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Gallagher's Restaurant

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114 W Mill St, Waterloo, IL 62298-1205
+1 618-939-9933
Sun 11:30 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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) my call. "Oh, your the guy asking about mashed potatoes. I've already wasted 20 minutes... More 

1 Thank bamck8184
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gallagher's is only about 30 minutes from St. Louis and it is so worth the drive! Everything I've tried here has been fantastic. I highly recommend the Sunday chicken dinner. The chicken is super tasty and all of the sides are perfectly seasoned and delicious. If you don't go on Sunday, you can still order the chicken, but you don't... More 

Thank rachhayes
Columbia, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the Sunday Family Style Chicken Dinner. As always it was awesome. You get a plate full of chicken, green beans, corn casserole, green beans , biscuits and gravy. If you run out of something they refill it. At the end you get dessert too. This time we had a light yellow cake with whipped icing and a... More 

1 Thank kgglass
Belleville, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday approx 5:00 p.m. Sweet and spicy chicken wings and fried green tomatoes were great!!! Quaint atmospheres, good service, great experience!!

Thank Darryl C
Creve Coeur, Missouri
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246 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For years we have seen the fried chicken at Gallagher's Restaurant in Waterloo, IL come out on top in the St. Louis area polls. We decided it was time that we tried it for ourselves. The restaurant is located in Old Town Waterloo, IL on West Mill Street. The building itself looks like something you would see in wild west... More 

Thank MJandDC
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

First, the inside is amazing! Amazing woodwork and old decor! It's awesome when a business can re-use old doors and wood work to make a beautiful business. The food, was amazing!!! Bacon bacon bacon, truly the best I have ever ate. I had a burger with two different cheeses and BACON. Th bacon is "candied". Probably the best burger I... More 

Thank TrapDad
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636 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is the most poplar restaurant in Waterloo and for that reason alone, gets heavy traffic on Saturday. If you go around 5 you can get great service and the usual good food. The pork chops are very good.

Thank rollinsthomas
Carbondale, Illinois
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Family style chicken dinners are not exactly fine dining, but I've eaten my share of them. Most of the time the chicken is bland, the mashed potatoes are instant, the gravy is wallpaper paste, and the vegetables are out of a can. At Gallagher's, the chicken is SEASONED, and the side dishes taste like your grandma made them. The biscuits... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?