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Famous City Bistro

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American, Bar, Pub
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629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
+1 309-691-9800
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Rockford, Illinois
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped for lunch. Nice lunch atmosphere. We both ordered sandwiches. I had chicken with pepper jack cheese with homemade potato chips as a side. The chicken was moist and tender and the bun soft. Very good sandwich and chips. My daughter enjoyed her burger and fries as well. Portions were plenty and prices were reasonable. There... More 

Thank Pottman
East Peoria, IL
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

OK folks...we go out to eat at a minimum once a week, and I do NOT take the time to write reviews on restaurants, but sometimes ... you just need to do so! Famous City Bistro in Peoria, Illinois is a place we have gone to many times ... never had a bad meal ... tried many things. Tonight ...... More 

Thank Dawn M
Germantown Hills, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We enjoyed all the items our family ordered including the steak dinner, tenderloin sandwich and pastrami sandwich. The fries are very good and so was the warm cornbread loaf that came with the dinner. Good size portions, average prices, causal atmosphere, good service...... will be returning!

1 Thank JillRG
Illinois City, Illinois
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Tried to give this place a chance and each time was a disappointment, cold food, meager offerings and not tasty at all, will never return.

Thank 545angele
East Peoria, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2014

The menu at Famous City is a delight, there is something for everybody. From fresh smoked Brisket and Pulled Pork to Salads and Broasted Chicken! The full bar is a nice surprise with great daily drink specials and a surprisingly good craft beer selection. The bar hosts the NFL Sunday ticket with 6 large flat screens and a projector and... More 

1 Thank Ashley F
Peoria, Illinois
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We go here a lot with the kids. Usually get the 3 pc. Broaster chicken, or fish sandwich. Portions are large, usually enough for 2 meals. fries and chips are good, cornbread is excellent. Kids meals are very reasonable as well. Service has been pretty solid. The exterior of the building is a little cold/hard. could definitely use some greenery... More 

1 Thank Mike M
Sanford, Florida
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! Then broasted chicken was hot and juicy with a perfect crust. The Mrs had the Italian Beef - with rave reviews! Stuffed!

1 Thank Tim_Viking
Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I cannot believe this place has been here for about two years and we have always driven by saying we need to eat there sometime! We finally pulled in and had a great time! The food was good and it had that neighborhood feeling to it! We got to talking to the employees and manger/owner and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We... More 

1 Thank rtsnodgrass07
Mountain View, Hawaii
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I ate lunch here with my sister last week and it was great. No one else was there so our server was quick and attentive. She had the pulled pork and fries, I had the quesadilla. She said hers was good and mine was great but it's hard to mess up cheese in a tortilla shell :) The fries were... More 

1 Thank Raelyn922
Peoria, Illinois
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

You can't make a poor choice. It is one of the few places where I can't pick a favorite meal. I am always wanting to try something new because everything is just that good.

1 Thank sunlover467

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-691-9800

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