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Holy Land Diner - CLOSED

107 W Cook St Ste 12, Vinegar Hill Mall, Springfield, IL 62704-8201
+1 217-544-5786
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
9 Jul 2015
“Holy Land was a really good place to eat!”
21 May 2015
“A great loss to Springfield”
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107 W Cook St Ste 12, Vinegar Hill Mall, Springfield, IL 62704-8201
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

We patronized Holy Land Diner for the last couple of years. The business closed it's doors at the end of 2014. A new restaurant, Lulu's Diner, 608 S 9th St, has opened with a very good Middle Eastern, international flavor buffet as well as a...More

Thank The2Gios
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at the Holy Land Diner multiple times and never had a bad experience. Unfortunately, this diner is no longer open because the owner retired.

Thank Cris C
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Good food, wide variety, and authentic food. Food varies depending upon day, but we had good foul madamas (fava beans), lentil soup, gyros, olives, and salads. The atmosphere is plain, but price is quite reasonable for good food. Not an elegant dining experience, but a...More

Thank Julian W
Reviewed 22 January 2015

They make excellent mediterranian food. It is from several countries and different. They have the best Baklava that I have ever eaten. I am half Greek and this is big with me.

Thank hippoguy
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Awesome authentic Mediterranean Cuisine. Good prices. Best lentil soup ever! Very healthy. Try the lunch buffet for make your own gyros. Good, fresh salads. Nice dessert selections, but on a great day they have baklava :)

Thank Dawnie_Bird
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Do not be fooled by the name, this is not a good representation of middle eastern, lebanese or israeli food. There is no swarma, and the falafels are sometimes like hockey pucks

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Don't judge the entire menu based solely on the lunch buffet. This is the real deal when it comes to Mideastern staples such as falafel, hummus, pilaf, fava beans, green beans, salads, lentil soup and desserts. I've brought a guest here who had been to...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We really enjoyed our lunch at this small restaurant during our recent visit to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. The owners are a delightful couple that made us feel like guests in their home. The buffet had many options available for a very reasonable...More

Thank Char G
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Terrible. Food on buffet had obviously been sitting out for a long time. Everything was cold or lukewarm. Soup was tasteless. Staff could not have cared less. I don't know how this place stays in business. We ate at the location on the Square a...More

Thank pwwtoy1
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Friendly people, but the buffet leaves much to be desired. Entrees are bland and often overcooked and very limited - more like dinner at grandma's - eat what is put in front of you whether you like it or not. Bread is a hybrid of...More

Thank Ron S
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 W Cook St Ste 12, Vinegar Hill Mall, Springfield, IL 62704-8201
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-544-5786
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