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Daphne's Family Restaurant

American, Greek, Diner
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720 Woodlawn Rd, Lincoln, IL 62656-1446
+1 217-735-1699
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were coming from a family funeral around 2pm. We called ahead and we're happy to here they could accommodate. 1st impression a little suspect. The staff started slow but finished strong. There were approximately 50 of us arriving randomly. We all ordered and we're all fed even offered drink refills! The menu had a large selection offer breakfast all... More 

Thank Frank B
Lincoln, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The last three times I ate there for Sunday breakfast I ordered simple scrammed eggs that came burnt. A brown haze all over the eggs. Another time I ordered the ground steak and ordered it medium rare and it was well done. We live in town so can go often and the food has been going down hill the last... More 

Thank Peter L
Regina Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and food was served hot and fresh. A menu with a wide variety and something for everyone. Prices are very reasonable. The best schnitzel I've had anywhere in ages!

Thank ScottAfghanistan
Normal, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Once an excellent mom-and-pop-type restaurant, Daphne's seems to have gone downhill. :( The quality of the food is OK, the prices are a little high for what you get, and the service is kind of lacking.

Thank gborchardt
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Our schedule has our day beginning on the late side. We need to find a place that serves breakfast around 2pm. Lincoln doesn't have the typical IHOP or Denny's are the two "go-to" places when nothing else is available. Daphne's is a big step up -- a very simple place with excellent food. The service is friendly and efficient. You... More 

Thank jcohen1123
Palatine, Illinois
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168 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I was driving through the state and stopped here when I got hungry. I enjoy visiting family restaurants when in traveling. The food was tasty, a Ruben sandwich, salad, pie for desert. Décor unexceptional, wait staff was attentive. The surprise was Hal Holbrook (actor) also dining there. He commented that his meal was great. Overall a good alternative to your... More 

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Thank bLiselotte
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I ate here 4 times and tried to find something I would like. The food is pretty bland and tasteless. Like food in a nursing home. Good salad.

Thank Jeff M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Always good food at great prices & service is great too! If you get a chance try it you will be glad you do

Thank Bonnie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Enjoyed a great omelet breakfast with hash browns and toast. The coffee could have been a little fresher and the orange juice was not chilled enough for my tastes. The others had bacon dishes and a biscuit and gravy they said were good. We would definitely go back.

Bloomington, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

The food was edible... Do not order the cheese bites for an appetizer (or do if you need a laugh). They were like cheese squares that you buy at the stores and then breaded. Somehow they came out still squared and odd tasting. Our meal was nothing to rave about. My iced tea tasted like they needed to clean the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Woodlawn Rd, Lincoln, IL 62656-1446
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 217-735-1699

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