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.
This place is tucked away in an unassuming, older shopping center and frequented by locals. The food is what you'd expect from an American diner. It's good and usually busy, especially on Friday's for their all-you-can-eat fish and shrimp dinner. This isn't your average fish fry Friday. You get a salad or soup, choice of fries, mashed or baked potato (get the baked potato!), plus your fish and/or shrimp - holy moly, it's a lot of food & at a fair price. Two thumbs up!
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+!
Love to take my father in law there. Always good great staff. Great prices. Good specials.
Wow is all I can WOW! The food reminds me of my grandmas homemade cooking. Definitely a place you wanna go with an empty stomach. Service was good too. I’ll definitely be back.
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!!! ☺️
So many memories here. It's been many years since we've stopped at Mercer's since moving to the other side of town. Today we decided to take the trip to the place my father in law loved to share breakfast with us as a family so many times. He has since passed away, but the memories will never fade. Mercer's sits in a old and a bit run down and quiet shopping center in Sun City. There's always plenty of parking, but be prepared to wait on Sunday Mornings and well into lunch time.
Home style cooking! My husband and I eat here once a week sometimes 2x. We've ordered breakfasts, lunches and dinners over the past 4 years - I've never had a bad meal there. Love the staff, owner and place. It's like being at home but you get to order what to eat instead of what mom makes. Be sure to try the deserts!
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!
I had the strawberry chicken salad special. It was very good. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. They have great breakfast also.