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Garrett's Cafe

1631 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
815.484.9473
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Ranked #115 of 318 Restaurants in Rockford
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Novi, Michigan
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our group had a great dinner at Garrett's. Started in the spacious and friendly bar - a nice crowd on a Wednesday night. Then seated for dinner - I had the Ahi tuna with noodles, as did two others. Nicely prepared. One of our group had the lobster macaroni and cheese - he loved it. Appetizers before dinner were excellent... More 

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Byron, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We go here occasionally. The food is above average. Service is good. Menu items are a little pricey. Like the atmosphere.

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Rockford, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went here for a birthday... just a party of 5, so not anything unmanageable. I think that the waitress was probably alright, but was just so busy and spread out that she didn't have enough time to tend our table. The restaurant was very busy for early dinner, so we were seated in a smaller room way in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The food and service were good. A few more options on the menu would be nice. A few more chicken dishes.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I've eaten here a couple of times on my visits to Rockford. The food here is ok. Steer towards the pork chops as they are good. Steaks are thin and they have a hard time hitting a true medium rare. Mac and cheese is worth ordering with any meal and I recommend adding this as a substitute. What really brings... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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160 reviews 160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

I went to Garrett's upon recommendation of the Hampton Inn hotel Manager. This is a nice non chain restaurant that I probably would have not given a glance if just driving by. I had the salmon with roasted brussel sprouts that was great. The homemade chicken noodle was among the best I have eaten. Great service and reasonably priced. Garrett's... More 

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Portland, Connecticut
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173 reviews 173 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We came here on recommendation of a local who is a friend. It was a good choice. We started with the homemade chips and salsa. It was very good and a large enough serving to share. I opted for the grilled peach and chicken salad which was just as delicious as it sounds. My husband had a burger which he... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This would be a superb night out if this restaurant weren't run by a bunch of 'kids". The highly touted Friday fish fry was out, with no explanation from the waitress. The appetizer 'pretzels with beer cheese' was an obvious microwaved product, over priced and not edible. Good place for a beer, that's all I can recommend.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Very was great and so was the service. We had the sweet potato fries for an appetizer, lobster bisque & one person had the salmon and the two other had the veggie lasagna special. All was quite tasty and the service was wonderful! Sat outside and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

It is always fun to visit Garrett's. We like to grab some drinks and appetizers and make our way out to the golf shooting range when we go. They always seem to have clubs you can borrow too! The food is hit or miss. The service is decent, sometimes can be extremely slow.

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Additional Information about Garrett's Cafe

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