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Sloppy Gene's

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111 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081-3610
+1 815-625-6846
07:00 - 13:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for fancy and frills this isn't the spot for you, if you just like good food stop on in!! Admittedly we mostly go there for breakfast, but best part is, anything on the menu is game for breakfast!! The Gene Rite omelette supreme is pretty good, their French Toast is the best I've ever had. If going... More 

Thank Bud-Dog23
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Not a fancy place-old style diner-Have to try one of their supreme omelets. Omelet with hash browns and choice of meat rolled inside, served wit sausage gravy poured over the entire omelet.

Thank Bob B
Sterling, Illinois
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Both breakfast or lunch, you will find a good meal here for a reasonable price. Don't go for the atmosphere, go because you're hungry.

Thank NewtonJames
Oregon, Illinois
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

This is a fun place to go. Irish pup with Mexican food. Drinks are good and the food.... you better be hungry! Family and friends are welcome.

Thank kdk9
Rock Falls, Illinois
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The main food they make here is fine grained hamburger on a bun. The food is very good and the staff which has changed since the last time are still a group of friendly, excellent servers. The breakfast is still good. The sandwiches are always consistently good. They serve the " loose meat" sandwiches wrapped to go, but you eat... More 

Thank edpleskovitch
Rock Falls, Illinois
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This restaurant was a Maid-Rite and has been redone as Sloppy Gene's. The food is pretty much the same and IS good food. The staff are mom's if you understand me. :) They are good at their jobs and good wait staff also.Mostly everything is done in front of you so that you do see how they make the food... More 

Thank edpleskovitch
Morristown, Tennessee
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

I always make sure to stop here whenever I'm passing through. One of the best breakfast in the county. Then get your omelet "supreme" gravy over the top. Spectacular!

Thank J G
Sterling, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Two circles because the service was polite. This place is beyond hole-in-the-wall. It's dirty and needs a major overhaul.

Thank hakudomaru
Bradley, Illinois
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

These are just like maid rite sandwiches. I had never had either until my husband bought me one. They are a loose meat sandwich but very juicy. Don't let the outside discourage you - the food is good.

Thank Christine328
Sterling, Illinois
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Sloppy Gene's is never going to win culinary awards or set new standards for its décor.It serves decent,if not very healthy,food for a fair price.It is a throwback to a past time when every downtown had little mom and pop diners like this.It was formerly a Maid Rite,so you will find a lot of the same menu items,just with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 815-625-6846

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