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Chuckwagon Cafe

American, Diner
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704 Janette Dr, Vandalia, IL 62471-3523
+1 618-283-2220
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Great food great place, I had heard bad reviews for the place but my work planned a lunch here and who can turn down free food? So glad I went, this place was above my expectations

1 Thank K. R. Y
Antioch, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I've eaten here a few times. It was convenient as it was near my motel. Food and service were decent. The Greek chicken was a little disappointing.

Thank Michael V
Westerville, Ohio
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We've been stopping here for years. Food is so-so. Today the service was horrible! Waitress just left us sitting, then saw her take another couple's order who came in after us. We got up and left..won't go back.

1 Thank Gail W
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is decent, your typical diner food with a mix of diff ethnicity but the waitresses are as nice as can be! Definitely great staff working there!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stopped in for lunch with a large group of friends. We probably had about 20+ people. I was surprised how quickly we our food was served due to the size of our group. I just ordered a simple grilled cheese sandwich and fries but the menu looked to have good variety. We enjoyed our lunch there.

Thank Rachel L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I check TripAdvisor first, and I can't believe anyone liked this place. I could not eat anything I ordered. I actually laughed (to myself) when the server set down the vegetable soup. It was a big, green heap of mush. I could not make out what vegetables were actually in the soup and it smelled bad. The next course was... More 

1 Thank Joy L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast, plenty of choices on menu,sausage was good not precooked.service was good staff very friendly . Restaurant was clean booths very roomy.Will definitely make this a stop when traveling this way.

Thank Bernard S
Norwich, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Wow, great service, fantastic prices, diverse menu and easy access off of I-70 West. Thanks for making our trip enjoyable. P.S. more food than I could eat, good tasting cole slaw

Thank burlslemon
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Great Greek chicken! Attentive staff. Wonderful pie. Please educate your wait staff about wine selection. The waitress admitted she needed help, not her fault.

Thank Muskogeefoots
Fillmore, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a small, locally owned café that is a family-oriented, nice place. The food is always quick to arrive and piping hot.

Thank ronaldlT4533SA

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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, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 Janette Dr, Vandalia, IL 62471-3523
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Vandalia
  • Phone Number: +1 618-283-2220

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