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Newell House

201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
+1 618-549-6400
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

So we were in town for the weekend. Wanted a nice dinner to complement various activities for the weekend. I must say it was “just” ok here. We had higher hopes for this place. The food was just ok, no selection for vegetables without paying...More

Thank Bobbie C
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Every meal I've eaten at Newell House has been prepared to perfection and absolutely spectacular. Their Brussels sprouts are so good even my sprout-hating husband thinks they're fantastic. I feel the same about their calamari fritta. Calamari isn't something I ordinarily eat, but theirs is...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I love this restaurant for special occasions. We typically make reservations for Valentine's Day every year. The food is amazing and the ambiance is just awesome. It can definitely be romantic if you want it to be.

Thank 44kacieb
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Carbondale does not have much in the way of fine dining, but Newell House is one place to go. Great service and atmosphere. The chicken piccata was a little off with the addition of kalamata olives. There is a quaint little bar in the basement...More

Thank ChicagoSlats
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced but still one of the nicer places around. All of the entrees and apps are good and the have a decent wine selection. If you get there early start downstairs and listen to music before you eat. Easy parking.

Thank Erik_saluki
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I absolutely love the brunch here on Sunday! We held an after wedding brunch for our family, and Chris and the staff were more than accommodating. Our family loved the meal and the atmosphere, we were in the downstairs Grotto Bar. There are a variety...More

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My sister and I had a delicious dinner here last night. There was a little bit of a wait, so we went to the charming little bar in the basement and had a prosecco while we waited. We had probably only been there for 10...More

Thank h0lly99
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

In town and this place was chosen from trip advisor. The selections were varied with great appetizer selections, varied entrees and the wait staff helped make great selections. Atmosphere was elegant and cosey. Three of us had rib eye steak, crab cakes, shrimp cocktails, tortolini...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

from Memphis, we were hungry and didn't want fast food. Newell House was on our flight plan and we were happily surprised at the quality of the food and the ambience of the restaurant.

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The innkeeper at our B&B recommended this restaurant for dinner on Thursday night. Good variety of food. We ad a group had everything from steak to bouilliabaisse. Every one agreed the food was great and in good quantities. Server was attentive and made the experience...More

Thank william f
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Wally45 | Reviewed this property |
I paid with mine.
Anna H
17 May 2015|
Response from Chris D | Property representative |
You are correct that the overwhelming majority of our desserts are house made. Unless we have a specific request for a special event or a high volume weekend (such as graduation), we stick to this philosophy. The only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St Ste 1-A, Carbondale, IL 62901-3002
    (S. Washington St)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-549-6400
  • E-mail
The freshly restored Newell House Restaurant offers great American cuisines with a neighborhood twist. With its casual and unique atmosphere, it serves as a great place to catch up with a few friends or the entire family. Featuring a fully stocked bar, more than 30 specialty martinis and a fine wine list with more than 40 varieties.
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