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Neli's Family Restaurant

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1055 Gardner St, South Beloit, IL 61080-1410
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are local. First time. Fried chicken very good, fried perch good. Barley soup average-didn't care for it. Cracker basket- saltines and wrapped rolls that were not fresh. Saw individual salads being made with no gloves on. Excellent and friendly service. Huge menu--too big actually. Clean to a point. Carpet filthy, bathrooms clean, but very small(one at a time) and... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff. Clean. Good hot food. Quick on the coffee refills. You won't be disappointed. Choose the sausage patties over the links.

Thank pb2823
Fairfax, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on Mother's Day while travelling. Not crowded, looked mostly like locals (which is what is needed to keep a restaurant running!). Quick service. "Typical" diner menu - meaning a whole lot of variety and a whole lot to choose from. Hard for someone to not be able to find something they would like. Everyone happy with what... More 

Thank bruceha2000
Park Ridge, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant with a big menu. The building appears to have been a fast food place from a few decades ago and is near a couple of decent antique malls. It is a couple of miles west of I-294 (Jane Adams) and a few hundred feet south of the WI border. (1055 Gardner St, South Beloit, IL... More 

Thank 4Endymion
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place is hard to get in to, and for good reason! They serve typical diner food, but the taste is amazing. Our waitress was friendly and we received our food very fast for how busy it was. There was not an empty seat in the house.

Thank Shannon C
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My son and I have been here a number of times. We come to South Beloit quite often for the 2 antique marts very near Neli's - the perfect place to have lunch! But today, it was different. The parking lot was mobbed - we considered going somewhere else. But we didn't. I was surprised that they could handle such... More 

Thank Ann B
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118 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Stopped here for breakfast and was presently surprised, Large menu with great selections , price were very reasonable and the service was very quick. This is one of the better places to get good breakfast..

Thank Rich R
Denver, Colorado
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182 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I went to this restaurant as I was staying to the hotel next door and found it a pleasant experience. They have a wide selection of items on their menu and it’s a home cookin style. All items were very reasonable in price points and are large portions. They have daily specials too. The interior is a little dated, but... More 

Thank funtobeme
Kingston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped here for a quick lunch before a family wedding and decided to come back again the next day. The waitstaff is wonderfully friendly and helpful. The food is fresh and the portions are generous. The Boston Cream Pie is the BEST I have ever had!!!

Thank H3222MYdonnam
Denver, PA
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234 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Excellent home cooking lunch. Waitress very nice and dining are clean and inviting. A good place to eat after antiquing.

Thank Dar K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1055 Gardner St, South Beloit, IL 61080-1410
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  South Beloit
  • Phone Number: 815-389-0529

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