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Famous City Bistro

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American, Bar, Pub
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629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
+1 309-691-9800
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the food was still good, I was very disappointed with their menu changes. This was about the only place in town to get a Cuban sandwich and it is no longer on the menu. The Santa Fe chicken was cooked nicely. Two more disappointments in the menu changes; they no longer have salads and no longer get serve their... More 

Thank kas36538
Pekin, Illinois
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have visited this establishment a few times. They have removed a couple of sandwiches and you can't get salads. (Surprising) The fried chicken still is very good and juicy. I ordered the hot and spicy but next time I will stick with the original chicken. The jalapeno cornbread is good. I prefer the little loaf they use to come... More 

Thank Ann T
Peoria, IL
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156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited this restaurant for a St. Patrick's Day lunch. There is a new menu which offers many good sandwiches, appetizers, and specials. Our party of six ordered the corned beef sandwich on rye with fries, the brisket sandwich, the cheese quesadilla, the open face roast beef sandwich, and the broasted chicken dinner. The food was served hot and within... More 

Thank MokoPeoria_IL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

BE WARNED ABSOLUTELY NO SUBSTITUTIONS PER MANAGEMENT. You can have potatos (fries) or potatos (chips) with your sandwich. Unwilling to accommodate anything else unless you pay a premium for it. Not customer friendly in my opinion.

Thank Mary B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The sandwich was really good. They have a smoker which one can smell walking up (delicious) and the food tastes like they know how to use it. The service while friendly was slow. Like a glacier moving slow. It wasn't busy. The two ladies were just really interested in their conversation with each other and whatever they were looking at... More 

Thank Alex L
Washington, Illinois, United States
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's not a place to go for lunch when you only have 1/2 hour. The place is small, but was packed. The tables are way too large for such a small place. On a positive note, the food was great! I ordered the brisket sandwich and loved the bbq sauce. There were a lot of things on the menu I... More 

Thank Joni S
Metamora, Illinois
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My wife and I decided to eat out on a Friday evening since the kids were doing their own things. After a large debate we decided to dine at FCB. It was not busy at all for a Friday and we were seated right away. I see they have added gambling machines which in my opinion just cheapens the place.... More 

Thank Jholls
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2015

So I finally tried one of their sandwiches, which I judged must be good simply by virtue of their pricing. A Rueben and fries for $12.15? Well, at least I know its gotta be good for that price. Except that it wasn't. The marbled rye was not grilled at all, and the pastrami was so salty that I could barely... More 

Thank Dan W
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

From the outside, I would have thought this place was an order-at-the-counter eatery. We went for an early lunch on a Monday recently. Found the place kind of neat inside with murals of big city scenes on the walls. They also have a bar with a small, but decent draft beer selection. We had the bbq pulled pork and a... More 

Thank MLivestoEat
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

it is on the corner of Glen and Sheridan. It is a really nice place,I like going there for BBQ. Friendly staff always. They are open all the time. Extra parking spaces are in the back.

1 Thank Arno P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-691-9800

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