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Eckert's Country Store & Farms

951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220-4814
+1 618-233-0513
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“apple butter” (25 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (26 reviews)
“chicken” (45 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220-4814
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eckert's Country store has been around since I can remember and I'm 59! They always have special weekend events, live music on the weekends in the summer months and their fresh fruit is hard to beat. I've used their strawberries and peaches for jam every...More

Thank dmaue_gmiius
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time eating the fried chicken dinner was awesome and the desserts were delicious 😋 The staff was very welcoming and helpful with making sure you were satisfied thanks again and we will come back again ❤️😃

Thank tgp50k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used the call ahead seating and was told 45 mins. That was fine with us and we used the time to look around and enjoy the grounds. After an hour I checked in with the host and he said we had 3 people ahead...More

Thank Dreusmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for comfort food, this is your place. I had the all you can eat fried chicken dinner. My favorite piece of chicken is thighs and they let me just order the amount of thighs I wanted. The mashed potatoes were the...More

Thank DaisyPatch1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go back here time after time with the kids. The produce and the staff are top notch. Considering the volume of people at this establishment they do a great job!!

Thank REZ1059
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the country store does carry some unique items, the cost of most everything is considerably higher than other similar places. Definitely not a good idea on most weekends since the whole Eckert’s complex is extremely crowded with parking at a premium.

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had such an incredible time with our family. I have to say though, Eckerts would highly benefit from some portable toilets in the fields. There is only one restroom for thousands of people.

Thank MickeyMae33
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I love country style restaurants but was very disappointed with this one. The store is great but quite expensive. For lunch, I ordered the chicken and dumplings. It should have been labeled dumplings. There was literally no chicken in the small cup of dumplings. None....More

Thank Buttons63025
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Dinner at Eckert tonight. Chicken Pot Pie was excellent. Side salad with Aunt Helen Sweet vinegarette dressing. Other guest had cat fish and chicken and dumplings. Everything was good.

Thank JWB102
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I wanted to try this place and see how good the chicken really was. The little biscuits with the apple butter is really good. They're like little doughnuts. The chicken was average, nothing special. The green beans and corn seem to come from a can....More

Thank L2085GXchrism
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Questions & Answers
21 November 2017|
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Response from cindymahn | Reviewed this property |
yes, they are open on November 24. It is cut-your-own-Christmas tree time! The restaurant and the store will be open. I am not sure about gluten free options on the menu, except for salads and such.
18 September 2015|
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Response from Amanda B | Property representative |
I am so sorry that I am just now seeing this, but the entry fee is per person. Children under 2 are free.
7 September 2015|
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Response from Jimbo1937 | Reviewed this property |
At the time we visited (middle of afternoon), the chicken and rolls both appeared and tasted as if they had been left over from lunch. It was obvious, we were not getting fresh cooked products. Would not recommend visiting... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, IL 62220-4814
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 618-233-0513
  • E-mail
Eckert's Country Store and Farms is the largest family-owned and operated pick-your-own orchard in the United States. Established as a farm and simple roadside stand, the Eckert family now owns and operates farming, entertainment and retail entities in Belleville, Grafton and Millstadt in southwestern Illinois. For a century, Eckert's has served the bi-state region as a local source for agricultural products including pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees during the growing season. Today, Eckert's offers an experience that extends beyond pick-your-own produce to include the Eckert's Country Store & Garden Center, and the newly expanded Restaurant. Eckert's offers specialty foods, meats, wine and cheese selections, as well as a range of classes, including cooking and wine classes for adults, and special children's activities for families to enjoy throughout the year.
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