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JFires Market Bistro

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725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298
618-939-7233
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the patio. Too bad the only idiot that still smokes was next to us. Of course he waited until they were finished eating and pointed the smoke in our direction. Open air should mean fresh air or what's the point?

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Columbia, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We went on a cold winters Wednesday. The room had a fireplace going and the atmosphere was awesome. My hubby ordered a big steak and it was delicious. I ordered the pork chop and it was amazing. Good food at decent prices for a place in Waterloo. Service was great and a bottle of wine is reasonable.

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Red Bud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

I had the Etouffee. It was spot on, as I expected. My wife enjoyed her perfectly prepared cheeseburger with fresh cut fries. This wasn't our first visit, and we come back because it's always good. My only regret is that we don't visit often enough. I continue to forget that the kids menu is perhaps my favorite thing in the... More 

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1 Thank Garon S
Waterloo, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The outdoor seating is wonderful and they have live music. The problem though is the food is hit or miss. I have had one or 2 meals that were good but overall the food is average at best. We go in the warmer months for the patio but never go if we have to sit inside. The service is often... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a fine dining restaurant about 3/4 mile from the Super 8 Motel in Waterloo, IL. We were allowed to bring our own wine and paid a corkage fee. The service was excellent,. After we ate, we went outside to a patio that had a live band playing

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Thank Barbara W
Waterloo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Crawfish corn bisque is the best we have ever had!!! Little spicy, Awsome flavor and the type dish that is so good you have to go back for it!!! Service was great from Adam. Never had to wait for a drink. Outside patio shaded by ivory is relaxing and a great place to have a few drinks and spend a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Love the inside architecture and feel of the dining room. Good food and great place for a couples conversation, or intimate dinner.

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1 Thank Mike D
Belleville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've had great meals here, and some not so great. The atmosphere is charming, and the menu offers you options that are not easily found in the county. The place is unique. The only problem is the quality of the food is inconsistent.

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Thank Vincent V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

JFires has a large, vine-covered gazebo area outside. It definitely adds a lot to the atmosphere. The owner-chef is quite talented. Prices are acceptable. Menu selection has a nice variety for selection. Easy access. In a nice, quaint setting. Always enjoy stopping in for a meal and a glass of wine!

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1 Thank Sue K
Waterloo, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

When we first got there, without asking he started to seat us on the patio. I told him we wanted to eat inside. He couldn't believe we wanted to eat inside & said we would be eating alone & he thought he could find someone to serve us. He sounded like it was a big inconvenience. Our waitress was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 618-939-7233

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