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Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill 3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We were passing through and because of the reviews we went out of our way to eat there. It was oh so worth it. Great staff great food. Fantastic experience....

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  • Superb287 Reviews4.7
D & K Hickory House Restaurant 315 Park Rd, Waterloo
D & K Hickory House Restaurant
American • $$

D & K Hickory House Restaurant

315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

There ribs where some of the best I've ever had & there sides to go with it were prefect to go with them also the age group is perfect feels...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.8
Rodneys Kitchen 624 Sycamore St, Waterloo
Rodneys Kitchen
Soul Food • $$

Rodneys Kitchen

624 Sycamore St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Rodney is GREAT and his food is GREAT!The tenderloin is THE BEST I've had anywhere. Period.If you leave his restaurant hungry, it's your own fault...

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  • Superb141 Reviews4.8
Morg's 520 Mulberry St, Waterloo
Morg's
Brunch • $

Morg's

520 Mulberry St, Waterloo, IA 50703

I like trying local restaurants with character and this seemed like a great choice. The atmosphere was perfect. Because of covid, the counter was replaced with...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.6
Basal Pizza 225 W 4th St, Waterloo
Basal Pizza
Pizza • $$

Basal Pizza

225 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Wow, we came from Cedar Rapids area looking for that pizza place that just had that wow factor. This place did that; the decor, service,food, appetizers and...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.7
Geno's Pizza 2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo
Geno's Pizza
Pizza

Geno's Pizza

2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo, IA 50702

Amazing guy, always gots me and brothers with the best spaghetti whenever we come in. If I could tip $1,000 every time, I would. That’s how much I love it...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.8
Golden China 106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo
Golden China
Chinese

Golden China

106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

The waitress was so sweet and helped suggest some good dishes. Price was great for the quality of food. Super filling and taste was amazing. By far me and my...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.8
Chick-fil-A 1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Liza helped us thru the drive thru! What an awesome personality! Hard to find such great customer service like that! Thank her for her great attitude standing...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.6
Three Amigos Family Restaurant 2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo
Three Amigos Family Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Three Amigos Family Restaurant

2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

We go almost every weekend after bowling, and have always had a great experience, best Mexican food in Waterloo/Cedar Falls easily. Great margaritas as well,...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.6
Taqueria Los Reyes 403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo
Taqueria Los Reyes
Mexican

Taqueria Los Reyes

403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50703

Every time I come here it's great service. Food always good! I come at least once a week or more. Great Mexican restaurant if I could give more stars I...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.7
Jassie's Bar & Grill 1905 Commercial St, Waterloo
Jassie's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill

Jassie's Bar & Grill

1905 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50702

Ordered the full breakfast: two eggs, two sausage links, and a giant pancake. Eggs over-easy were perfectly cooked. Sausage links were some of the best...

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  • Superb90 Reviews4.6
Highway 63 Diner 3030 Marnie Ave, Waterloo
Highway 63 Diner
Family • $$

Highway 63 Diner

3030 Marnie Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

I would like start by saying I was pleasantly surprised during my meal. I came here on a night they had prime rib, my favorite. Normally I wouldn't give...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.4
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill 441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill
Mexican • $$

Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill

441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo, IA 50701

Our waitress was very efficient and spoke English and Spanish very well. Food was great with very short wait. Terrific decor and music provided a very good...

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  • Superb187 Reviews4.4
Big Head Burger 324 W 4th St, Waterloo
Big Head Burger
Burgers

Big Head Burger

324 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

First off it is about the food and the hamburgers here are super delicious.. just yummy! Nice bun with plenty of toppings, a mouthful of flavor. Now the...

