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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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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Once upon a Saturday afternoon....

....a family drove from St Louis to Waterloo, Illinois in search of the infamous Dreamland Palace German restaurant and when they got there, here's what happened: We had to search for the entrance which had a "closed" sign in the window. We were greeted by our server with a blank stare which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
Jilbere H
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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ballwin mo
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This resturant has sklipped from what was once a fine German Resturant to a very poor excuse for a German Identificatuion of a resturant. Thery only have one " Real" German Beer ( And Becks Beer is now actually brewed in St. Louis Mo. by Invev.) They try to pass off craft beer by Urban Chestnut a local craft brewery... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is a well hidden treasure. Looks like you might want to drive right by it from the outside, but oh when you step inside the ambiance grabs you. Great place for lunch or dinner. great authentic german food. I'm planning a large Christmas party there this year. Great service, owners are very friendly and happy to explain the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have eaten at Dreamland Palace many times. We have had excellent service each time no matter how many of us are at a table. The food is close to Germany type food. I have not found a restaurant in the Saint Louis are which is as good as eating in Germany. The only restaurant which made you think you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

....a family drove from St Louis to Waterloo, Illinois in search of the infamous Dreamland Palace German restaurant and when they got there, here's what happened: We had to search for the entrance which had a "closed" sign in the window. We were greeted by our server with a blank stare which implied "what are you doing here?" and seated... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The restaurant business must be one of the toughest to be in. If you lookover the reviews for this place, dozen's have given it great reviews . If you look at my review from last year I thought that the restaurant was great with authentic food. Well consistency is a key, and a bit of management when hiring your servers.... More 

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Columbia,IL
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370 reviews 370 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food is good and the company of the owners is also a hit. We enjoy taking people from St. Louis to this out of the way destination. They have come back on there own --- so I would take that as a good sign.

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Breese, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have now driven there 3 times and never been disappointed. I've never been to Germany, but grew up in a German-American area and this is like the good German food I remember. One of our party grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch area and she felt right at home here. One person ordered hasenpfeffer and couldn't get it--they said it... More 

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Waterloo, Illinois
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food is always excelent. I have been to many good German Restaurants and have been to Germany several times. Can't say that I have ever experienceed more authentic food anywhere else in the states. Food is always great, the owners come out to greet and meet their guests. Great Place we eat there often.

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Imperial, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I took my parents there when they came to visit me last time. I had read the reviews... After I ate there I decided that anyone who rates it at all favorably has certainly never been to Germany. It was just not good. I got Jäger schnitzel, and it was just an americanized version of something resembling a thin veal... More 

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Maeystown Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

If you like authentic German food, you might like this place. It is a nice drive in the country. The red cabbage and potato cakes are very good.

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: German
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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