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JFires Market Bistro

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725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1003
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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All hours
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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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate there twice for supper. Both times the food was very good. Steak once, the AYCE crablegs another. Nice indoor environment in the old house. The service staff was courteous. Both times, it seemed they were overwhelmed. Once was a Wed, other a Fri night.

Thank Richard S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We set outside on a beautiful evening. The salads where good. I had the pork chop and my wife had the prime rib. We both enjoyed the food and setting

Thank KJBarry
Casselberry, Florida
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238 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came with a co-worker on a Thursday evening while in town for business. We sat inside as it was very warm out, but the patio seemed like it would be nice... and they had live music. The service was great! I had a Scallop special and my co-worker had the crab pasta and we both really liked our meal. The... More 

Thank David C
St. George, Utah
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to JFIRES of Waterloo for dinner July 13th, 2016. We were excited to try this unique-looking restaurant. We always enjoy eating at some special local restaurant while travelling. However, I saw two dead flies on the window sill where we were seated, so I had a little doubt about the cleanness of the restaurant at... More 

Thank aiminsmith
Waterloo, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jennifer is a fantastic chef...menu specializes in Cajun/Louisiana style although their pizzas are highly sought after. We love her fish specialties.

Thank bsavering
Waterloo, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and diverse. Cajun, seafood, steaks. Service was ok, not stellar, but ok. Don't go there in a rush.

Thank GNAnthony76
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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?

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbia, IL
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282 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank susiejc
Red Bud
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Waterloo, Illinois, United States
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1003
  • 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?