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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
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
Rockford, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 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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