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“Great place along Illinois River to eat and drink”

Waterstreet Pub & Eatery
Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Peru
Price range: USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to sit outdoors with a view of the river. Large menu and beer selection and the Bloody Mary Bar is amazing!

Thank Marge Z
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

I had the breaded tenderloin and fries. The tenderloin was thick, moist and hot! The breading was not too heavy. This was a really good sandwich and well worth the drive to get here. The service was friendly, food service was quick.

The bathroom could use a good cleaning. I would stop here again for a meal.

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Thank Zebra_45678
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Place
The Waterstreet Pub is located in Peru Illinois on Water Street. The restaurant has several seating areas. There is a restaurant side, the bar area with tables, and an outside patio area. All are very nice. The restaurant is clean and well maintained.

The Menu/Food
The menu has a good amount of offerings. Appetizers, Subs, Sandwiches, Fried Chicken, Wraps, Soups, Salads, and Pasta. I enjoy something different every time I visit. The wraps are good, and the pork tenderloin is awesome. The sweet potato fries would be better if they were hand cut from fresh sweet potatoes. Overall our food was very good.

The Experience/Service/Value
Nice venue, positive experience. Our service was okay but could have been better. Short follow ups with your customers is always a good practice. The overall value was fair for the money paid. Recommend this Waterstreet Pub if you are looking for a a light lunch, couple of drinks with a great appetizer, or just a low key meal.

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Thank alchemy00
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great Drink menu. Many Beers available.
The patio is relaxing, if you are going for dinner be patient, the service outside is inattentive and slow. We now eat inside and then have drinks outside

Thank Erin L
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great atmosphere, great food and service. Was there for lunch corn beef was the special and was to die for. Very tender and tastee. My companion had the Caesar wrap which was reported to be good also. Hoping to get another trip soon so I can return. In warmer weather hopefully.

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Thank Dan H
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