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Shannon's Five Star

1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
+1 309-664-0808
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“blue plate” (5 reviews)
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1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of food for breakfast buffet--everything we tried tasted great. Plenty of fresh fruits, scrambled eggs with and without cheese, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast sticks, more that I can't remember. Clearly a favorite with many people as place was pretty full...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm always cautious of places that use the term "five star" in their name. However, Shannon's lives up to the title. The service is quick and friendly, the food is delicious, and the prices are very reasonable. After being in Kentucky for a few months...More

Thank Clint B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went there on a saturday. They had several specials and a nice waitress. Sweet tea was excellent. We both had a special and a drink and it was less than 20 dollars.

Thank Window125
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stooped at Shannon's after dropping our daughter off for siblings weekend at ISU. Our waitress was OK she really didn't tell us any of the specials or explain the menu. My wife and I both ordered the beer cheddar soup. She ordered a bowl...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We enjoyed lunch at Shannon's, we both ordered the buffalo chicken horseshoe. The french fries were hot & freshly made, the buffalo chicken breast was perfect, the toasted bread made a perfect base for the horseshoe. The horseshoe was covered with melted cheese. Yummy! Service...More

Thank joycem604
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Through the week this is a busy lunch spot.I had supper on the weekend. I ordered a special, they have several to choose from.The service is fast and friendly. My order arrived quick. The food was very good,home style.Good portion sizes. Ery good prices.I will...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Shannon's on our way to Chicago. It was kid friendly for sure and the menu had a big variety. Everything we ordered was very good. The staff was friendly as well. The restrooms were also clean. We had an RV and had...More

1  Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were staying in Bloomington and decided to try Shannon's for breakfast. Servings were big enough to share and the menu was extensive. Worth checking out if you are nearby.

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Good old-fashioned home-cooking with great service. Great selection and quality of foods! Reservations recommended, particularly on Sundays.

Thank alecsgrandma
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great place for home cooking. Usually have a few specials to choose from along with the regular menu items. I ordered one of the lunch specials and it brought out in about 3 minutes. Great for quick lunch. Also serve breakfast and dinner but have...More

Thank FlorenceYall3030
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Do you have any gluten-free options on your menu?
28 April 2016|
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Are you open on a Sunday?
6 February 2015|
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6am - Noon on Sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-664-0808
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