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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not worth the drive

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
momiam2
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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ballwin mo
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri USA
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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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.

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ballwin mo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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
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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 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
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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
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137 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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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