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Dreamland Palace in Foster Pond

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3043 State Route 156, Waterloo, IL 62298-6303
(618) 939-9922
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wife and I went to lunch at Dreamland Palace. Considering the building has been there since 1875 it truly has a mostly German atmosphere. I has an extensive number of German dishes to chose from. Unfortunately you can not experience them all during one visit. Compared to food we've had in Germany it is quite good.

Thank GatewayTraveler44
Imperial, Missouri, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting. Great meal and friendly staff. A little out of the way but worth the trip. Looked like they had a lot of regulars there for Sunday dinner. I'd recommend that you make a reservation before going.

Thank Bob W
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156 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by here for the first time. Had a good lunch with authentic German foods. Thought the service was really good and satisfactory. Was not busy or crowded during this time and about only 3 couples in there at the time we were there. The decor of the place was very unique and decorated in German fashion. Would recommend this... More 

Thank petlovr67
Saint Louis, Missouri
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188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We decided to go to Dreamland Palace for my birthday dinner because I wanted good German food and this place kept getting mentioned to me. The drive from St Louis was very scenic and this place just pops up out of nowhere. You're greeted by a very German looking building with crests and flags on it. Inside the restaurant there... More 

Thank Delphine384
Godfrey, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

We visit dreamland on our way home from Red Bud every summer. The food is good and the service is satisfactory. The owner always stops and talks to us. He is quite amusing.

Thank Laura S
Morrisonville, Illinois
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I have lived in Germany and love German food. I am glad that looked past some of the reviews. The food was great and they had a good selection of German beers. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the German beer. We really enjoyed our visit to the restaurant.

Thank DonPattyD
Chesterfield, Missouri
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313 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

My wife and I just returned from a 100 mile round trip to Dreamland Palace German Restaurant in Foster Pond, IL. We arrived and were waited on in 10 minutes, which although there were only two other occupied tables was acceptable. From the time, we ordered dinner to the time WE WALKED OUT was 55 minutes. The waiter stopped by... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been a few times. Love the atmosphere and the best Black Forest schnitzel I've ever tasted. GREAT wait staff. The owner Mike is a hoot! Will definitely go back many more times. Love me some schnitzel 😍.

Thank Vicky R
Estes Park, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I and six of my friends recently ate at this nice restaurant. I went to Belleville for a reunion; this was a side trip and well worth it. I live in Estes Park, CO and we do not have any German food near. The food was excellent and we enjoyed speaking with Mike the owner. He really cares about his... More 

Thank Hugo E
Houma, Louisiana
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Wow, this place used to be so great. We had a bad experience over a year ago and after second thoughts we figured we give it a second chance. Should have quit before we made the long drive from St. Louis. We waited 20 minutes for a waiter, another 10 for part of our drink order. And after 2 hours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3043 State Route 156, Waterloo, IL 62298-6303
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: (618) 939-9922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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