Legends at Walkers Bluff
Legends at Walkers Bluff

Legends at Walkers Bluff

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.walkersbluff.com/legends-restaurant
  • Phone: 6185594893x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 4:00 pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Walker's Bluff is an exceptional entertainment venue that strives to delight our guests with a variety of activities. Whether it be an experience in fine dining, a unique shopping opportunity, or beverages that will qualify as a sensory experience, we have something for everyone! From concerts by award winning, nationally recognized artists to local live entertainment, there is something special almost every weekend. Families will enjoy an atmosphere that promotes wholesome fun. Whether it's fishing for the "Big Wonga, enjoying an outdoor movie and popcorn, or two stepping to a Nashville band, we promise you a delightful time. You'll want to sign up for our email blasts and newsletter to stay abreast of all that goes on during the year at www.walkersbluff.com. See you at the Bluff!

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Legends at Walkers Bluff
The Bluff's fine dining restaurant, Legends, offers the area's most gourmet cuisine, largest selection of fine wines and spirits, Elegant atmosphere and most spectacular service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Legends at Walkers Bluff reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)romantic (15)notable wine list (13)scenic view (12)great for brunch (5)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (4)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • romantic 4 her
    kahuna4
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was the best place I have taken her too...the food was great along with the service the atmosphere was especially amazing...I plan on proposing to my girlfriend their....good job to the staff and cooks
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were seated promptly. However, we waited at least 20-25 minutes before I decided to go to bar and get myself and my wife a drink.(no server was assigned to our table evidently). Wonder why! People who came after us were served before us. Giving us free drinks does not solve the problem.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The salmon I chose was incredible I will never eat it anywhere else because it does not even compare to legend's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful all around
    southernILdiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Ate Sunday brunch. Service good, Food good, At 1 P.M. place was almost empty, When we left a small party came in. Don"t know how they can stay open with so few diners. Shame it"s a beautiful place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a very memorable anniversary
    RainmanVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our 22nd wedding anniversary dinner wasn't so special at Legend's. The service was very slow, they didn't have the expensive wine I had ordered, the entrees that we had were all very, very salty (ribeye steak, scallops, and strip steak). Our son is a senior at SIU and we had been anticipating visiting Legends for almost 4 years and were very disappointed with the over salty food and slow service. Our waiter Adam wasn't to blame it was the nature of the restaurant. After returning home I had read some reviews of the restaurant and I'm kick my self for not reading them before having dinner at the restaurant. Based on the reviews I have read these issues have been issues for a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    Mamasdinner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our first visit to Walker's Bluff. His prime rib was tough and full of gristle. It was poor quality meat and should have been used for stociklnThe server brought him a second steak which took forever to receive. The quality was even worse. I ordered the pasta of the day. The pasta was overcooked and had the texture of paste.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must go in southern Illinois
    Sckorpio
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Every time we have visiting family or friends we take them there topically for brunch.... It is definitely the nicest place to celebrate in southern Illinois
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Legends at Walkers Bluff
    timetoeat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I drove 2 hours to take 2 other couples to this restaurant for Sunday brunch because we thought is would make a great start to a day of visiting wineries in Southern Illinois. It didn't start out good from the get go. On my Open Table reservation I requested a table in a corner because of our tendency to get a little loud. The maître de did not know about it. Of course, the one table for 6 that fit that requirement was being used by three people. Then the food took one hour to be served and all of our omelets were not made right and they were cold. On the plus side, the deserts on the desert buffet were pretty good and the salad was very good. Also, the prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    coco
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    WE were a party of four we had drinks, appetizer and dinner.It took quite a while to get appetizer,even longer to get salad,I ordered my steak well done and it was quite pink - red I had to send it back to get it well done.After dinner we ordered dessert we all wanted the choc cake ,they were out!! So we each had something different and it was not good.Quite surprised !
