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steamboat garden

1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-2323
319-232-0344
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English first
Waterloo, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went there and had a hamburger and their sampler plate of fried food. The onion rings had little taste, the potato tots were cooked but no better than the stuff in my kids lunch line. My burger was small and again didn't have a lot of flavor. The chicken strips were ok, they were the best part of our... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Once upon a time the food here was good or at least decent. I often had fried food that I regretted eating later, but it tasted great when I was putting it down. This last time I ordered the night's special, baked chicken and mashed potatoes. The potatoes were awful. We could not figure out if they were real potatoes... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We used to take our kids to the Steamboat when they were little. 40 years ago our daughter loved the bean soup. It is still on the menu and still very tasty!!

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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

IF you're thinking this is going to bring back your childhood memories... it's not the food is gross and soggy and o don't look up at the ceiling it's covered in bugs.

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Waterloo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family has been going to the Steamboat for takeout or inside dining for over 40 years. It has been owned by the same family for generations; they call you by name. They have a special every day. For instance, Tuesdays are $1.00 tugboat tenderloins. Their Chief's salad is to die for! Homemade pies-need I say more?

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Another Waterloo classic that has fallen and can't get back up. Much like Wishbone the name and memories of childhood meals are now just a fading memory. Gets by on name/rep only. Sorry to say better off at Wendy's.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been coming here for over 30 years. There's a nice variety of food and daily specials. The food is reasonably priced. It's a relaxed atmosphere.

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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is your local hole in the wall restaurant that's the best. Some peoples reviews are bad. They must not get it. I've gone here since I was a kid. Of course a few things have changed but not much. The owner Joel is a great guy and if you have any problems he will make it right. Not many... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A recent visit to this historic restaurant cancels out my previous review of the place. The waitress that served us has been there for ever and didn't blink an eye to serve us obviously bad food. She even said she wouldn't have eaten it either. And they make you feel really uncomfortable if you want to substitue items and that... More

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Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you were new to the area or just visiting you might just drive by and not think its a good place to stop and eat. Wrong! It's been a part of Waterloo for many years and has tons of regulars. Very good value and great tenderloins and onion rings!! Daily specials that are at a lower price too.

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