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Backyard Grill & Bar

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6473 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-4109
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Phone 815-636-9430

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Best Friday Fish Fry

In my opinion they have the best fish fry on Friday in Loves Park. Nice bar in the front. Good place to meet your friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mark F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my opinion they have the best fish fry on Friday in Loves Park. Nice bar in the front. Good place to meet your friends.

Thank mark F
Rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is my hot spot for a good burger! The menu has a great variety of items to choose from. The service is always good. I normally go to the Cherry Valley restaurant out of convenience.

Thank Marcia M
Loves Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Saturday night the special is prime rib. Not ever been disappointed. The ranch dressing on the salad is worth getting as well.

Thank flightcheck2015
Algonquin, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I wish this place was much closer to my house! We stopped in for a quick burger while in the Rockford area and WOW! We both had the BBQ burgers (topped with bacon, BBQ sauce and a big onion ring. The burgers were the best I have had in a very long time and I have been looking for a... More 

Thank Bullitt672
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great Friday night fish fry with large portions and food was cooked well. Good place for Families. Lots of food choices and no complaints.

Thank lezah
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When there for Sat supper. Very nice prime rib and the baked potatoe was fresh and nice and hot. Good waitress.

Thank sjones3
Rockford, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Backyard Grill is a great locally owned restaurant. They have an impressive variety of food, friendly wait staff, and good tasting food. I love their daily specials. You can count on good food whenever you come to Backyard. If you come on Friday night, however, plan on a bit of a wait. It's a popular Friday Fish Fry location.

Thank Gloria G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is quaint restuarant, with amazing food. Staff was friendly and the service was quick. We will definitely return.

Thank tracyr416
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Got the Cajun burger and backyard burger, both bursting with unique flavors. Staff was prompt friendly and knew the menu and filled us in on a little history of the place, very cool! Nice joint, cute atmosphere and loved the many different option choices. The strawberry shortcake was melt in your mouth delicious that finished us off. Yum!

Thank Carrie A
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

It was fine. I got a filet, should have known better. It's was way undercooked, got it back overcooked. Was not at all tender. Waitress didn't come back until I had eaten all of my sides to check on us so my husband sat with a half eaten burger waiting on my steak to come back. I ate about half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6473 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: 815-636-9430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American


Phone 815-636-9430
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?