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Our Favorite Restaurants in Waterloo, IL

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At Sunset Ford Waterloo, we love to eat when we’re not selling qualitynew vehicles to shoppers in the Columbia area and beyond. So, it should come as no surprise that our team members have some great recommendations for you when it comes to some of the best restaurants in Waterloo, IL, or anywhere else near the surrounding Waterloo area. So, here are our picks for the top 4 places to eat in Waterloo, Illinois.



Shorty’s Smokehouse

Shorty’s Smokehouse is one of the best places to eat in Waterloo, Illinois, when you’re craving some high-quality barbecue. This restaurant prides itself in having perfected the old style, “low and slow” method of cooking barbecue. They have decades of experience, and you can taste it in every bite. We recommend the Pork Belly Burnt Ends and the Barbecue Tacos.

  • Address: 121 S Main St., Waterloo, IL 62236
  • Contact Number: (618) 939-7665

Casa Romero

Casa Romero is not only one of the best Mexican Restaurants in Waterloo, IL, but it was also voted the best Mexican Restaurant of Southwest Illinois in 2019! We recommend the Club Quesadilla or the Baja Shrimp and Crab Enchiladas if you’re in the mood for seafood. But leave room for the Sopapillas served with a scoop of ice cream afterward.

  • Address: 512 S Market St, Waterloo, IL 62298
  • Contact Number: (618) 939-6440

Frederico’s Restaurant

Are you on the hunt for good Italian restaurants in Waterloo, IL?Frederico’s Restaurant serves excellent authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. We’re especially fond of the Pork Chop Milanese and the Spaghetti Carbonara. Be sure to check their website for specials before you dine for some great deals.

  • Address: 114 N Main St, Waterloo, IL 62298
  • Contact Number: (618) 939-9909

Hopskeller Brewing Company

Hopskeller Brewing Company is one of those places to eat in Waterloo, Illinois if you are also in the mood to responsibly sample some of the local ales. This brewery is located in a restored Civil War home, which makes for an amazing atmosphere. Add to that handmade pizza cooked in an actual wood-fired brick oven, and you are in for one memorable dining experience.

  • Address: 116 E 3rd St, Waterloo, IL 62298
  • Contact Number: (618) 939-2337

Sunset Ford Waterloo is Here to Help

We love the Waterloo area, and we lovehelping out our community where we can. But, believe it or not, most people who visit us don’t come for our dining recommendations. That’s why we’re happy to give our customers automotive tips, like our guide onhow to tune up your car for spring and more. Why not pay us a visit to see how we can help you, whether you need to move on to your next car or service the one you have. We’re just down the road from Belleville. So, drop by or contact us today!


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