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“Famous Fried Chicken not so good to us”

Gallagher's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 41 Restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in historic downtown Waterloo, Illinois, and just minutes from the metro St. Louis area, Gallagher's has been serving the best fried chicken, house-ground burgers and premium steaks for over a decade.
Reviewed July 26, 2012

First let me say that we have eaten here a few times before and the food was fantastic. This time we came just to try the their #1 Fried Chicken place in St Louis area. All four of us were greatly disappointed. The portions were large but it had a very weird flavor. Almost sour like. the sides were fantastic, mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. They bring bread out when you first get there and this time they had pineapple bread which was to die for.

The desserts are always just OK. They had a thin sheet cake with different flavors of icing. Disappointing.

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Thank socntytiger
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Gallaghers is one of my favorite places in the metro St. Louis area. We have been coming here since they opened the doors. Their menu selections, are all fantastic, sides awesome, and the appetizers are original and have that Irish flare to them. My wife and I were married on the top floor of the restaurant, a very cozy intimate occasion that we will never forget. This is a family place, owned and operated by the entire family, including all their kids. We have had nothing but great experiences at Gallaghers, and we go a couple times a month to eat, and a couple just to sit at the bar for drinks. You should give them a try, you wont be dissappointed. Oh and the Sunday family style chicken is so original, you never have had chicken like this with all the sides.

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Thank Bryan M
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is a great resturaunt, family owned and operated. Get out and support them whenever you are in the area.

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Thank Eric B
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Head over to Gallagher's, in Waterloo, Illinois, just about a half hour south of St. Louis. We tried, for the first time, their Sunday fried chicken dinner. We'd heard it was very good. We heard right. My wife and I, and another couple, no sooner at been seated then they started bringing over the meal: mashed potatoes, string beans, corn.... and a platter of golden-brown fried chicken, perfectly seasoned, deliciously crisp... and moist. The building that houses Gallagher's is also a treat. This is a good time of year to head to Waterloo on a Sunday.... unless you don't like fried chicken. Then there's no hope for you.

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Thank Easyg1
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Went for fried chicken on a Sunday and had some of the best chicken. Very nice bar with great atmosphere.

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