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My Just Desserts

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31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
+1 618-462-5881
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11:00 - 16:00
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Winfield, Missouri
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in with my family for lunch. the place was crowded but not rowdy and the service was good. A very attractive dining room; bright and tastefully decorated. Food is very good, a little on the pricy side but not too bad. As everyone else says make sure to order your dessert right away, and the deserts are excellent. The... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was average, as was service. Everything was very mediocre. Perhaps it was what I had ordered or something because I have always heard good things. I'm willing to try it again.

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Thank CarolR22741
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Gracious service of delicious food. Mostly lunch items.The setting is a blast to the past. Original shop overlooking Mississippi River. If the walls could talk. I'll bet Abe ate here while he was in town.

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Thank Yvonne M
Alton, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very good desserts. Quaint atmosphere. Service is prompt and employees are attentive and very cordial. Prices a bit high...but probably worth it. All in all a great place to take family or guests.

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Thank Shawn A
St. Louis, Metro, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

When eating at My Just Desserts, you might want to order pie at the time you order your lunch. It's happened to me (more than once) that what I hoped for was erased from the chalkboard before I had the chance to order. No matter what you order, it will be delicious, fresh and homemade. What a nice departure from... More 

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Thank 883kimberlyannb
Saint Louis, Missouri
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172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My wife & I have visited My Just Desserts in Alton a few times over the last several years. We typically pop in for dessert when we're passing through town, but sometimes include lunch. All of their menu items are freshly made & tasty, but the desserts are the main reason we stop in. Laura was our server today, and... More 

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Thank JMCSTL
Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had to stop in for some pie! We are so glad we did! This a great place for visiting and eating. The pie was delicious and not over priced. The staff was friendly and service was fast. We plan to go back, the next time we are in Alton, IL!

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Thank bdschmitt1
Chicago, Illinois
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2,601 reviews
1,435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,692 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I originally became acquainted with My Just Desserts when I was driving through Alton, Illinois, while doing research for my first book. It was all quite by accident. I was looking for a quick snack and found myself buying a home-made coconut cream pie for a late-night snack. My second trip to Ann Badasch's pie factory was intentional. No accident... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This was such a cute place with very good food and excellent service. The atmosphere was very warm and friendly. The chicken salad is a deliciously unique recipe with green olives. We also had a very nice chicken and pear salad (romaine lettuce) with a very good poppy seed dressing.

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Thank Kecia B
Estero, Florida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent pies. Oh my goodness excellent. Try the cherry. Nice. Soups n sandwiches. Nice view of the Mississippi River.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-5881
Description
STOP IN AND HAVE LUNCH IN AN ANTIQUE ATMOSPHERE. OUR BUILDING, THE RYDER BUILDING, IS A DESIGNATED LINCOLN SITE LOCATED ON THE LINCOLN LEGACY TRAIL. OUR MENU CHANGES DAILY BASED UPON WHAT THE KITCHEN IS CRAVING AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT SO YOU'LL NEVER HAVE THE SAME THING TWO DAYS IN A ROW AROUND OUR PLACE. WE'RE LOCATED IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ALTON, ILLINOIS, JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

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