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Holy Mackerel

113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
+1 815-858-3636
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“walleye” (10 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very enjoyable experience! The restaurant is small and quaint, formerly a church. Probably has 8 - 10 tables. We made a reservation but this night it wasn’t too busy. The food we had was delicious ~ lamb shanks & mac and cheese,...More

Thank lynne G
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Knowing the chef and owner is seeking to retire, my husband and I are trying to increase our visits to this charming restaurant. Wonderful soups, freshly baked rolls, luscious seafood tacos, and always tasty entrees provide a gourmet experience in a small-town environment. If you...More

Thank bubbles57
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive service, delicious scallops, steak and walleye. That said- I was surprised to see East Coast prices in a small Illinois town...

Thank MCWC
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I rarely give a 5 star rating because nothing is perfect, but this place deserves it...starting with originality in running a restaurant with this name in a converted Presbyterian Church. The service was excellent. The food even better. We shared a salad (fresh greens with...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Too bad the chef wants to retire! You should go before he sells this charming restaurant. Situated in an old Presbyterian church, the atmosphere and food are both very good. My dining companion said that his pork with blackberry sauce was the best he's had...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone loved the fresh fish. If you can share the beef tenderloin skewers with the table, then you will all be very pleased. 5 star food in a 3 star wrapper. Dine on the altar if you can.

Thank joeyacullo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to Holy Mackerel for dinner with some friends and had a pleasant surprise. We had driven past this restaurant for about the last 15 years and never tried it before. Now we can hardly wait to go back. The menu was very good...More

Thank Jim25w644
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent food and service in a very unique setting. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed this experience.

Thank WardandBarb
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Food was good, service quick, a small intimate chapel turned small intimate restaurant. We loved it and will DEFINITELYreturn when we go back thru this area again !

Thank Tamara A
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This place is one of my top places to eat. I'm first a fan of good service and Gwen the waitress is second to none in this area. Then comes the the food. OMG, OMG!!!. The baked goods that come out of the kitchen are...More

Thank Charles G
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20 June 2015|
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Response from gwDelavan | Reviewed this property |
Definitely yes!! Its not a very large room, so they strongly require it.
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  • Address: 113 S Main St, Elizabeth, IL 61028-9778
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 815-858-3636
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