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steamboat garden

1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-2323
+1 319-232-0344
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good22%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“tenderloin” (11 reviews)
“tugboat” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-2323
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Every time I enter Steamboat Gardens I am greeted with a friendly Hello, food is always great, wait on you right away. Check back to make sure everything is ok.

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The service was fast the food was excellent and alot of it. Pricing is unbeleivable this can't be beat.

Thank Samantha G
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Steamboat is well known for it's nightly specials. Tenderloins, that range in size from Tugboat to Barge, are a specialty! The Onion Rings are an especially indulgent delight! Casual dining, friendly environment.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 25 October 2016

always love to go to the Steamboat. great service, great burgers and fries. lots of choices at this friendly café.

Thank Larryo
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurant and I was disappointed in the waitress and food was not cooked all the way

Thank Tree15
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Nothing fancy, just good home cooked food at reasonable prices. Good specials throughout the day. Off the beaten path.

Thank Marlys V
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Four of us had a pretty good lunch the other day. The all you can eat fish fry was yumming. Lot's of good food to choose from. And the price's are more than easy on the wallet.

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It is cozy and staff is always friendly. I have never once been disappointed or left still hungry. I love tug boat Tuesday too

Thank Tree15
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Poor food choices straight from the 1950's. I'm sure it was great back then but if you claim to grill onions it would be helpful if they found heat. Fries were cooked just beyond thawed. If you want highly processed undercooked food, this is your...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Have been here a couple of times, and the food was always prepared to our satisfaction. It's not a five-star diner and doesn't try to be, it is just decently good home-style cooking.

Thank fullmoonplayers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-2323
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-232-0344
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