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The Olympic Tavern

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2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
815-962-8758
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Prices up, portions down

We have been stopping at the Olympic about once a month for dinner and have generally been pleased. However the last visit was different. We each ordered a glass of wine and were both surprised by the VERY small amount of wine in each glass - estimated b(by me) to be 1 1/2 to 2 ounces each, at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
IllinoisTraveler425
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Northern Illinois
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been stopping at the Olympic about once a month for dinner and have generally been pleased. However the last visit was different. We each ordered a glass of wine and were both surprised by the VERY small amount of wine in each glass - estimated b(by me) to be 1 1/2 to 2 ounces each, at at least... More 

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Thank IllinoisTraveler425
Rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going to the Olympic for a long time. A large diversity of menu items. Have tried various appetizers and entrees and have NEVER had a bad experience. Love their special events and community events throughout the year. Do not pass this one up. You will not be disappointed!!

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Thank Marcia M
Rockford, Illinois
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Olympic offers great food at great prices. The Fri fish fry isn't not an all you can eat but they give you 3 very nice size pieces of Cod. It's one of my favorites.

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Thank MonicaElliot
Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I made reservations at 3:30 for 6:30 but when we got there at 6 25 they did not have our reservation in the book, wait was only 20 minutes. We were sat at a small table along a wall of Windows, neither of us could remove our coats because we were cold, they sweetly moved us to an inside wall,... More 

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Thank Lana S
Rockford, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A few friends and I meet once a month to try new beers and catch up. We make a point to visit places with extensive beer selections, which The Olympic has. We don't know a ton about different beers and always rely on the bartender for suggestions and guidance. The young lady behind the bar handed me a long list... More 

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Thank Jodi G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We ate here recently to celebrate a birthday. Food was great; so was the service. They were very helpful substitutions and allowed us to eat our cake we brought in. They have an excellent selection of craft beers too.

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Thank Coldhotel
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for traditional American food, this is the place. The food wasn't out of this world, but it was good enough to come back. The beer list is what everyone raves about and it lives up to expectations. The service was good for a busy night, however they need some better lighting. We needed flashlights to see... More 

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Thank Houlagrl86
DeKalb, Illinois
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56 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Food has always been pretty solid at this place; slightly upscale barfood. Service is always pretty decent as well although today's service wasn't great. The reason I can't give it a higher rating is the smell of the place. I was one of the first on the scene for lunch today. So there were no cooking odors on only the... More 

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Thank bso54
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

A group of 7 of us had a variety of meals. All better than average. Better than average food. Myself I had a bacon burger. Generous portions with thick slices of bacon. Very good beer selection. One of the few places in town that takes reservations. Take advantage of that if you have a large group. They have a very... More 

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Thank Kmars00
Rockford
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My food was okay the other night but I didn't stick to what they know best. The Mac-n-cheese is delish and they probably have the best baked potato soup you will ever eat. I try to stay away form those type of meals. I had the Mahi-Mahi fish tacos and they were good. I love the outdoor patio and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815-962-8758

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?