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Waterloo

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10447 East Waterloo, Stockton, CA
+1 209-931-4019
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

But I did find this historic eatery a place where you will always recognize a friendly face. Many local residents are patrons of the Waterloo every week, as this is a great watering hole. Waterloo is family owned and operated. The food is stellar, well known for their BBQ'D meals, and it's impossible not to love the namesake BBQ sauce.... More 

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1 Thank truckerdan2016
Stockton, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the top of the line Dining Spot.Great for the whole family.Great Food,you can't get much better.

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Thank Katso6family
Stockton, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place for ribs. The steaks are great also. Big salads, bread and a choice of baked potato or pesto. Company I worked for gave dinner parties here as winners prize for contests. Love the atmosphere

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Thank Bill L
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Steeped in history. Lots of nostalgia items. Full bar. But the best part is the finger licking yummy food with huge portions. This is a MUST VISIT place if you're ever in the area or just drive and make it a memorable trip. Keep it up guys !!

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Thank Rick L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Waterloo is in the middle of fields and groves outside of Stockton. This is an authentic and classic roadside tavern and restaurant, right off the narrow highway. I went here on a Saturday afternoon with relatives who lived nearby. We were looking for a fun meal, and they certainly chose well. We were fortunate that a table for five... More 

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Thank David K
Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a destination, expect a wait . A cowboy type bar that is out in the middle of nowhere. ( 10 minutes from suburban Stockton ). The pork ribs and barbecue sauce are messy and delicious. My friend thought the chicken was excellent. The place is raucous with San Francisco Giants memorabilia all over the place. Go Giants! It's... More 

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Thank Julie T
Stockton, California
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We were a party of 5 and we weren't allowed to make reservations. We had a long wait (well over an hour) and while the food was ok, I had expected it to be better. This was a mother's day dinner with my sons and grandchildren. We did not go on Mother's Day weekend but a couple of weeks later.... More 

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Thank kathybussey
Valley Springs, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

By Far the BEST STEAK I have ever had. NY steak with Peppercorn Sauce is just about our favorite.Of course Waterloo is best known for Ribs and Pesto (which are out of this world!!) order the Peppercorn Steak. We come to Waterloo a few times a month and never get tired of the food, service, drinks, atmosphere and oh yea,... More 

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Thank lnlwalters
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Friends from out of state, and locals..met for dinner and drinks. (They wouldn't take a reservation because there we were only 5 of us (7 was minimum), so we met at 5 pm, had drinks, dinner and ordered after-dinner drinks, were close to leaving, when (after more than $300 bill), we were asked to leave because they were busy... will... More 

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2 Thank Shona S
Valley Springs, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

The food was amazing and we found the service to be Great....The servers were all very friendly and were very helpful. You didn't just have one server, they all were there to take care of anything we needed. The place was busy but we still had amazing attention. We would recommend the Steak with mushrooms and the pesto. The best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Italian, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10447 East Waterloo, Stockton, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stockton
  • Phone Number: +1 209-931-4019

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