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Fat Willy's

American, Bar, Pub
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109 E Mulberry St, Chatham, IL 62629-1357
+1 217-483-6969
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Chatham, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great. The atmosphere is a local type feel. It's not fancy at all but then if you want ambiance go to Olive Garden : ) It's worth the money and it's affordable. I feel it is a no frill place with just solid service. Not alot of wasted time or chit chat.

Thank Choirdirector1977
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fat Willies is a favorite for fried chicken and whole catfish. And in addition to great food, the staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. Even the owner circulates the restaurant and visits with all.

Thank Bud R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My family of 4 stopped for lunch on a Friday. Fat Willy's has a lot of seating! We were disappointed to find out that they don't serve Fried Chicken until after 4:30pm. My smart son suggested that we split a horseshoe and a salad. I'm so glad we did. The horseshoe is good but not so good for you! My... More 

Thank Nancy B
Chatham, Illinois
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place for family and adults for a cocktail. Large salads. Hometown place. Does have a separate room for dining from bar area. Also has gaming area separate.

Thank rnonvacation123
Chatham, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is so good! The prices are reasonable. We come here for tasty BBQ. The servers are friendly too.

Thank 73Dobber
Springfield, Illinois
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176 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stopped in here while passing through Chatham on our way back to Springfield. The menu is typical pub food. Service was prompt, and our food was served in a timely fashion. The fish sandwich and BLT were both tasty. American fries were served hot and fresh. Prices are reasonable. I always like eating at locally owned businesses over franchise... More 

Thank danh007
Chatham, Illinois
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I thought Fat Willies was just a bar. But enter and go to the right, and you are in the adjacent room with 12-14 tables. When asked what the restaurant was most known for, the response was salads, horseshoes, and fried chicken. I'll be back.

Thank 18Len
Chatham, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Was looking for a place to get good fried chicken at a reasonable price and was very happy. The chicken was really good and was not dried out like some other places. Good portions at a very reasonable price.

Thank 74Curt
Chatham, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have eaten there several times with my wife as it is only 1 - 2 miles fro our home. The food there is well cooked & served nicely. The restaurant has a good variety of entrees available - all at very reasonable prices. However, it is not a large restaurant - so if it is crowded, it can get to... More 

Thank Paul O
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Food is good, it's typical bar restaurant food, burgers, fries, fried foods, sandwiches, etc. prices good. Service is very good.

Thank jprscrprs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 E Mulberry St, Chatham, IL 62629-1357
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +1 217-483-6969

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