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Merry Ann's Diner

American, Diner
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1510 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6532
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Palatine, Illinois
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fast breakfast and the wait to be seated moved quickly but the breakfast was just ok. The restaurant really is a place for the college scene and a place to go after a binge night of drinking.

Thank jet8IL
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Found this establishment to be nothing special. Service was good but food was comparable to a Denny's.

Thank Nancy J
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Merry Ann's is convenient to the campus, especially if you are staying at the I Hotel. We had breakfast there and the homemade corned beef hash was some of the best I have had. Eggs were done as I ordered. Service was prompt and friendly.

Thank TomH3860
Pontiac, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This diner looked like it was going to be a DIVE!!! While it could use xome modernization, it would take away the charm!! The breakfast we had was great and the coffee kept coming!!!

Thank Cami P
Danville, Illinois, United States
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

we have a fast and good and cheap breakfast. I had to ask the lady several times for a coffee refill . one cup of coffee on a Saturday am does not cut it. Yes I would go back because I know what I get.

Thank janecS1001XO
Palatine, Illinois, United States
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Took our college aged kid for breakfast after visiting. It was your classic diner experience! The place was full and we had to wait for a seat, but not long! The waitress cleaned the table right away, and we got food in what seemed like under 5 minutes! Had eggs, sausage, hash browns, corned beef hash...it was all good! I... More 

Thank Suzanne S
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Old school dinner with counter seating by the grill. Looking for a late night treat? Or something different for lunch? Breakfast 24/7. Try the dinner stack. Hashbrowns, sausage or hamburger patty, 2 eggs, cheese covered in sausage gravy. Your belly will thank you.

Thank abmartin55
Marion, Illinois, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the true diner! Friendly people serving good food. I asked if they could grill my turkey & Swiss -- "No problem." It was so yummy!

Thank Joyce S
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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325 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Open 24 hours? Check. Great Menu? Check. Excellent tasting food? Check. Fast and Friendly Service? Check. Affordable? Check. Why go anywhere else? See you soon Merry Ann.

Thank Michael W
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had a waiter named Kimberly and she was amazing. The food was fast and also cooked right in front of you. It is located right across the street from the Homewood Suites and Hilton Inn hotel. Very well priced and good tasting.

Thank MorganKayyy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 S Neil St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-6532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign

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