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Dreamland Palace in Foster Pond

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3043 State Rt. 156, Waterloo, IL 62298
(618) 939-9922
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed our lunch visit.

I have lived in Germany and love German food. I am glad that looked past some of the reviews. The food was great and they had a good selection of German beers. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the German beer. We really enjoyed our visit to the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Morrisonville, Illinois
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Morrisonville, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Germany and love German food. I am glad that looked past some of the reviews. The food was great and they had a good selection of German beers. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the German beer. We really enjoyed our visit to the restaurant.

Thank DonPattyD
Chesterfield, Missouri
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180 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from a 100 mile round trip to Dreamland Palace German Restaurant in Foster Pond, IL. We arrived and were waited on in 10 minutes, which although there were only two other occupied tables was acceptable. From the time, we ordered dinner to the time WE WALKED OUT was 55 minutes. The waiter stopped by... More 

1 Thank Stu K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I've been a few times. Love the atmosphere and the best Black Forest schnitzel I've ever tasted. GREAT wait staff. The owner Mike is a hoot! Will definitely go back many more times. Love me some schnitzel 😍.

Thank Vicky R
Estes Park, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I and six of my friends recently ate at this nice restaurant. I went to Belleville for a reunion; this was a side trip and well worth it. I live in Estes Park, CO and we do not have any German food near. The food was excellent and we enjoyed speaking with Mike the owner. He really cares about his... More 

Thank Hugo E
Houma, Louisiana
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Wow, this place used to be so great. We had a bad experience over a year ago and after second thoughts we figured we give it a second chance. Should have quit before we made the long drive from St. Louis. We waited 20 minutes for a waiter, another 10 for part of our drink order. And after 2 hours... More 

2 Thank Suzz4550
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very small portions for the $$. Sauerbraten was very good however you get one small slice of beef for $17.00 The potato pancakes are as flat as a piece of paper and tasteless. The spatial (sorry auto correct will not let me spell this correctly LOL) tasted like mush. The place is decorated with all old German and crystal items,... More 

1 Thank momiam2
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One day, while pulling a trailer in the vicinity, I pulled into the parking lot. The lot was really big and there were only 5 cars in the parking lot. Having a trailer, I circled the parking lot and placed my vehicle and trailer as far away from the business as I could so as not to interfere with the... More 

3 Thank Johnnie367
ballwin mo
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were VERY dissapointed on our previoujs visit to whast had alkways been one of our favorite resturants,so in fairness we made a repeast visdit wikth friends. Unfortunately there was still a big dissaspointment. The salad bar was a joke. Not at all fresh or appealing..The German beer selection is very very sparce at best. and the food was no... More 

2 Thank indytomBallwinMo
Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We don't plan to return. Perhaps I just don't like German food. Nothing I ate really appealed to me. Everything was sour. Waitress was friendly enough, but didn't seem to be especially well-trained. Portions were not plentiful - I could have eaten more soup or salad; but the soup tasted like it was out of a Campbell's can and the... More 

2 Thank WayneMcPherson
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful cozy place with a great atmosphere and wonderful food. All real deal, homemade German. The sauerbraten is absolutely to die for.

2 Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3043 State Rt. 156, Waterloo, IL 62298
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: (618) 939-9922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: German


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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