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130 N. Canal St, Cave in Rock, IL
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Cave in Rock, Illinois
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

One woman operation, but if you are not in a hurry, you are in for a treat. Freshly brewed coffee/iced tea, bluegill and catfish dinners and sandwiches, many other choices, hamburger, cheeseburger, fries (usual American favorites) but she also has liver and onion dinner, etc. She is hardworking, clean, friendly, and her husband, kids, and grandkids help out and keep... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 24 November 2015

wow! I'm confused at the other negative posts! Were we in the same place?!? These people were precious & the food was delicious.When I give "5 stars\exellent" I'm (of course) comparing apples to apples. A little "hole-in-the-wall" in southern Illinois. But I did not notice any bad odors or any dirt or anything that would keep me from entering! This... More 

Thank Teresa F
Normal, Illinois
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

To be honest, we did not actually eat here. We couldn't. We wanted to. We walked in with every intention of laying down money and enjoying a meal here. We were hungry and ready to eat, but upon opening the front door to the establishment, we were overcome by such a pungent odor that after taking it all in, we... More 

2 Thank sbrovens
Valparaiso, Indiana
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Really good catfish hushpuppies and coleslaw. I also enjoyed the cheeseburger. Mr/Mrs Dutton are very friendly having grown up in the are. They have been in business 30+ years

Thank Troy P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Two places to eat in town. Walked in and the smoke of burnt grease in the fryer made my eyes burn. Left and went to Rosie's with out ever sitting down.

1 Thank Jack R
Joliet, IL
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic casual restaurant known for their deep fried catfish. It is a premium catfish with an exceptionally good breading. You have a choice of at least 10 sides + deep fried pickles. The food is not good for your cholesterol or blood pressure, but I look forward to eating there at least once a year. We always... More 

1 Thank jvmurph
Slaughters, Kentucky, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Fried catfish for me, chicken fried steak for Connie. Good food, good prices. We will go back. It's a good stop to make because as soon as you get off the ferry it's there on your left, can't miss it.

3 Thank Travis B
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147 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

As I was getting ready to write this review, I was prompted to answer if this was one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant. The answer, strangely enough, is yes. Dutton's Cafe isn't fancy, but hey, it's Cave-In-Rock. The exterior of the building says the "Best Catfish In Southern IL." It is. Grandpa is the owner,... More 

5 Thank Murph211
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

We went here for breakfast, and could not believe the prices. It is like stepping back into the 70s. Coffee, 50 cents. Egg and sausage, $1.50. We got two breakfasts, coffee, orange juice, and biscuits and gravy for under $10.00. The hash browns are sliced very thin and are almost like shoestring potatoes. They used pepper gravy on the biscuits... More 

5 Thank Jackiesk_123

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 N. Canal St, Cave in Rock, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Cave in Rock
(618) 289-3269 is Dutton's phone number.

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