We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Forest Inn

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
20657 Lincoln Rd, Morrison, IL 61270-9545
+1 815-772-4557
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 67: English reviews
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have frequented the Forest Inn several times. I love the salad bar, the food is good, the owner is friendly and greats you as you walk in the door. The staff is always friendly...with the exception of the woman who handles paying and seating. The last 4 times we have been there she has been rude, talks to staff... More 

Thank Dawn A
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salad bar is always fresh and extensive. Good pea salad, kidney bean salad, macaroni salad too. Chicken tenders with sauce was my most recent choice. I couldn't finish it all and took some home. They have very good fish and BBQ ribs also, hard to decide. Place is spotless. The staff is great. No problems dealing with our group of... More 

Thank maryjanes777
Morrison, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a regional favorite. We like to go often. Remote location adds to the character. Draws a good sized crowd. Usually need to wait 5-10 minutes due to popularity.

Thank TravelinDave56
Morrison, Illinois
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food is always good and the staff very helpful. Many choices on the menu. Good and fresh salad bar. We shall return.

Thank DERGE71
Morrison, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It was for a surprise birthday party a party of ten people.It held in the banquet room. The service was very good which it is as always. The salad bar is my favorite so much to choose from toss salad, bean salad, coleslaw etc. The meal is good so good usually no room for dessert. And if it is your... More 

Thank Diana R
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Ate a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner there. Full menu was available as well as turkey and ham dinner specials. The food was outstanding with a large salad bar. Everything on the salad bar was fresh and constantly stocked throughout dinner service. The service was wonderful, our server Chelsea was charming and funny and very attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is... More 

Thank Barbara M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is best dining experience in some time. My fiancé had top sirloin medium rare and cooked perfect could cut with fork mmm. I had seafood platter cooked perfect scallops, shrimp, cod stuffed crab light and delectable. You have to visit here the 45 minute drive well worth the experience.

Thank Carol G
Fenton, Illinois
Level Contributor
512 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one popular place and it sits out in the country! We had a family gathering on Saturday night and wow, it was busy but the service was still top notch. We always ask for Cindy as she is the best. She is always bringing water, and checking on us. For food, they have homemade chicken tenders, shrimp, steaks... More 

Thank peonyrose
Poplar Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my husband for a night out. We were welcomed at the door by people who appeared to be patrons, a middle aged gentlemen sat us, I assumed he was the owner, and he was almost too polite, I started to wonder if I was on camera, this kind of hospitality isn't the norm around here. The food... More 

Thank lopezs0877
Morrison, Illinois
Level Contributor
171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The menu is varied with steaks, seafood, chicken and pork. They have a wonderful salad bar that is included with meals along with yummy warm rolls. The bar is well stocked. The service is always friendly and fast. A few years ago this old supper club was totally refurbished and has been well maintained since. The parking lot is always... More 

Thank molliowa

Travellers who viewed The Forest Inn also viewed


Been to The Forest Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20657 Lincoln Rd, Morrison, IL 61270-9545
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: +1 815-772-4557

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Forest Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?