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What's Cookin'

) #2 of 41 Restaurants in Charleston €€ - €€€ American
409 7th St, Charleston, IL 61920-2046
+1 217-345-7427
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible4%
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409 7th St, Charleston, IL 61920-2046
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What's Cookin' is a friendly, comfortable mid-small town restaurant we have never failed to enjoy. Food is tasty and well-prepared and service is prompt and as friendly as family. Even if you have something else, the French onion soup is not to be missed. that...More

Thank Fred L
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast. Great service and the best food. Also serve Mimosas and Bloody Mary's! Love this place, a mist visit in Charleston!!

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

When traveling, my wife and I always inquire about where the locals eat breakfast. In Charleston, that's What's Cookin'. The waitstaff and kitchen folk make great breakfasts and lunches. Lots of variety and always delicious. Very friendly atmosphere and if you're lucky you'll get to...More

Thank sclptr
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The food is always delicious and the service is great. A satisfying experience all around. It's clean, friendly, and they have great menu choices. The baked goods are out of this world!

Thank s2sandy
Reviewed 17 January 2017

While on a recent road trip, we stopped here for a spur of the moment lunch, and we're glad we did. The food was fantastic, and the prices were reasonable. The chicken salad was delicious, and so was the vegetable beef soup. This restaurant is...More

Thank OnTheG03
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast food and you have to try their Strawberry bread!! Have bought loaves to bring home many times when we stop here when visiting our kid at EIU

Thank SueNW
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My son and I really enjoyed our first experience here. My Mediterranean platter (Greek salad & hummus with pita chips) was delicious. My son had a turkey sandwich and fries. His only complaint was that the meat was smoked rather than roasted;perhaps having a choice...More

Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love the biscuits and gravy here. Hands down - my favorite. The atmosphere is clean and the staff is mostly friendly. The place is full of "regulars" who have their favorites. Some of the menu items taste a little "canned" - (think gravy), but...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I am a resident of the town in which this restaurant is located. It is locally owned and an excellent place to meet friends for breakfast or lunch. They open early for those of us who like to exercise early in the day and then...More

Thank Carole E
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Have frequented this place for years and years. The food is diner type but typically prepared very well; meals are cooked to order. The service is excellent the wait always keeps your coffe cup filled. Most of the staff has been there for a long...More

Thank MNVikesfan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 7th St, Charleston, IL 61920-2046
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 217-345-7427
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