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The Olympic Tavern

2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
815-962-8758
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Ranked #80 of 313 Restaurants in Rockford
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Northern Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW 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
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We usually visit once a year. While the bar and outside area have been updated, the interior and upstairs eating areas are tired. Chairs were chipped and rickety. Carpet was old. Service was fine. The menu had changed and not for the better. Disappointed--won't go back.

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Bucknell, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I got taken to this restaurant and was well pleased. Menu and food was very good. Good drinks and very good service. Staff very helpfull. All in all a very pleasant evening with no rush

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Rockford, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Good food, extensive beer selection and a pleasant setting on the patio (weather permitting, of course). A little pricey, but the food and beer are above average, so you get what you pay for!

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Lockport
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Something for everyone. Toddler and 4 adults. Extensive menu and reasonable prices, served quickly and very tasty. Apparently a Rockford gem that the locals know about. I am glad we discovered and avoided a "chain".

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

service was slow, the food was undercooked, fries were stale, there's not enough parking for the size of the restaurant, not sure what so spectacular about the Olympic. At least they recognized things were bad and they didn't make us pay for anything. it'll be awhile before I get another try

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Poplar Grove, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We were a party of 6 . Four out of the 6 ordered prime rib 20 mins later the waitress came back and said they were out of prime rib, REALLY won't you thik the management would let the staff know when prime rib which was the special was running low but NO. We ask to after we had order... More

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Olympic Tavern, a Rockford, IL mainstay has upped the ante on gourmet food prepared locally. A pre symphony dinner consisting of broiled scamorza, spinach artichoke dip, and balsamic chicken was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The atmosphere inside by the stone fireplace and Christmas tree decked out in lodge ornaments was a perfect complement to... More

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Over the years, we have gone past the Olympic many, many times. Having returned to Rockford for a visit recently, we decided to give it a try. Were we ever surprised! Renovated from its earlier days, it has a rich classic look to it now. We were surprised by the extensive beer list as well as their wine selection. The... More

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