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107 E Madison St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1923
+1 815-842-3303
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07:00 - 11:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat 07:00 - 11:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Food is usually cold to lukewarm. good coffee; friendly atmosphere, but wouldn't make a special trip to eat there.

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Thank kiddo1955
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,320 reviews
621 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

An OK cafe. Just what we needed.....a couple of quick pastries and soft drinks and a place to sit and talk a bit.

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Thank RickMIusa
El Paso
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

There are no pictures for a reason. The atmosphere is dark and depressing. The service was slow and inattentive. My BLT sorely lacked bacon, tasted only mayo and the bread was smashed. Lemon pie was okay. Husband ordered a burger and it was okay, also. Second trip to Pontiac and we both wished we had returned to Edinger's Filling Station.... More 

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Thank Tarry L
Pontiac, Illinois
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Lunch is good and save room for the pie. A tip: order pie when ordering lunch and have them set the slice to the side because you could miss out on what you wanted. It goes fast.

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Thank Dan R
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

OK, this is very important.... they are well know for their pies- my first time there, the first words out of my parents mouths were "what kind of pie today?" I was like, "wait shouldn't we order lunch first?" but, oh no! I was told you have to get your pie order in first, before all the good slices are... More 

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Thank RhotanVonRhotan
Pontiac, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We ate an excellent breakfast: biscuits of the biscuits and gravy were very fresh, enjoyed the egg sandwich on an English muffin, and American fries with onions.good food. Food was served hot. Service was good as was the coffee.

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Thank Seashell340
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had some time to kill between softball games at the rec plex. There isn't a Starbucks or Dunkin in Pontiac, so I thought I would try this place. What a great find! My latte was great. It's a full service coffee bar and restaurant. Our omlet ' s were great and our service was very good.... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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235 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

I love these small town diners because you can just order the breakfast that you want and not bother with the menu. Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, and the hash browns are done correctly. Pontiac is a bit of a tourist town, but both locals and tourists eat at the Appletree in the morning. Take a look at the pictures hung... More 

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Thank TheTimMan
Odell, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Family run establishment, very friendly folks! Home cooked meals and scratch made pies. You're not going to get an over-sized portion of anything here, but you will get a good meal for a good price.

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Thank Jacki O
Pontiac, IL
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

If you want a great burger, this is the place! My husband loves the "Indian Burger" but their cheeseburger is my favorite. The place is usually packed with locals so that is a good sign.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 E Madison St, Pontiac, IL 61764-1923
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pontiac
  • Phone Number: +1 815-842-3303

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