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“When it's good it's very good.”

Fischer's Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 161 Restaurants in Belleville
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
swansea
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“When it's good it's very good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

I've been eating at Fischer's since I was a child in the 60's. While they do offer a full menu, the best thing on their menu then as now, is the pizza. Fischer's pizza is similar to Imo's in that instead of the typical mozzarella cheese, the use a provolone blend. Myself and a lot of Belleville natives think Fischer's cheese is even better than Imo's. On Tuesday nights, 2 topping pizzas are 1/2 price.
Fischer's also has a very good salad with a house Mayfair dressing, a type of Ceasar, that is one of my favorites anywhere. They have Rumaki appetizers which are fried chicken livers and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon.
The downside about Fischer's is the consistency. When it's good, it's VERY good. But in all honesty, occasionally it is a bit substandard. Still worth the gamble IMHO.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank mark k
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Belleville
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Cod Sandwich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Went to lunch with Doug who swears this is the best place in the world to eat. Doug would know he and his family have eaten here since he was three years old. He had the club sandwich and I had the cod Sandwich. Wish I could substitute a side salad for the French fries but even then the meal was great. There was enough lettuce and onions on my plate to eat the fish by itseld and make a salad sandwich. Plenty of fish and tartar sauce. They still serve desert crackers and one half stick of real butter at every table. Waitress was great and the atmosphere was quiet.

Meal and tip under $10.00

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank 2919George_S
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Belleville
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“33rd Wedding Anniversary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

My wife and I went here to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary after work. Service was good. The special was Prime Rib for $19.95 and included a side and a salad. We both ordered the prime rib. BIGGEST prime rib I have ever seen. The steak was about 2 inches thick. Took them home and ate for a couple of days. Food was delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank 2919George_S
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East St. Louis, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Never Again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

My visit to Fischer's was in June 2013. It was a once in a lifetime occasion. I had made several telephone calls and visits prior to the event to make sure everything went off without a hitch. During the telephone calls and pre-celebration visits I received very courteous care and attention. Once I fully paid for the event things changed. When I called to remind them to make sure that a podium and microphone would be available (one of the 1st things I requested) I was told that the room that had been reserved was not wired for a microphone, but I was assured they would have a podium in the room.. The day of the event things were even worst. My daughter arrived a few minutes before I did and was told that someone was checking to make sure the room was available. Someone finally returned and said it was available and escorted us to it. It was a small room very far in the back of the restaurant. It had a musty, moldy, odor. After being hit with the odor, I noticed there was no podium. Twenty minutes later when a waitress came in I asked about it and she said she didn't know anything about it. (Nor did she try to inquire about it). During the meal two different waitress came out and was obviously counting the number of people in attendance. The food was the only good thing about the restaurant. As a matter of fact the food was so good they decided to keep, or most likely throw the food that was left over away without asking if anyone wanted more or offering to allow me to take what was left home. As a matter of fact after the waitresses plopped the tasteless pitchers of ice tea on the tables and did the head count, and removed the food while the party was still going on, they were never seen again. I had purchased my own cake, and guest wanted to take slices with them but there was no one to ask for a take home box. Management better keep the policy of adding tips in the price because otherwise these waitress would not have received a dime. Days after the event a guest called and told me they waited about 10 minutes while to be recognized by the lady at the front. She said Caucasians came in after them and were quickly recognized and received prompt courteous service., When the cashier was forced to recognize them, they were told that the room was in the back. No one escorted them or gave any further directions. Considering all the events that took place I am certain I will never go them again for any reason.

  • Visited June 2013
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7 Thank Disappointed114
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Well past its prime”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

Fischers has been around forever, very big back in the day... But now it either needs a MAJOR overhaul or just to close. It hasn't been redecorated ( or looks like it hasn't been cleaned) since the late 1980's. it's dirty, run down, and pricey for what you get. Some things are still good ( fried chicken, prime rib) but there are soooo many better choices. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Visited March 2013
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4 Thank ILgirl73
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