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Sep 24th, 2018 at 5:53:45 pm

tcr! · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Guys, where do you go to eat for comfort food on an overcast Monday? 🍽

Some place with a menu similar to Denny’s or Colonial Cafe but with good food. Money is no object. Reservations are OK.

Willing to travel to St. Charlie, Geneva, Batavia, and even Elburn.

If they’re playing Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ when Sara and I arrive, even better.

Update: I should mention that I haven’t ate meat for close to 15 years. Sara does though so it’s not taboo or anything. However, catering to both palettes would be ideal.

#helpwanted #goodeats

debbie · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Just opened this evening in Geneva!!! Amazing BBQ.. Sorry didn’t see the no meat 😕

Firewater BBQ

fleming · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Where in Geneva? Is it the old Juliette location?

debbie · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:25 pm

I believe so. The corner of 6th & state. 534 state st

fleming · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Thanks!

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Rogers B · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Livia

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dwhite · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Gammon Coach House

tcr! tcr! · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:03 pm

*** FREE WiFi - “Gammon” password “coach” ***

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dwhite · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Oak street in north Aurora has half price burgers on Mondays.

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mBastian · Sep 24, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Half pric d burgers at Craft Urban

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sinceresarcasm · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

:::whispers you’ll never make it out of Elburn:::

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Roark · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Craft urban!

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5 McAdams · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:04 pm

Art and Alma’s century inn. Burlington.

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sophie · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Riverview on Rt 25 in Montgomery!!!

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Reed P · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Just a heads up, Firewater is doing a slow open. It will be a week or 2 before we are full force. Employees are being trained, so please don’t be so quick to judge if you stop in. 😊 it takes a bit to train the employees to be on point :) We hope you all enjoy the food though. Again, slow open. In a week things should be ready to roll ❤️

sinceresarcasm · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:10 pm

What time are you all there until tonight???

Reed P · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

They are there until 9 pm. Again, our food is amazing but the employees are taking their time to make sure they put out the best 😊

sinceresarcasm · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:18 pm

I totally understand 😊 I have been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years - I’ve had my fair share of soft opens!!!

Reed P · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm

Then you understand it takes time to make great employees. 😊 thank you so much & we hope you enjoy ❤️

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Wankat0987 · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm

Cracker Barrel in Naperville

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Francisco C · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Come check us out at CRAFT URBAN at 211 James in Geneva. Burger special on Mondays!

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Tuite · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:12 pm

Country house

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aldaz2 · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:18 pm

Burgers, bbq and Italian? I don’t think that’s what was asked for.

Try the papa bear in Aurora.
https://papabearrestaurant.com/about/

dwhite · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Gammon has pizza, burgers, grilled cheese, and other comforts that are amazing. Oak street has burgers, nachos, salads, an awesome French onion soup, and so many other really good menu items.

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lili · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Monday is kids eat free at Colonial 😊

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Kim Angelo · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Grandstander in STC. Good family owned long time local people. I can’t promise Tom Petty, but ask. You never know

Bruce Verhage · Sep 25, 2018 at 6:29 am

Lol

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JoLT · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:57 pm

I do burrito grande in batavia

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Lisette · Sep 24, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Gammon and Craft urban would be my choice. Comfort and/or new twist on comfort

JoLT · Sep 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm

Gammon poutine definitely

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kambler1110 · Sep 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm

Alexander’s or Mother’s in St Charles

Graf · Sep 24, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Neither is open for dinner.

kambler1110 · Sep 24, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Oops, you’re right!! 😨

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schmalz · Sep 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Stockholms in Geneva

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diedrick · Sep 24, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Eddie Gaedel’s in Elburn has an awesome veggie burger made on the spot. And Monday is mac-n-cheese day.

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duda · Sep 24, 2018 at 9:55 pm

It’s breakfast, but my #1 comfort food is Andres Restaurant Chicken Enchiladas Crepes Verdes. I believe on the back of the menu….I’ve been ordering them for at least 8 years and still my absolute favorite ❤️

duda · Sep 24, 2018 at 9:56 pm

I’m sure they’d be just as amazing without the chicken since egg is the main feature 😉

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Graf · Sep 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm

If you’re looking for decent diner fate for dinner, the only place to get it after 2:30 or 3 PM is Lum’s in Geneva.

Monningh · Sep 25, 2018 at 6:07 am

Don’t they close before dinner?

Graf · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:27 am

Oops - just checked website. They close at 4 PM. Also, the name is Lumes Pancake House and it is in Batavia, not Geneva. Other than that, I was sort of correct! 😊😊😊

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McMaster Zak · Sep 24, 2018 at 10:36 pm

Don’t think burgers qualify as “comfort” food for most people….🤭

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Michel Juan · Sep 25, 2018 at 3:01 am

…….

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Graw Basso · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:00 am

So…. where did you go?

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DD Hays · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:19 am

The Big Skillet in Elgin

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sophie · Sep 25, 2018 at 7:56 am

Bill’s in Elgin

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tcr! tcr! · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:09 am

We ultimately chose Craft Urban. Well, Sara chose Craft Urban because she had never been. I had their Nice Salad and Charred Cauliflower, both were superb. Sara had the Short Rib Burger and she whispered unprovoked, “this might be the best local burger I’ve had.”

I appreciate all of your suggestions, too! We’ll definitely visit the non-winners since we go out for dinner. A LOT. Yep, I’ve made note of the ones we’ve never been to. I’m interested in visiting the Elburn restaurants as we’ve never ventured farther west than Randall that I can remember.

Note to restaurateurs: having an easy to find, up-to-date menu on your website along with your phone number and address is mission critical in the here and now.

Also, having at least one vegetarian option on Le Menu is helpful. I’m not saying it’s required but it can be deciding factor in where we eat.

Sara makes no bones about eating good meat and I’ll happily accompany her wherever she goes unless… I’m stuck drinking cucumber water through a paper straw like a moron.

Fish sammies are probably the easiest. Baked beans in a hotdog bun with a side of coleslaw will work.

PS- I’m still wondering about Craft Urban’s white brick building, too… 🤔

diedrick · Sep 25, 2018 at 11:15 am

well, then definitely try Eddie Gaedel’s in Elburn. They have housemade baked beans that’ll blow your mind and german potato salad. Dare I say, better than my German mother’s. Oh, and Friday fish fry is a game changer. No straws. http://www.eddiegaedelpubandgrill.com/

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dwhite · Sep 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm

Well, shoot. Bien Trucha has some amazing vegetarian options for tacos and a pablano soup that is out of this world (reservations encouraged).

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