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Gillmore's Cafe

501 S 6th St, Petersburg, IL 62675-1605
+1 217-632-3816
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
501 S 6th St, Petersburg, IL 62675-1605
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Met friends for a late breakfast 'visit' and everything was tasty; service excellent, and parking later in the AM easy....tip: Gillmore's is busy with farmers, locals and tourists in the early AM but seats are usually available in the large, open eating area. Buffet is...More

Thank Ben K
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

They have an excellent buffet set up daily or menu options are available. Yummy horseshoes, perfect broasted chicken. Homemade pies! Now open Friday and Saturday evenings along with daily for breakfast and lunch. Won't disappoint!

Thank BetherewBellzon
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went to Gillmore's on Sunday to meet a friend expecting good home cooked food. Not so. The broasted chicken was dry and stringy. The mashed potatoes were from a box and had that horrible taste of fake potatoes. The gravy was from a can. My...More

Thank Sue N
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Just went to Gillmore's Cafe. They just started serving dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. My mom and I got the buffet and my dad got a 22oz porterhouse steak. He said that he hasn't had a steak as good as Gillmore's since he visited...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife had the tenderloin ( we are afficiandos of this sandwich ) rated it excellent. Way beyond bun size all the way around , but not pounded flat with a sledge hammer , just the right amount of tasty thickness. 5.99 great value. I...More

Thank Ricky W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We were going to New Salem State Historical site and it was just before noon. We went to find someplace to eat and when we drove into Petersburg, IL we spotted a busy parking lot for a family restaurant. We went in and on the...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My significant other and I went for a Sunday drive, ending at Abraham Lincoln's New Salem. Just down the road is the town of Petersburg; home of Gillmore's Café. It has to be a very popular place, there being only one parking place the lot....More

1  Thank Les E
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We ate there before we went to New Salem & the diner is near Ann Rutledge's grave. A must stop for anyone in the area. Reminds me of the day when you used to talk to people. Try the home made Coconut Pie & save...More

Thank Larry K
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.

1  Thank Jamaican-Luck
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
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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