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28616 Sauk Trail Rd, Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, IL 61443-8104
08:00 - 14:00
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Eureka, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of this little cafe in the park. Pulled pork, veggie sandwich with amazing garlic mayo, bison burger, and homemade veggie burger just to name a few. Great quality, good service and nice view of the lake.

Thank amorourke
Kewanee, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Be prepared to spend some time here. Very laid back and relaxing, and you can enjoy the view of the lake while you take your time ordering and eating. Buffalo burgers on the menu if you are so inclined. Great breakfasts, and wonderful home made pies. Open seasonally so call ahead to make sure they are open.

Thank Shirley S
Canton, Illinois
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This was our second trip to this cafe in about 13 months. The lady (owner, I believe) is super kind. We showed up two days in a row at closing time and she happily seated my kids and I and served the best chicken strips I've ever had. Sunday morning breakfast buffet is excellent. Biscuits with sausage gravy, ham, bacon,... More 

Thank zack z
Kewanee, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Great place for breakfast, kinda open seating you may end up with other campers, it's always good and always fun

Thank JimmyB142
Kewanee, Illinois
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

My husband and I ate here recently. Both of us had a cup of the Portugese soup. It was was very thick and flavorful. I had a pulled pork sandwich, and he had a tenderloin. The pulled pork could have used a little more barbecue sauce, but the meat was cut up in bite size pieces. He had a tenderloin... More 

1 Thank Jane36207
Annawan, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The food that I have tried is very good. Salads are made with assorted greens...not just cheap head lettuce. The pulled pork BBQ sandwich is like it came straight from the South. And save room for dessert because the pies are LEGENDARY!

Thank Ann J
Woodhull, Illinois
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

This is a beautiful place located in our Johnson's Sauk Trail Park outside of Kewanee, Illinois. They are closed in the winter, but opening soon April or May. I am not sure, it is best to call. We have enjoyed all the wonderful sandwiches and main entries that they prepare. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great meal. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28616 Sauk Trail Rd, Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, IL 61443-8104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kewanee

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