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Waterstreet Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$American, ,
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-223-0400
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  • Excellent30%
  • 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 16 February 2015

We looked to TripAdvisor for a new place to eat in the LP area on a Sunday and decided on this place. It's kind of in an odd spot, but riverfront and I'm sure it's very nice when it's warm. They had a Bloody Mary...More

1  Thank Kayla S
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Average rating because the pork tenderloins are really good here and so are the wraps...when you can get someone to wait on you. Sundays they have a bloody mary bar that is awesome too, when you can get service. If I owned this place I...More

Thank KristinesShower
77russ, Owner at Waterstreet Pub & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

That was a very busy weekend quite possibly our busiest. Being it was a 3 day weekend most items were hard to replenish. We were also short staffed, when it gets really warm early in the season it is hard to prepare for those situations....More

Reviewed 2 October 2014

Nice location, extensive selection on the menu. Good range of beers, the personal size pizza was more than enough for any appetite, had the vegetarian but optioned it up with pepperoni and canadian bacon, went down well with a Fat Tire. Right next door to...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant using Trip Advisor and wasn't disappointed. Becky the manager greeted us and she is an absolute treasure. We had the Rangoon appetizer and the Steak sandwich. Both were excellent! The sandwich was cooked perfectly and the grilled peppers and onions were...More

1  Thank Amy S
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Excellent service!! New manager is great!! Best tenderloins around. We will be back! Great view of river! Will most definitely recommend to friends and family!

1  Thank jjohnson44
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Waste of time. Took over 45 min. to get are food and there was only maybe 15 ppl in the whole place. The Guinness burger was burnt gf got chicken ranch wrap was big as your head but mostly lettuce. Might be a good place...More

1  Thank Voyager545408
77russ, Owner at Waterstreet Pub & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

I am sorry you had a poor experience. We now have a new chef and floor manager. Please try us again. If there is anything we can do please feel free to call mornings 815-223-0400 or email me at waterstreetpub@gmail.com

Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. The menu is large and the things that we ordered were good! I love the wood tables in the restaurant. There is also outdoor seating. I took pictures of the food we ordered! They should be posted when this post...More

Thank sunshinesandy32
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Waterstreet has a fine selection of beers on tap as well as inexpensive and delicious food. Occasionally they have live entertainment too!

1  Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We use to frequent this place but noticed that the service has seriously declined in the last year. High turnover of staff and it seemed like we never had same waitress twice. Sometimes we would be one of maybe 3 tables during the week. Bar...More

Thank ddmktraveler
77russ, Owner at Waterstreet Pub & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2015

Have you been back? We have a new chef in the kitchen and new floor manager. Please try us again. If there is anything we can do please feel free to call mornings 815-223-0400 or email me at waterstreetpub@gmail.com

Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Waterstreet Pub was recommended to us by the mayor of Peru and it held up to the recommendation. We really enjoyed the decor and the food was delicious. The tenderloin sandwich lived up to the billing...will definitely go back again!

Thank Wendy G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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