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Famous City Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
+1 309-691-9800
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10:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sandwich was really good. They have a smoker which one can smell walking up (delicious) and the food tastes like they know how to use it. The service while friendly was slow. Like a glacier moving slow. It wasn't busy. The two ladies were just really interested in their conversation with each other and whatever they were looking at... More 

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Thank Alex L
Washington, Illinois, United States
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It's not a place to go for lunch when you only have 1/2 hour. The place is small, but was packed. The tables are way too large for such a small place. On a positive note, the food was great! I ordered the brisket sandwich and loved the bbq sauce. There were a lot of things on the menu I... More 

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Thank Joni S
Metamora, Illinois
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My wife and I decided to eat out on a Friday evening since the kids were doing their own things. After a large debate we decided to dine at FCB. It was not busy at all for a Friday and we were seated right away. I see they have added gambling machines which in my opinion just cheapens the place.... More 

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Thank Jholls
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

So I finally tried one of their sandwiches, which I judged must be good simply by virtue of their pricing. A Rueben and fries for $12.15? Well, at least I know its gotta be good for that price. Except that it wasn't. The marbled rye was not grilled at all, and the pastrami was so salty that I could barely... More 

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Thank Dan W
Illinois
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

From the outside, I would have thought this place was an order-at-the-counter eatery. We went for an early lunch on a Monday recently. Found the place kind of neat inside with murals of big city scenes on the walls. They also have a bar with a small, but decent draft beer selection. We had the bbq pulled pork and a... More 

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Thank MLivestoEat
Peoria
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

it is on the corner of Glen and Sheridan. It is a really nice place,I like going there for BBQ. Friendly staff always. They are open all the time. Extra parking spaces are in the back.

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Thank Arno P
East Peoria, IL
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

I have happily reviewed this restaurant before and I am very happy to do so again. Restaurants come and go in every city ... sure hope this one stays ... If you like great walleye (truly the best and ALL YOU CAN EAT) and enjoy a glass of wine at half price, then Friday nights here should be on your... More 

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Thank Dawn M
Rockford, Illinois
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped for lunch. Nice lunch atmosphere. We both ordered sandwiches. I had chicken with pepper jack cheese with homemade potato chips as a side. The chicken was moist and tender and the bun soft. Very good sandwich and chips. My daughter enjoyed her burger and fries as well. Portions were plenty and prices were reasonable. There... More 

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Thank Pottman
East Peoria, IL
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

OK folks...we go out to eat at a minimum once a week, and I do NOT take the time to write reviews on restaurants, but sometimes ... you just need to do so! Famous City Bistro in Peoria, Illinois is a place we have gone to many times ... never had a bad meal ... tried many things. Tonight ...... More 

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Thank Dawn M
Germantown Hills, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

We enjoyed all the items our family ordered including the steak dinner, tenderloin sandwich and pastrami sandwich. The fries are very good and so was the warm cornbread loaf that came with the dinner. Good size portions, average prices, causal atmosphere, good service...... will be returning!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 629 W Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614-4830
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-691-9800

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