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2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
815-962-8758
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid performer

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Northern Illinois
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW 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.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Lodi, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I live close and love their patio so for a late night treat we decided to go get a dinner or appetizers..so we sat ourselves like the hostess sign indicated..do we sat ourselves on the patio..waitresses walked by young girls rolled silverware and stared though the window..but no one came and waited on us..so we left. On... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great menu, good food, wonderful outside patio for warm summer nights. Inside is noisy but very comfortable. Awesome Friday fish fry. Prices are a little high but probably worth it.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We go there ofter with friends. They have different beers on tap & offer samples. The menu has a lot of their own creations that are interesting. There is outside seating weather permitting with heaters. The inside seating can handle parties of 10-12. The staff is friendly and not a lot of turnover so you may see the same smiles.

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Rockford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a long time. I've been here on and off for a long time as well. Today my husband and I decided to have lunch on the patio and we couldn't have asked for a more pleasant time. The patio is fenced in and very pretty. There are lots of options as to seating and... More 

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Oregon, Illinois
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Not Greek despite the name. A really great looking bar and a fantastic outdoor eating environment however the regular dining room is a bit drab and they also have put tables in some depressing alcoves. I've been many times and am very happy with the beer selection, and by sticking to the old standbys: burgers, fish and chips, etc, you'll... 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: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?