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Iron Skillet Restaurant

1805 West Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
+1 217-347-0480
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good8%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible20%
3 Oct 2018
“Don't get the steak”
29 Jul 2018
“Don't go!”
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$$ - $$$
1805 West Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

No one knows how to cook a steak here. The cook & the manager both ruined 2 steaks I ordered. Son got a burger, husband ate from buffett. Took my steak off bill. I left hungry.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Just left, $50 dollars later for 3 buffets, 2 drinks..we're still hungry, chicken wings slimy, salad dressing tasted funny, potatoes dry, cake could be wall filler..we do not recommend at all..keep going!! Don't stop!

Thank tleek12018
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Our meal was very good & our server was super. Always eat here when we go thru Effingham. The place was shiny clean & comfortable

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

While stopping for gas on our way to Chicago, happened upon the Iron Skillet. It was a pleasure to walk through the doors and find very clean bathrooms, a store with a wide variety of necessity and gift items as well as a restaurant serving...More

Thank joeman5
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Iron Skillet used to be a great place to eat. We thought it was just average this visit. My husband was disappointed with the pot roast and the soup on the food bar was so low that he couldn't ladle any out. My burger...More

Thank strangenurse
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

On a long journey, nice to have good home cooked type food. Everything tasted good, was fresh and hot and service was friendly.

Thank Librariansunshine
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for supper. Good food. Pretty good smorgasbord. Has a fallen soldier table in memorial of soldiers who have died in battle.

Thank annel875
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Iron Skillets are always a dependable stop while traveling, thankfully this one is local to me. My parents eat here about once a week and bring me along once in a while. The food is nothing fancy but always down-home delicious, and the waitstaff are...More

Thank Johnathon M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On the positive side: The salad bar was fresh and the chilled salad plates really make it nice as well. The servers were friendly and attentive to our needs. The brisket was very good and the mashed taters were very good. On the negative side:...More

1  Thank Brice H
Reviewed 2 January 2017

No complaints. Food is great and staff was lovely! It was all you can eat breakfast with lots of options and a great spot for family on a budget!

Thank Brianne M
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 West Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: +1 217-347-0480
Since 1975, the Iron Skillet Restaurant has been cooking up fresh food served by friendly folks. From our hand-cut steaks to hand peeled, fresh mashed potatoes, to the Best Buffet on the highway, you'll see why professional drivers vote Iron Skillet their favorite restaurant year after year!
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