Top 10 restaurants in Metropolis, United States

April 14, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. It has a population of 6,465 according to the 2013 estimate of the United States Census Bureau. Metropolis is the county seat of Massac County and is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area in Southern Illinois.
Things to do in Metropolis

1. Fat Edd's Roadhouse

323 Ferry St, Metropolis, IL 62960-1850 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 618-524-5525
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 305 reviews

Fat Edd's Roadhouse

Reviewed By dickchirko - Bolingbrook

I am a 71 year old American traveling to Florida with his wife. This is a nice local place with good food at good prices. The ambiance is comfortable with a local feel. We sat a booth across from the bar. I ordered the catfish platter, a cup of chili, and onion rings. My wife had the 1/2 pound burger. All excellent. The burger was freshly cooked with high quality hamburger meat and tasted very good. The menu says the catfish is 'battered' but it is breaded which I MUCH prefer to batter. Tasted very good and utterly fresh. The rings were also breaded and not battered and were just great. When bite one you bite right through and you don't drag the rest of the onion from the part you are holding in your hand. The chili was OK but not the best I've ever had. Service as good and price (with a diet coke) was $16 with tax tip and all.

2. Dairy Queen

401 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2144 Seating Fast Food +1 618-524-5454
Excellent
25%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 12 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A very cute and comfortable location. The service was very friendly. And fast. And of course the ice cream is just yummy Dairy Queen. Seating inside and also outside too. Plenty of parking

3. 718BrewCafe

718 Market St, corner of 8th and Market across from Lois Lane statue, Metropolis, IL 62960-1634 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Brew Pub, Cafe, Delicatessen, Pizza, Wine Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 10 +1 618-524-7180
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 33 reviews

718BrewCafe

Open 7 days a week. Batch Beer Brewery, serving pizza, sandwiches, salads, espresso and hand dipped ice cream. Great selection of craft beer and local wines. Casual family friendly atmosphere in country steampunk chic. Covered and fenced outdoor patio. Walking distance to Superman and Lois Lane statues and the Superman Museum. Fresh tasty made to order while you wait or call ahead. We also host great painting parties monthly and have live music on Fridays evenings. We can help with your party or meeting up to 50 people indoors and more with the patio.

Reviewed By jlcarter1975 - Metropolis, Illinois

I've eaten here several times. The sandwiches and salads are top notch. I enjoy the pizza and craft beer the most. Great little spot on the bar to play checkers with my neice too. The owner is super nice and instantly befriends you. We've had...MoreThank you for the great review!

4. Bridges

100 E Front St, Harrah's Metropolis, Metropolis, IL 62960-2257 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 618-524-2628
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Bridges

Reviewed By Mike T - martin

The Bridges Dining Company was a pleasant surprise. We had a very good meal consisting of a filet and park loin. They were cooked to our satisfaction and very tasty. We got the lettuce wedge instead of a salad and it was almost to much to have before the meal. I would recommend thid resturant.

5. el tequila

1407 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2715 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

el tequila

My wife and I tried El Tequila tonight at the recommendation of the clerk at our hotel. What a find! If you happen to be in Metropolis do find the time to visit this wonderful restaurant. The food was tasty, the service was friendly, and the portions very ample - all for a very reasonable cost. If you're looking for authentic Mexican fare, this is the place.

Reviewed By buckyfanWi - WI

Staff was warm and friendly from the timewe walked in the door until the time we walked out of the door after dinner. Food was wonderful. My husband had the burrito supremo and I had the chicken enchilada suizo.....best ever! Both were very meaty and served quickly and hot! Prices were very reasonable and we will definitely stop there next time we go through Metropolis!

6. Huddle House

2105 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-3110 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 618-524-4368
Excellent
37%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Huddle House

Reviewed By mrbraae - Kent, Washington

We were told by the folks at the truck stop next door that this place was open 24hrs but that was bad information. Unfortunately, we showed up just before closing and the staff was not happy about still being open. They all made comments to each other in front of us customers about how they wish that they'd closed hours ago or before the last customers had walked in etc... I'd be willing to bet that this attitude severely affected the quality and possibly quantity of our meal and service.

Our waitress was nice but it seemed to us like she was very new at the job. She was complaining to her coworker about another coworker who had made some remarks to her about her work performance and said something to the effect that the challenge would make her a better server. It sounded to me like the absent co-worker was just a jerk who didn't want to help or be bothered.

