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Gallagher's Restaurant

114 W Mill St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1205
+1 618-939-9933
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken” (41 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
114 W Mill St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1205
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food, and friendly staff. Everyone ate well, and had a great time. Staff was prompt and attentive without being pushy and overbearing.

Thank ebrn1975
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The food is alright - not worth the drive from even five miles away. Not sure what all the hype is about. The service was horrid. The guy who waited on us was terrible and told me "you did not order that" when I asked...More

Thank bubbareview
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The food here is great. Everyone comes here for the fried chicken but the burgers are great also. Staff is friendly. On weekends there is a wait but usually no more that 20 minutes.

Thank tim0824
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Stumpy's distillery in Columbia and was needing food after. I suggested Gallagher's. Food was good but nothing exceptional. I had the garlic cheese burger. Burger was a little dry and everything kept sliding off the bun as there was a thick layer of...More

Thank biketraveler1
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We went to Gallagher's based on a recommendation from my nephew's friend, who grew up in the area. You walk into a neat looking building which turns out to have a lot of history, including having been a speakeasy back in the day. Seat yourself,...More

Thank MamaChills
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Waterloo for a wedding and decided to have dinner at Gallagher's. The wait staff was very friendly and on their game. We had the pork rinds as an appetizer, they were piping hot (still crackling) and delicious. The red wine vinaigrette...More

Thank DataDott
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We love this place and always stop in after P+R. It is so great...the wings are our favorite so don't miss them.

Thank Cassie M
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Gallager's serves family style fried chicken on Sundays and it was fantastic. Located in historic downtown Waterloo, the building is very charming. Great service with no wait. Their corn casserole was probably the best I've had!

Thank Kristenleah83
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Made reservations for 4/15 for friend's 50th birthday. Called to see if mashed potatoes available Saturdays. No reply for days. Email. Nope, no mashed potatoes on Saturday. Could you please accommodate us? We''l pay. Nope. This morning (Friday) owner, James Gallagher calls me returning (finally)...More

4  Thank bamck8184
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Located about half hour from St Louis in Waterloo Illinois. Restored three story building that does have an elevator. Serves chicken dinner served family style on Sundays. Lots of food. Specials during the week also. Great burgers. Usually can find a coupon on line.

Thank TarisTravels
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Mill St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1205
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 618-939-9933
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Located in historic downtown Waterloo, Illinois, and just minutes from the metro St. Louis area, Gallagher's has been serving the best fried chicken, house-ground burgers and premium steaks for over a decade.
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