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Cerar's Barnstormer

1201 W Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462-1512
+1 309-734-9494
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1201 W Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462-1512
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

No kidding. Everything here is done right. Great prime steaks, perfectly cooked. Great service, without being annoying. Great drinks with an extra heavy pour. A guy-kinda place, but the ladies are well treated and everyone is made to fell welcomed and comfortable. Not quite Gene...More

Thank Svensota
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Barnstomer is a Monmouth institution and the only fine dining place in town. It's all about outstanding service, great food, and taking care of the customers. Great cocktail menu, good wines. Highly recommend!

Thank KKRockinIt
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The filets at the Barnstormer are always delicious, add a twice baked potato and grilled asparagus, and you'll want to order it every time you visit.

Thank susantJ3172BY
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The place is very popular amongst the people of Monmouth and its neighboring towns for a fancy dinner. It's been around for years and it's age is seen in it's simple decor. The food is average. It's okay for a small town but it sure...More

2  Thank yokohamamama
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There aren't many nice sit down restaurants that gladly welcome babies and have highchairs available, but the Barnstormer was great for a wonderful family meal. We were in town visiting family, and called for reservations-- Carl couldn't have been nicer. They were extremely accommodating with...More

2  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Cerar's Barnstormer Restaurant is choice of fine dining for a wide area. This easy access linen tablecloth sit down treat. The food and service are of a high level seldom seen in thid day and age. My very favorite selection is honey glazed pecan chicken...More

2  Thank Bill A
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for steak cooked to perfection, Cerar's Barnstormer is a must. With all the places we have been for steak, nothing else compares to Cerar's. You can almost cut it with a fork when cooked medium-rare to medium-well. All of their entrees...More

2  Thank sarahlou125
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The BEST dining in and around Monmouth. Perfect Prime Rib every time. Superb steaks. Seafood at it's best. Professional service, waiters and bar tenders always at your call. Management knows and speaks to customer on a first name basis. They want your business.

3  Thank Rusty S
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

By far, the Barnstormer is the best restaurant in the Monmouth and Galesburg, IL area. It is a fine dining, but feel free to come dressed very casual, big steaks, nice pasta, full wine and cocktail menu type of place. In over 50 meals, they...More

4  Thank Benita D
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I live in Monmouth and for special occasions we always go to the Barnstormer. You can always count on good food and great service. It's not cheap hence the reason for only special occasions! If I was looking for a place to celebrate or just...More

3  Thank momoftwo61
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Charles D
23 August 2016|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code that I've noticed. My husband and I have stopped for dinner before on our way to a high school football game wearing jeans. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 W Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Monmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 309-734-9494
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