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Smitty's Tavern

Bar, American, Pub
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Leonore, IL
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

LaSalle County, Illinois is a major American tourist destination off Interstate-80, for travelers, research scientists, tourists, industrialists, truckers, families, and all who appreciate nature. Four great State of Illinois Parks anchor the county's historic river valley: Starved Rock, Matthiessen, Buffalo Rock, and Illini. They all pay tribute to the once large pre-Columbian, Native American population that lived along both sides... More 

2 Thank Pietro S
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My Husband and Had heard that Smittys chicken was good. We were disappointed when we realized the chicken was not deep fried but rather broasted. The chicken was awful! The bones of the chicken were black. I had the 1/4 light and the breast was so dried out I could hardly chew it. We won't be back.

1 Thank Diane5412
Davenport, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I stopped here on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 during a 40 mile bike ride with 3 girlfriends. Waitress was unbelievably friendly and accommodating. After we saw other plates get delivered we knew we could not eat an entire lunch and still get back on our bikes and ride. And carrying leftovers in a jersey pocket is not an option when... More 

1 Thank IowaCyclist1990
Ottawa, Illinois
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141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Good food and cold beer.... Best bar food available in the area... A very good spot to gather with friends and have a casual time

Thank Dandlit
Pontiac, Illinois
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Randy and Candy run a great little place off the beaten path. A few miles for us to get there off the highway, but a must when we going through. Tenderloin like none other. Cold refreshments and outstanding service.

Thank Dan R
Chicago, Illinois
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842 reviews
643 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped by here with family coming back from Iowa headed to Chicago. Found Smitty's on Facebook and had to make the run down from I-80. We all had the pork tenderloin sandwich. Although a bit over cooked they were still pretty good. Service was excellent! A must stop if you are in the area (and even if your not)

Thank Bruce G
Forest, VA
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Seriously, biggest tenderloin you will ever have! Nice little place tucked away between corn fields. Friendly staff, tasty food, great atmosphere. What else do you need? Highly recommended.

Thank MrKaffee
Peru, Illinois
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299 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

I had heard about this place from my co-workers and heard about the big tenderloins. I had to check it out. The town is really small only about 100 people and you wouldn't think there would be a place like this. It's about 20 minutes from my house in Peru. We ordered the white cheddar nuggets to start and I... More 

1 Thank John W
Streator, Illinois
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230 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

This bar/restaurant is known for its tenderloins and their wing special on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The place is not huge, so on wing night you may have a big wait to eat. Maybe arrive at 4 which is when the wing special starts. We enjoy coming here and will continue to do so. They do have different specials on other... More 

Thank sunshinesandy32
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Small so recommend going early if you're there for "Wing Nite". Great food, prices & bartender. We keep coming back; sharing with our friends

1 Thank Pyrowidow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leonore, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Leonore

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?