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Dixie Cafe

501 S Main St, McLean, IL 61754-7602
+1 309-874-2900
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible14%
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“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“truck stop” (18 reviews)
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American, Diner
501 S Main St, McLean, IL 61754-7602
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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We were here for lunch and had the buffet. Certainly enough choices. The ham and brisket was really good and my daughter enjoyed the shrimp. A lot of choices for desserts as well. The food was good but I would not put it in the...More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We've talked about stopping here and finally had the opportunity. We thought the buffet looked pretty good and went with that. The fried chicken was very good but several items were luke warm at best. The flavor was there, it just needed some warmth. Everything...More

Thank kas36538
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Limited selection of cold, poorly prepared food. Overcooked fried chicken. Beef ribs were ok, but most food was old and glazed over. Maybe because it was a slow night, but you still should change out the food now and then to keep it fresh.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed January 5, 2018

In a world of more air travel...whenever my family can unplug from our busyness, we like to take a nice family road trip South on Route 66 and this is our favorite place to stop and dine. It nostalgic and the food is very good.

1  Thank MzMBB
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We stopped here for lunch as we were travelling Route 66 felt this place was iconic to our journey and a proper american diner. Very clean place and waitress lovely and helpful. Gave us ample time to peruse the menu. We chose a cheese omelette...More

1  Thank Suzibeaton
Reviewed November 11, 2017

Coming off Interstate # 55 onto State Road 136 West you find yourself on Old Route 66 and the minute you walk into the Dixie Cafe it is evident. The front of the building is full of "stuff" to remind one of those old days...More

1  Thank DSStephens
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The Dixie Truck stop is an iconic Route 66 stop. I’ve read the general store has been there almost 100 years...of course it does not look it. But I remember stopping here as s child on way to Grandma’s in Arkansas. Anyway hubs indulged me...More

Thank LeBonVieTravels
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We drove by the Dixie Cafe and truck stop on I-55 and a friend mentioned that it was a great place to stop. Besides a restaurant, they have a full service truck stop. We were seated quickly and our waitress came by with a friendly...More

Thank Batholemew
Reviewed August 23, 2017

We had the buffet. It was good, hot food, soup, salad bar and a lot of deserts. The price was good, not expensive. I would go back. Servers were very friendly.

Thank christine j
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Coming home from the eclipse, stopped here about 9 for gas and a sandwich. What a great place!!!! The food was cheaper but tasty, the service was impeccable, and the place was clean and friendly. Wish all truck stop diners were like this!!!

Thank Rick_and_Sandy_R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S Main St, McLean, IL 61754-7602
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 309-874-2900
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