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Waterstreet Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$American, ,
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-223-0400
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though a bit had to find at first - we really enjoyed our visit through Peru in our way from Corvette Funfest in Effingham. Large menu. Huge portions. Fish was white and very tasty. Fish Taco was humongous!! Enough for two people to share. Waitress...More

Thank Gloria Jean B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.The burgers were large and tasty. We had the fries and they were good. They have a large selection of good whiskey and beer.

Thank mokenavince-11
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Husband and I drive here for the amazing salads and great atmosphere. Great bartenders (Sarah rocks), great food, great atmosphere. See you soon.

Thank odebbie6
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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Zebra_45678
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....More

Thank alchemy00
Reviewed 29 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
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...More

Thank Dan6801
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It was pretty quiet for a Friday evening but we really liked the atmosphere, the beer and the appetizer. No dinner. Just beer battered mushrooms that were very good. Excellent service. Probably more fun when it's warmer on the river.

Thank John M
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Atmosphere was wonderful, you overlook the Illinois River and can watch the barge traffic. The food was spectacular and the service was friendly. It's a family friendly place with tons of character. We look forward to visiting the outside dining area in the summer!!

Thank dmwtroy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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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