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BLUE'S CAFE

1190 W Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901-3449
+1 815-933-5315
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pie” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
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LOCATION
1190 W Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901-3449
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We took a ride with my sister down to Kankakee (about 35 miles SE of us) to try this little restaurant a friend told her about. It's a "Mom and Pop" type place that has been in business more then 52 years. Nothing fancy. Has...More

Thank meezer3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for lunch and had hamburgers. It's not as cheap as you think when everything (fries and tomato slice) is priced Ala carte. 49 cents for a thin slice of tomato??? In June? And not mentioned on the menu but slipped in on the bill?...More

Thank robertfromchicag2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best biscuits and gravy. Skillets are good as well. Lunchtime is busy but service is fast and efficient. Homemade pies are amazing.

Thank Lori C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old-style diner with great food. If they have the beer-battered onion rings then you must try them. They were amazingly tasty. At our table, we had burgers, breakfast skillets, salads, and one had the buffet with her meal. The pies are fantastic...More

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delish!!!!! I requested my burger on their delicious French toast.... Made fresh and was hot and ready to go when I picked it up.

Thank alvitag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like other reviewers, we enjoyed the pie! We loved the Hawaiian Pie!!! We had the friendliest wait person, very good food (which included a trip to the salad bar) and lots of it. One of the CLEANEST restaurants you'll ever find, too!!!

Thank summersailor1
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Blue's Cafe is like stepping back in time. Delicious food, friendly service, amazing pie. I will definitely visit next time I'm in Kankakee.

1  Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Blues Cafe has been in business since 1954. I grew up in the neighborhood in the 50 and 60's and went there for a special treat as a kid. Went there today after many years away and not much has changed. It was so nice...More

1  Thank Northerner49
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you're from this area, you know. There is NO PLACE, any place, that has better pie. You must save room. Bakers Square ? No competition. Really. Plus, the women that waitress there, never leave. It really is a 'neighborhood' restaurant. IN the neighborhood, no...More

Thank muttpuppy98
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Best little secret in Kankakee. Homemade cooked food. The pies are to die for. Good friendly kind staff and owners. Worth the stop.

Thank Sue C
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Michael W
Are Saturday mornings very busy? Thank you very much, Thunder
6 September 2016|
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Response from donaldsE9362AW | Reviewed this property |
Extremely busy; that's when several generations of families meet. Slows down a bit after 9, but you will have to stand in line before then. The @corner booth" sits 6 and is most coveted by grouos.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 19:30
Thursday
06:00 - 19:30
Friday
06:00 - 19:30
Saturday
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1190 W Station St, Kankakee, IL 60901-3449
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Kankakee
  • Phone Number: +1 815-933-5315
  • E-mail
Description
AT LEAST 11 DIFFERENT HOME MADE PIES AVAILABLE DAILY - APPLE, PEACH, CHERRY, BUTTERSCOTCH, HAWAIIAN, LEMON MERINGUE, CHOCOLATE, PECAN, COCONUT, BANANA, ETC.
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