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Newell House

201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
+1 618-549-6400
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carbondale has had a hard time supporting good restaurants. Newell house has withstood the economic hard times of the area and continued to offer good service and food. Not inexpensive, but not over priced for good food

Thank jgsom
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The downstairs Grotto Lounge is one of my favorite spots to relax with friends with a round of martinis. They have a few delicious flavored martinis for around $7-8. The lounge itself is dimly lit, creating a calm atmosphere. Appetizers can be ordered early in...More

Thank ysnapa
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were greeted so very nicely as we walked in. The menu has so many appealing choices. I went with the classic rib eye which was done to my specifications.

Thank Dwain I
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Good but not crazy expensive wine list. Nice evening out to dress for if you wish, but will not break the bank.

Thank whoelse3813
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit in the last few months. The menu changed a little, and it’s fairly limited, but the food is excellent and beautifully prepared no matter what you get. Great selection of wines and good service. I highly recommend trying it out...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The dinner menu had many tempting choices. We had the shrimp on top of gumbo and the veal marsala. Both of them were very good.We had a party of 9 people and service was very good also.

Thank xsteves
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

So we were in town for the weekend. Wanted a nice dinner to complement various activities for the weekend. I must say it was “just” ok here. We had higher hopes for this place. The food was just ok, no selection for vegetables without paying...More

Thank Bobbie C
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Every meal I've eaten at Newell House has been prepared to perfection and absolutely spectacular. Their Brussels sprouts are so good even my sprout-hating husband thinks they're fantastic. I feel the same about their calamari fritta. Calamari isn't something I ordinarily eat, but theirs is...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I love this restaurant for special occasions. We typically make reservations for Valentine's Day every year. The food is amazing and the ambiance is just awesome. It can definitely be romantic if you want it to be.

Thank 44kacieb
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Carbondale does not have much in the way of fine dining, but Newell House is one place to go. Great service and atmosphere. The chicken piccata was a little off with the addition of kalamata olives. There is a quaint little bar in the basement...More

Thank ChicagoSlats
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8 April 2017|
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Response from Wally45 | Reviewed this property |
I paid with mine.
Anna H
17 May 2015|
Response from Chris D | Property representative |
You are correct that the overwhelming majority of our desserts are house made. Unless we have a specific request for a special event or a high volume weekend (such as graduation), we stick to this philosophy. The only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
    (S. Washington St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-549-6400
  • E-mail
The freshly restored Newell House Restaurant offers great American cuisines with a neighborhood twist. With its casual and unique atmosphere, it serves as a great place to catch up with a few friends or the entire family. Featuring a fully stocked bar, more than 30 specialty martinis and a fine wine list with more than 40 varieties.
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