Visitors Guide to
Places to Eat

in Monroe County, Illinois
including the communities of Columbia & Waterloo
      Symbol Key 
     
    Fine Dining - typical evening meals are $14 and above 
     
    Fine Dining & Lighter Fare - typical evening meals range from $8 to above $14 
     
    Lighter Fare - typical evening meals range from $8 to $14 
     
    Quick & Casual - typical evening meals are $8 and under. No wait staff service.
     
    Coffee Shop, Bakery or Ice Cream Parlor
Containing the fair sized communities of Columbia and Waterloo, Monroe County is able to support a wide variety of restaurant that include ethnic eateries and down home diners. Visitors to Monroe County will be able to find all their favorites or look for a unique new dining experience.
     
Anntiriar Smokehouse Restaurant
1524 Birdie Lane
Waterloo, IL
618-939-4653
  Anntiriar Smokehouse Restaurant serves a variety of menu items in an enjoyable atmosphere. Anntiriar has breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
Applebee's
923 North IL-3
Waterloo, IL
618-939-3555
  It's a whole new neighborhood! Applebee’s is friendly, neighborhood establishment featuring moderately priced, high-quality food, table service and a comfortable atmosphere. Applebee's features mainstream American dishes such as salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, and "riblets" - Applebee's signature dish.
Arby's
721 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-7755
  Arby’s is known for freshly carved roast beef and premium Angus beef sandwiches, all made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Menu items include our classic Arby’s® Roast Beef, Ultimate Angus sandwiches, Prime-Cut™ Chicken, Market Fresh sandwiches, Jamocha shakes, and value menu favorites like turnovers and curly fries. Arbys. It’s Good Mood Food."

Bean Tree Cafe
219 South Main Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-5330
  Bean Tree Cafe is a cafe and restaurant. Independently owned since 2012 and serving breakfast, lunch and fresh roasted coffee. Fresh roasted coffee is made on site. We specialize in coffee and espresso drinks and offer a full breakfast and lunch menu until early afternoon.
Bobecks Sports Bar and Grill
1324 Jamie Lane
Waterloo, IL
618-939-8300
  BoBeck's Sports Bar and Grill has a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. We've got something for everyone! Great food and a family-friendly atmosphere. BoBeck's features appetizers, wings, soups and & salads, sandwiches, entrées, and a Kid's Menu. Breakfast is available Saturdays and Sundays.
Joe Boccardi's Ristorante
117 South Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-6700
  Joe Boccardi's Ristorante serves the area’s favorite St. Louis style pizza along with appetizers, sandwiches, and Italian inspired pasta dishes and beef, chicken, and seafood entrees.
Bully's Smokehouse
1280 Columbia Centre
Columbia, IL
618-281-2880
  We specialize in slow cooked 'Award Winning' southern style barbecue as well as a variety of sandwiches, fish and desserts. If you have ever experienced 'fall off the bone' tenderness and a distinct hickory flavor, you can understand what makes Bully's Smokehouse legendary.
Burger King
800 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-6565
  The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, our commitment to premium ingredients, signature recipes, and family-friendly dining experiences is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.
Casa Romero
512 South Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-6440
  Although you will find plenty of 'traditional' Tex-Mex favorites on our menu, we encourage you take advantage of our “premium creations.” Filemon Romero has been refining his authentic Mexican recipes for over 20 years, and has created many 'one-of-a-kind' sauces and seasoning blends that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
China Star
951 North IL-3
Waterloo, IL
618-939-9898
  China Star’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.
Columbia City Saloon
Bar & Grill

1101 Valmeyer Road
Columbia, IL
618-281-6410
  Columbia City Saloon is a one-stop entertainment complex where you can grab a burger and a beer, play some shuffleboard and groove to some classic rock being laid down by local bands.

Dairy Queen
1001 South Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-2626
  Since 1939 Dairy Queen has been serving its frozen treats like soft serve ice cream and Blizzards to burgers and sandwiches.
Dairy Queen
175 Marketplace Drive
Waterloo, IL
618-939-2626
  Since 1939 Dairy Queen has been serving its frozen treats like soft serve ice cream and Blizzards to burgers and sandwiches.
Denny's
959 North IL-3
Waterloo, IL
618-939-1700
  We are always open as you want us to be. We are open every hour of every day and you are welcome here whenever the whim hits you. We are open to good prices, so that everyone can leave satisfied.

