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Pearl Bistro and Bar

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6876 Spring Creek Rd, Ste 136, Rockford, IL 61114-7405
815-654-3400
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good fresh food, long wait

We went here after driving by all the time on our way to Woodman's, and had a Groupon. Reservations are encouraged by them. The place was about half way full when we arrived at 530 on a Saturday night. We started with the buffalo shrimp appetizer. This cost about $12. There are 10 shrimps, ranch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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Machesney Park, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was our first visit to Pearl Bistro. We were greeted at the door by the owner and had our choice of seats. Our waitress Stephanie promptly and friendly waited on us. We ordered a bottle of champagne and perused the menu. We were never rushed. The food was excellent and hot when served. The owner stated he had purchased... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We invited guests for New Year's eve dinner and decided to go to Pearl. We made a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. Unfortunately, that was the last positive impression. The service was absolutely terrible, had to request settings on the table & water, long waits to place and receive drink orders and our waitress disappeared after... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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183 reviews 183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went here after driving by all the time on our way to Woodman's, and had a Groupon. Reservations are encouraged by them. The place was about half way full when we arrived at 530 on a Saturday night. We started with the buffalo shrimp appetizer. This cost about $12. There are 10 shrimps, ranch sauce, 3 carrot sticks, and... More 

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Winnebago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Recently had dinner there with my wife. Hadn't been in years. Our waitress was very good. The food was not. Appetizer (spinach appetizer dish) was average at best. Entree's were also average. Restaurant was not that busy and it took 30 minutes for them to deliver the special of the evening and my wife's entree. Quite a dissappointment vs. previous... More 

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Willowbrook, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were a party of eight arriving just after the lunch hour. Started with the Blue Moon tortilla appetizer. Great! Each one of us ordered something different and all were happy with their choice. Soup is also great. Staff members are eager to please. We all agreed to return in the future. Hidden gem.

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Rockford
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My spouse and I have been regulars at Pearl for a couple of years now. Thanks to their pizza guy the food has been great each and every time. Not sure if he left along with all the others that have been leaving, but the food was terrible. Will not return for a while

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Belvidere, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Within the past 6 months, Pearl changed its menu and is now more Mediterranean. The pesto ravioli is particularly good paired with the white wine sauce rather than the red sauce on the menu. Everything we've tried is good - pizza, burger, soups, salad, appetizers. The servings are generously sized. Mark is a fantastic server! He goes out of his... More 

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Chicago, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and atmosphere. Service was good. The bar has a great layout. Music needs to be a bit louder.

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Los Angeles, California
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326 reviews 326 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Four of us had dinner at Pearl. It was busy on a Saturday evening, and reservations are recommended. Pearl serves Italian and bistro food, pastas, pizzas, salads, meat and fish entrees. Two in our group had the Tofu Stir Fry, another the Steak salad, and I had the Free Range Chicken Breast with risotto. All of us enjoyed our meal.... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Food has always been EXCELLENT... had slow service over lunch which appeared to be because of not enough staff. Our server appeared to be waiting on the entire dining room. Not good when going there for a business lunch.... I'd go back to give it a try at lunch, but would be cautious if going over a work lunch hour....... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6876 Spring Creek Rd, Ste 136, Rockford, IL 61114-7405
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815-654-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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