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Shannon's Five Star

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1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
+1 309-664-0808
06:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a saturday. They had several specials and a nice waitress. Sweet tea was excellent. We both had a special and a drink and it was less than 20 dollars.

Thank Window125
Tinley Park, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stooped at Shannon's after dropping our daughter off for siblings weekend at ISU. Our waitress was OK she really didn't tell us any of the specials or explain the menu. My wife and I both ordered the beer cheddar soup. She ordered a bowl and I ordered a big bowl. Honestly there didn't seem to be that much of... More 

Thank Dave M
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch at Shannon's, we both ordered the buffalo chicken horseshoe. The french fries were hot & freshly made, the buffalo chicken breast was perfect, the toasted bread made a perfect base for the horseshoe. The horseshoe was covered with melted cheese. Yummy! Service was great.

Thank joycem604
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259 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Through the week this is a busy lunch spot.I had supper on the weekend. I ordered a special, they have several to choose from.The service is fast and friendly. My order arrived quick. The food was very good,home style.Good portion sizes. Ery good prices.I will return.Enjoy

Thank Jeff M
Lucas, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Shannon's on our way to Chicago. It was kid friendly for sure and the menu had a big variety. Everything we ordered was very good. The staff was friendly as well. The restrooms were also clean. We had an RV and had plenty of room to park. The grilled chicken teriyaki was wonderful!

1 Thank Jackie K
Seattle, Washington
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1,372 reviews
982 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We were staying in Bloomington and decided to try Shannon's for breakfast. Servings were big enough to share and the menu was extensive. Worth checking out if you are nearby.

Thank misopiso88
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Good old-fashioned home-cooking with great service. Great selection and quality of foods! Reservations recommended, particularly on Sundays.

Thank alecsgrandma
Florence, Kentucky
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great place for home cooking. Usually have a few specials to choose from along with the regular menu items. I ordered one of the lunch specials and it brought out in about 3 minutes. Great for quick lunch. Also serve breakfast and dinner but have not tried either one of those.

Thank FlorenceYall3030
Bloomington, Illinois
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137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Shannon's serves what I call "Grandma food". The yummy, nicely cooked type of American food you'll find at your Grandma's house when you visit. Burgers, pot roast, American food in general. They have an excellent St. Patrick's Day special that I highly recommend you check out!

Thank Athena_John
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174 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service. Lunch specials bring people back. Breakfast til 11am. Large portions, can be crowded for lunch, but servers are good and restaurant is large enough to handle overflow. Been here a dozen times and always enjoy my meal. Staff is well trained and locals frequent the place. I should've taken a better 'outside' picture to replace the... More 

Thank Ed V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 S Mercer Ave, Veterans Parkway & Mercer Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61704-7113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-664-0808

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