Domino's Pizza
1125 Columbia Centre
Columbia, IL
618-281-9393
  From humble beginnings as a single pizza restaurant in 1960, Domino's Pizza today has become the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. We have been dedicated to making and delivering great pizza with high quality ingredients from the start. In addition, we are constantly updating and improving our pizza menu.
Dreamland Palace
German Restaurant

3043 IL-156
Waterloo, IL
618-939-9922
  Located in a restored 1875 stage coach shop, Dreamland Palace serves traditional lunch and dinner German specialties from family recipes. Diners can choose from Sauerbraten, Beef Rouladen, Hasenpfeffer, bratwurst, knockwurst, and a variety of specialty Schnitzels. Side dishes include sauerkraut, potato pancakes, red cabbage, and applesauce..
Family Kitchen
106 Plaza Drive
Waterloo, IL
618-939-3889
  Family Kitchen is a family owned and operated business serving home style cooking. Our deserts are made homemade daily, our food is made to order. Family Kitchen serves breakfast every day till 11 am and Noon on Sundays. Dinner is served from Wednesday through Saturday.
Gallagher’s Restaurant
114 West Mill Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-9933
  Gallagher’s serves gourmet burgers, steaks, pasta, and fried chicken. Gallagher’s fried chicken has been voted the best in the St. Louis area by St. Louis Post Dispatch readers and on Sunday it is served family style with ham, mashed potatoes, biscuits, cream gravy, all the fixings, and complimentary dessert.
Gruchala's
210 South Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-9901
  Gruchala’s serves burgers, a variety of chicken sandwiches, sandwiches. Friday’s features fish specialties and on Sunday’s the feature is fried chicken. Breakfast served daily.
Hardee's
912 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-5959
  Founded in 1960 this burger chain has spread to become a favorite throughout the Midwestern and Southeast. Its Thickburgers, made with 100% Angus beef, have established Hardee's as a leader in both quality and taste. Today, Hardee's forges ahead with a taste for its delicious fast-food experience that can't be topped.

Imo's Pizza
1450 North Evergreen Lane

Columbia, IL
618-281-5552
  The Square Beyond Compare. The thin, crunchy crust and tangy provel® cheese has made Imo’s the number one pizza choice in the St. Louis area. Their signature is their fresh, never frozen ingredients piled edge to edge, their homemade sauce and an ongoing dedication to their customers and the St. Louis area.

Imo's Pizza
646 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-9565
  The Square Beyond Compare. The thin, crunchy crust and tangy provel® cheese has made Imo’s the number one pizza choice in the St. Louis area. Their signature is their fresh, never frozen ingredients piled edge to edge, their homemade sauce and an ongoing dedication to their customers and the St. Louis area.
J Fires' Market Bistro
725 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-7233
  J Fires' has quite a bit of Cajun influence, although it also draws from many other styles J Fires' has a cozy ambiance and use a wood burning oven for pizzas grilled meats. J Fires' offers vegetarian and gluten free options and outside seating when the weather cooperates.
Ja Bowl Asian Express
101 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-0188
  Ja Bowl Asian Express’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.
Jonny's Pizza & Pasta
117 North Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-7330
  Jonny's specializes in 12 inch subs, appetizers, Chicago-style pizza, and a variety of different pastas. All are made from fresh ingredients. Jonny's offers weekly dine-in or carry-out specials.
JV's Downtown Bar & Grill
117 North Main Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-7127
  JV's has been in operation since 1985. We serve the best in hickory smoked pork and chicken. Our ribs and chicken are smoked for five hours, while our brisket and pork butts are smoked for over 14 hours for full flavor. JV's also offers burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, steaks, chicken, and seafood.
KFC/Taco Bell
918 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-6178
  Take advantage of two of your favorites in one place. KFC serves the world's most popular chicken with home-style sides. Or Live Mas with Taco Bell’s tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of "Value Menu" items.
Mr. Chiu Restaurant
1260 Columbia Centre
Columbia, IL
618-281-6030
  Mr. Chiu Restaurant’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.

Mokka Kaffeehaus
180 Columbia Center
Columbia, IL
618-281-6655
  Come on in for your favorite latte, drip coffee, the Midwest's best gooey butter cake in a variety of flavors baked fresh every day.  We are also baking up a variety of other goodies including our own banana nut bread, lemon poppy seed and more.  Serving breakfast and lunch.
Our Coffee House & Cafe
125 North Rapp Avenue
Columbia, IL
618-281-4554
  Breakfast includes, homemade biscuits and gravy, Belgian waffles, French toast, breakfast burrito's and omelets. Lunch features homemade soups, fresh salads, and hot sandwiches. We are open for dinner Wed. evenings with different specials such as chicken pot pie. Homemade desserts, cookies, turnovers, cakes and pies are a specialty.

Papa Vito's Pizza
223 West Mill Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-5200
  Papa Vito’s serves up the “World’s Best Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches, and Wings.” At Papa Vito’s, every dish is created using only the finest, all natural ingredients. Our cooks use real cheese, real meat and fresh vegetables. Come by one of our two locations and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Pizza Hut
1005 South Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-8822
  Now You’re Eating – home of America's favorite pizza! Eat in, carry out or have your delicious pizza and WingStreet Buffalo wings delivered straight to your door.

