Sunday: 9am – 7pm
Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 9pm

423 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319


We’re Your Akron Family Restaurant

A family owned business since 1957, The Waterloo Restaurant and Catering has been a favorite Akron family restaurant for everything from getaway dinners and family nights out to intimate catering and gala events. Our focus on customer service and quality food is second to none, earning the patronage of generations of Ohio diners.

Customer Reviews

Dont’t take our word for it – here’s what our customers say:

We had a large group for Mother’s Day. It was nice that they took reservations. Our table was ready on time and the staff did a great job serving us. The food was good, too!

ginger s.

Great place to have catering for an event or a private event! We had Waterloo cater our wedding and we had our rehearsal dinner there and it was amazing! John is a fantastic chef and made sure food and drinks were on point for our special day. If you are looking into catering or a private event reach out to them and they will make it happen!


It’s a very laid back atmosphere. Never too crowded. The food is always great! I recommend the Bison burger. But all the food is always consistently good. You won’t have room but the desert is great to take home for later. Won’t be disappointed.

Brian n.

Waterloo just catered my daughters wedding last night. They rocked it! The food was awesome and got many compliments. The staff was friendly and went above and beyond like packing and loading all the extra food in our car, and loaded the extra alcohol! Thank you so much to John and staff!

C mac

Love coming here, especially for breakfast! It’s such a comfortable place with beautiful decor and also elegant if you want a fine dining experience. The employees are always so nice and the food is delicious. I love how they still have an operational payphone in the lobby 🙂


Broasted chicken was the absolute best recipe in the area. Very similar to another favorite restaurant of ours. Nice place.

ben r.

Food was wonderful make sure you check out the pot roast, crab cakes, bison burger and their famous fried chicken!!! Very reasonable prices and newly added bar is awesome!!! Service was excellent (ask for Sarah)

karen h.

Great food!! Ordered a cream puff to go… and holy puff, this thing is HUGE and delicious!!

carly s.

Fast service from Shane and great food. Drove approx 30 miles to try their Friday all you can eat fish special. Definitely worth the drive. We will try other items from their large menu.

charles m.

Waterloo catered our wedding! The chef, John Bahas, makes every dish really amazingly delicious! One bite of his cooking and you will see what I mean! They were a reasonable price for feeding 150 people and it was delicious! Highly recommend Waterloo Catering! When we went to the restaurant to taste the food, the staff were very helpful and attentive!

christi h.

If I could give more stars for everything I would. Shane was a rockstar! The food was amazing! If you have never been, you really need to try it out, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. We will definitely be making a return trip!

kara b.

Loved this restaurant! Waitress very friendly. (Crystal) Will definitely be back. Food was excellent!

kathy l.

Corporate Mission Statement

“Our mission is to have every guest who enters our doors leave with a positive, satisfied, pleasantly surprised feeling. We desire to make our customers our best spokespersons. We want to provide our customers with consistently superior service, food quality, flavor, selection, and atmosphere, by continually educating ourselves on food trends, perceived values, and the needs of our customers. We will give generous portions at moderate prices.

Our vision is to be a restaurant where everyone feels welcome. We want all our guests to believe Waterloo Restaurant is their favorite restaurant to visit, for every occasion.

Our philosophy is to incorporate enthusiasm, humor, creativity, personality, professionalism, and pride in everything we do.

Our goal is to satisfy every customer, all the time.”