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Dreamland Palace in Foster Pond

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3043 State Route 156, Waterloo, IL 62298-6303
(618) 939-9922
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been twice now and it's fantastic. It is authentic German and I love all the little kitch decorations. If you are looking for a great sundown dinner location, the dining room faces west and is stunning. I hate chains and unique places like this need to be treasured. Great Harley stop or family dinner location. The Ripchen was excellent.

Thank Mike D
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Riding the Harley along RT 156 , we seen a German restaurant sign.. Noticed it was lunch time we turned around. So glad we did! The history of this place alone is worth a peek. It was was a stagecoach stop.. We had a friendly conversation with the owner and to our surprise he brought us out a complimentary order... More 

Thank Cdulgar
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

My in-laws were German so I know what good German food tastes like....my food was awful! Pork schnitzel had a mushy coating on it...gravy was awful...potato cakes were thin as a dime and greasy....terrible food! Salad bar didn't have anything to make a salad...no lettuce...and soup looked like canned... Don't waste your time or money!

Thank Charlotte S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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249 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?