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1631 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
815.484.9473
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Not great

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
mphgsp
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Roscoe, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Chicago, Illinois
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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?