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Waterstreet Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$American, ,
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-223-0400
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  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“wraps” (4 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here one evening with my wife. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside on the patio. Johanna was our waitress and she was friendly and attentive. Menu provided some standard Midwest fare and a good beer selection. Our appetizer and sandwiches...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Peru on our way to see our grandkids and decided to try something local rather than all the chain stuff along I80. Although you wonder if there is anything as you weave from the bluffs, it was where our GPS said it...More

Thank 305Hammer
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Friendly staff....many beers on tap...extensive menu...relaxing on the patio with minimum noise or inside with a lot gams and TVs. It's your choice

Thank Gorklud
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Food is great. Sauce makes it delicious. Had the pork tenderloin and my son had the horseshoe burger and both excellent. Waitress very nice and helpful. Definitely will be going back.

Thank Valorie C
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the Waterstreet Pub after dinner to have a beer on a Saturday night. The bar is nice, and looked popular with local people. The service was great!

Thank ljoshau
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I had the Corned beef and cabbage which was good the rest of us had Fried Chicken and Chicken strips. Everything was Hot and tasty. The decor was neat and I found out there was a Old brewery in Peru. Will definitely go back.

Thank Ladd H
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We had the tenderloin sandwich & sit it with a side of cheese covered pub fries. Both were superb. We all but licked the plates clean.

Thank t1andjoyce
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This place is not on the main street of Peru. You need to work a little bit to find it because it is down by the river where there is not much of anything else for a visitor. It's in an old historic building which...More

Thank HootieToo
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped into town and returned to this eatery and was still pleased!! Up on entering I was greater by a friendly staff who made you feel welcome. In addition I received very friendly and attentive service from my waitress who added to the overall...More

Thank John_Morgan_2
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our dinner last night was good food was hot and fresh we get to sit on the outside patio and the weather was really comfortable enjoyed our visit can't wait to go back

Thank bigcountry1991
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 815-223-0400
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Waterstreet Saloon was built as a bar in 1837 and was ran as a speakeasy during the prohibition. It was then renamed Barbenders Fine Wine & Liquors until around 1935. It was reopened in 1950 as Henry's Tavern which closed in 1984. In March of 2005, it was reopened with the name of Waterstreet Pub & Eatery. Waterstreet Pub has been family owned since 1950 and carries old tyme beers such as Schlitz, Hamms, Pabst, and Old Style, as well as add 31 draft craft beers and over 200 hard liquors. We are also the first bar in Illinois to offer Hamm's back on draft.
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