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Waterstreet Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$American, ,
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-223-0400
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  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“wraps” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
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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
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great service! All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a variety of food on the menu for our family of 5 to all get what we wanted.

2  Thank Nichole C
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Great Atmosphere, Freindly People, Top Service And Best Pizza In The Area. Tommy Gun Rocks! Cone Meet The Servers, Gretchen, Corrina, Cat And Sarah.You Will Not Disappoint You. No better Place To Spend A Sunday Funday.

Thank kbc1023
Reviewed 27 July 2014

This place rocks fresh food fresh service and home made fresh lemonade shake ups hurricanes and bloody Mary bar thats rocks

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 2 July 2014

How mant pubs in Peru have waterfront views?? We happened to stop here and shared appetizers and a couple of pork tenderloin sandwiches. Sandwiches were HUGE - definitely split one for two adults!! Gals behind the bar were friendly and helpful - we would stop...More

1  Thank Trixi61
Reviewed 28 January 2014

One of our favorite places to go for pork tenderloins, pizza, wraps and especially to just get together with friends. Atmosphere is great in winter and summer. Has outdoor patio seating in nice weather. Live music on weekends. Great place.

Thank vkstr27
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Several locals had told me to go try this place for pork tenderloins. I ordered the "piglet" size. It was plenty. The pork tenderloin was delicious. I would love to try other food on their menu. I would definitely be back for another pork tenderloin...More

Thank Countrygal063
Reviewed 20 November 2013

If this review was just on the food alone it would be a 5 but its not the service was awful. We ordered 2 wraps at lunch time 35 min. wait, and when we brought it to our servers attention the response was "well we...More

1  Thank Christopher S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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