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JFires Market Bistro

725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298
618-939-7233
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Ranked #5 of 36 restaurants in Waterloo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I stopped for lunch on Sunday about 11:20. Upon arriving the wait staff was very friendly. I ordered the Sunday Special of Roast turkey, dressing and sides. The waitress brought be a water and warm bread and butter, which was delicious. It was only a short wait for food as there were only 3 other diners at the time. It... More

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The food and service has been so unreliable over the last couple of years. My recent experience was positive. I had a young male waiter...great service, even toward the end of the night. Everyone enjoyed their meal. There were no complaints about the food from the entire table. The prices have always seemed a little high, especially when paired with... More

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Waterloo, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great restaurant for something different. Nice food selection. Food is very creative. Inside dining is a little tight sometimes. Great bread pudding.

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Maeystown Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Sit outside if you can. They have a wonderful shady beer garden with live music some nights. Try the wood fired pizza. Every dish has some special touch, like gorgonzola cheese on the pizza.

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Columbia, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We've eaten here a couple times and I'm always reminded how good it is and ask myself why i don't come back more often. The food is just excellent, from the dinners even to the sandwiches and burgers with hand-cut fries. Personal favorites for appetizers are the Boudin balls, the gumbo and the flatbread pizzas. Really looking forward to warmer... More

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Columbia,IL
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111 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We visited JFires Market Bistro for a chairty event and had a fine meal under difficult situation. The prime rib was prepared to order and our friends enjoyed the sea food meals. Nice service with a smile.

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illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have made quite a few trips to JFires since it has opened. I am sorry to say that the food preparation is not as inspired as it was in the beginning. We have seen the bread change to white toasted plain loaf bread, not even bakery style, on top of that you have to ask for bread or its... More

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Columbia, IL
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Wonderful large smoked pork chop, came with salad and a side and it was wonderful. It was the special for only 10.95. My husband had the prime rib and it was 12 ounces but it was delicious. I have been before and will go again..........if you don't go you will miss out.

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Columbia, IL
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132 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a nice little place to find in Waterloo, IL. During spring or fall sitting outside is a pleasure. They have a nice bar inside and carry lots of wines and different beers. The food is pretty good but the portions are a little small but the dishes are very unique. Last night I had BBQ shrimp which was served... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Wait staff was friendly, personable, and very knowledgeable of the menu. Recommended by our hosts - and worth the short drive from the Corner George Inn.

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