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801 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1629
+1 815-433-3899
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Illinois River Valley
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The staff is friendly and nice. The breakfast is okay, except for whatever they put on the toast, which is yellow and greasy. Anything besides breakfast is just restaurant supply food heated up, and canned corn or canned green beans. Dishes, flatware, tables, floor, bathroom, all need a good cleaning. Prices are very cheap; you get what you pay for.

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Thank curious_diner
ottawa, Illinois, USA
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

i used to work there as a hostess n we love the waitresses. the soup is homemade and the best in town!!

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Thank karenk00
northern Illinois
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

This is a local eating spot near the Hospital, which I've been to before. I don't get to Ottawa too much, but this day I was alone so I thought I would return for lunch. The food was the right temperature, and tasty, and the waitress was going through the motions of the job. I tried the Country Fried Steak,... More 

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Thank radtech97
Barrington, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Small town good feel diner. Large menu with big portions, priced great, friendly prompt table service. I'm a French Toast addict but picky. It was very good as was my honeys omelette and OMG hash browns!

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Thank Laura F
Ottawa, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great value and excellent food.Servers are Friendly and efficent you have your choice of booth or table.

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Crest Hill
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

I have been to the Brite Spot many times, and although I don't doubt the great reviews for breakfast I find the place lacking. I stopped yesterday and had the baked chicken. It was a full half chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, and a veggie. The breast of the chicken was dry and I the veggies seemed over cooked. The... More 

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Thank Diane G
Streator, Illinois
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217 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Never had been here before. We enjoyed our breakfast and thought the portions and prices were reasonable. The service was great! The ladies kept up on our refills. We will be back!

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Rushville, Illinois
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392 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Had breakfast here last week and enjoyed the experience. Our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter have been hear several times as they live in the area, but this was the first time for my wife and myself. Breakfast was very good with a wide variety and worth the price. The place was clean and service was prompt and friendly. A lot... More 

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Thank papawildcat
Winfield, Illinois
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great family place, huge menu selection! Off the main road so easy to eat and get on with your travels. Food is good and the portions are ample!

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Thank Skimmer2065
Joliet, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

This restaurant was very quaint and where locals eat. We ate breakfast there and it was a good value. The place needs to be updated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 E Norris Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350-1629
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-433-3899

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