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Purple Onion

American, Diner
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311 W Front St, Annawan, IL 61234-7757
+1 309-935-6621
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Annawan, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Usually have the salad bar open, you can get tenderloins, cheeseburgers, etc. and some pie for dessert. Nice waitresses.

Thank DavidBowieRox
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place was what we needed during our cross-country road trip. Food was good and affordable. My only bummer was that I was dying for macaroni and cheese, which was on the kids menu. My husband and I were the only ones in the restaurant. I asked our waitress if I could order from the kids section and she said... More 

Thank scobooty
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Average but filling down home food. Not a fancy place at all. They have a chicken salad on the salad bar that is quite good.

Thank Michelle G
Quad Cities IL, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

We always come to this place after our hunting weekends. Good breakfast with fast friendly service. Feels like eating at moms, except mom doesn't cook your breakfast to order like they do!! Great sweet tea! Make sure you have the "hunters special" 4 eggs, sausage, hash browns and toast, with honey butter!" Thanks ladies 🏹🦃

Thank Anthony Z
Spokane, Washington
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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

simple yet good food. Salad bar was fresh, pie was amazing. service was good, and restaurant and bathroom were clean. Good stop on a road trip.

Thank amillieeeee
Moline, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Purple Onion has good food, but I found the service is lacking in friendliness. When busy the staff can be very rude to you.

Thank Rhinman
Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
1,596 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,866 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

We were looking for a gas station en route from Nauvoo to Chicago and Annawan, on I-80 at exit 33, was a convenient stop. At the same time, we discovered the Purple Onion restaurant at 311 West Front Street, at the crossroads of Route 6 and Illinois Highway 78. Open since 1993, the Purple Onion if a family owned and... More 

Thank Taylor B
Waterloo, Iowa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

The service in here was great and friendly, and has that small town feel. The food was pretty good, but there was only one vegetarian option on the menu. Good place to go to unless you're a vegetarian.

1 Thank Krista S
Alpha, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Stopped by on way home from chicago, good choice getting away from interstate to find this local stop. Friendly, prompt wait staff. Good selection on menu with several specials. Priced right with generous portions. We had a late breakfast and Hashbrowns were homemade, yum.

Thank Tkcurry
Waynesville, Missouri
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Mom and Pop type of place where you can find great food and good service. found it by accident but will return on purpose when in the area.

Thank plgetz

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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 W Front St, Annawan, IL 61234-7757
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Annawan
  • Phone Number: +1 309-935-6621

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