When we walked in, the whole place was dirty minus one table. I don't know if you're supposed to seat yourself but we just sort of did. We found the last clean table in the restaurant and had a seat. Our waitress came to take our drink order but informed us first that quote, "we have no deep fryer" so anything on the menu that needed to be deep fried was not available ie, fries, onion rings, chicken fried steak etc... We would have preferred her to say that they deep fryer was down or broken. We know it's semantics but it would have made a big difference. After confirming with us that we still planned on eating here, she took our drink orders and we studied the menus.

We found out while we were there that they had also run out of a handful of other items and we started to become grateful that we arrived so late. At least they had a good reason to be out of things. My wife likes her bacon ultra crispy and she knows before we ever set foot in a place that she is going to have to explain that to whoever takes our order and nine times out of ten, she ends up sending her bacon back to be cooked more. This was no exception but it didn't even seem like the cook tried to get the bacon crispy at all. Even when it came back, it wasn't to her liking. My meal was terrible. The presentation looked like the cook just threw my food on my plate in a pile. My over medium eggs were under cooked and had runny clear whites. My sausage patties were completely raw in the middle and my serving of hash browns could fit in the palm of my hand. The gravy on my biscuits was runnier than most soups and everything was just so/so.

Since this was the only establishment open for food and we had been traveling all day, we just ate and got ready to leave however while my wife cleaned up in the washroom, I went to pay and that's when I was told that they computer system was down too. They were unable to take my debit card payment. I had to walk back over to the truck stop and take cash out of the ATM including paying a $3.00 fee just so I could go back and pay for our meal tip included.

Maybe a different time or a different day and this cramped little diner might have impressed us but this was not the night. I feel like they were actually trying but that either they were just too tired and anxious to close or they just didn't have the skills necessary to run the restaurant well.

Whatever the case, I wouldn't recommend the Huddle House unless you have no place else to go or you have cash and need food at a super low price.

Thanks for reading.

7. Bill's Bar B Q

1105 E 7th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2327 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 618-524-2503
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Bill's Bar B Q

Reviewed By MLStanton - Bloomington, Illinois

The class of '67 has its reunion this September and I plan to have lunch at Bill's before our evening dinner.

In a renovated KFC, across from Ft Massac state park, Bill's serves biscuits and gravy for breakfast and throughout the day BBQ pork sandwiches, burgers with BBQ, topped with an egg and bacon, chopped ham and fried Bologna, baked beans, chips and Coca-Cola products.

Look for BBQ chicken and Ribs - the schedule is on the door.

BBQ til Eat in, carry out, call ahead a day or two if you want your Q frozen for travel.

Wheelchair accessible. at 4 pm Tuesday through Friday; 2 pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Eat in, carry out, call ahead a day or two if you want your Q frozen for travel.

Wheelchair accessible.

Going into town, it's one sandwich for lunch. Headed home, it's one at Bill's and a second for 60 miles up the road.

I pull over; I can't stand being distracted while eating one of those BBQ sandwiches.

8. Quiznos

2105 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-3110 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch +1 618-524-5907
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By meldoym - Fayetteville, Tennessee

Close to the motel I was staying at and the only hope for a vegetarian to find a meal, and I was not disappointed. The sandwich was fresh and delicious, and so large I saved it for the next days lunch.

9. Just Like Mama's

901 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2309 Lunch, Dinner +1 618-309-5260
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Just Like Mama's

Reviewed By William N - Metropolis, Illinois

Fried chicken and southern cooking at its best. If you go away hungry it is your own fault. You can find them on 10th Street headed to the Superman Statue. You will feel right at home, sitting at Mama's table. Be sure to order a glass of sweet tea and sit a spell while you enjoy a great meal.

10. Fresh Buffet

100 E Front St, Metropolis, IL 62960-2257 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Dinner, Brunch +1 618-524-2628
Excellent
28%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 28 reviews

Fresh Buffet

Reviewed By SMC48 - Chicago, Illinois

I had trouble finding the buffet but was worth the effort. It had a little of everything and I enjoyed the variety. The desserts are exceptionally good with 2 cobblers and apple dumplings along with cream pies and ice cream. It is only open Thurs thru Sun.

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