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Downtown Diner

€€ - €€€American,
Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, IL
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good16%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fried fish” (2 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
“salad bar” (4 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
American, Diner
€€ - €€€
Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, IL
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Family owned home cooking at it's best ! We have never had a bad meal from the menu or buffet. They always have a good salad bar with seasonal fruit & soups. Good solid family favorite : )

Thank debras273
Reviewed 6 November 2017

One of the best places to eat in Mattoon. Never had anything here I didn't like. They serve breakfast all day and the fried fish is especially tasty too.

Thank Q7232DYstevenb
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Downtown Diner has been totally redeemed by the new owners! Whether you get the incredible buffet or eat off the menu, their breakfast is the BEST in town. The lunch soup and salad bar is also wonderful. Service can sometimes be slow, but the...More

Thank Hamptons903
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I had their buffet, and everything on it tasted great, and it was only $10.99 for a Sunday buffet. My wife had their pulled pork sandwich, it was big and they smoke their own bbq pork. She loved it and it came with fresh home...More

Thank markbZ1596MG
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Since the new ownership took over, this place has done a complete turnaround!! Great. Great breakfast buffet, healthy options too, and an awesome salad bar at lunch! Eat local!

Thank Hamptons903
Reviewed 21 June 2017

nothing fancy but good food at a good price new owners are hrading in right direction good place for breakfast

Thank john y
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We always try the local diners/cafes as you sometimes get a really good deal and meal. This place is average. Lots of local there, had lunch special. Chicken was overcooked, green beans were from a can - warm rolls however were delicious. Have a buffet...More

Thank familytraveler812
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The title speaks for itself! Do Not Go There!!! Seriously... The Food is NASTY! They Pre-Make their Spaghetti Pasta then Re-Boil it to heat it up. They Pre-MAke their Sauce, and "Nuke" it to warm it up...

Thank Stevens_Review
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice Sunday breakfast. I enjoyed the local restaurant experience. I ordered bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast from the menu rather than eating the breakfast bar. Breakfast bar looked good. Great service. Busy place. Located in the center of town a couple miles from...More

Thank Scott36447
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday, fairly busy with good service. Salad Bar was very fresh, no bag salad, good salads and soups. Innovative menu additions as well as traditional menu items. Buffalo chicken horseshoe was amazing! Breakfast all day. Many items made from scratch. Wait...More

Thank P51nut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broadway Avenue, Mattoon, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon
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