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  • Superb40 Reviews4.9
Your Pie Pizza 126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo
Your Pie Pizza
Pizza • $$

Your Pie Pizza

126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50701

First time we've eaten here. Pizza was good and liked being able to choose as many toppings you want. One of us had the Greek salad and kale was used. Not...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.4
Cedar Valley Fish Market 218 Division St, Waterloo
Cedar Valley Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Cedar Valley Fish Market

218 Division St, Waterloo, IA 50703

The best seafood around and the dine-in food is delicious. Staff is always polite and very eager to help and make sure you are well satisfied. Great service...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.5
Maid-Rite 2808 University Ave, Waterloo
Maid-Rite
Diner • $

Maid-Rite

2808 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

I've been going here since they opened and rarely run into a problem. I enjoy how they offer lots of alternative sides that you can swap out/upgrade to...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.5
Jameson's Public House 310 E 4th St, Waterloo
Jameson's Public House
Pubs • $

Jameson's Public House

310 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

We visit here alot. Tonight we ordered a Ruebin sandwich which was amazing. The waiter was very cordial. I love how clean it is & staff welcomes &...

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  • Superb160 Reviews4.4
Lighthouse Lounge 1307 W 5th St, Waterloo
Lighthouse Lounge
Pizza • $

Lighthouse Lounge

1307 W 5th St, Waterloo, IA 50702

I give this place ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars! Great atmosphere great staff and Awsome pizza!! if your living in Waterloo, you gotta check this place...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.5
Mersim's | Bosnian + American Restaurant 126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite A, Waterloo
Mersim's | Bosnian + American Restaurant
Modern European

Mersim's | Bosnian + American Restaurant

126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite A, Waterloo, IA 50702

Throughly enjoyed our visit. Not Loud, could hold an enjoyable conversation while waiting for food. Salad was very good, had Beef Goulash very good! Highly...

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  • Superb49 Reviews4.7
Sub City 3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Sub City
Sandwich Shop • $

Sub City

3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

A great sandwich shop with a large menu and options. The sandwiches are made in front of you subway style and they use fresh ingredients. I would give it a 5...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.4
Park Road Inn 306 Park Rd, Waterloo
Park Road Inn
Sports Bar

Park Road Inn

306 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

Been going here off and on to this bar since 1982, The current owner and barkeeps are the best there as ever been here. Drinks are reasonable and if a causal...

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  • Superb36 Reviews4.8
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo 1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo
American

Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo

1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

One of my favorite places to eat in town. Food tastes great and fresh and you don’t feel terrible afterwards. Love the atmosphere and how clean the...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.6
LongHorn Steakhouse 1425 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

1425 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Nice, relaxing atmosphere. Professional, courteous service. I had parmesan chicken with sweet potatoes. My wife had sirloin with baked potato. Both were...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.3
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill 2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $

Damon's Sports Bar & Grill

2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We really love this place. The fried pickles are delicious and the pizza is very good. What's best, however, is Mary Kay- the bartender. She is so warm...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.4
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza 3005 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Pizza

Papa Murphy's | Take 'N' Bake Pizza

3005 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

I am a regular here and every time i go in i am greeted by the wonderful staff ! everyone is so attentive and respectful, always making sure i have what i...

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  • Superb65 Reviews4.5
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2046 Sovia Dr, Waterloo
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
New American • $

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

2046 Sovia Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Loved the food, especially the cheese curds, and having the dine in option when so many other places are still drive through only was nice. The only downside...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.3
Broken Record 315 W 4th St, Waterloo
Broken Record
Dive Bar • $

Broken Record

315 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Stopped into this bar while on a short road trip and had a fantastic time. Awesome bartenders, friendly people hanging out there, great music, fun vinyl record...

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  • Superb47 Reviews4.6
Steamboat Gardens 1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo
Steamboat Gardens
Bar & Grill • $

Steamboat Gardens

1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

My boyfriend and I had the nicest date there today!!! Our waitress was so so nice and friendly, and the food was SO FAST! It was fresh and hot, and it was...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.3
El Patron Family Mexican Waterloo 301 E 4th St, Waterloo
El Patron Family Mexican Waterloo
Mexican

El Patron Family Mexican Waterloo

301 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Nice Mexican restaurant at the corner of 4th and Lafayette in Dtown Loo. Fresh and tasty Mexican fare from a full menu. Margaritas and a small selection of...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Waterloo
D & K Hickory House Restaurant 315 Park Rd, Waterloo
D & K Hickory House Restaurant
American • $$

