About Us

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Circa 1987 (2)

Welcome to Mercer's Restaurant!

With humble beginnings, we opened up the doors to Mercer's Restaurant in 1987. With a baby in tow, who is now managing the restaurant, we were excited to make home-cooked meals for our neighboring friends. We were welcomed with open arms by the community and have been able to continue serving you because of all the people that help make Mercer's Restaurant the enjoyable and friendly restaurant it is today. From the cooks to the dishwashers to the waitress who greets you at the door, we are here to help you have an enjoyable and relaxing meal. When you step into our father-son restaurant, we want you to feel like you are pulling up a chair at your best friend's table, with a comforting environment and even more comforting, delicious food. 

If you have visited Mercer's a couple of times, don't be surprised if the waitress remembers your name. Before you know it, you will feel like you are part of the Mercer's family as well! We are so grateful to have customers who have visited us across many, many years and have created a family-like environment in the restaurant. 

We are always trying out new daily specials, so if there is something you don't see on the menu, just ask! We welcome new dish ideas and may even be able to make it in the back. 

We know you have numerous options when choosing a restaurant to spend your time and money at and we appreciate you visiting Mercer's website. Come on in and give us a try - we have a hot cup of coffee and warm smile waiting for you.

Ed & Jake Mercer

What our customers say

  • Excellent food and service. Efficient staff who serve the hot food quickly. My fav dish is the broiled salmon dinner with numerous sides. Nod to the chef for great cooking skills. Felt 1980s retro vibes and prices. My friend could not believe her 10 oz rib eye was so good and priced so reasonably. Will return again to the hidden treasure in Peoria.

    thumb Carole King
    May 28, 2019
  • My first time eating here. Great food. Wonderful atmosphere. Fantastic customer service ?

    thumb Sonalis Hernandez
    April 6, 2019
  • Out standing comfort food! Great specials! Free ice cream with every meal on Tuesday! To let you know how good it is almost everyone in the restaurant has Gray hair! It's where people go who know what good food is!

    thumb Ed Clouse
    October 30, 2019
  • Nice little place, has been around like 3 decades, and everything so far has been great. The fish fry on Tues/Friday is awesome having both time I've been there so far, and saw some get the largest rack of ribs ever I'm trying next time.

    thumb Mike Butash
    April 20, 2019
  • My Dad took my sister and I out for lunch, Mercers is his favorite place to go eat. I ordered BUT and fries. It was the best ever This is a family type cafe.... The service is outstanding

    thumb Mary Wilkinson
    March 11, 2019
  • We stopped in for breakfast and had the daily special chicken fried steak. It was delicious! The meal came with chicken fried steak, hash browns, 3 eggs and choice of toast or pancakes for only 8.15! Excellent service, very nice wait staff and great food made this dining experience an A+!

    thumb Archer Warcup
    July 11, 2019
  • Love to take my father in law there. Always good great staff. Great prices. Good specials.

    thumb Kathy Edson
    July 31, 2019
  • I love this place! The staff is super nice and you don't wait long to be served, the servings are plentiful and tasty. The prices are very reasonable. This place is A gem!

    thumb Arizona Smiles
    April 22, 2019
  • We went there for breakfast. This is an older place but has been kept up. The waitress was very friendly and intentive to our table. The food came out quickly and received a good portion for the the value. The food was good and reasonably priced. I would eat there again.

    thumb A Google User
    May 19, 2019
  • This was a family favorite of my father in law and his friends. They were regular patrons over the years. The staff, Brenda and all are great people and they are a friend to all. Great home cooking withe good portions and affordable prices. The restaurant has a great decor. It makes eating more interesting!!! Thank you Brenda and staff for your hospitality and friendship with my father in law and his friends. Hope to see you soon!!! ☺️

    thumb Terry Zahn
    February 18, 2019

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What a year it has been! And another year we are so thankful for you all. Our restaurant wouldn’t be the family we are without the best customers - you all 😊

We hope you enjoy your Christmas weekend celebrating with family and friends. Happy birthday Jesus!

Below are the changes to our regular hours.

Christmas Eve 12/24 6:00 am -1:00 pm
Christmas Day 12/25 Closed
Monday 12/26 Regular Hours 6:00 am -8:30 pm
New Years Eve 12/31 Regular Hours 6:00 am -8:30 pm
New Years Day 1/1 Closed

Thank you for all of your love and support!
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We are always striving to make things homemade around here! Come out and try our hand battered chicken fried steak - we have a new recipe making it crunchier, tastier and golden fried to perfection! Is the suspense killing you of what the final product looks like? Check out the comments 😋
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Mercer's Restaurants Inc
We’ve got something new for you friends! Come and try some of our homemade menudo and fresh corn tortillas. Mmmm…. Happy Friday!!
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Mercer's Restaurants Inc
For the first time in 36 years we will be closed Easter Sunday to spend it with our friends, family and more importantly finding some rest in the Resurrection. Thank you for all of your love and support over the years. We appreciate you guys and gals more than you know. And to our regulars - we will miss you that day but we will have your cups set up for you Monday when you come in ☕️ 🤗
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We’ve got a little treat for those with a sweet tooth this morning 😋 Come in and try our German Chocolate Pancakes! Pancakes topped with all sorts of homemade goodness. Now you don’t have to wait until dessert time to get a little German Chocolate in your life!
Mercer's Restaurants Inc
Mercer's Restaurants Inc
When you visit daddy at work and Israel hooks you up!