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JFires Market Bistro

725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1003
+1 618-939-7233
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“gumbo” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1003
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Overpriced. Food is not even close to being worth what you pay. Do not recommend at all. Food was just gross - not sure how else to put it.

Thank bubbareview
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been in several months or maybe a year but was ready to enjoy the outdoor patio and fair late spring weather tonight. In past, food was very inconsistent. One evening fabulous and the next visit mediocre. Tonight was mediocre, sadly and the staff was...More

Thank tb2011
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my wife recently. The hostess was easily confused by a simple request. It took 45 min to get our food after we ordered. Staff is all young people. Didn't see one person that looked to be over 25. A lot of staff...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great American food. FRESH Seafood. All-you-can-eat Crab Legs, Music on the arbor during the summer months. Everything is ambiance and ambiance abounds here! WONDERFUL!!

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect for families or couples. Indoor seating available in the historic home but the true treasure is the grape vine covered patio in the back with a full service bar there too! We've gone on the hottest nights of July and that outdoor patio has...More

Thank tb2011
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and have always had great meals. Their fish items are fresh and always tasty and prepared well. But one of the great parts of this restaurant is the outside dining area. Not many places in this area have that...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Ate there twice for supper. Both times the food was very good. Steak once, the AYCE crablegs another. Nice indoor environment in the old house. The service staff was courteous. Both times, it seemed they were overwhelmed. Once was a Wed, other a Fri night.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We set outside on a beautiful evening. The salads where good. I had the pork chop and my wife had the prime rib. We both enjoyed the food and setting

Thank KJBarry
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Came with a co-worker on a Thursday evening while in town for business. We sat inside as it was very warm out, but the patio seemed like it would be nice... and they had live music. The service was great! I had a Scallop special...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I went to JFIRES of Waterloo for dinner July 13th, 2016. We were excited to try this unique-looking restaurant. We always enjoy eating at some special local restaurant while travelling. However, I saw two dead flies on the window sill where we...More

Thank aiminsmith
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 N Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 618-939-7233
  • E-mail
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