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    good food however the service is bad. They make you wait too long to get your food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • substandard visit
    disappointeddiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food and service did not meet the standards of previous visits, considering the $170+ amount of our check, and we did not have the "fine dining" experience we had anticipated with our special guest from Miami, FL.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our waiter was AWESOME.......the restaurant was very nice, the overall service was AWESOME.....the food on the other hand wasn't what I thought it would be. You could have knocked out a window with the bread we were served, the salad was good, my steak was good but not near as good as what I can get at any local steak house, my wife had the spinach linguine with chicken, the chicken was very good but the sauce and the spinach linguine was nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fine dining in Sou Il!,
    ILtravelduo
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Thanks, Legends. A welcome relief from the rest of the Southern Illinois scene. We love this place. Marvelous tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times.
    BoNanna
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Repeat visit. Perfect as usual. Brunch @ Legends, drinks & blues @ The Tasting Room. Wonderful ending to a long week. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow-Slow-Slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Table wasn't ready at reservation time so waited in bar. Took over 30 min to get a drink. It took a little over an hour from time seated to get our food. I think the time was unjustified. Neither the bar or restaurant was full.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were there nearly three hours! When our meal was finally served, steaks had been resting so long that they were overcooked. Was starving, but sent them back, because when you pay top dollar for a steak, they should be properly cooked. Same thing happened second time. Ate the steaks and even though they were over-done, they were excellent. Filet was extremely tender and tasty. Would return if they had better service. On their behalf, it was July 5 and they had a fireworks show going on later that evening and perhaps their staff was spread too thin?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary party
    Yankeebarn1
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had great food and service. It was cold in the room. We wish we had eaten outside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • maybe my expectations were too high
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    good. not great. apps, drinks and salad were better than the main course. desert was not impressive at all. had a few different servers. all were pretty good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 375 reviews are from the Legends at Walkers Bluff reviews archive.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Adam was a great server and the food was wonderful. We have never had a bad experience at Legends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Stamp
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Nice facility good staff nice experience a little pricy on entree's
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining by Carbondale
    DrKate
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have limited options for upscale restaurants in the area; this one is nice. For the price, though, I would pretty much love to see perfection. Air conditioning was on high when we arrived, and I was very uncomfortable. Next time will bring a warm sweater. It was fairly noisy. Service was good but not as attentive as top restaurants I have been to. My pasta with chicken was on the edge of too salty, but portion was very generous. Dessert was ephemeral, and the wine the waiter recommended was very good indeed. I'll go back for special occasion dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    ronda
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a great time ...food was excellent...alittle pricey... Great for special night out
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lasting impression
    Romancing
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and i was very pleased with our dinning experience as it was our twenty fourth wedding anniversary so we chose to try the legends and was not disappointed.We have had the privilege of dinning at many upscale establishments and found yours to be a top the list and look forward to coming back very soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay to Me
    OKAY
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food and atmosphere was okay. We went for the wine ansd was unable to taste. That was disappointing to me.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Ambiance was beautiful. Dinning room decorated for Spring was lovely. Enjoyed the Prime Rib Brunch. Loved the quiet and soft music for easy conversation during our meal. Our company was very impressed with Walker's Bluff. Personally, the pitcher of mimosa was a nice touch. Choices for the brunch was limited but we were all able to find something we liked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Graduation weekend SIU
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Restaurant setting just gorgeous. We had reservation for graduation dinner and although we had reservation, table was not ready for 15 minutes. Lots of tables were open. Not as though the place was packed. Food quality good, priced high for quality, though. Service was great. We had requested in advance a special dessert plate with our son's name and grad details. It was served flawlessly!! We had a limited graduation menu. It was not advertised. Didn't know we would have limited menu. Was looking forward to other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very busy
    Hungrydave
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was graduation weekend, and they were very busy. In spite of a few service hiccups, our server (Shane) did a nice job taking very good care of us. Both the Salmon and Chicken with pasta were delicious. I appreciated that the bartender actually brought my first cocktail out to the table himself just to make sure it was satisfactory. Nice to see that kind of attention to detail. I've already selected several other entrees that I look forward to enjoying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Legend......not.
