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The Olympic Tavern

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner before Cheap Trick

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Kmars00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Sweetwife
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Olympic has a lot of hype in Rockford and was nervous about trying it for the first time. We went there because my folks were in town and looking for a fish fry. The food was great. In fact, we all ate too much because we couldn't stop! My only complaint was how loud it was in the main... More 

Thank Kate B
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

For years this was the place to go. Last two times my wife and I went the food was just ok. Maybe they changed cook...s not sure why. The staff is always friendly and the place is always clean.

Thank highwayguyChicago
Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The crab cakes were absolutely fabulous. The 5 lizard wheat bear with fruit was really good! Outdoor patio on a beautiful fall day was outstanding. Service was excellent. Definitely coming back!

Thank Chris B
Northern Illinois
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is consistently good, menu has shrunk but still a good selection. Service is average - can be slow and check backs are infrequent.. The back main dining room can be noisy if crowded but you can still carry on a conversation. Overall a good place to go for good food but don't expect stellar service.

Thank IllinoisTraveler425
Wausau, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Second visit and it was even better than before! Food is dependably very good, service prompt and friendly and the drink selection is olympic category! Vast beer selection- definitely not half-vast.. Prices are reasonable. The outside patio is attractive and has quiet seating areas. The outside sidewalk view of the Olympic, with lots of trees, bushes and flowers is reminiscent... More 

Thank coptrdrivr
Madison, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I have been to this restaurant many times and like to share about the huge beer menu, pup-friendly beer garden on Monday's, cozy fire-place to eat around in the winter. We love their French Onion soup, crab cakes, baked potato soup, Coconut shrimp, BBQ ribs, shrimp & mussels, Quatro mac, along with the variety of burgers and... More 

Thank FlysAroundtheWorld
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a big birthday party there with a lot of people coming and going. Our waiter, Hop, did a great job taking care of us. There were a lot of different people coming by the table to pick up dirty dishes, etc. The food was great. It has a nice atmosphere and was very clean. We had several appetizers,... More 

Thank Farmer L
Lodi, New York
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place with the exception of all the flies while sitting on the outside patio. Overall ambiance is good, large bar and tons of room. The menu is diverse, from salads, to pizza. It's a place for beer lovers, with dozens of choices. From IPA's today local brews. I myself, enjoyed a pomegranate sangria and also a sparkling wine, delicious.... 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: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions


Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?