Restaurants in Waterloo


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  • Steamboat Garden
    Nominated for Best Family Restaurant on CityVoter's 2011 A-List, Steamboat Garden has been serving up affordable family food since 1933. Today, guests at the boat-shaped restaurant can peer through its bright red portholes to watch as the friendly staff fills tables with steaks and seafood, breaded pork loin sandwiches known as Tug Boats, and seven incarnations of a signature hamburger that has been a Falls Avenue favorite since the 1940s. Between bites, diners sip old-fashioned floats made with 1919 draft root beer and then send instant photos of their empty plates to mom by accessing the restaurant's WiFi with a laptop or aluminum foil helmet.
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    1740 Falls Ave.
    Waterloo, IA US
  • Country Cottage Cafe
    One of the better-priced restaurants in Oelwein, customers of Country Cottage Cafe won't break the budget for a satisfying meal and delightful experience. The relaxed environment and reasonable prices allow guests to focus on what matters: the fantastic food. Defined by its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Great Plains weather is cooperating. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. For those watching what they eat, the robust menu does feature items that are gluten-free, low-fat, and vegetarian. Plus, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and if you're in a hurry, you can call ahead and take advantage of the convenient take-out offerings. When you put it all together, Country Cottage Cafe is definitely a good call. Its breakfast is known to be "wonderful." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    2301 S Frederick Ave
    Oelwein, IA US
  • Center Inn Restaurant and Pub
    One of the better-priced restaurants in Readlyn, visitors of Center Inn won't sacrifice their wallet for a good meal and pleasant experience. Whether you are visiting for the good quality, helpful service, or both, you are sure to leave this restaurant with a smile on your face. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, most local parents will tell you that it's a good place to bring the kids, as well. If you just feel like stopping by for a beverage, the restaurant has helpful bar staff (and a good selection behind the bar). A favorite in Readlyn, you won't walk away from Center Inn disappointed.
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    209 Main Street
    Readlyn, IA US
  • T J's Pizza
    An acclaimed destination in Clermont, T J's is a delicious restaurant with a delightful menu. Stop in for the excellent quality and stay for friendly service. You'll be a regular at T J's before you know it. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. If you don't feel like eating in, you can always grab your food to go, or just place an order for delivery. When you put it all together, a trip to T J's is definitely worthwhile, no matter how you slice it.
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    218 Mill St
    Clermont, IA US
  • Culvers
    One of the most-visited fast food restaurants in Waterloo, Culvers offers delicious burgers and good burgers. It's a local favorite for guests that want incredible food. Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Midwest weather is nice. Streetwear attire is acceptable, so feel free to come as you are. Also, in addition to its low prices, this won't exactly be the place to earn credit card points (it's cash-only). In fact, you should certainly be able to enjoy a good meal for nine or ten bucks, and can probably get in and out for just a Lincoln if you try. If you're in a hurry, the restaurant even has a convenient drive-thru window and its menu is well-suited for grabbing food on the run. One of the better fast-food chains in the area, a trip to this Culvers is definitely worthwhile. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    209 E Tower Park Dr
    Waterloo, IA US
  • IHOP
    IHOP in Waterloo on Crossroads Blvd is a well-known restaurant, delivering a laid-back ambience with wonderful sandwiches. It's an ideal choice for visitors that want terrific food. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. If you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. A franchise with nearly 60 years of tasty success, IHOP customers are known to come hungry and leave happy.
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    2009 Crossroads Blvd
    Waterloo, IA US

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