Cerar's Barnstormer Steakhouse & Catering

★★★★☆
The Finest Restaurant in West Central Illinois for two decades.
  • 1201 W Broadway

    Monmouth, IL 61462-1512

    Cross street: Monmouth, IL

    Map & Directions
  • 309-734-9494

About Cerar's Barnstormer Steakhouse & Catering

Hours
Mon 5pm-9pm ; Tue-Fri 5pm-10pm ; Sat 4:30pm-8:30pm ; Sun 5pm-9pm
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PLEASE READ BEFORE THINKING OF GOING HERE! My husband and I went to here Wed. Dec. 28, 2011 at 11:45 for lunch. We had the lunch buffet. The wait staff was very friendly. No waiting. That should have tipped us off of the outcome. We were seated right away. As to our surprise, there was butcher paper on the table tops covering the tablecloth. WHAT? The atmosphere was very outdated and needed a bit polished to say the least. They try to be an upscale restaurant, but they're far from it. I would recommend your local Ma and Pa restaurants over this any day. Even a bar/grill lounge. We had a wonderful fresh salad plate. Not a lot to choose from, but it was fresh. Then we went for the entree. They had old tiny salad shrimp that were breaded and cooked to death, chicken tetrazzini that looked to be made from leftover chicken, a mushy ham loaf, oven baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. I took a few of the shrimp and couldn't finish them for being so tough and old. Needless to say they weren't even deveined. I left them on my plate. Also I had taken a piece of chicken thigh meat and after one bite of their OLD leftover oven baked chicken that was cold to the touch, I put it down. Notified the server and she said ""That I must have gotten it off the top"". NO, I got it from the bottom of the pan, Her and two other employees checked the buffet warmers. Not a word was said to us if it was working or not. Then as to my surprise, our server had brought our ticket/bill. Nothing was deducted. I asked her if we were going to be compensated for the cold chicken. Her response: ""We checked it out and it was hot"". NO IT WASN'T. I have worked in food service for over 18 years and I know what is hot or cold. That chicken was COLD and OLD. We looked over our bill of coffee and an iced tea at $2.49 EACH, the buffet was $17.98 for two unlike their website states. Taxes on top of that for a total of over $25. For what we got, Subway would have been a better choice. Never again! We will NEVER go back there again and we will spread the word about how they treat their customers. Very poor quality of food and very poor food safety measures. If you're there for the salad, you'll do OK. Don't bother to get the buffet. So far, I'm very surprised I've not gotten food poisoning. Please, PLEASE read

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★☆☆☆☆

PLEASE READ BEFORE THINKING OF GOING HERE! My husband and I went to here Wed. Dec. 28, 2011 at 11:45 for lunch. We had the lunch buffet. The wait staff was very friendly. No waiting. That should have tipped us off of the outcome. We were seated right away. As to our surprise, there was butcher paper on the table tops covering the tablecloth. WHAT? The atmosphere was very outdated and needed a bit polished to say the least. They try to be an upscale restaurant, but they're far from it. I would recommend your local Ma and Pa restaurants over this any day. Even a bar/grill lounge. We had a wonderful fresh salad plate. Not a lot to choose from, but it was fresh. Then we went for the entree. They had old tiny salad shrimp that were breaded and cooked to death, chicken tetrazzini that looked to be made from leftover chicken, a mushy ham loaf, oven baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. I took a few of the shrimp and couldn't finish them for being so tough and old. Needless to say they weren't even deveined. I left them on my plate. Also I had taken a piece of chicken thigh meat and after one bite of their OLD leftover oven baked chicken that was cold to the touch, I put it down. Notified the server and she said ""That I must have gotten it off the top"". NO, I got it from the bottom of the pan, Her and two other employees checked the buffet warmers. Not a word was said to us if it was working or not. Then as to my surprise, our server had brought our ticket/bill. Nothing was deducted. I asked her if we were going to be compensated for the cold chicken. Her response: ""We checked it out and it was hot"". NO IT WASN'T. I have worked in food service for over 18 years and I know what is hot or cold. That chicken was COLD and OLD. We looked over our bill of coffee and an iced tea at $2.49 EACH, the buffet was $17.98 for two unlike their website states. Taxes on top of that for a total of over $25. For what we got, Subway would have been a better choice. Never again! We will NEVER go back there again and we will spread the word about how they treat their customers. Very poor quality of food and very poor food safety measures. If you're there for the salad, you'll do OK. Don't bother to get the buffet. So far, I'm very surprised I've not gotten food poisoning. Please, PLEASE read

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This restaurant offers excellent steaks, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches. The service is always good, but the food is even better!! The only thing that bothers me about this place is that I feel that they tend to nickel and dime you: when I pay twenty-some dollars for a steak, I do not like to have to pay an additional fee for sour cream, one of the potato choices, etc. If you want to go for a special diner, this is a great choice!

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★★★★★

This restaurant offers excellent steaks, seafood, pasta, and sandwiches. The service is always good, but the food is even better!! The only thing that bothers me about this place is that I feel that they tend to nickel and dime you: when I pay twenty-some dollars for a steak, I do not like to have to pay an additional fee for sour cream, one of the potato choices, etc. If you want to go for a special diner, this is a great choice!

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By far the finest restaurant in west central Illinois and eastern Iowa great steaks and fresh seafood great service very friendly i can't believe this great restaurant is in monmouth illinois

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By far the finest restaurant in west central Illinois and eastern Iowa great steaks and fresh seafood great service very friendly i can't believe this great restaurant is in monmouth illinois

Pros: good parking, great food, clean

Cons: in monmouth

Message from Cerar's Barnstormer Steakhouse & Catering

For years, we have been known for our aged hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and signature chicken entrees. For a more petite appetite, we have a variety of sandwiches, salads and appetizers. One thing is certain, no matter what your liking is, we have something for everyone.
Serving in Monmouth, IL.
30 years.
Restaurant is also open Tuesday-Friday from 11am to 2pm.. Dining,Catering

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