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Shannon's Five Star

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1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
+1 309-664-0808
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Through the week this is a busy lunch spot.I had supper on the weekend. I ordered a special, they have several to choose from.The service is fast and friendly. My order arrived quick. The food was very good,home style.Good portion sizes. Ery good prices.I will return.Enjoy

Thank Jeff M
Lucas, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Shannon's on our way to Chicago. It was kid friendly for sure and the menu had a big variety. Everything we ordered was very good. The staff was friendly as well. The restrooms were also clean. We had an RV and had plenty of room to park. The grilled chicken teriyaki was wonderful!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were staying in Bloomington and decided to try Shannon's for breakfast. Servings were big enough to share and the menu was extensive. Worth checking out if you are nearby.

Thank misopiso88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Good old-fashioned home-cooking with great service. Great selection and quality of foods! Reservations recommended, particularly on Sundays.

Thank alecsgrandma
Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great place for home cooking. Usually have a few specials to choose from along with the regular menu items. I ordered one of the lunch specials and it brought out in about 3 minutes. Great for quick lunch. Also serve breakfast and dinner but have not tried either one of those.

Thank FlorenceYall3030
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Shannon's serves what I call "Grandma food". The yummy, nicely cooked type of American food you'll find at your Grandma's house when you visit. Burgers, pot roast, American food in general. They have an excellent St. Patrick's Day special that I highly recommend you check out!

Thank Athena_John
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. Lunch specials bring people back. Breakfast til 11am. Large portions, can be crowded for lunch, but servers are good and restaurant is large enough to handle overflow. Been here a dozen times and always enjoy my meal. Staff is well trained and locals frequent the place. I should've taken a better 'outside' picture to replace the... More 

Thank Ed V
Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

My wife, daughter, grandson and mother in law ate at Shannon's for lunch. The daily specials were great. My grandson ate all of his corn dogs and fries. My daughter had the buffalo chicken sandwich which she said was just the right amount of spicy. The waitress was very good especially with the 4 year old. I will go back... More 

Thank reds61
Bloomington, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Service is always sincere and I love the home cooked food. If you are in the mood for comfort food but don't want to cook at home or in my case "don't know how"--then this is your restaurant. Never a bad meal and always great service.

Thank MIrvinGM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Spacious open restaurant with plenty of room between tables. Four adults ordered sandwiches, salads, dinners and all were tasty. Attentive but not smothering service. Nice variety of items on specials list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-664-0808

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