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Dreamland Palace in Foster Pond

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3043 State Route 156, Waterloo, IL 62298-6303
+1 618-939-9922
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Waterloo, Illinois
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of classic German food. Neat decor seems like your in Bavaria. Not in town it's west in the country 4 or 5 miles out in the corn fields. Cool stone house across the street

Thank kiyaker
1 review
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Very racist experience! We sat there for two hours and were never served. Received our drinks and an appetizer, but never dinner. Were sat all the way in back. AND, witnessed others who arrived with us EAT AND LEAVE, while our food was "never ready". EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED.

Thank Ida S
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Disappointed in this place....wanted to go to Roemertopf in Mascoutah, but they weren't open until 5...so we drove here. Never again. Bland. Meh. I almost cried when I took my first bite of the Jaegerschnitzel....NOTHING compared to Roemertopf. Don't agree> Go to Roemertopf and try their version of whatever you had here....you won't be disappointed!

1 Thank agadoresmama
Fenton, Missouri
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2017

I love German food so when hubby saw the Groupon, he bought it with me in mind. We drove to tiny Fosters Pond and entered in the back door. Waited several minutes. No one came so we made our way to the dining room and were invited to take a seat. The decor is very overdone. Lots of German/Bavaria style... More 

Thank Carol M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Well, I don't have German in-laws or family recently enough immigrated to know what good German food "ought" to be. I do know that my wife and I both enjoyed our meals which were a welcomed break from what chain restaurants and trendy places offer. It was nice to enjoy something different and unique in a historic place with atmosphere.

Thank K H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Let me start by saying if you make snap judgements about a restaurant by looking around the dining room, don't come to Dreamland Palace without leaving your judgement hat in the car! The decor in this place is flea market vs. yard sale vs. your grandma's attic! Tacky comes to mind, along with dusty and the latter doesn't really belong... More 

Thank rmh7182
Saint Louis, Missouri
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We took my parents for authentic German food. The selection is impressive; it was hard to choose which schnitzel to get. I found the Alpine Schnitzel to be very good, but the spaetzle didn't come near my mom's homemade spaetzle. The salad bar was a bit lackluster, but the soup was tasty. My husband wasn't impressed with his selection at... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 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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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 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
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

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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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: +1 618-939-9922

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