D & K Hickory House Restaurant

315 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

There ribs where some of the best I've ever had & there sides to go with it were prefect to go with them also the age group is perfect feels...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.8
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo 1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo
Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo
American

Greenhouse Kitchen Waterloo

1730 W Ridgeway Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

One of my favorite places to eat in town. Food tastes great and fresh and you don’t feel terrible afterwards. Love the atmosphere and how clean the...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.6
Locals Bar & Grill 229 E 4th St, Waterloo
Locals Bar & Grill
American

Locals Bar & Grill

229 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Decent food, excellent service and fairly priced drinks. Reviewers offended by loud music want reminding that this is, by name and nature, a bar and grill. You...

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  • Superb50 Reviews4.4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Waterloo
Basal Pizza 225 W 4th St, Waterloo
Basal Pizza
Pizza • $$

Basal Pizza

225 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701

Wow, we came from Cedar Rapids area looking for that pizza place that just had that wow factor. This place did that; the decor, service,food, appetizers and...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.7
Geno's Pizza 2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo
Geno's Pizza
Pizza

Geno's Pizza

2060 Crossroads Blvd #124, Waterloo, IA 50702

Amazing guy, always gots me and brothers with the best spaghetti whenever we come in. If I could tip $1,000 every time, I would. That’s how much I love it...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.8
Your Pie Pizza 126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo
Your Pie Pizza
Pizza • $$

Your Pie Pizza

126 E Ridgeway Ave Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50701

First time we've eaten here. Pizza was good and liked being able to choose as many toppings you want. One of us had the Greek salad and kale was used. Not...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Waterloo
Three Amigos Family Restaurant 2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo
Three Amigos Family Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Three Amigos Family Restaurant

2820 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

We go almost every weekend after bowling, and have always had a great experience, best Mexican food in Waterloo/Cedar Falls easily. Great margaritas as well,...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.6
Taqueria Los Reyes 403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo
Taqueria Los Reyes
Mexican

Taqueria Los Reyes

403 Franklin St Suite C, Waterloo, IA 50703

Every time I come here it's great service. Food always good! I come at least once a week or more. Great Mexican restaurant if I could give more stars I...

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  • Superb94 Reviews4.7
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill 441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo
Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill
Mexican • $$

Chilito's Mexican Bar And Grill

441 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo, IA 50701

Our waitress was very efficient and spoke English and Spanish very well. Food was great with very short wait. Terrific decor and music provided a very good...

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  • Superb187 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Waterloo
Golden China 106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo
Golden China
Chinese

Golden China

106 Brookeridge Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

The waitress was so sweet and helped suggest some good dishes. Price was great for the quality of food. Super filling and taste was amazing. By far me and my...

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  • Superb93 Reviews4.8
China Express 2060 Crossroads Blvd # 242, Waterloo
China Express
Chinese

China Express

2060 Crossroads Blvd # 242, Waterloo, IA 50702

compared to all the other fast chinese restaurants this is the best in waterloo imo. Been going for years and hasn't failed me yet. During busy hours...

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  • Superb49 Reviews4.3
East China 2108 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
East China
Chinese

East China

2108 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

Plus one-half star to my four. Firstly, the food was very good--perhaps among some of the best take-out Chinese we have had (across several states). I felt...

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  • Good15 Reviews3.9

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Waterloo
Chick-fil-A 1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

1331 Flammang Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Liza helped us thru the drive thru! What an awesome personality! Hard to find such great customer service like that! Thank her for her great attitude standing...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.6
Taco John's 1620 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
Taco John's
Fast Food • $

Taco John's

1620 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702

Since I was a young person, which is a long time ago, this Taco Johns location knocks it outta the park. Consistently offering best in class fast Mexican food...

