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American, Fast food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

2 issues. I usually order on-line. I like this option but why is it a required field where it says do you want utensils? I always put no, but there are always utensils in my bag. Not too big of a deal. But do they...ever read the "special instuction" box. I always say no taco sauce(taco potato" and say no utensils there too, taco sauce is in my bag most of the time and fork etc is always too. 2nd issue today.I park where your curbside spots are reserved. I called and phone rang until it stopped. The girl said phone was not ringing inside.But when there are cars parked in your reserved spots with cars running lights on you should check and see if it's an on-line order sitting there, esp if you have orders ready inside for an on-line order. i tried to be patient sat there over 15 min and decided i better go in. the curbside didn't work well this timeMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

This restaurant used to be part of the Hungry Hobo chain (Quad Cities). Thankfully when it became independent, they kept the same menu. Bread is ALWAYS fresh, meats & cheese served at proper temperatures. When I'm in Galesburg, it's on my MUST go to list....Recommendations: #11 or any of their baked potatoes. ENJOY!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Lieber's is an excelent place to eat for HEALTHY fast food. It isn't fast food in the traditional sence of fried food, its more like healthy food fast. Their baked potatoes could be a meal in themselves, and you can get all sorts of toppings...on them. Their sandwiches are very good. Their bread is made fresh and has a nice sweet taste to it. You can pretty much order any kind of meat and topping that you want. They aren't the cheapest subs in town. If you want a lower priced sub you would want to visit Subway, or Jimmy John's, but Lieber's does put out a quality product. So if you don't mind paying for fresh quality, then Lieber's Boxcar Express (the old Hungry Hobo) is what you want to eat. I will definately be back again someday.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

Lieber's (formerly a Hungry Hobo) has always had excellent food. Their baked potatoes are a meal in themselves. You can order all sorts of toppings for them. Their sandwhiches are very good. You can order a variety of sandwiches like you can at Subway, or...Jimmy John's, but their bread and sandwiches are sweeter. The sandwiches have a little twang to them. I don't eat here very often, but it is a nice treat when I do. If you like subs and potatoes, Lieber's Boxcar Express is a must try. You can dine in (and they have a back room if you want to have a party) or you can get your food to go. Is it classified as a fast food place? Sort of, but I would say that it is better classified as getting good food fast. They make it when you order it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

I enjoyed my Italian sub, but I was disappointed in the spud. The potato was cold and the cheese didn't get the chance to melt. I am impressed by the cleanliness of a "fast food" type of place.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

My wife wanted to go here while we were visiting her parents as she enjoyed it while growing up. There is not much special about this restaurant, but the food was good. I had the Philly Cheesesteak and my wife had a baked potato with...nacho cheese and pepperoni and cheese sandwich. Everything was what you want a hot sandwich to be. My wife said this was as good as she remembered and she loved her potato.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Found some mold in my pudding, white fur growing on the top. They keep and resell food that old and no dates on the lid. I would stay away!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I stopped one night before going to work at a local hospital to pick up something to eat later in the night. They have a nice selection of baked potatoes with a variety of toppings. the 2nd time I stopped was for breakfast. Their bacon,...egg, & cheese was a delightful sandwich but the potatoes were average.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you love baked potatoes, then you'll love Lieber's Boxcar Express. They have several options for toppings that you can have on top. It is very good and filing. The potatoes are a good size and pretty much a meal in itself as well. A...definate favorite at this place. They have a big party room too, so it is a good place for birthday parties or your card club.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch and had a ham & cheese as well as a baked potatoe with ham and cheese other stuff on it. Very good. You can taste the quality. Worth the stop. It is a former Hungry Hobo. Same food, just a different...name. I'll be back again someday, and you should stop as well. Prices are worth the taste of the food.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Yes, Lieber's Boxcar Express offers takeaway services.

Lieber's Boxcar Express is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5