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Hillside Restaurant

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121 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL 60115-3203
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:30
Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 15:15
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For years, the Hillside has been our favorite place for Chicken Alfredo. We loved the rich flavor of the sautéed lightly floured chicken breast in the perfectly presented pasta with Alfredo sauce. Now if you want the dish prepared this way, you have to ask. Your other option is grilled chicken....what?????

Thank Alexa T
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to have breakfast at an unfamiliar place with our family and college student. Hillside offered just that. The food was delicious. The portion size was a tad small for my men-but for me-it was just right. Our waiter thought of everything, as we never had to ask for extra anything. The free intro muffins were an unexpected surprise... More 

Thank Adrianne M
St. Charles, IL
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Credit to the owners who were really hustling the day we visited for dinner (prior to a show at the nearby Egyptian Theater). I had a good fish dinner and my dining companion had an average meal. Our server was very good but very busy and the place seemed a bit understaffed. We visited as a "treat" to ourselves and... More 

1 Thank OtherBeach
Woodstock, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visiting sister in town and wanted to go to a quiet place to eat with elderly parents. This was a great spot for a family dinner. Great menu choices, very friendly staff. Very surprised that there was not more customers on a Sunday evening but it allowed for a better experience. Looking forward to coming back and trying out their... More 

1 Thank Laurie M
Rochelle, Illinois
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431 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We dropped in on a cold Thursday night for dinner. We didn't know anything about this place. The interior is nice and cozy and warm. Our hostess promptly seated us. The wine list is a little thin. Not anemic, but not deep either. The menu has a number of ethnic options. I tried their Beef Strogonof, which was tasty as... More 

1 Thank AvWriter
Huntley, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Terrible experience on Thanksgiving day with my wife and 93 year old father. Reservation at 3:45 - arrived at 3:30 turned into waiting out in cold for 20 minutes only to be told it will be another 40 minutes. Than after driving around to kill some time and never receiving the phone call from the young girl ( who said... More 

Thank ggallagher57
DeKalb, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Hillside has been around for a long time. The new owners can seem to get it right every time. I have to say though that the Sunday brunch I had was very good.

1 Thank daughterofhercules
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We found this after searching "cute diners" on Trip Advisor and made a day out of it in this old part of DeKalb. The restaurant is hidden away on a little side street off of historic Lincoln Highway and is just as adorable in person as it is in the picture. Our lunch was delicious, the hostess and waiter were... More 

2 Thank Nora A
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

In town for some errands we decided to scout the downtown for a local diner instead of visiting the usual Panera -- what a great find! The menu is varied and definitely inventive which was much appreciated. My companion ordered a Broccoli cream soup which was absolutely delicious. An alternative version of Liver and Onions was offered so, what the... More 

1 Thank Pat H
Sycamore, Illinois
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Having visited Hillside many times, always enjoyed a pleasant experience, wonderful meal. I prefer their german cuisine.

1 Thank Chas L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:15
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL 60115-3203
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DeKalb

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