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JFires Market Bistro

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725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298
618-939-7233
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great outside seating area

JFires has a large, vine-covered gazebo area outside. It definitely adds a lot to the atmosphere. The owner-chef is quite talented. Prices are acceptable. Menu selection has a nice variety for selection. Easy access. In a nice, quaint setting. Always enjoy stopping in for a meal and a glass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Sue K
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

JFires has a large, vine-covered gazebo area outside. It definitely adds a lot to the atmosphere. The owner-chef is quite talented. Prices are acceptable. Menu selection has a nice variety for selection. Easy access. In a nice, quaint setting. Always enjoy stopping in for a meal and a glass of wine!

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Waterloo, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

When we first got there, without asking he started to seat us on the patio. I told him we wanted to eat inside. He couldn't believe we wanted to eat inside & said we would be eating alone & he thought he could find someone to serve us. He sounded like it was a big inconvenience. Our waitress was very... More 

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Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant is just such fun. We have been customers since it opened, and the food and service have gotten better and better. Chef and staff have worked a menu that has something for everyone, and the service is efficient, friendly, and competent. The wine list is good. There are two seasons at the restaurant. Patio Season, and Everything Else.... More 

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Waterloo, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We dined here with some family this evening. The atmosphere was nice on the outdoor patio. There was live entertainment which was a plus. It took 45 minutes to get our food ( sandwiches and fries nothing complicated) the burgers were ordered medium and were received well done. We also did not get the fries until ten minutes after the... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a fine place to eat. We enjoyed a great meal on the outside patio where they also had music. Service was good. Food was delicious. I would sure recommend this restaurant. They have quite a varied menu so there is something for everyone.

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Hecker
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The outdoor patio is a great spot for a drink. Wine and homemade bread pudding, along with the atmosphere. Great spot to unwind at.

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Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I hate to give bad reviews so I took a day to think about JFires before I reviewed. I've been to JFires in Waterloo a few times mostly for drinks and light meals. The atmosphere outside is nice. There is a great wine garden and outdoor bar area. The indoor seating is small and cramped. The food is usually good.... More 

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Waterloo IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Excellent service and food every time we come. Never disappointed! They have daily specials at very reasonable. Glad we have it so close but is definitely worth the drive!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 618-939-7233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?