Granite City Food & Brewery - East Peoria

4.2
171 reviews
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Granite City Food & Brewery features signature menu items and proprietary beers in a polished casual setting. Menu items include Broad Axe stout beer short ribs, ponzu glazed salmon, and maple pepper bacon flatbreads.


Signature GCFB beers are brewed onsite, including: the Batch 1000 Double IPA, the Bennie German Bock, the Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout, Duke Pale Ale, and the Prairie Vixen Hefeweizen, are complemented by a rotating selection of seasonal and specialty brews.
What 171 People Are Saying
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SP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of the steak salad. The meat was so tough that I was unable to chew or cut with a knife

DB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been many times an loved it. However, we had been unable to go for a couple years and we couldn't wait to get back. And we were disappointed to say the least. We found that the menu had changed and not to our taste. Trying to be an upscale dining establishment and missed the mark. I'm sure it was a corporate decision to change the menu and so corporate lost us as customers. Service was great, but food was not.

A
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but overpriced in my opinion. Our server checked on us by quickly asking if we were doing okay while walking past our table. Last time I was there, the manager was unhelpful and rude when attempting to help us with our reservation.

J
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I ate the chicken giardinara and wondered if I got a half portion. It was very small and not worth the money. My husband got 10 fries with his dinner. Overpriced for the amount and quality of food. Service was great, though.

TF
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a nice time at Granite City. The food was good. The only thing that could have been better was the bread/crackers that come with the spinach dip appetizer. They seemed stale. The spinach dip was good, though.

TC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had brunch there and were pleasantly surprised that the adult price didn't apply to our kids. Our 11yo son was $6.95 and the twins (7) were free.

The food was good, the kids LOVED the donut station, and my husband and I were both able to find plenty of Keto options.

Our server was a bit slow on refills and plate clearing, but he was also chatting up our kids and super friendly, so it was a good trade off.

TW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service here. A Large variety of food to choose from. Meals served hot and quick.

MI
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the atmosphere is very comfortable. We had a Chicken Limone dish and a Slab of Kona Coffee BBQ Ribs and both were very tasty. I also tried the Shandy Blend Craft Beer which if you like the beer/lemonade combo is a must. Super yummy for sure. Overall it was a great date night dinner on the 4th of July with my girlfriend before the fireworks. TIP: Make a reservation or else you might be waiting quite a while to sit down. I learned this the hard way a few years ago but this year with the reservation we sat down within a minute or two of getting there.

ST
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food and service were so bad that it will be a family joke for many years to come. The blueberry long island was crystal light I'm assuming (didnt drink, taken off bill). My beer tasted like the tap was moldy. The ribeye was ordered medium rare and it came back well done (didnt eat, taken off bill). Decided to get something on the way home to eat to avoid waiting another hour for nasty food. The waitress was nice but we only saw her maybe 3 times. Never was asked if I needed a refill and when we showed her the quality of our food it took another 30 mins to get our bill right.

RD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The brunch buffet was way overpriced and the service wasn't very good. The food didn't taste all that great either. Very disappointed...

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good! Service was kind of slow but our waiter was very friendly and helpful!

N
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was good and the service was fine, but there were a lot of flying gnats we had to contend with during the entire meal. Very disappointing to have to constantly wave bugs away from you.

EB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. We were seated right when we arrived and got the ticked without waiting when were finished. Very enjoyable.

TS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The prime rib is what I came for it was already at medium at best I really wanted to come and get some medium rare something with some real juice it was like eating roast beef very tender though love the roles that were at the table and the bacon was amazing. The server didn't really give a heads-up on the bloody Mary experience or the endless mimosa which kind of oil is a bummer I kind of wanted to know about that I guess I should have said something even though it was just my first time there probably not coming back for brunch I drive 45 minutes stayed overnight for it

KH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in East Peoria for state softball. Had a large group, they were very accommodating!!!

KK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Good food and service. We had to fight off bugs (fleas? Gnats?) throughout our meal.

MO
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had dinner entrees. I would stick with the sandwiches, etc. Entrees were a little pricy for not much food.

JH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meal. Large choice of salad seafood and meats. Locally brewed beers very tasty.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Good food and good service. Everyone in our party got what they ordered and it came out hot and tasted good. Only issue was a flickering light above the table that bothered a couple of people

KV
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood. Bartender and waitress were both fun and professional.

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant staff - food was satisfactory - stir fry vegetables with salmon were quite spicy - did not finish. A reasonable meal for six adults and two children. Will not try the stir fry again.

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Initially I was disappointed that the beddah cheddah burger is no longer in the lunch special menu, as I like both it and the Asian salad, and that had been my regular choice. That lead me to try the southwest turkey burger, and it was outstanding. It was a great meal!

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Family brunch!

CW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

There were four of us. We each ate something different.... Steak, Jumbalia, fish, meatloaf....all were delicious...we will be back again. Very satisfied...good service too.

AS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Had a bison burger it was amazing however the fries were undercooked. Service was good and good beer choice just a casual vibe with high prices

AW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, our waitress went above and beyond for our group of 11 people.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were all pleasant surprised at the quality of the food. We expected good, but not exceptional dishes as are typical from a national chain. The food exceeded this expectation on many of the dishes our party of 9 ordered.

BW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was below our expectations, partly our choice but menu was unclear . Service was great. We have ate here before and enjoyed it more

DM
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Bunny Brunch was fun and the kids loved it!

R
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good ! Service always good. Love the variety on your menu. Please keep doing that. We love your place‼️

H
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last few times we’ve visited, this place has not disappointed. Excellent food, cooked to perfection. Lots of choices for sides.

m
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed a birthday celebration with my family . There were children and adults and there was something for everyone. It was a quiet evening in GC.

T
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone had a wonderful experience. Each food choice looked and tasted delicious. Chocolate cake 👍👍

CL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Hostess was rude. After seated waited 20 minutes and finally had to get up and ask for drinks and silverware. Waitress was not very attentive or friendly. We had our kids and grandkids with us. Cost us a $100 and service was terrible. We’ve been 4 times in the last month and a half and each time it has gotten worse. First time was wonderful. Since then not.

CB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very friendly and very accommodating. The food was very good and was served in a timely manner.

JC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This was the WORST brunch I've ever been at. The food was horrible and I doubt I will ever go back for brunch again
A waist of my money.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great here. The beer is good and the wait staff is always wonderful.

LE
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made a reservation online for Sunday brunch and was concerned there may be a mix up, but our table was waiting for us upon arrival. Luckily, since the person who came in after me had not made a reservation and was told there would be a 45 min wait. Upon sitting we were given a plate of carmel rolls which are delicious. Waitress was very attentive with refills and clearing plates. The brunch is really good! Lots of variety. Omelet bar, eggs Benedict, prime rib & ham, etc... Amazing donut bar where they dip your donut in your chosen frosting and then you put on the toppings. A little pricey, but I understand they have to allow for a lot of waste. Table next to us had a lot of wasted food on their table. We were allowed to take home the Carmel rolls we didn’t eat, which was nice. All in all a very pleasant experience

KH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in the family wanted something different so we landed at GC. Hadn't been there in awhile and were pleasantly surprised. Googled GC to see if I could make a reservation online and Opentable popped up with available times. I selected the first time available and drove to the restaurant. We walked in 3 minutes before our reservation and literally were walked directly to our table. My wife had a salad, I had the tuna, my son a bacon cheese burger and daughter Cajun pasta. All the food was delicious, service was outstanding. I felt the prices were a bit steep, but quality of the food and service justified the prices.

KR
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slightly high priced, but excellent food. My son couldn’t get over how his steak literally melted in his mouth.

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