Gallagher's - Waterloo

4.6
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44 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hamburgers were great, good ground beef. We were not asked how we wanted burger to be cooked. I work at a high end restaurant in St. Louis county and always take a temperature for burgers

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MikeP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers and their wings ate so good. Great smokey flavor.

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Jjjjjjj
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our server was a bit off that night; seemed a bit flustered. Very disappointed in the fried green tomatoes; lots of breading very little tomato and the French fries weren’t the fresh cut like they used to be. We will of course be back because the steak and burgers that the others got were really good! We like the atmosphere since it is a nice local place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken Sunday’s are a steal. Staff is always great. The bloody Mary’s were perfect. Thank y’all for a great meal!

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vipSteve
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All you can eat fried chicken with great sides on Sunday. Delicious and reasonable.

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vipAnonymous
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthdays, family dinners and date nights! Service was excellent!

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Love the space! Sadly, they killed off two of our favorites, the large chicken sandwich and the spam sliders. That is what kept us driving 50 minutes to get there.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the drinks delightful. We got the BBQ Lime smoked wings and stuffed mushrooms as starters and the table devoured both! In fact, the buttery, garlicky sauce under the mushrooms was even dipped up with some delicious bread that is brought to your table. I had the cod sliders (a special) and my friends tried the pork chops, burgers, ahi tuna sliders and more. Everyone loved their meal and we all highly recommend the special fries! Service was also outstanding.

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ElizabethD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We loved the grilled wings. They were advertised as garlic Parmesan. They had what I would sort of call an Alfredo sauce on them. They seemed to have been smoked and then grilled. They were very very good and we would go back for more of them.

The other entrees being delivered to other tables looked fantastic.

The fried chicken we got was good but not outstanding.

The breast we were served as rather dark on the outside so that was a bit of a bummer. The meat was not dried out like chicken jerky but I think other dishes would have been better.

Will be go back? I would say if we are in the area yes. We would not drive the hour to go there specifically though.

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KevinE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and our food was fantastic. We all had hamburgers and we all agreed it was definitely worth the drive from Belleville. Can’t wait to go back.

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RitaH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding server. We love it. Our server was most pleasant!

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ElaineS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had a reservation for 7:30 still had to wait an hour before we got our food which was only appetizers! High priced ! sadly we won’t go back probably

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LeeBeeMom
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated as soon as we walked in the door. Our waiter was very attentive even though it was really busy. The food was delicious and our cocktails were very tasty. A wonderful night out.

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Amys
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service, loved the open table booking option. We were seated within 10 minutes after arriving.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We were extremely disappointed. The food was actually very good, and we used to love Gallagher’s. Not sure what was going on, but the hostess must really hate her job. We took guests to celebrate a birthday and a 60th Wedding Anniversary. We had to keep apologizing to our guests because we had to search for our server to ask for drinks. If you are looking for a restaurant with good food and rude service, this is your place. However, if you are looking for good food and good service, Gallagher’s is not the place. Our server was trying to rush us as soon as we sat down. After she brought our food, she brought the check and disappeared. They did not even ask if we wanted desserts or another drink, which we did. Since we were being pushed out, we just went somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. High quality drinks, delicious food

Historic building, neat architecture

Will definitely return

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JackieA
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The breading on the chicken was a little salty - not good if you are watching sodium. Other than that it was very good (I had the chicken strips). The 5 cheese spinach artichoke bread appetizer was fabulous! An interesting menu - I would like to see more veggies available as sides (like cole slaw, which goes great with fried chicken). And a smaller steak option (other than the filet). The waitress did not really know details about the specials. Overall, though, I loved the place and look forward to trying more items there.

FYI, this was my first time. I am in St. Louis, but get to Waterloo 2-3 times a year.

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Emkay
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious set menu for Valentines Day.....perfect place to celebrate!

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KyleD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

there are good things going to be there soon I wanna was a good day.

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MarylinN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we live over 50 miles from the restaurant we also go there for their special events. The food and the service is always exceptional. For Valentine's day they even had an Elvis impersonator. Thanks for making Valentine dinner so special. We ❤ Gallagher's!

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hamov624
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plan to come back soon, excellent food and service.

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Gallagherfn
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. The fried chicken on Sunday’s is the best! Family style....servers are always so pleasant and attentive!!!

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PAULAH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Genevieve was our server, she was lazy and took forever to get drinks and side dishes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and great service! Food was fantastic. Great people watching!

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Emkay
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious and delightful experience - awesome food and service.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and reservations were easy!

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ScottV
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

There were 4 of us dining there at Gallagher's and there was something wrong with all 4 of our meals. My wife ordered the prime rib and asked for the salad dressing on the side....it came on the salad. I asked for no blue cheese on my salad and it came with blue cheese. My son-in-law asked for a sprite and didn't get it until we had asked for it 3 times. He was ordered fries with his burger and got chips. I ordered an extra side order to come with my burger and chips, and didn't get the chips. My daughter ordered the chicken strips and got 3 chicken sliders. By the time she got her chicken strips the rest of us were done eating.

We drove 30 minutes to eat there and would not do it again. The burgers are soooo much better AND cheaper at Red Robin.

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Fathersday
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance is great!!!! Only issue is that it took 45 minutes to get our food and we were there on a Sunday for the family style dinner.

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BobH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

2 of our orders were wrong. So 2 were waiting for food to be redone while 2 sat while food got cold.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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KenF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was advertised as "family style". I didnt know that i would be penalised for a table of 1. Was not impressed at all. Ive been to other restaurants with famiky stle and it was "family stle". Would i go there again......nope

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JimS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don't get to dine at Gallagher's often, but we always enjoy the wonderful food offerings.

The service folks are GREAT!

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PPSue
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The candied bacon BLT was delicious! A little noisy but won’t keep me away...

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Sunday family style chicken dinner. It was great! I would definitely recommend.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We are from St. Louis.

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LauraE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service. Chicken and side items prepared perfectly. Served hot and fresh.

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BobW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From walking in to walking out, very enjoyable. Waitress, food and drink were all very good.

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JamesC
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Sunday evening, which we knew was served family style fried chicken and all the sides. As always , the food was excellent, the service was great and noise level was fine. I would highly recommend the restaurant on Sunday night and all other nights.

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SandieS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food as always. Friendly service. Really like the atmosphere.

KC
KevinC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. Server was pleasant but was hard to find at times.

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Gallagher's - Waterloo is rated 4.6 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.