Martha’s Kitchen

302 E Van Buren St
Malta, 60150
My wife and I went there for breakfast and were very pleased with the service and food. My wife ordered the egg, bacon and cheese on an english muffin and she said it was the best breakfast sandwich she had ever had. I tried a bite and agree, it was amazing. Martha's is a cute, friendly and quality small town cafe worth visiting if you're in the area. We highly recommend it.
I'm willing to drive nearly 60 miles for lunch here, at least now and again. I've been doing it every month or so for years. It is between Illinois 38 and Van Buren Street toward the west end of town with plenty of parking. It's open for breakfast and lunch. They're closed on Sundays. The cooking is country style (or you might say 'home style') and the food is good, sometimes very good; I've never had anything in the direction of bad. The best choice is almost always what's on the Specials board that you see as you come in the door. Those change daily, though there are some basic trends: The main special (available in large or small sizes) is usually dinner-like; there are different soups and sandwiches, usually including some sort of barbecue sandwich, and 'in season' there will be chili (I never have been sure what the chili season is); there are some side dishes, such as potato salad. If you don't want what's on the board, check out the menu. It's not all things to all people. The prices are low, and you won't go away hungry, unless maybe if you're a vegetarian (but I've never checked to be sure). The other food attraction is the pies (and somethings other pastries), listed on the board just around the corner from the Specials. They are locally made and always good -- just be sure you get there before they're gone! It's a small place, with maybe 5 tables and 5 booths. The atmosphere is country (if a bit kitchy), family, and patriotic, not necessarily in that order. The boss (the eponymous Karshone) is usually hard at work in the kitchen. The people are mostly locals, with a few who wander in from nearby De Kalb or come in from the highway. They're small-town friendly, and if you want to talk to someone, sit at one of the first two tables by the door -- they're common tables and you'll be joined soon enough.
The whole family from New Zealand got to experience this place when we came over to Shabbona for my wedding. Most everyday we headed to Karshone's for the great food and generous hospitality. My bridesmaids still talk about how much they miss the french toast and hash browns. The staff are super friendly and even fit us in one day for a late breakfast when we were running a little late. I always look forward to coming here when my husband and I come back to visit his parents.

(815) 825-9009


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Malta Mustang Bar & Grill

102 S 3rd St
Malta, 60150
The atmosphere is very warm and comfy feeling. Staff is very friendly. The appetizers were fabulous just as good as the first time we went. This time we tried the Kielbasa bites and cheese fries; very good! My husband said his hamburger was ok. My pattymelt was a 3 on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the best. Would have been much better if they were freshly hand pressed, I'm sure. We heard people talking at the bar and several of them were ordering the Italian Beef. It sounded like that was the item to try. Next time.......
The Wings are excellent...extra hot and naked. Christine rocks...really love the place. Great atmosphere and friendly people. They just celebrated their 1 year anniversary and I hope they have many more.
Great food for a great price. Kielbasa bites appetizer were simple but oh so good. House burger was so big, had to cut in 4 selections. Well worth the drive and will be going again soon.

(815) 825-1022

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