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700 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-5012
06:00 - 15:00
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Ottawa, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a budget and want to fill up? This is the place. Limited hours so not open for dinner, but awesome diner.

Thank smarcellis2017
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

New home to Pink Chihuahua March, 2017. Complete transformation of this long time downtown Ottawa anchor. Great location for courthouse lunch and now will boast a bar.

Thank jaybee2525
Glenview, Illinois
Level Contributor
66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Extensive omelette, skillet, breakfast menu. I had the eggs Benedict with Canadian ham. The ham slice was thick. It was very good. Son had a full size waffle although it was a kid's order at $4.02. Another son had 2 adult size pancakes from the kids' menu. Home fried potatoes came with the adult breakfast orders. Endless coffee. Saw some... More 

Thank Glenview_mom
Melrose, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Service was excellent, menu was very extensive we actually visited twice in the 5 days we were there. Loved the fact that they had breakfast all day... grilled cheese was best I ever had!!

Thank cher969
Ottawa, Illinois
Level Contributor
80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I hadn't eaten at the Bee Hive for over 30 years. Remembered it as a greasy spoon/smoked filled type of place. Not true anymore! Very modern and clean. I had cod and my wife had chicken. Both were good flavor and huge portions. Good fries also. Only place I've eaten for years that I had to take... More 

Thank Don S
San Francisco
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

People in the Midwest are so nice, and tis place is an example of why. Great service at the counter on the day after Christmas. Great Mexicaon skillets.

Thank SayGoWeGo
Springfield, Illinois
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Went to breakfast at Café on Main however found they are closed on Sundays. We saw the Bee Hive on the way and went back there. It was not busy inside with only two seated tables at 7:30am. You need to overlook the old décor and pay attention to the menu and you won't notice the buildings flaws. Waitress was... More 

1 Thank WHY157
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

This diner could use a facelift and a good cleaning. The food was good, the service was great, the diner looks like decor from the 80's and it needs a good cleaning.

1 Thank paintapot
Ottawa, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Great breakfast skillets. Lunches are good here as well, but we think breakfast is the best meal to have here.

Thank luvtrvl99
ottawa, Illinois, USA
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We both ate a club sandwich, fries, soup and a drink. All was very good. Their bathrooms were in pretty sad shape, though.

Thank karenk00

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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
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350-5012
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Ottawa

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