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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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great selection of sandwiches and pizza

I had a wonderful pull pork sandwich and also shared some brochette with the table. Both were great. Great beer menu they must have 100 beers. However, my husband is a wine lover and the wine menu left lots to be desired. I was surprised as they had a very nicely stocked bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
ebenezer15
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Freeport, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Freeport, Illinois
Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful pull pork sandwich and also shared some brochette with the table. Both were great. Great beer menu they must have 100 beers. However, my husband is a wine lover and the wine menu left lots to be desired. I was surprised as they had a very nicely stocked bar.

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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The place was really busy but the service was very good. The beer selection is excellent. Konig Ludwig weissbier was the best. pan fried blue gill was really well done. Had A great time. Excellent local restaurant & bar. Way better than any of the chains. Definitely coming back

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you're tired of the chains with their small portions and over priced drinks, you'll love this place. Great atmosphere, food, and reasonably price drinks- especially the beers on tap. Great value for your dollar.

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Rockton, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Olympic Tavern has been a Rockford Standard for many years. Providing good food reasonable prices. The Tavern Tacos with chicken were awesome, along with chips and salsa. I took my daughter and husband there for dinner and it was their first time there and they loved it. Kayla, our server, was very attentive and very courteous and very helpful... More 

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Byron, IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Other reviewers are correct, The Olympic Tavern is a Rockford institution that does it correctly at the bar and with their sports coverage on several flat screens. Their outdoor dining patio is the best and prettiest place to have lunch on a summer afternoon and the servers do a good job out there. But, I think that may be where... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Olympic cares about beer. A lot. It shows in everything they do, from the proper glassware to the knowledgeable bartenders and servers, to the perfect pours at proper temperatures. I enjoyed the food, but if you are a beer nerd, this place should be at the top of your to-do list in Rockford.

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Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This restaurant is a Rockford institution and their deck is the best outdoor dining space in town. The problem is that you never know how the service and food are going to be. Sometimes it's right on, sometimes a nightmare. The burgers are usually a good bet. It's a good spot to dine with kids.

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Byron, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Met a friend for dinner. Our food was good - squash soup, mahi mahi tacos, steak panini, all served promptly. Wish I remembered our blond waitress' name, she was great. Olympic is a favorite standby.

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Northern Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

2nd visit within about 6 weeks. Newer menu offers a lot of new and different choices from the old menu. Service was good and prices very reasonable. We had not visited the Olympic much in recent years but the improved menu and atmosphere will being us back.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We went with friends and sat on the deck which is very nice. Our waiter was great and the food was also good. I have been going to the Olympic for 35 yrs or more , and glad it's still their but I sure miss the old place and old menu they had , that was a great place back... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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