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The Olympic Tavern

2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
815-962-8758
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Ranked #72 of 311 restaurants in Rockford
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 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
1 review
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Rockford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The place was recently remodeled, great laid out, not one big open room. We stopped by for drinks and casual dinning after golf. Excellent extensive menu, the staff cordial and friendly. The food was good and the specialty salads great. Plenty of drinks to choose from, I was content because thy had my Pellegrino water ( many places do not... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This place has had some weird iconic following in Rockford that I still do not understand. I want to like it, but the food is just...well...bad! We waited until the 18 month long remodel job was completed, and then decided to give the new place a try again. So here is what I came away with; - great tap beer... More

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