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The Olympic Tavern

2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
815-962-8758
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Ranked #83 of 318 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
Byron, IL
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Other reviewers are correct, The Olympic Tavern is a Rockford institution that does it correctly at the bar and with their sports coverage on several flat screens. Their outdoor dining patio is the best and prettiest place to have lunch on a summer afternoon and the servers do a good job out there. But, I think that may be where... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Olympic cares about beer. A lot. It shows in everything they do, from the proper glassware to the knowledgeable bartenders and servers, to the perfect pours at proper temperatures. I enjoyed the food, but if you are a beer nerd, this place should be at the top of your to-do list in Rockford.

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Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about The Olympic Tavern

Address: 2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
Phone Number: 815-962-8758
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
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
Cuisine: American

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