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The Forest Inn

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20657 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL 61270-9545
+1 815-772-4557
Today
16:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner there. Full menu was available as well as turkey and ham dinner specials. The food was outstanding with a large salad bar. Everything on the salad bar was fresh and constantly stocked throughout dinner service. The service was wonderful, our server Chelsea was charming and funny and very attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Bettendorf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is best dining experience in some time. My fiancé had top sirloin medium rare and cooked perfect could cut with fork mmm. I had seafood platter cooked perfect scallops, shrimp, cod stuffed crab light and delectable. You have to visit here the 45 minute drive well worth the experience.

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Thank Carol G
Fenton, Illinois
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495 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is one popular place and it sits out in the country! We had a family gathering on Saturday night and wow, it was busy but the service was still top notch. We always ask for Cindy as she is the best. She is always bringing water, and checking on us. For food, they have homemade chicken tenders, shrimp, steaks... More 

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Thank peonyrose
Poplar Grove, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my husband for a night out. We were welcomed at the door by people who appeared to be patrons, a middle aged gentlemen sat us, I assumed he was the owner, and he was almost too polite, I started to wonder if I was on camera, this kind of hospitality isn't the norm around here. The food... More 

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Thank lopezs0877
Morrison, Illinois
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The menu is varied with steaks, seafood, chicken and pork. They have a wonderful salad bar that is included with meals along with yummy warm rolls. The bar is well stocked. The service is always friendly and fast. A few years ago this old supper club was totally refurbished and has been well maintained since. The parking lot is always... More 

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Thank molliowa
Princeton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have been to the Forest Inn several times. Always a great meal and we always felt welcomed there. The owner and staff are great. Can't wait till we can go again ook

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Thank Mary K
Fenton, Illinois
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495 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We had a wonderful meal with friends on a busy Friday night. We had our favorite waitress Cindy, and she did her usual great job. We started with their fabulous salad bar and I especially love all the salads,and their cheese paste and liver paste on crackers. They even have deviled eggs and pickled herring. Now to our main course.... More 

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Thank peonyrose
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This place is great for gathering of groups for special occasions. A little noisy in the bar area but huge dining areas are quieter. If you are looking for a steak and seafood menu this is a great place.

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Thank Gabbie11
Bettendorf, IA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a pleasant, very attractive restaurant literally out in the countryside. Lots of wood and brass. Makes no pretense of being a truly fine dining experience - no white tablecloths, for instance. The service by everyone in the place was pleasant, friendly, and capable. Nice bar - pretty good selection of middle and top shelf liquor - no blue... More 

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Thank BettendorfTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I am still reeling at reading the terrible written by a vegan. If you are vegan go to a restaurant that caters to vegan. We had not gone here for some time but remembered how good the chicken was. And they have homemade onion rings dipped in batter not corn meal. The salad bar is phenomenal. It has a real... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20657 Lincoln Road, Morrison, IL 61270-9545
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Morrison
  • Phone Number: +1 815-772-4557

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