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Waterstreet Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$American, ,
1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-223-0400
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  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
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1525 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not on the main street of Peru. You need to work a little bit to find it because it is down by the river where there is not much of anything else for a visitor. It's in an old historic building which...More

Thank HootieToo
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped into town and returned to this eatery and was still pleased!! Up on entering I was greater by a friendly staff who made you feel welcome. In addition I received very friendly and attentive service from my waitress who added to the overall...More

Thank John_Morgan_2
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Our dinner last night was good food was hot and fresh we get to sit on the outside patio and the weather was really comfortable enjoyed our visit can't wait to go back

Thank bigcountry1991
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant down by the river. It was a little tricky finding it. It was clean and friendly atmosphere. Service was good and food came out quickly. Between the 3 of us we had salad, Mac and cheese and BBQ pork sandwich and fries. Fries...More

Thank Ktlohman
Reviewed 16 September 2017 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 September 2017

.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 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...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
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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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