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Yoder's Kitchen

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1195 E Columbia St, Arthur, IL 61911-9738
+1 217-543-2714
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Dunfermline, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoy driving the two and a half hours to Yoders. We love this place. We have never had a bad experience here. As always our waitress was great. She made sure our dining experience was wonderful. We always do the buffet but we seen many yesterday ordering off the menu. We spent some time in the... More 

Thank rrm126
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me be fare and mention that I'm personally not a fan of buffets. There were 17 in our group. Someone had called ahead for reservations, but this night (a Tuesday) it wouldn't have necessary. The place is clean and the staff were very friendly. Our waitress had a caring attitude and was always willing to help. She came across... More 

Thank Dwkerux
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for lunch yesterday and ordered the buffet. The salad bar was very fresh and plentiful. Loved the sunflower seeds to add as a topping. The hot food bar was not as good as in the past. There were mostly thighs and wings to choose from. I did find one breast after digging through the tray. It was a... More 

Thank Bonnie R
Eaton, Ohio, United States
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168 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were here a little after 4 and they charged us the lunch buffet price. There was a fair selection of food, but with the lunch price was more than enough. Everything was fresh and tasted homemade. I highly recommend.

Thank Steve L
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I don't understand why this place is so highly rated and so popular. The turkey I had was overcooked and dry. And the peach crisp was so goopy that I couldn't eat it. Imagine -- an inedible dessert!

Thank chiandretired
Chicago Heights, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Yoder's Kitchen is a great place to eat ,its buffet style ,all you can eat ,family friendly.Don;t miss it !!!

Thank Arlenelovesit
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There isn't a huge selection on the buffet, but they offer excellent food at a very decent price. The place is always packed so expect to wait a bit. They have quite a bit of seating and a waiting/gift area that is pleasant to visit. The buffet is stocked constantly and I haven't had any issue with food being old.... More 

Thank Ceresia B
Olney, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We love this restaurant... We've been here few times... Twice a year is our trip to this place, spring and fall! And it's always a plan to eat on at Yoder's. We were disappointed in our last visit. It was Friday around 4pm... The fried are fallen apart, very greasy and over fried and so is the chicken... what we... More 

Thank ronie225
Pekin, Illinois
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Yoder's Kitchen has a wonderful buffet. We found there is always a waiting line around noon but arriving around 5pm for dinner we were seated immediately. Homemade bread was very good. You can also order off a menu. Best fried chicken around.

Thank 325davis
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very excellent, we loved it!! Great food , all around great place!! We waited 25 minutes for a table but it was worth the wait!! Highly recommend!!!

Thank Susan T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Dutch, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1195 E Columbia St, Arthur, IL 61911-9738
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arthur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-543-2714

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