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This is it Eatery

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16 North Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032
+1 815-616-5449
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The salmon tacos are amazing and if you haven't been there before you can try the fried Oreo's for free!

Thank jodimiller
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere is wonderful. A beautiful old building with tin ceiling and hardwood floors. And the owner is fantastic! My wife had the ribeye and I had the porterhouse and they were excellent. Perfectly prepared, tender and juicy. And the deep fried Oreo cookies are over the top.

Thank Jim M
Freeport, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rarely stop here for lunch because the service is so slow. You have to budget at least 1.5 hours. It wouldn't be so bad but after waiting for your food then you have to wait for you check. The waitresses don't seem to have a clue. Most of the food is OK, but no one thing is spectacular

Thank Bill K
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232 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here on a Saturday night. I followed a few other people in.They were kind of busy. They have a good selection of food on the menu.I ordered the steak Sandwich, mashed potatoes, slaw. The steak was just how I ordered it .It came on a soft pretzel bun. Best pretzel bun.I really enjoyed the mashed potatoes and coleslaw.The... More 

Thank Jeff M
Freeport, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best place to eat downtown. Clean. The owners have put a lot of time, passion, and hard work into making it a great place. The decor is tastefully done. The food is different from anything else you will find in town. The owner wants to make sure you leave happy. The only reasons I didn't... More 

Thank Katie R
Freeport, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They were very accommodating for our group and the food,service and atmosphere was wonderful. The menu was very diverse so there was something for every appetite. It is one of our favorite places to eat.

Thank holly682
Monroe, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had a lunch meeting today and decided to go here. It was the best decision I made today. The service during a busy lunch rush was excellent. The Blue Cheese hamburger came cooked to order and was delicious!! I will return again!! Thanks Randy and staff for a great eating experience!

Thank Babu957
Beloit, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were headed to Freeport to the brewery and wanted to grab lunch. I turned to TripAdvisor and this establishment was rated #1. We had to try it. The atmosphere was quirky. We were immediately seated and acknowledged by the nicest waitress. Our food took minutes to arrive after ordering. The deep fried corn is amazing. I had the pulled... More 

Thank Donna0829
Freeport, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Great food! Always made fresh. Great service. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Love this place.

Thank DonSchauer
Rockford, Illinois
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went for my birthday. It was a very busy Saturday night had to wait a bit to be seated but no biggie. A busy place is a good sign. Wait time for our food was average. My friend ordered shrimp/pulled pork plate with fries. He was very pleased. The pork was tender and a good bbq... More 

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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 14
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 North Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-616-5449

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