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The 50's Diner

American, Diner
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4700 N. University Suite 60, Peoria, IL 61614 (Formerly Maid Rite)
+1 309-692-6300
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequent the 50's Diner weekly with friends. We have as few as 4 in our party, and more often 8-10. The breakfast hour seems to be the busiest and the breakfasts are very good, but not necessairly of the Egg Harbor or LePeep type. More "down home" cooking! The wait staff is very good - and most times filled... More 

Thank Bob C
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I really enjoyed our meal there. Our two year old puked at the table and the staff rushed to our assistance. Seven stars if possible.

Thank marklehn
Evans, Georgia
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came here for breakfast. The breakfast menu was good with a variety of omelets and egg preparations, as well as pancakes, French toast, etc. The prices were very good, especially considering the size of some of the specialty choices - a skillet with eggs, veggies, potatoes, etc. all mixed in together. My granddaughter had the "Horseshoe," which proved to... More 

Thank Richard D
Longwood, Florida
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I'm still sick from the PATHETIC and AWEFUL steam burger we had 2 days ago. The bread was stale, the burger loose meat was dry, unsavory, and crunchy. It was as if the left overs at the bottom of pan were scrapped out and served to us:-((((. The service was very bad as we NEVER got our fries and the... More 

Thank Preston B
Dunlap, Illinois
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Please note that this visit was on a Sunday and the place was packed. But... We stopped here for breakfast. We typically very much enjoy the 50's Diner breakfast after church. This visit was not good. First, the table, which had just been bussed, was sticky. Very sticky, like the table was washed with diluted syrup. I had to go... More 

Thank Stormshine
East Peoria, Illinois
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This used to be part of the Maid Rite chain. Same great food after the change. The service was friendly and the food doesn't disappoint. Try the breakfast anytime of the day! The lunch and dinner foods are good as well. The old 50's look of the diner is throw back for the young to see!

Thank Cliff Q
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

In from out of town and loved the theme. Food was very good. Waitresses awesome. Felt at home. They have a small store that I loved with 50's theme. When I come back in town I will be eating there for sure.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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219 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I only went there for the loose meat sandwich.It Was very big next to your average burger joint.Beats the original made rite in springfield to pieces.crinkle cut fries are the norm. restaurant and gift shop.

Thank Jeff M
Peoria, Illinois
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Best service ever! Service so nice and food comes out so fast. Classic diner food. I have only ever had breakfast, but it is always delicious. Hash browns, eggs, and my husband loves biscuits and gravy. Reasonable prices. Solid choice!!!

Thank lovetoeat1029
East Peoria, Illinois
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Had a men's breakfast with 12 in attendance. Great variety of breakfast foods. plus the coffee is good also, served in nice size ceramic mugs. Place was busy for 7 am, so must be the place for regulars in the community to meet and eat.

Thank D R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4700 N. University Suite 60, Peoria, IL 61614 (Formerly Maid Rite)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-692-6300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?