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The Spotted Cow

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718 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4833
+1 309-691-1910
Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to go for a very informal lunch. Fun for kids (the kid sitting in the booth across from me looked to be having a lot of fun). The food is burger and fries and similar meals. We were looking for a quick lunch, and for the most part, this fit the bill. It did take... More 

Thank ljphilli150
Peoria, IL
Level Contributor
152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a favorite with the kids. Many sandwiches and salads to choose from. My favorite is the BLT and the fries are super tasty. Kids meals include a free scoop of ice cream. This is a serve yourself place but once you order at the counter, a server brings your food to the table. Our grandkids like this place... More 

Thank MokoPeoria_IL
Level Contributor
88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This Peoria area local restaurant and ice cream shop is more than just Ice Cream. It has a wonderful selection of lunch favorites too. Great soups and sandwiches carefulky crafted to perfection. I recommend the hot roast beef sandwich aus juice simply outstanding. Don't forget the Ice cream since us made fresh in the store with so many delicious flavors.

Thank Andy H
White Heath, Illinois
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

While passing through Peoria decided on some ice cream and stopped at the Spotted Cow, rated #1 in Peoria for ice cream. Located at 710 W Glen Ave, it is a great stop for quality ice cream. Many flavors, and you can sample. I chose the Moo-newer sundae which was topped with chopped Snickers bar, whipped cream, chopped nuts and... More 

Thank Chris N
Pekin, Illinois
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little place. Swung in today while in the area for some ice cream then I noticed that they also have frozen yogurt. Got that instead. Very good and will be back with the family.

Thank Joe S
Danvers, Illinois
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

3rd trip today. Pumpkin ice cream was awesome! Lemon basil sorbet is always refreshing. Boys had turtle sundaes with german chocolate and peanut butter ice cream. They were on cloud 9. Another favorite of their's is the blueberry pancake.

Thank Ginger R
East Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice friendly ice cream parlor and sandwich shop. I had a good burger and ice cream. Priced right, tasted good.

Thank ZRoadTraveler
Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great food lots of different flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt. Tried the Italian beef, cheese burgers and chicken strips (not all at once). All were excellent. I now eat there often.

Thank Nnorman H
East Peoria, Illinois
Level Contributor
38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Spotted Cow has some of the best ice cream in the Peoria area. It is hand made at the restaurant and tastes much better than the manufactured product served at many chain shops. The menu is diverse. There are a variety of toppings and many different unique flavors of ice creams (with fun names) to choose from. I ordered... More 

Thank cgm309
Frank A, Owner at The Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. As a owner operate I really appreciate you taking the time to do a review. Again thanks and let me know the next time you come in.... A cone on me. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It was good to see my family in Peoria Illinois. This place is a classic. Been around since the 80s. Great burgers, dogs, and a really good Italian beef but you should know it is not Chicago style. They call it spotted cow style. I don't care what you call it, it's good. The ice cream is rather tasty and... More 

Thank qwerty357

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4833
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-691-1910

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