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1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-2323
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing fancy, just good home cooked food at reasonable prices. Good specials throughout the day. Off the beaten path.

Thank Marlys V
Austin, Minnesota
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Four of us had a pretty good lunch the other day. The all you can eat fish fry was yumming. Lot's of good food to choose from. And the price's are more than easy on the wallet.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It is cozy and staff is always friendly. I have never once been disappointed or left still hungry. I love tug boat Tuesday too

Thank Tree15
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Poor food choices straight from the 1950's. I'm sure it was great back then but if you claim to grill onions it would be helpful if they found heat. Fries were cooked just beyond thawed. If you want highly processed undercooked food, this is your place. Looks like yet another midwest drinking bar disguised as restaurant.

Thank Michael L
Waterloo, Iowa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Have been here a couple of times, and the food was always prepared to our satisfaction. It's not a five-star diner and doesn't try to be, it is just decently good home-style cooking.

Thank fullmoonplayers
Waterloo, Iowa
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The staff here is very friendly and helpful. The waitress we had was always there for us and had a wonderful and positive attitude. The food was good as well. I ordered the steak and shrimp and it was very good, it also came woth two very large sides. The prices are very descent!! I would definitely go back again... More 

Thank Travelreviews84
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245 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a friend bring me here for lunch. I was quite satisfied with the fare. Had a tenderloin and chili fries. There was no shortage of food. They also had a sloppy joe style sandwich that was on special for 99 cents. The tenderloin was good, as far as tenderloins go. The breading was great on it. Next time around... More 

Thank Jason R
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Thank you for giving me a piece of my childhood back. Would always come here as a kid in town for a visit and had to stop for lunch. Still great food and atmosphere! Thank you !!

Thank jer4always
Waterloo, Iowa
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227 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for a beer and found the most welcoming staff in town. They have fantastic specials every day of the week (closed on Sunday). On Saturday they have $.99 loose meat burgers from 10 -3 and free wings until 5pm. Love the small welcoming atmosphere of this restaurant and we plan to make this a... More 

Thank Brenda J
St. Louis
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

One of my go to places when I am town for a visit. I find the prices to be fair and the food great. Service has always been fast and friendly. I like that is family owned and has been for years

Thank Rhodes1104

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-2323
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-232-0344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?