Blue Boar Restaurant

★★★☆☆
  • 920 Kratzinger Hollow Rd

    Cobden, IL 62920

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  • 618-833-7788

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Sun 10am-7pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 10am-11pm

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I don't know what went wrong for "mike d." who wrote the only other review for this place, but I couldn't disagree more with that rating if I strained.

The staff was just fine. They were personable, friendly, and quite cheerful. Also clean.

The service was reasonably rapid, the table was clean and well-presented. The waitress had drink orders and hot bread and butter on the table promptly. Our order was taken, prepared, and delivered to the table in quite a short time. The order was prepared as requested, as well. Steaks were medium in the case of my wife's order, and rare for me. Rare was precisely rare, and medium was exactly the correct temperature, from the look of it.

The food was excellent. The side dishes were very well done and quite nicely presented on the plates. The beans are very nicely spiced, warm but not flaming-stupid-hot. The steamed vegetables were still crisp and not cooked to mush. The salads had slices of tomato and cucumber and other crudites, they weren't the usual Southern Illinois redneck salad (a bowl of iceberg and a dollop of Miracle Whip....).

Nobody was yelling at anyone, and neither were they drunk.

The music started about five minutes before we were going to leave. We stayed another 20 minutes. Whomever it was playing the guitar and harmonica up on that little balcony, well, he knows the blues. I'm trying to find out who it was so I can see if he has any recordings. I'm buying his record if he has one, or downloading it. (Somebody said his name was "Pryor." Maybe "Riley Pryor" or "Harley Pryor" or something like that.) I'm calling them tomorrow and asking who he was.

There's nothing like Five-Star down here in my home area. I've been to several places around the world that do rate five stars. They aren't up to that level, but that's not a bad thing. Five stars too often comes with a level of snobbery that isn't acceptable for us 'common folk.' We'd rather a few less stars and a lot more friendly people instead.

But the Blue Boar does a very good four stars, and they managed to stay friendly.

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★★★★☆

I don't know what went wrong for "mike d." who wrote the only other review for this place, but I couldn't disagree more with that rating if I strained.

The staff was just fine. They were personable, friendly, and quite cheerful. Also clean.

The service was reasonably rapid, the table was clean and well-presented. The waitress had drink orders and hot bread and butter on the table promptly. Our order was taken, prepared, and delivered to the table in quite a short time. The order was prepared as requested, as well. Steaks were medium in the case of my wife's order, and rare for me. Rare was precisely rare, and medium was exactly the correct temperature, from the look of it.

The food was excellent. The side dishes were very well done and quite nicely presented on the plates. The beans are very nicely spiced, warm but not flaming-stupid-hot. The steamed vegetables were still crisp and not cooked to mush. The salads had slices of tomato and cucumber and other crudites, they weren't the usual Southern Illinois redneck salad (a bowl of iceberg and a dollop of Miracle Whip....).

Nobody was yelling at anyone, and neither were they drunk.

The music started about five minutes before we were going to leave. We stayed another 20 minutes. Whomever it was playing the guitar and harmonica up on that little balcony, well, he knows the blues. I'm trying to find out who it was so I can see if he has any recordings. I'm buying his record if he has one, or downloading it. (Somebody said his name was "Pryor." Maybe "Riley Pryor" or "Harley Pryor" or something like that.) I'm calling them tomorrow and asking who he was.

There's nothing like Five-Star down here in my home area. I've been to several places around the world that do rate five stars. They aren't up to that level, but that's not a bad thing. Five stars too often comes with a level of snobbery that isn't acceptable for us 'common folk.' We'd rather a few less stars and a lot more friendly people instead.

But the Blue Boar does a very good four stars, and they managed to stay friendly.

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The only thing worse than the food was the service, The staff seemed dirty and had bad attitudes. The owners were openly yelling at staff in front of customers. They seemed drunk. It was a night mare.

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The only thing worse than the food was the service, The staff seemed dirty and had bad attitudes. The owners were openly yelling at staff in front of customers. They seemed drunk. It was a night mare.

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