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The Spotted Cow

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718 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4833
+1 309-691-1910
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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White Heath, Illinois
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While passing through Peoria decided on some ice cream and stopped at the Spotted Cow, rated #1 in Peoria for ice cream. Located at 710 W Glen Ave, it is a great stop for quality ice cream. Many flavors, and you can sample. I chose the Moo-newer sundae which was topped with chopped Snickers bar, whipped cream, chopped nuts and... More 

Thank Chris N
Pekin, Illinois
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little place. Swung in today while in the area for some ice cream then I noticed that they also have frozen yogurt. Got that instead. Very good and will be back with the family.

Thank Joe S
Danvers, Illinois
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

3rd trip today. Pumpkin ice cream was awesome! Lemon basil sorbet is always refreshing. Boys had turtle sundaes with german chocolate and peanut butter ice cream. They were on cloud 9. Another favorite of their's is the blueberry pancake.

Thank Ginger R
East Peoria, Illinois
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Nice friendly ice cream parlor and sandwich shop. I had a good burger and ice cream. Priced right, tasted good.

Thank ZRoadTraveler
Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Great food lots of different flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt. Tried the Italian beef, cheese burgers and chicken strips (not all at once). All were excellent. I now eat there often.

Thank Nnorman H
East Peoria, Illinois
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Spotted Cow has some of the best ice cream in the Peoria area. It is hand made at the restaurant and tastes much better than the manufactured product served at many chain shops. The menu is diverse. There are a variety of toppings and many different unique flavors of ice creams (with fun names) to choose from. I ordered... More 

Thank cgm309
Frank A, Owner at The Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. As a owner operate I really appreciate you taking the time to do a review. Again thanks and let me know the next time you come in.... A cone on me. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It was good to see my family in Peoria Illinois. This place is a classic. Been around since the 80s. Great burgers, dogs, and a really good Italian beef but you should know it is not Chicago style. They call it spotted cow style. I don't care what you call it, it's good. The ice cream is rather tasty and... More 

Thank qwerty357
Havana, Illinois
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Deliciously large breaded and deep fried tenderloin sandwiches. You can get a side of half fries and half onion rings. Fries are freshly cut and crisp and the onion rings are lightly battered and crunchy. The Spotted Cow has a nice selection of salads, sandwiches, and all-beef hotdogs made to order. Pulled pork, French dip, chicken, Chicago dogs... Be sure... More 

Thank wantsavette
Central IL
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

great locally owned family business! Great food for lunch or dinner and terrific homemade ice cream! A Peoria staple for many years!

Thank CentralLTraveler
Peoria, IL
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife had an Italian beef sandwich, our son-in-law an Italian sausage patty sandwich with onion rings and I had a pork tenderloin with French fries. The servings were very large - - my tenderloin was twice the size of the bun - - my wife's and son-in-law's sandwiches held a large portion of meat. Everything tasted very good.

Thank BKCK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4833
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-691-1910

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