Burton's is a nice little hometown restaurant, serving simple, yet good food. Nothing fancy, and if you are a vegan like the person that wrote the bad review, you may want to pass (or try thinking outside the box and have a big grilled chicken salad minus the chicken for goodness sakes). My grilled chicken salad last night was perfect (and plentiful enough that I could have skipped the chicken and still had plenty to eat). The staff was great, the food more than adequate (my husband's pork roast dinner was wonderful), and their pies are amazing ... Try the White pie; besides being unique (it's a local thing) it is really, really good. Ignore the Vegan; she (or he) wouldn't have been happy dining anywhere in this quaint little southern area of the world ... Face it folks, Southerners aren't generally known for their tofu. Editing this, because I looked at the "vegetarian"'s other reviews and found a great review of a chili burger that he loved in NM ... Last time I checked, vegans didn't eat burgers, chili or otherwise. Hmmm, gotta wonder about his review of Burton's. In fact, he doesn't seem to like much of anything that isn't in New Mexico.
Yes, good food, friendly, clean. PIE, PIE, PIE. I'm picking up 2 apple pies tonight to take home.
Clean local place with friendly and attentive staff. Stopped on a Sunday and got the "Sunday" menu. Good prices, but nothing close to healthy on the menu. I'm a vegetarian and there was no available entree for me, I ate 2 sides. The food came out super fast and in a way that screamed cafeteria food. This place defiantly uses lots of slotted spoons. This place will be good for and a irritating others.
We went for the breakfast buffet Sunday. The fruit looked like it was left over from the day before. There were two pancakes left. They were at least 3/4 of an inch thick and hard from being dried out. The cinnamon rolls were also hard from being dried out. The danish rolls were the type that you find in multi-packs in grocery stores. The coffee they initially brought us was lukewarm. It took about 10 minutes for them to bring hot coffee. Fortunately the rest of the coffee was hot. Last summer we went for the breakfast buffet and everything was fresh so I know it isn't always like this. We went for dinner one evening and I asked for their burger cooked medium rare. It was way past well done. On the plus side, while their service is slow, their servers are friendly.
Disgusting!!! Filthy restaurant. Health department needs to pay this place a visit. If they do they'd be shut down in 10 minutes.
Terrible terrible food. We drove out of our way to visit this resort, and all we found out was a place that needs some serious maintenance, cleaning and good food. I will NEVER go back to this place. I ordered a salad and they substitute the lettuce because they "ran out" of romaine lettuce. Chicken soup was awful, the cat fish my friend had was half frozen, chicken wings were saggy and the nacho chips were stalled. Terrible and expensive place...YUK!
If I could give this horrid excuse for lodging negative stars I would. Let me start by saying I am very fair and never complain. In fact even with the laundry list of complaints I have I have not complained. Mainly bc I feel sorry for the front desk staff. Housekeeping and maintenance are basically non existent. There is Nothing Nothing to do. Their restaurant is run down,not good, and incredibly overpriced. The pool is lackluster. It's just run down. Our hotel was nicer than many of the rooms and we had mismatched paint, dead bugs and cobwebs everywhere and mold. No guide for the tv, not great reception, no children's channels. Not one. Occasionally the power just shuts off. More than once a day. There is mold in almost every room. We are here for a conference and one couple left after one night it is so bad. Sheets were clean but blankets had hairs that were not ours. This is a sad little place surrounded by sad little towns and nothing at all for kids or adults that don't fish or hunt. This place needs new ownership and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in it. Sad.
We had a Flagship room which is a suite and supposedly the best they had to offer. It was clean and had a nice view of the lake. However, the entire physical plant desperately needs updating. It's the kind of place where it's obvious the management and ownership just don't give a damn. How hard is to pick up trash and cigarette butts from the lawn in front of the rooms? Paint isn't very expensive and this place needs it in the worst way. If I had paid $60/night that'd be one thing. $130 a night is something else again and should have gotten me one of the premier lodging experiences in southern Illinois. No WIFI, ten channels of TV, decor straight out of 1977. You get the picture. Heck, the maid didn't even attend to the room after our first night (we stayed two because of a family function.) The restaurant is overpriced with food that's mediocre and a slow kitchen. This place could be so much more but right now it just doesn't pass muster.
3.5 star, really. First of: the waitresses: sweaty, tired, they practically run...no, they actually run around serving people. And they're very nice while doing so. I have a great appreciation for their hard work. I walk in and ask for the wine list. Not existent. I already know, not to order anything like a steak. It is a burger place. And sure it is! No complaints, my burger is actually very good. Overpriced as hell, bud very good. I have not tried the onion soup, but others loved it. And again: per someone else's opinion,the steak was awful. Oh, very limited beer list, too. And no excuses for the no-choice of alcohol: plenty of local wineries within 100 miles, breweries even! And, if you don't want to support other local businesses: go ahead, import. But allow me my choices! Somewhat long wait for the food. My personal experience was quite fine.