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The Brown Bag Bistro

About Us

We're The Brown Bag Bistro, and we've been a leading American-style restaurant here in Alton, IL, since 2018. We have been helping our customers enjoy food that is both scrumptious and popular for more than five years. We offer a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and other delicious foods. Our desserts include cheesecake and ice cream to satisfy even the most critical sweet tooth. Our beer and wine selection make us one of the top places in Alton for those looking for a night out on the town. We're looking forward to partnering with Alton, Grafton, and the greater St. Louis area to continue providing excellent food with friendly service. Stop by and enjoy a bite to eat today!

Our Story

Co-owners and mother-daughter team Chris and Erin Velloff started Brown Bag Bistro together in 2018. Chris had a lifelong dream of opening her own restaurant and after her daughter, Erin, graduated college, they decided to take the risk together. Brown Bag Bistro has been providing their local community with delicious food and friendly service ever since!

We’re a family-owned and operated business that makes fresh and consistent sandwiches that are unlike any of our competitors! Our made-to-order sandwiches are completely unique, so stop by Brown Bag Bistro for a one-of-a-kind eating experience. Our menu also includes soups, salads, appetizers, and desserts like ice cream and cheesecake. We also have a beer and wine selection that makes us the best place in town for a night out!

We’re proud to say that our customer service is the best around because we treat all our patrons like family! In addition to great food, we also boast a fun and relaxing atmosphere, so you’re sure to have a good time whenever you visit Brown Bag Bistro!

Brown Bag Bistro provides carry out, catering, and a pickup window where customers can stop by and quickly pick up their food orders. Another thing that sets us apart from other restaurants is our Itty Bitty Brown Bag Bistro food display truck! This is the ultimate food display vehicle ideal for weddings, corporate events, baby showers, and more.

We’re looking forward to partnering with Alton, Grafton, Wood River, and the surrounding areas to continue offering delicious food and excellent customer service. For more information about our products and services, contact Brown Bag Bistro at (618) 433-9933 or stop by for a visit to learn more.

Areas Served

Alton, IL | St. Louis Mo. | Bethalto, IL | Wood River, IL | Godfrey, IL | Edwardsville, IL | Roxana, IL | Grafton,IL | Jerseyville, IL

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On 7/13/2024 Frank Long had this to say:
We all really enjoyed our meal

On 7/7/2024 Carla Michelle Boyd had this to say:
We stopped in on a day trip. The service was awesome. The young lady at the counter was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was delicious. Would definitely return there the next time we visit Alton.

On 7/5/2024 Steve S. had this to say:
Great place love it!!!!... especially the weekend double cheeseburger yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

On 7/1/2024 Tonia Richter had this to say:
Beautiful day. Really good food and the servers were all very nice!!

On 6/30/2024 Donna Green had this to say:
Stopped here on our way through Alton. I love salads and consider myself a salad snob. My salad was one of the best I have had at any other place like this! I am not a sandwich fan but my husbands sandwich was delicious. I recommend you go to Brown Bag Bistro!!

Contact Us

The Brown Bag Bistro
318 E Broadway Alton, IL 62002
Phone: (618) 433-9933

On Broadway Street, about 1/2 mile from The Argosy Casino and The Clark Bridge

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Debit Cards, NFC Mobile Payments, Cash, Business Checks

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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