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Iron Horse Restaurant

101 S Merchant St, Effingham, IL 62401-2425
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  • Excellent0%
  • Very good35%
  • Average33%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible16%
22 Aug 2016
“Used to be really good, going downhill”
17 Dec 2015
“Tiniest Buffet Ever!”
Opens in 19 min
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LOCATION
101 S Merchant St, Effingham, IL 62401-2425
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a good restaurant with a huge salad bar. The best salad bar in town. The items are always fresh and they have the best pineapple. Unfortunately, lately the hot food items on the salad bar are not very good. The "italian night" used...More

Thank travel4sushi
Reviewed 18 December 2015

If you're a meet and potatoes type of person, skip the buffet. There's plenty of salad, but if you're getting it for the hot food you'll be extremely disappointed. The biscuits were cold, the tortilla's were cold, only had dark meat fried chicken. I can...More

Thank JTRASAP
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I have been eating at the Iron Horse Restaurant for around 30 years. I've moved further away, but we still do a weekly trip into Effingham and usually eat at the Iron Horse. They have some of the best green beans. Recently, however, I have...More

Thank 312Paul
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The food is best at lunch when it is first put out. The variety is pretty good and the atmosphere is decent. Have a good salad bar if you like that. It is simple, clean, and basic food. If you want options, a clean place...More

Thank CasualTravelSR
Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

Iron Horse theme represents RailRoad influence in Effingham as a center for commerce. HO gauge trains circle the track overhead while the selection on the food bar awaits. Seasonal favorites, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and desserts will satisfy children through seniors. VEGAN friendly foods...More

1  Thank Alice B
Reviewed 8 July 2012

This place is a treasure hidden away in an IGA grocery store. They have lots of hot and cold food options and everything is fresh and well prepared. There is plenty of seating area and we found it a great place for a very reasonably...More

1  Thank Sewbirds
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Merchant St, Effingham, IL 62401-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
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