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What's to do in Waterloo?

Waterloo is full of small town charm. With great shopping, restaurants, and events held throughout the year, Waterloo makes the perfect overnight trip!



LM Bries Restaurant
Located at Mystic Oak Golf Course, this restaurant also doubles as a banquet hall for a wide range of events. Make sure to try their chicken wings with their Sweet Heat Wing Sauce. They also have a special Golfer’s Menu with quick bites so you can get back on the green. Click here for their menu.
Bean Tree Café
Stop in for the coffee stay for the awesome lunch and breakfast. Enjoy classics like eggs, meat, and biscuits and gravy or enjoy a freshly made omelet or stuffed French toast. After 11AM you can order a soup, salad, burgers, or any of their sandwiches. Try the Chicken Salad Croissant, Grilled Portabella Sandwich, or the Havarti Dill on Sourdough. Click here for their menu.
JV’s Bar and Grill
JV’s is known for their great barbeque. They smoke their ribs and chicken for 5 hours and their brisket and pork buts for 14 hours packing in plenty of flavor. There is something on the menu for everyone including sandwiches, pizza, and of course their BBQ menu. Try the Super Sampler which includes ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, and pulled chicken. Click here to check out their menu.


A World of Difference
This local family-owned shop specializes in organic foods, snacks, and supplements. They also recently started carrying essential oils and diffusers. All the items they sell do not contain refined sugars, MSG, hydrogenated fats and other unhealthy ingredients such as artificial preservatives and chemicals.
Savannah’s Southern Charm
This home decor shop specializes in home decor, fine gifts, and registries. Stop in to find something unique and one-of-a-kind or to start a gift registry for your home or new baby.
Small Town Style Boutique
This small boutique offers clothing for men, women, and kids as well as gifts, collectibles, and accessories. All of their options are stylish, affordable, and constantly changing. Come in today to see what Small Town Style is all about.
Main Street Music
Main Street Music isn’t just a music shop. They also carry a large selection of Anime, Japanese Candy, Dungeons and Dragons, Toys, Paperback books, and Comics. The music selection includes 45 RPM singles, LP’s, CD’s, amd sheet music.


Golf Courses
There are several courses in Waterloo for visitors to choose from. Golf Digest has named Annbriar one of America’s Top 500 “Places to Play” and gave it a 4½-star rating. Acorns Golf Links offers a par of 72, beautiful scenery, and a challenging design. Mystic Oak Golf Club is great for all levels of golfers. There are multiple water hazards, carefully placed bunkers, and excellent facilities including a Pro Shop and Black Swan restaurant. The last course in Waterloo is the Waterloo Country Club. This 9-hole course featured irrigated fairways, zoysia grass, and a par 34 for men and 36 for women.
History Museum of Monroe County
This museum offers visitors to experience history through permanent and changing exhibits. There are collections representing the settlement of the west, the settlement of Southern Illinois, and how transportation affected the area.
Monroe Actors Stage Company
Catch a performance at this community theater year round. The theater is known on a national level because of its recognition by the New York Times for its production of “The Flood,” a musical based on the local residents surviving the 1993 flood and rebuilding the town. Click here for their schedule and ticket information.


Sunset Motel
Super 8
For a full list of accommodations, please click here.

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