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Hemingways Zen Garden

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Wine Bar
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123 E 1st St, O'Fallon, IL 62269-2127
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11:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting menu with daily specials and prepared fresh. Comfortable atmosphere. If The owner, Mike, is there and he usually is, talk with him, he's an interesting guy.

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nashville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

the food at this place always is so fresh and the atmosphere is eclectic, everybody should try it. I was there for lunch and the owners are very hospitable, wish I lived closer.

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Thank sjfrick
Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A month or so ago we were shopping at the new Fezziwig's Marketplace in the old part of O'Fallon, Illinois, by the train tracks on the south side [I guess!] of town. We told the Fezziwig's owners that we were thinking about driving to St. Rose for lunch and they told us about this place, which is about a block... More 

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Thank PawPawSlim
Saint Louis, Missouri
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A kind of dive bar atmosphere but not your typical bar food. Awesome tomato soup and bison burgers. The Greek salad was good too.

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Thank Julia B
caseyville
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

delicious food, not your normal everyday fare, pork cheek for instance, very tender and flavorful. nice gathering place. music but not too loud that you can't hear yourself

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Thank hercCaseyville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small place with eclectic decor. We had some good experiences here in the past, but the last couple of visits were very disappointing. Food was not consistent, service fair at best. We gave them more than a second chance, but won't be back.

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Thank ValeriePie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Tried out a new menu item this week - Blackened Shrimp and Sriracha Pasta. Stocked full of veggies and topped with plenty of shrimp! Actually had plenty of shrimp to last all the way through the last bite of pasta - When does that happen??? Always enjoy visiting Hemingways! The staff is super friendly!

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Thank FlowCharter
O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here several times now. I usually get the bison burger and roasted potatoes which is delicious. However they are incredibly slow getting their food out. Also it can get extremely noisy inside as the interior construction doesn't absorb the sound of people talking and just echoes instead. The noise level is best if there isn't more than just... More 

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Thank keffan
O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We love to go here for lunch, always something new and delicious. Also a great place to stop for a drink with friends

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Thank grami24
O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This is a welcome break from the many bars that constitute the bulk of dining options in the "downtown" area of O'Fallon. The ambiance reminds my wife and me o small eateries we encountered in the late 60's in San Francisco off the tourist routes. The menu, while somewhat limited, does offer a nice variety of choices, and our bill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E 1st St, O'Fallon, IL 62269-2127
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  O'Fallon

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