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531 S West St, Carlinville, IL 62626
+1 217-854-7167
07:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Carlinville, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have enjoyed dining here for several years. The staff is outstanding, food is excellent, and the ambiance is great. This is the best restaurant in Carlinville.

Thank Rick B
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place had a wonderful chicken salad sandwich with a nacho cheese soup. The desert was huge. It is definitely a place I will go back on future visits.

Thank Charles S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This quaint restaurant was a church hall back in the day, but has been repurposed for dining. Very charming and the food was delicious! Service attentive! Clean and lots to look at while waiting for your meal. Lots of choices on the menu! I had the spinach, mushroom and onion omelette with Hollandaise sauce on the side. It was wonderful!... More 

Thank 800lms
Staunton, Illinois
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have been to Magnolias twice and both times I've gotten an entree awash in melted cheese. The first time was chicken, the last time was mushroom ravioli. My companion had a pork chop and asparagus which looked and tasted better than my choice. The house salad seemed to have been made quite a while before dinner. My desert was... More 

Thank William B
O'Fallon, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We have been to Magnolias three times and have yet to have either bad service or tasteless food. I the setting and love the idea of having breakfast/lunch in a former church. Service is quick, the food is awesome and taste great.

Thank SleepyC9
Todd H, Owner at Magnolias, responded to this review

Thank You very much! Happy that you have enjoyed your visits here. More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Wonderful for Breakfast not just your basic Bacon & Eggs. The quiche is very good, as well as, the Eggs Benadict. Another favorite is the French Toast Sandwich. For Lunch the Lobster Bisque & Magnolias Salad are delicious. The homemade muffins & desserts are also very good. Friendly Staff & lovely atmosphere.

Thank Vicki A
Pretoria, South Africa
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The food was average and not too expensive. The restaurant was very busy. The waiter seemed to know the menu, but had very little people skills.

Thank Jakes N
Springfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

My sister and I ate lunch here. Although the service was excellent and the decor unique, the food was subpar. The French onion soup tasted like it was out of a can and the Swiss (?) cheese on the top was only partially melted. My sister's lobster bisque was very tasty. We both had the Swiss cheese quiche. It looked... More 

Thank Patricia M
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

You would enjoy the food if in the area. It is a quaint little restaurant, with very good service and nice people. The place is in a closed old Catholic Church. The building is nice to see and very unique. The servings are very plentiful, wonderful desserts. The prices are not expensive for the portions they serve

Thank mimi0208
Springfield, Illinois
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

Enjoyed lunch with family at Magnolia's. The food was amazing, staff is as well. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed and will return.

Thank Anaof5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 531 S West St, Carlinville, IL 62626
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carlinville
  • Phone Number: +1 217-854-7167
Magnolias is located in a historic building and open for breakfast and lunch daily and also 5:30 - 8pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Magnolias serves the best food in town, hearty breakfasts, variety of soups, healthy salads and sandwiches for lunch and in the evening serving tenderloin,pastas,steaks and a large selection of wonderful desserts any time of the day.

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