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State Street Market

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208 State St, Alton, IL 62002
+1 618-462-8800
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were on our way to the St. Louis airport and happened upon this small gem. Run by a husband and wife, the menu offered plenty of healthful choices, including an asparagus and mushroom soup, crepes and salads. Even though we didn't drink, there looked to be lots of wine choices, Intimate setting with Beatles music as the soundtrack.

Thank clledbetter
Alton, Illinois
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I make it a habit to visit the State Street Market at least once each month. My wife loves the Paninis and I don't think you can find a better club sandwich in the St. Louis area. Service is friendly and the atmosphere is very comfortable for lunch.

Thank bluffkid5
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 20 December 2016

My friend and I went to lunch there last Friday. They close at 2:00 pm and we arrived at 1:30. We did not feel rushed even though it was close to closing time. We were very impressed with the food. I had the pick 2 with sandwich and salad. My friend had pick 2 with soup and sandwich. All of... More 

Thank jet2cat2
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1,038 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy this quaint little restaurant. It is a great place to go with friends for a lite lunch. The menu is small, but surely has something that you will enjoy. My friend and I each got a half a salad and half a sandwich. We were both satisfied with our meals, service and attentiveness of the server. The... More 

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Terri B, Owner at State Street Market, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and positive words. We strive to trat every one of our guests as if they are in our own home. We look forward to youe return visit, and we will always accomodate any and all special requests and needs as best possible. More 

Level Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This absolutely adorable cafe made me feel like I was spending a Sunday morning in France. The decor is whimsical, cozy, and relaxing. The food was great! My significant other has Tuscan soup and a BLT sandwich, and I had a turkey and Brie panini. Both were excellent. The owner was gracious, hard working, and provided great service. Highly recommended... More 

Thank Kristin D
Terri B, Owner at State Street Market, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. We try to give every guest a reason to return. We look forward to having you back, to visit, very soon. More 

Moro, Illinois
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390 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I had the Asparagus and Mushroom Soup and a BLTA sandwich as a soup and sandwich special for $10. There are many Paninis to choose from. Desserts were offered with fresh berries. The sandwich was very good, the soup was average. The Banana Crepe with Caramel Sauce was delicious. The setting is comfortable and relaxed with Jazz and Blues playing... More 

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Terri B, Owner at State Street Market, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We look forward to serving you again! Terri & Beau More 

Hermann, Missouri
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The minute you walk into this cozy cafe. You feel like you are in a French Bistro. The charm of the place is warm and inviting. I have now been for breakfast and lunch. The food choices are perfect. I really like the mini taco's and the crepes for dessert. The owners make sure you have had a great experience... More 

Thank bethwalker2015
Terri B, Owner at State Street Market, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It is important that even though we do all the cooking, we love meeting and talking with our guests! Thanks so much for coming when you are in the area! Looking forward to your next visit for sure! Terri & Beau More 

Brighton, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

What a wonderful place to eat in downtown Alton. You instantly feel welcomed and you are! The owners and servers are happy to see you and that's just the beginning. The food is incredible, freshly made and fresh ingredients. Delicious! I, for one, do not like chains or fast food and I'm thrilled to have this little gem as an... More 

Thank John D
Terri B, Owner at State Street Market, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. The best compliment we can get is that you feel welcomed! We strive to give personal service and make sure that your experience is just as you described. Thanks again for the review. Please introduce yourself next time you are in. BTW....we do close on ALL holiday weekends as it is the only... More 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This quaint place is a real gem. We came into town around 1:45. Visitors bureau said we should check out, State Street Market of Alton . When we arrived at 2 pm the woman at the door told us she closes at 2 pm. Then she tells us she is the owner and she would be happy to seat us... More 

Thank fe111
Terri B, Owner at State Street Market, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review! We are so glad you were pleased with your experience! Owning our own business allows for us to make exceptions when possible and it was our pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon. Please reintroduce yourself to us next time you are here! By the way, our wine is sold... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Had always passed by and wanted to try this place but had a hard time working their hours into my schedule. My mother in law and I decided to go for a nice weekday lunch and very much enjoyed our choice. We both went with the select two option which is great when you want to try different items. We... More 

Thank Courtney M
Terri B, Owner at State Street Market, responded to this review

Thank you Courtney for your review! We always have 2 soups so next time, just request to try both before you pick one or we are always happy to switch your soup if you are dissatisfied! Hope to see you back to enjoy our courtyard! We will be open every thursday night over the summer! Terri More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 State St, Alton, IL 62002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-8800
Charming bistro specializing in Organic Salads, Sandwiches and Homemade soups daily. Inviting Courtyard open daily, weather permitting. Proprietors are Glenn & Terri. Available by reservation (any other time) for private gatherings with no facility charge. Under new ownership as of July 2015. Open Saturdays from 9-2 with Mimosa/Bloody Mary Brunch and now open Mon & Thursday nights from 5-8 with live music! (Not open evenings the week of Thanksgiving, Dec 24 and Dec 31.)

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