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Chez Marilyn

££ - £££
American, Italian, French, Bar, Pub
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119 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6274
+1 618-465-8071
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 16:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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1,038 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of 12 decided to have dinner at Chez Marilyn. The service was great. Our young waitress bent over backwards to make us happy and the food was great. We were a little surprised that there were very few people at Chez's on a Thursday evening, but we had a very pleasant experience and hope to return. Parking can... More 

Thank J-W
Carthage, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner after skipping lunch while traveling. The bar area was full of locals enjoying the camaraderie of friends, but the restaurant side was empty. That made me a little nervous at first. My husband had the shrimp and asparagus pasta which he said was very good. I had the tenderloin kabob with the Gorgonzola cream... More 

1 Thank alioop7
Godfrey, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Has good food for lunch or dinner and the desserts are very good. Have a nice drink selection and make a good variety of martinis if that is your choice. Little outdoor seating area for nice weather, has live music on weekends too. Nice causal stop.

Thank Jmini67
Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Since it was 60° we decided to drive down to the river. Wanted to find a good place for lunch, which is not easy to do on a Monday. Trip advisor was favorable for Chez Marilyn. Although it is obvious that it is more of an evening/music venue, the food is well worth the trip. My husband had a great... More 

Thank Cynda-5
Highland, Illinois
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate outside and it was very nice. Food was good and the server was very helpful and not rattled by the multiple checks as there were quite a few in our party.

Thank Pilgore
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

They have a huge beer, wine and martini menu! The servers are incredibly polite! Great food and drinks!

Thank Wes S
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

lt has a variety of different food, not the same old thing. I got the Italian Beef with the au jus, and my husband got the delicious salad with the chicken fajita panini and we were both very happy with our meal. The waitress was exceptional, good service, and she looked like she really enjoyed being there. Her name was... More 

Thank nancy m
Brighton, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

A great place to go for a few drinks and some live music. Reasonable prices, groovy tunes and a casual ambiance make this a nice little place to start or end an evening out.

Thank atomicpunkusa
Alton, Illinois
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231 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

sat outside. Stumbled onto this location on my way to somewhere else. The server was very friendly and attentive. The first couple of sausage and spinach crostini were tasty with a nice bit of saltiness from the generous chunks of sausage. They had a nice textural balance with chewiness and crunch. As they cooled however, the crostini became a bit... More 

Thank Rbj2040
St. Louis, MO
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went to Chez Marilyn last night very enjoyable outdoor patio! Seating available inside, out on the patio, & sidewalk also! Very relaxing comfortable atmosphere. Listened to the band play outdoors,people were dancing to the music of Street Beat really good band! If your hungry they also have a great menu selection!


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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
American, Italian, French, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002-6274
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-465-8071
Large Bar for the restaurant size.

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