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10 N 4250th Rd, Mendota, IL 61342
+1 815-539-7525
Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Princeton, Illinois
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've heard many people talk about Sip N Snack over the years, but last month, my girlfriends and I tried it out! It's a little different than most restaurants, but it works for them and once you figure it out, it works for you too! There are two sections of the counter. When you come in and find a spot,... More 

Thank Shirley M
Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The chicken is very good the pizzas aren't bad the cheese curds are good I have nothing bad to say it's very reasonable

Thank Donna S
West Dundee, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place numerous times and it always is a great time. The chef is experienced with over 30 yrs of service. He is a bit grumpy so don't bother him. On Sunday make sure to get there early for a Pohlie pork tenderloin - the size is bigger than Oprahs head- prices are very reasonable for... More 

Thank tcndahouse
Cincinnati, Ohio
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200 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Well, I am not a local, but my wife lived in the area for many years growing up so I guess that makes me local by marriage. While visiting her family this June, I finally made it to the legendary Sip-n-Snack. It was a Saturday afternoon and the place was packed. Lots of families sitting at long tables and having... More 

Thank cincytripper
Winterset, Iowa
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

I grew up in Mendota. And many times when I return it seems like a ghost town of sorts. So when I want to see the familiar faces and hear the energy of the town I love -- Sip N Snack is where everyone always is and returns to. If you are looking for quiet, this restaurant is not for... More 

5 Thank tenniskill
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The service,food and the atmosphere was the complete package.We were in Mendota for a week.We ate at Sip N Snack a few times.We weren't disappointed.

1 Thank razmataz1968
Mendota, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

I have been going to Sip N Snack for many many years. The chicken is great. The pizzas and burgers are too. It's not a classy place but it is where the locals go. Don't forget to try Pohlies homemade pork tenderloin. You may need to share.

3 Thank JoAnn1956
United States
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225 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

The other reviews are correct ~ very noisy atmosphere. Most of the locals who frequent this restaurant come here not only for the chicken, but also to meet with friends and enjoy their company. Think of this as a small town family restaurant with a very limited menu that also serves alcohol. You simply can't beat the price! If your... More 

1 Thank menbx5
Dixon, Illinois
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Their fried chicken is awesome and the atmosphere is friendly, if you're from the La Salle, Bureau or Lee County area, you're bound to run into someone you know! Nice family atmosphere!

Thank tommysmommy81
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012 via mobile

I found this place a disappointing after reading the rave reviews. Crowded, noisy but obviously popular with locals. There're is a chain chicken outlet at the other end of town that has better, faster, and quieter service.

Thank Ton S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 N 4250th Rd, Mendota, IL 61342
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mendota
  • Phone Number: +1 815-539-7525

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