Testimonials

Sliders for a catering event. Schedule your event today!“As a fan of Haddad’s, I was eager to make the trip from Peoria to hit up the new Kewanee eatery. Broken Chimney does not disappoint. I had the Italian Beef with cheddar and Cajun fries on the side. The beef was so tender and combined with the au jus, the flavor was undeniably excellent, as were the fries. The casual environment made me feel at ease as I took a gander at the large dining room, well adorned with historical memorabilia. I enjoyed the freedom of leaving when I wanted instead of relying on wait staff to drop off my bill. There’s no place like Broken Chimney in Central Illinois, check it out for yourself!”

“My family and I drove 45 minutes to try the Broken Chimney’s food today and it was amazing!  At first we were thrown off by the setup.  As soon as you walk in, you order your food, the cashier announces your order over the intercom, you pay, go get your drink and condiments, sit down, and wait for your number to be called.  This was new to us because we really don’t have a place like this in the Quad Cities.  Our food took maybe at the most 10-15 minutes to receive which was great for a family on a Saturday afternoon.  We ordered:  Chicken Strips Basket (my son said they were the best he’s ever had), adult mac & cheese w/ pulled pork (amazing!), half rack of ribs (they were so flavorful and melted like butter!), and a burger (it was ok).  Oh and their BBQ was out of this world!    The wait staff was super nice and the manager came to the table and visited with us.  This is exactly the experience we were hoping for.  Thank you Broken Chimney!  We will definitely make the long drive again”

“Went here for first time tonight and was great! Decor was really neat and well done. Food was also very good and about as close to a true Chicago beef or slab of ribs around here. With not a lot of options in the area this really is a fantastic and modern addition to the town . It’s hard to beat Portillo’s which it is fashioned from but it’s close and I think will only get better with time . Only concern was price for items that are all ala carte but perhaps with time and scale this too will improve. Overall a welcoming, unexpected and great addition to the area.”

“Love this place! Kewanee is in great need of more restaurants like Broken Chimney. I like that you do not have to wait for a server to wait your table. This keeps the cost down and you can get on your way faster. I also like the fact that you don;t need a reservation for dinner (hear that Cerno’s?!) the Italian beef is just the type they serve in the Chicagoland area. It’s not dry and chewy; its fresh. They serve it on the right type of bread; a good french roll and not sweet bread like La Gondola. Italian beef is not served on sweet bread. Oh, and they have giardineria on the menu as an extra; an Italian staple! Love that there is a place in Kewanee that knows how to prepare and serve fast-casual food Chicago style!”

“Broken Chimney catered our office meeting and we hired them for each weekly meeting. They show up on time, the food is fantastic and there is no cleanup for us. We are very happy with our choice and recommend Broken Chimney in Peoria to anyone who needs food for a meeting or special event.”

“I am an event planner located in Central Illinois. I have been in business a little over 10 years. Over the years, I have worked with many caterers. Broken Chimney is very easy to work with and accommodating on any type of event. I had an outdoor wedding and the food was fantastic. The bride had special menus but it didn’t faze Broken Chimney. They had everything ready and cleanup was a breeze.”

“Our outdoor concert was a great success thanks to Broken Chimney. We had a great time and our fans were so happy with having options for food. We made quite a bit of money because the prices at Broken Chimney were very reasonable.”

“Very cute place! Good food. Really enjoyed our meal. Very friendly staff. My husband really enjoyed the crispy chicken sandwich. My only critique would be that my Kewanee dog could have been a little warmer. When you put a put a bunch of chilled condiments on it takes the temperature down further quickly. Overall a great experience and will be back!”