday fish night is very good. It gets very busy on Friday night and Sunday lunch time. Only place in town open for Friday and Saturday evening. Good, would go back

3 Thank townvisitor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

We go here every Sunday after service, and it never disappoints. Their food is always delicious, friendly service, very inviting environment. The best part are their homemade desserts, best coconut pie ever!!

2 Thank Samantha W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S 6th St, Petersburg, IL 62675-1605
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 217-632-3816

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