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The Loft

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852 E State Route 116, Ashkum, IL 60911
+1 815-698-2483
06:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Thoroughly disappointed . Went with a friend, we both ordered prime rib medium rare. What we received was not prime rib. It was pre-processed meat from a bag. It had liquid smoke injected all the way around the meat evenly to try and simulate rub. It had a nasty version of au jus poured over the meat in an attempt... More 

Thank John B
Crystal Lake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We were traveling home to northern Illinois through this area and decided to stop for dinner. We looked this place up and decided to try it. It looks a bit rough on the outside, something that you might easily pass. The parking lot is kind of a mess too. Sign kind of falling down almost, but once inside you see... More 

1 Thank Sheila L
Racine, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Great service. Friendly staff. Very busy restaurant. Food was excellent. Soup and salad bar and home made entrees. Family atmosphere.

Thank Mary N
Gurnee, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Great location off the highway. Salad bar & soup ready for hungry guests. Classic American food, reasonably priced. Ok service.

Thank TCPotter5
Washington, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

This is the 6th or 7th time we have visited the Loft. It is a perfect meeting place for our family, halfway between Washington, IL and Valparaiso, IN. We are always welcomed and treated like honored family. Thank you for making Thanksgiving out feel like home!

1 Thank judi829
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We were pleasantly surprised when we got off the interstate. We didn't want fast food so thought we'd give this quaint little restaurant a try. The salad bar and soup was really good as well as our main dishes. Will stop again.

1 Thank stephIllinois
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday night. I had the broasted chicken and my fiancé had the sautéed chicken livers with mushrooms and onions. Delicious! The salad bar was fresh and tasty. Will definitely be back.

2 Thank Robisky
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stopped there on a Sunday morning on our way to Chicago - and I am so glad we did!!! It's a hometown atmosphere with some good homemade food. We both ordered omelettes and they were excellent!! The portions are huge and the coffee was endless. We will certainly stop there on our way back!! I just wish the outside... More 

2 Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

My family and I stopped in this restaurant for the first time Friday night and were completely grossed out!! You can look at the window the food comes out of and see both cooks standing there with cigarettes hanging out of their mouths cooking food for customers. We could see this from our table. The cooks also touched their hair... More 

2 Thank Mommydearest9
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I stopped here on my way to chicago and must say that the food tasted like canned microwave food. The price was ridiculous for the quality of food it was. Highly recommend not stopping here

Thank jackie2959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 852 E State Route 116, Ashkum, IL 60911
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ashkum
  • Phone Number: +1 815-698-2483

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