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Maquet's Rail House

$$ - $$$American, ,
221 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-3102
+1 309-620-8072
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (15 reviews)
“tenderloin” (14 reviews)
“onion straws” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
221 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-3102
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good bar food and fast friendly service. The Philly cheese steak is one of the best in the area. Comfortable setting with a railroad theme. Wait staff is good and very fast even with the large crowds on busy nights and lunch times. Try...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere and the food is great! Family friendly~! The beef sliders are great~! The tenderloins are so huge they offer an extra bun or sell half...Big enough to share and home made. Famous for their Rueben!

Thank jankevinw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food the hamburgers are delicious you get plenty with the sides as well. Prices are not too terrible for the amount of food you get. Very cool atmosphere for downtown Pekin.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has great burgers and huge tenderloins. Good food for decent price. We stop by here frequently.

Thank writer1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a work lunch at the Railhouse in Pekin. I had the potato skins which had a delicious Monterey cheese sauce, then topped with shredded cheese, bacon bits, and green onions, then served with a side of sour cream. Very yummy cheese sauce. A...More

Thank BobMuddy
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Nice place, good atmosphere and very friendly and professional staff. We were in for lunch and found everything very good. Especially the fried mushroom appetizer. Best I have had in a long time. Would definitely try again.

Thank Rkolb26
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Yummy lunch. ..we had a burger and grilled chicken salad so good. Nice service. $27 with 20% tip. Definitely one of the best places to eat in Pekin.

Thank Autumnd7
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff, and I love the old building, which was redone but kept its charm. Can get a bit loud at times, but that's not a problem...just a note in case you are wanting a quiet place.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The restaurant was very busy and our waitress was managing multiple tables, but she did a great job. The food was served hot and was quite flavorful. I would definitely go back again when I'm in the area. The building itself is neat and full...More

1  Thank Olivia C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife , son , and 2 grandsons enjoyed our lunch. My wife and I split a tenderloin. Sweet potato fries. Son had a horseshoe sandwich and grandsons had tenderloins.We all were pleased with our service and food.

1  Thank Robert F
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Questions & Answers
18 March 2017|
Response from Dustin M | Property representative |
We serve prime rib sandwiches as a special every Friday.
25 October 2016|
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Response from Dustin M | Property representative |
I'm really sorry - yes, we do sell gift cards. Look like someone answered your question. I don't see these notifications unless I actually log into the site vs look at TA from my phone. I apologize it took me so long to... More
6 August 2015|
Response from Hollyhock59 | Reviewed this property |
No, you can usually find comfortable seating. Weekends may be busy, but it is a sign of their popularity and great food and service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: +1 309-620-8072
Casual atmosphere. Old style bar with modern ameneties. 100+ year old building that has been fully renovated, keeping much of the original decor.
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