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  • Good112 Reviews3.9
Burger king 2068 Logan Ave, Waterloo
Burger king
Fast Food

Burger king

2068 Logan Ave, Waterloo, IA 50703

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Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Waterloo
Cedar Valley Fish Market 218 Division St, Waterloo
Cedar Valley Fish Market
Seafood Markets • $$

Cedar Valley Fish Market

218 Division St, Waterloo, IA 50703

The best seafood around and the dine-in food is delicious. Staff is always polite and very eager to help and make sure you are well satisfied. Great service...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.5
Long John Silver's 2775 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo
Long John Silver's
Seafood

Long John Silver's

2775 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50702

I have visited this location 3 times now. Every time, my food has been hot, fresh and packaged well. The employees are also very kind and friendly. Even tho I...

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  • Good70 Reviews4
Red Lobster 941 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo
Red Lobster
Seafood • $$

Red Lobster

941 E San Marnan Dr, Waterloo, IA 50702

Our server was outstanding she was very attentive and courteous!The food was really good my wife and I cleaned our plates! The restaurant was clean and very...

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  • Good184 Reviews3.8
Sub City 3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Sub City
Sandwich Shop • $

Sub City

3045 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

A great sandwich shop with a large menu and options. The sandwiches are made in front of you subway style and they use fresh ingredients. I would give it a 5...

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  • Superb109 Reviews4.4
Subway 2311 Logan Ave, Waterloo
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

2311 Logan Ave, Waterloo, IA 50703

I'm not going to dock stars because they didn't have gluten free bread. The workers were extremely courteous and they had genuine smiles on their...

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  • Good54 Reviews4.2
Jimmy John's 703 Progress Ave, Waterloo
Jimmy John's
Sandwich Shop • $

Jimmy John's

703 Progress Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701

Jimmy John's is good it's a good atmosphere it's fast it's freaky it's so fast that I would even dare to say that it's freaky...

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  • Good45 Reviews4.2
Chucksters 801 E 4th St, Waterloo
Chucksters
Chicken

Chucksters

801 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

Food is delicious. But the prices for the food is totally different when you go in from what it says on this site. The price for the food is not the price...

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  • Superb29 Reviews4.5
KFC 3115 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

3115 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

The greatest of comfort foods... fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a slew of other sides. Not to mention the 5 dollar Famous bowl, my personal...

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  • Average111 Reviews3
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 4015 Lowe's Blvd, Waterloo
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken • $

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

4015 Lowe's Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50701

Leaving my review only on behalf of the staff as the food is okay, the nicest young girl I see in the drive through about everytime I go in, is so polite and...

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  • Average143 Reviews3
Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill 3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Lj's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

3550 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We were passing through and because of the reviews we went out of our way to eat there. It was oh so worth it. Great staff great food. Fantastic experience....

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  • Superb287 Reviews4.7
Jassie's Bar & Grill 1905 Commercial St, Waterloo
Jassie's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill

Jassie's Bar & Grill

1905 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50702

Ordered the full breakfast: two eggs, two sausage links, and a giant pancake. Eggs over-easy were perfectly cooked. Sausage links were some of the best...

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  • Superb90 Reviews4.6
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill 2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo
Damon's Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $

Damon's Sports Bar & Grill

2122 Kimball Ave, Waterloo, IA 50702

We really love this place. The fried pickles are delicious and the pizza is very good. What's best, however, is Mary Kay- the bartender. She is so warm...

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  • Superb99 Reviews4.4
Park Road Inn 306 Park Rd, Waterloo
Park Road Inn
Sports Bar

Park Road Inn

306 Park Rd, Waterloo, IA 50703

Been going here off and on to this bar since 1982, The current owner and barkeeps are the best there as ever been here. Drinks are reasonable and if a causal...

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  • Superb36 Reviews4.8
Dad's Pub 1106 La Porte Rd, Waterloo
Dad's Pub
Sports Bar

Dad's Pub

1106 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702

Very nice, friendly, clean, and cozy place. Reminded me of your local corner bar back in the day. Everyone was just enjoying themselves and happy. My husband...

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  • Superb38 Reviews4.6
Edo's Sports Bar 110 E 11th St, Waterloo
Edo's Sports Bar
Sports Bar

Edo's Sports Bar

110 E 11th St, Waterloo, IA 50703

This was our first time to try the restaurant. The food was great it was our first time to try Bosnian and our the owner and the rest of the staff were...

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  • Good28 Reviews4.2