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1631 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
815.484.9473
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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    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
Above Average

I am reading some of the other reviews and I can only imagine that some of these folks haven't ventured too far from home. Went to Garrett's for an anniversary and it seemed like a nice place - nothing fancy. We ordered the beef wellington bites and spicy shrimp appetizers. They were good - but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
PaulT60606
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rockford, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I am reading some of the other reviews and I can only imagine that some of these folks haven't ventured too far from home. Went to Garrett's for an anniversary and it seemed like a nice place - nothing fancy. We ordered the beef wellington bites and spicy shrimp appetizers. They were good - but not amazing. Not sure why... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

They have a varied menu that changes with specials. The staff has always been friendly. The acoustic are not great so it can be noisy at times. Nice view of the golf driving range.

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Rockford, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is our go to place. Never once had a bad meal, always great service, great drinks. impressive to out of town guests.

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Novi, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 via mobile

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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?