Cookin' Up Chicago-Style


How long has Dane Street Grill, 523 Dane Street, Waterloo, been in business?  

We've been in business about a year and a half now.

What is your name and position?  

My name is Andre Tate, and I'm the owner.

What do like about your business being in the Walnut Neighborhood?

I like that it is within a nice walking distance for people in the neighborhood.  

Why a food business?

My first job when I was 16 was in the food business, so this is familiar and something I know I can do.

What are the most popular items on your menu?  

Probably the chicken and the burgers.

What would you like the public to know about your business?

We have quality food at an affordable price.  We're extremely friendly and doors are open to welcome everybody.  

What are your dreams for this neighborhood?

Though I didn't grow up in Waterloo, I've heard that this area was once thriving and vibrant.  I'd like to see that vibrancy return to the neighborhood.  

*Dane Street Grill is open Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.  It is a take-out only restaurant.  Cash and credit card accepted.  You can find a menu at  

*Interviewed by Mari.  Food highly recommended by Mari, Merrsadiz, and Laura!