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This is it Eatery

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16 North Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032-4228
+1 815-616-5449
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cute, quirky little restaurant downtown. It's got some very good menu items and some that miss the mark a bit. Their burgers, pulled pork, and ribs are very good. I'm not a fan of their fries or their salads. However, try the fried Oreos if you haven't done so yet. They are truly excellent and worth the... More 

Thank Kate P
Danville, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, son, and I had a wonderful experience at This Is Eat Eatery last evening. We started with fried pickles and each tried varying options: ribeye, tilapia, and the Bubba Burger. All was seasoned well and we had complementary fried Oreos as we were first-time guests. My son even purchased the homemade chocolates for his girlfriend. The staff was... More 

Thank norton5
Monroe, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My son and I returned for lunch, this time bringing my wife with us. Once again, we were not disappointed. The service was great, the food and flavors did not let us down! If you find yourself in the Downtown Freeport area and get hungry for great food and service, you can count on the team at The is it... More 

Thank Babu957
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The salmon tacos are amazing and if you haven't been there before you can try the fried Oreo's for free!

Thank jodimiller
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere is wonderful. A beautiful old building with tin ceiling and hardwood floors. And the owner is fantastic! My wife had the ribeye and I had the porterhouse and they were excellent. Perfectly prepared, tender and juicy. And the deep fried Oreo cookies are over the top.

Thank Jim M
Freeport, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We rarely stop here for lunch because the service is so slow. You have to budget at least 1.5 hours. It wouldn't be so bad but after waiting for your food then you have to wait for you check. The waitresses don't seem to have a clue. Most of the food is OK, but no one thing is spectacular

Thank Bill K
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259 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I ate here on a Saturday night. I followed a few other people in.They were kind of busy. They have a good selection of food on the menu.I ordered the steak Sandwich, mashed potatoes, slaw. The steak was just how I ordered it .It came on a soft pretzel bun. Best pretzel bun.I really enjoyed the mashed potatoes and coleslaw.The... More 

Thank Jeff M
Freeport, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is by far the best place to eat downtown. Clean. The owners have put a lot of time, passion, and hard work into making it a great place. The decor is tastefully done. The food is different from anything else you will find in town. The owner wants to make sure you leave happy. The only reasons I didn't... More 

Thank Katie R
Freeport, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They were very accommodating for our group and the food,service and atmosphere was wonderful. The menu was very diverse so there was something for every appetite. It is one of our favorite places to eat.

Thank holly682
Monroe, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had a lunch meeting today and decided to go here. It was the best decision I made today. The service during a busy lunch rush was excellent. The Blue Cheese hamburger came cooked to order and was delicious!! I will return again!! Thanks Randy and staff for a great eating experience!

Thank Babu957

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 North Chicago Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032-4228
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-616-5449

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