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JFires Market Bistro

725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298
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Ranked #9 of 37 Restaurants in Waterloo
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
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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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 review
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
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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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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Waterloo, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about JFires Market Bistro

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

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