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Cerar's Barnstormer

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1201 W Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462-1512
+1 309-734-9494
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The place is very popular amongst the people of Monmouth and its neighboring towns for a fancy dinner. It's been around for years and it's age is seen in it's simple decor. The food is average. It's okay for a small town but it sure could use an upgrade in it's menu and ambiance.

1 Thank yokohamamama
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219 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There aren't many nice sit down restaurants that gladly welcome babies and have highchairs available, but the Barnstormer was great for a wonderful family meal. We were in town visiting family, and called for reservations-- Carl couldn't have been nicer. They were extremely accommodating with our large group, and the food was even better than the service. The crab cakes... More 

1 Thank Andrew W
Monmouth, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Cerar's Barnstormer Restaurant is choice of fine dining for a wide area. This easy access linen tablecloth sit down treat. The food and service are of a high level seldom seen in thid day and age. My very favorite selection is honey glazed pecan chicken with a twice baked potato.

1 Thank Bill A
Monmouth, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for steak cooked to perfection, Cerar's Barnstormer is a must. With all the places we have been for steak, nothing else compares to Cerar's. You can almost cut it with a fork when cooked medium-rare to medium-well. All of their entrees are exceptional including the fish and chicken dishes. The staff is also top notch. They... More 

1 Thank sarahlou125
Monmouth, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The BEST dining in and around Monmouth. Perfect Prime Rib every time. Superb steaks. Seafood at it's best. Professional service, waiters and bar tenders always at your call. Management knows and speaks to customer on a first name basis. They want your business.

2 Thank Rusty S
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

By far, the Barnstormer is the best restaurant in the Monmouth and Galesburg, IL area. It is a fine dining, but feel free to come dressed very casual, big steaks, nice pasta, full wine and cocktail menu type of place. In over 50 meals, they have never let us down.

2 Thank Benita D
Monmouth, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I live in Monmouth and for special occasions we always go to the Barnstormer. You can always count on good food and great service. It's not cheap hence the reason for only special occasions! If I was looking for a place to celebrate or just wanted a very nice evening the Barnstormer is where I'd head!

2 Thank momoftwo61
Monmouth, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great food, and service! Prime rib is awesome! Havent had anything that wasn't delicious. Wife love the honey pecan chicken

2 Thank blkhwk10
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We are road tripping and stopped here based on other Trip Advisor Reviews...we got lucky because they have just started opening for lunch on Sunday's. This place far exceeded our expectations. The homemade bread and honey butter was to die for. We both had delicious French onion soup. I had the chicken Colette which was out of this world. My... More 

2 Thank luvstogoAustin
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We went to celebrate 2 Birthdays ! What a great dinner. The food was wonderful , the service very good as well. She really took care of us. From the wine and drinks to the birthday cake ! What a wonderful way to celebrate birthdays! Great staff and food.

2 Thank Tricia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 W Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Monmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 309-734-9494

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