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1631 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
815.484.9473
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, what a great surprise

Went with an office coworker and wow, what a pasta dish I had. They offered a mix and match with the option to select your pasta, sauce and other items you wished to include.. basically make your own. Absolutely super and wonderful service too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Deb F
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Rockford, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went with an office coworker and wow, what a pasta dish I had. They offered a mix and match with the option to select your pasta, sauce and other items you wished to include.. basically make your own. Absolutely super and wonderful service too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Maybe you should educate yourself on the different types of beef/steak! I had these tacos and they were amazing! I was not only impressed with the food, but the service was impeccable!

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Rockford, il
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I and another couple dined here on a Saturday night. The place was not that busy at all. The décor has not been updated or the level of the quality of the food to justify the increased meal prices over the years. After saying this I would recommend you eat somewhere else in town. The service we... More 

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Roscoe, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Whether it is a burger, a steak, a salad, or a fun pasta dish, Garrett's Restaurant has something for everyone. All of the salads are great, and so are the appetizers! Rueben eggrolls and dynamite shrimp are personal favorites. If you go during lunch there are great sandwich options, and you can be in and out really quick. For dinner... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Love it here! Great food....great service! Not the greatest ambiance but solid in every other way! Dynamite shrimp appetizer is to die for! For not being a steak house, this place does better than most with serving up a great steak! Must visit!

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love LOVE love this place. Food is priced right and it is awesome...Love the burgers and the service is great and FRIENDLY. Whenever I am in town, this is where I will stop and eat.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had seen their ad in the local paper for weekend dinner specials but they were out of the entrée we were looking forward to. Sat in the bar area and the bartender waited on us. Ordered a bottle of wine as it was 25% off (which she "forgot" to give us the discount until we brought it to her attention").... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I met 5 of my girlfriends last night for dinner. We sat outside on the patio, it was such a nice day. Our waitress was very friendly, but either new or otherwise proccupied. Half of us ordered the Lobster Bisque, when she served it she didn't bring us any napkins or silverware, we had to ask for it. Then she... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The lunch was very good...soup and sandwich..nothing special but delicious. The service, however, was excellent. If you're lucky to get Cary P. as your server, beware of his humor. He knows how to "work the room".

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Rockford, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We are regular customers. We come in 2-3 times a week and spend a good amount of money at this restaurant. Tonight we had a terrible customer service experience from our waitress and to top it off the Manager could not handle the situation and told us to "NEVER COME BACK". Pretty sad considering we spend $200-$300 a week at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1631 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815.484.9473

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?