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Oakdale Country Kitchen

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17 W Main St, Oakdale, IL 62268-2603
+1 618-329-5353
08:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have been here for the fantastic Sunday fried chicken many times. I cannot say enough good things - any time we have been early or late, it has been fresh and home cooked. The salad bar is all kept extremely fresh but really if you waste valuable belly real estate on greens....you don't get it! I should add that... More 

Thank Becky S
New York, New York
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a uniquely small town experience with basic comfort food, salad bar, a broad selection of pies. It's not fine dining, but a local place in an area where there are not a lot of choices. It's good for what it is. They have a selection of pies and we selected blackberry which would have been stepped up if... More 

Thank NYCNain
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Met with family to share old stories and eat for a reunion. Was able to reserve the back room with three large long tables. You can order off the menu or eat the buffet. Was extremely busy that night, which did cause a bit of a wait for the food that was ordered off the menu. Pie was extremely good... More 

Thank Jeepingal
Pinckneyville, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This place was closed for a while because of a fire and it broke our hearts because we were afraid they would not open back up! But they did! And just as good as before! The website says closed on Sunday but they are open until 8pm. Homemade pies, cheesecake, cobblers and cakes! And the best fried chicken in southern... More 

Thank Mary Jane C
Southern Illinios
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

After a devastating fire which closed this gem of a country restaurant the Oakdale Country Kitchen has reopened. Now offering a pizza oven and all of great country cooking as before.

Thank PrevailingConditions
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Best food ever!!! I absolutely love there fried chicken!!! And everything else on there menu. If you like home cooked food this is definitely the place to go. I can never get my 3 year old to eat but when we go to the country kitchen he eats everything. And they have the best salad bar around!

Thank Samantha G
Centralia, Illinois
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Oakdale is a short & scenic drive from I-64. Many state routes wind their way through this south Kaskaskia River area. The restaurant is a step back into time with good food & service. Their buffets- both salad & dinner have been a popular add-on this past year, as is the extra seating now available. Bakery selections are wonderful, and... More 

Thank Steven G
Belleville, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

My husband and I have eaten there many times,for both lunches and dinners. They have everyday specials for lunch and dinner. I have had there sandwiches they have all been very good ,but there fried chicken is wonderful. On Sunday they have all you can eat fried chicken with a buffet with dozen's of choices for sides and salads. Then... More 

Thank Nancy H
Schaumburg, Illinois
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Have been here several times and go back whenever we are in the area. The fried chicken is great, German potatoes are just like Mom used to make and desserts are homemade and fantastic. Plus, the owners and family couldn't be any nicer!

Thank MsRed_13
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We keep going back to this hidden gem. This small community is very welcoming to outsiders. We rode our bicycles to the restaurant on a Wednesday night and chose the Fried Chicken buffet. This was some of the best fried chicken I have ever eaten. My grandma made excellent fried chicken and this was on par with hers. It was... More 

Thank Teresa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 W Main St, Oakdale, IL 62268-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oakdale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-329-5353

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