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Iron Horse Restaurant

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101 S Merchant St, Effingham, IL 62401-2425
06:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a good restaurant with a huge salad bar. The best salad bar in town. The items are always fresh and they have the best pineapple. Unfortunately, lately the hot food items on the salad bar are not very good. The "italian night" used to have fried ravioli and other items. Now, it seems like they just put out... More 

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Altamont, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

If you're a meet and potatoes type of person, skip the buffet. There's plenty of salad, but if you're getting it for the hot food you'll be extremely disappointed. The biscuits were cold, the tortilla's were cold, only had dark meat fried chicken. I can actually list the entire selection of the hot lunch buffet for you. Ground beef, cheese,... More 

Marshall, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

I have been eating at the Iron Horse Restaurant for around 30 years. I've moved further away, but we still do a weekly trip into Effingham and usually eat at the Iron Horse. They have some of the best green beans. Recently, however, I have noticed that the quality of the food has suffered. Twice in the past two months,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

The food is best at lunch when it is first put out. The variety is pretty good and the atmosphere is decent. Have a good salad bar if you like that. It is simple, clean, and basic food. If you want options, a clean place to eat, and reasonable prices, it is a good place to think about.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

Iron Horse theme represents RailRoad influence in Effingham as a center for commerce. HO gauge trains circle the track overhead while the selection on the food bar awaits. Seasonal favorites, fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and desserts will satisfy children through seniors. VEGAN friendly foods available! Our go to spot for a quick and delicious meal.

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Rossville, Indiana
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

This place is a treasure hidden away in an IGA grocery store. They have lots of hot and cold food options and everything is fresh and well prepared. There is plenty of seating area and we found it a great place for a very reasonably priced relaxed lunch with relatives. We will definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S Merchant St, Effingham, IL 62401-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham

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