Pizza Hut
903 North IL-3
Waterloo, IL
618-939-4334
  Now You’re Eating – home of America's favorite pizza! Eat in, carry out or have your delicious pizza and WingStreet Buffalo wings delivered straight to your door.
Quizno's
1550 North Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-7777
  Quiznos now offers chef-inspired menu items, including grilled flatbreads, salads and wraps, and sub sliders! We also offer only all-natural chicken, freshly-sliced deli meats and artisan breads and cheeses! Quiznos is the perfect answer to your hunger Qraving!
Reifschneider's Grill & Grape
608 North Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-2020
  Reifschneider's Grill & Grape specializes in quality steak and seafood dishes, specialty pastas, decadent desserts, and has an extensive wine list.
Route 3 Bar & Grill
6180 North IL-3
Waterloo, IL
618-939-3707
  Come have lunch or dinner at Route 3! We have a wide selection on our menu ranging from your favorite appetizers and sandwiches to cod and fried chicken! Also, now serving breakfast on Saturdays & Sundays! Daily specials for food and drinks!
Sal's Wartburg Inn
5831 Maeystown Road
Waterloo, IL
618-939-3700
  Nothing fancy here, just honest great food. From made to order burgers, Philly cheese steaks, fried chicken, onion rings, fries, rib eye sandwiches, to dinner salads.
Sonic Drive-In
1200 Admiral Weinel Blvd.
Columbia, IL
618-281-9050
  Sonic is an old-fashioned drive-in complete with carhops. Sonic features hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken strips. Our Toaster sandwiches are made with Texas toast instead of the typical bun. SONIC is the Ultimate Drink Stop, allowing customers to combine various drinks and flavors to create any of the 398,929 possible drink combinations.
Sonic Drive-In
847 North Market Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-1100
  Sonic is an old-fashioned drive-in complete with carhops. Sonic features hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken strips. Our Toaster sandwiches are made with Texas toast instead of the typical bun. SONIC is the Ultimate Drink Stop, allowing customers to combine various drinks and flavors to create any of the 398,929 possible drink combinations.
Subliminal Subs & More
141 South Main Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-0530
  Quite simply, a Subliminal Grilled Sub is the best thing to happen to sandwiches since sliced bread! Choose from a large variety of meats, cheeses, and other fillings for your 8 or 16 inch sandwich on Italian, Wheat, Sour Dough, or Cranberry Oat Bread. Subliminal Subs also swerves up a tasty breakfast.
Subway
1200 Columbia Centre
Columbia, IL
618-281-7823
  Subway is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy and we are guided our passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.
Subway
124 West Mill Street
Waterloo, IL
618-939-4848
  Subway is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy and we are guided our passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.
Taco Bell
200 Columbia Centre
Columbia, IL
618-281-8226
  Live Mas - Taco Bell serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, other specialty items, and a variety of "Value Menu" items.
The Tavern at Maeystown
1026 Main Street
Maeystown, IL
618-458-6444
  A complete and enjoyable tavern experience. We stay with the true tradition of a tavern … great food and welcoming hospitality.
Tequila Mexican Restaurant
850 Columbia Centre
Columbia, IL
618-281-2188
  Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant offers it guests a variety of Mexican dishes including fajitas off the grill, combination platters, a selection of specialties, and other traditional Mexican fare.
Tequila Mexican Restaurant
180 Waterloo Commons Drive
Waterloo, IL
618-939-1999
  Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant offers it guests a variety of Mexican dishes including fajitas off the grill, combination platters, a selection of specialties, and other traditional Mexican fare.
Thai House
109 South Main Street
Columbia, IL
618-281-2777
  Thai House’s menu features your standard Chinese restaurant fare made with fresh ingredients and served promptly. Eat in or carry out.
Top Shooters Sports Bar
531 Old State Route 3
Columbia, IL
618-281-0685
  Top Shooters Sports Bar’s menu features appetizers, salads, burgers, and a large variety of sandwiches.

Village Kaffehaus
1103 Mill Street
Maeystown, IL
618-458-8088
  We are a micro-roasting company and coffee shop. We only roast our coffee fresh. We also serve Serendipity Tea, Dr. Smoothie products, Umpqua Oats, Market Fresh Pizza, Burrito Kitchen burritos, and a whole lot more!
Who Dat's
123 South Main Street
Columbia, IL
618- 281-2229
  Who Dat's Southern Food is in your neighborhood! From New Orleans to Illinois you'll get the best of both worlds when you dine with us. There's no denying our good food and no getting around our great hospitality.
  Aunt Maggie's
Columbia, IL
  230 North Main Street
618-281-7894
  Fourth Street Bar & Grill
Waterloo, IL
  301 South Moore Street
618-939-3660
  Frederico's Restaurant
Waterloo, IL
  1551 North IL-3
618-939-9909
  Tiny's Pub & Grill
Columbia, IL
  602 North Main Street
618-281-9977
     

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