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Irish Rose Saloon

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519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
815-964-0480
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, Good service, Nice surroundings at a reasonable price.

The title of this review pretty much says it all. The Irish Rose has been around for a long time because of the above mentioned items, give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
harkthebark
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Rockford, Illinois
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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Four friends and family had dinner recently. Three of us arrived early to have a cocktail. The wait staff was more than accommodating as we waited for the fourth. He actually brought us a complimentary bread/salsa/pesto/olive oil appetizer while we waited! They had several Friday specials, one of them being a 2 3/4 lb ribeye (a roast!!). We decided to... More 

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful people. The servers are FANTASTIC. The owner drives to the market to get food for fresh dishes EVERY week. They offer Adult Happy meals each day. Buy a drink and get a REALLY good deal on food. Our fav. is the Cheeseburger and homemade fries. One warning. ALL food is made FRESH for you. If there is an event... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been to Irish Rose more than once and have always had a great meal. The food is always delicious, they have many specials and the prices are reasonable. But I am now going to make it a point to go more often. I have always wanted to like salmon but never have. I know it's good for you... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The title of this review pretty much says it all. The Irish Rose has been around for a long time because of the above mentioned items, give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Carlstadt, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I met with a colleague here for dinner. We had the guacamole which was freshly prepared and very good. I had the stuffed chicken and he had fish. Both dishes were very nice. The cold/warm green-bean salad was really good. The chicken had great flavor though it was slightly over cooked. The only rub I had was there was a... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

C'mon people. Get real. Do you expect that an older building with worn floors and an eclectic waitstaff to be like a chain restaurant? Irish Rose is one of my fave places because of the owner, Mike, and his off-beat friends. So what if the wooden booths look homemade? So what if you walk over the springy floorboards on the... More 

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illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Had been to the Irish Rose a few times and food was good, service is just OK. Our son wanted to see what food and service were like before making a reservation for homecoming. His burger came on a bun that was stale. I had a steak that had no flavor at all and some side that tasted like a... More 

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Rosce IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The restaurant is a must go to in downtown Rockford IL - a restored older venue that has character with very good food ! Has older refinished bar & they have local live music weekly

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Rolla, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had to spend the night in central Illinois on our way to Wisconsin. Found the restaurant district and came across The Irish Rose. The filet and colcannon were excellent. Liked it so much we made it a point to hit it on the way home.

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Rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Reminds me of home, exposed brick, great atmosphere, a good place to have celebrations and for social get togethers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815-964-0480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?