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Red Earth Cafe

28616 Sauk Trail Rd, Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, IL 61443-8104
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Beautiful setting!”
8 Aug 2017
“Always good food”
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28616 Sauk Trail Rd, Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, IL 61443-8104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking the lake, this little restaurant has breakfast and lunch options and limited dinner hours. The food was good, but service was slow.

Thank krahnadon
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I visit the Red Earth Cafe on a regular basis. I've tried their breakfast buffet and many of their sandwiches. I'm always pleased with the food. The staff us friendly and the view over the lake is especially stunning!

Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of this little cafe in the park. Pulled pork, veggie sandwich with amazing garlic mayo, bison burger, and homemade veggie burger just to name a few. Great quality, good service and nice view of the lake.

Thank amorourke
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Be prepared to spend some time here. Very laid back and relaxing, and you can enjoy the view of the lake while you take your time ordering and eating. Buffalo burgers on the menu if you are so inclined. Great breakfasts, and wonderful home made...More

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This was our second trip to this cafe in about 13 months. The lady (owner, I believe) is super kind. We showed up two days in a row at closing time and she happily seated my kids and I and served the best chicken strips...More

Thank zack z
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Great place for breakfast, kinda open seating you may end up with other campers, it's always good and always fun

Thank JimmyB142
Reviewed 23 October 2014

My husband and I ate here recently. Both of us had a cup of the Portugese soup. It was was very thick and flavorful. I had a pulled pork sandwich, and he had a tenderloin. The pulled pork could have used a little more barbecue...More

1  Thank Jane36207
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The food that I have tried is very good. Salads are made with assorted greens...not just cheap head lettuce. The pulled pork BBQ sandwich is like it came straight from the South. And save room for dessert because the pies are LEGENDARY!

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 19 March 2014

This is a beautiful place located in our Johnson's Sauk Trail Park outside of Kewanee, Illinois. They are closed in the winter, but opening soon April or May. I am not sure, it is best to call. We have enjoyed all the wonderful sandwiches and...More

2  Thank Theresa O
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28616 Sauk Trail Rd, Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park, Kewanee, IL 61443-8104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kewanee
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