    Notalegend
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    After being called not once, not twice, but 3 times to confirm my reservation, and told to arrive early if possible, we were 15 minutes early, and had to wait in the foyer while 2 other couples who had arrived after us were seated,[ mine was not a large party only 5 members] we were finally seated 10 min after our reservation time, only to sit for 30 min before anyone acknowledged our presence or even bring us ice water. As it was a special occasion, my birthday, and mothers day, my fiance, daughter, mother, and grandmother accompanied me to where i was sure they would be impressed and delighted. Instead we were disappointed and the only highlight was the waiter, Ken, who tried to make up for the distressing first impression we received.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the new menu offerings!
    David
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    When I visit my family in the area we always go to Legends. I was very pleased to find an updated menu with a great selection of tapas. What a wonderful way to share the experience and enjoy conversation over a glass of wine and tasty tapas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bad service
    love2eat
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was the worst restaurant for service and food. This was for prom and the service was very slow, our order wasn't right and the food was cold. For the price of our meal I expect more. Will not be back
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!!
    Joy4us
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our birthday celebration was a wonderful and perfect evening! We were given special attention by all, service was great, and our entries for four were all delicious, just outstanding! Thank you for giving us this wonderful evening. We did forget to mention it was the women's birthdays--don't know if you served a special dessert for this occasion. We did forget to mention this--- perhaps the waiter could have asked if it was a special occasion. Just a suggestion! Thanks again. We will be happy to dine again. Joyce
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad customer service
    lovegoodfood2
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    After ordering a $50 steak and biting into a lot of gristle, I asked to return it. I was met by a very defensive evening manager who did nothing to solve my problem, but let me know that this would be kitchen waste and that I was causing an issue. My problem was not taken care of and I ended up paying for a dinner I did not even eat. She even had the nerve to return to my table later and ask if I wanted some bread while the rest of my table finished their meals.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Place
    GypsyBreeze
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I took my husband here for a nice date night. The atmosphere was wonderful and staff was excellent. They were able to accommodate that I wanted to dine outside and the food was exquisite. Next time I will be trying the Kobe Beef.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    foodlover
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had a group for the sunday brunch. The restaurant is a gem in an otherwise backwoods area. The facilities were beautiful and the service was good. What I was disappointed in was the food itself. The highlight of the meal was the wonderful salad that was chill and quite delicious. The rest of the meal was a disappointment. The omelette was greasy and I didn't even get what I had ordered. The potatoes were hard and cold. The most disappointing part of brunch was the dessert buffet. Cold hard cinnamon rolls, sliced fruit, blueberry cupcakes (looked from the local Wal-Mart), and peach pastry. We all would like to try one of the other restaurants, but agreed we would not be returning to Legends anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always have an excellent wait
    nekala
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Always have an excellent wait staff and food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I took my sister in law out here for her birthday meal and we had a great time. The service was good and the food was excellent. All around nice evening and she enjoyed herself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Cheryl
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food, service, and atmosphere can't be beat Great place to go to dine or just for music and drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Legends at Walkers Bluff = 5 stars
    M1974
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Walkers Bluff is an enjoyable place for an up-scale evening out. A place where you can have a full course relaxing meal, drinks, and a great time. Walkers Bluff itself is stately, with beautiful scenic views all around, along with other attractive venues on the grounds (Seasonal Decorations added a nice warm touch). Our dinners are consistently cooked to our liking, the wines are all so tasty, and the deserts (which you must have) are all so rich and full of flavor. Brandon is our server and he is, as always, a very attentive friendly young man. The manager takes time to ensure her patrons have a pleasurable dining experience. Legends at Walker's Bluff is a place you want to visit and you will surely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WAITER
    pax747
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The waiter acted like he didn't know what he was doing. He was late getting our food and drinks. I had to loan him a pen to take our dessert order. We were at our table for 2 1/2 hours! Everyone else had come and gone! I took my wife and sister in law, and they were very disappointed in the service. Everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas
    Booj
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The decorations were gorgeous/service was excellent/food was very good too just a great overall experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.