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Beehive Restaurant

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700 La Salle Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
+1 815-433-5640
06:00 - 15:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Love going there on a snowing day for breakfast. Perfect little diner. Sit in the window. Drink coffee. Watch the morning snow come down.

Thank Sjjsksj
Manhattan, Illinois
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Unexpected pleasure in central downtown Ottawa on a Sunday--less traffic, fewer crowds, but still delicious food with excellent service and good prices. Omelets could feed a village. Many varieties of favorites such as French toast, pancakes, crepes, They're open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Will be open on Thanksgiving only until noon. Will go back to try something else--had... More 

Thank roadtripmajik
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Typical small town family restaurant. I had a club house which was very good. Lots of turkey on it, maybe a bit too much mayo but a good sandwich. I had the potato soup to start and it was very hot and hit the spot on a cold day.

Thank Warren C
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Bee Hive is your typical neighborhood restaurant. Each time I've been there I've had breakfast. Good food for a decent price nice people. Whenever my husband & I are in Ottawa, we stop & have breakfast at Bee Hive. You should too

Thank Diane2424
Ottawa, Illinois
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198 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

There used to be 2 of these places; one on each corner and they were directly across from the Courthouse. Neither were great nor were they bad. They actually could have been siblings because the exteriors and the interiors were almost exactly alike. They were old, they were children of the neighborhood and they were mostly clean. The other one... More 

Thank blackfootcamp
ottawa, Illinois, USA
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

We both ate a club sandwich, fries, soup and a drink. All was very good. Their bathrooms were in pretty sad shape, though.

Thank karenk00
Illinois River Valley
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

This is a fine little place to get a quick lunch in downtown Ottawa. The food is just average, nothing fancy, nothing unusual. The regular breakfast and lunch items, no dinners. Staff is friendly.

Thank curious_diner
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

It's what Denny's, Perkins, and similar restaurants want to be.

Thank Mike P
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

Their eggs benedict are famously delicious. the locals love their eggs benedict but, other than that, it's a run-down, dirty-looking diner with cheaply priced, average tasting food. Only come here for a cheap breakfast if you're strapped.

Thank JennyOD
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2010

I went to The Beehive with a friend one time and as we were sitting there waiting for our food, a cockroach ran across our table! You can bet we got up and left as fast as we could! I've never been back there and never will go back. That is just plain nasty! Every word I have said here... More 

Thank ImperialMonarch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 La Salle Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 815-433-5640

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