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Garrett's Cafe

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1631 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
815.484.9473
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Atypical golfers fare

Adjacent to the best golf retail shop in the area, the ambiance and menu belie a typical "golf related" restaurant. Not quite Country Club feel, but a pleasant, lively place for meeting friends, a place to stop before shopping, or a Friday Night out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
Robert S
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Carbondale
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Rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Garret's is, by far, the best eatery in Rockford. You can depend on great service and great food, everytime. The menu is unique and the nightly specials reflect what is in season. This is our "go to" when we have out of town guests or something to celebrate. Never had a bad meal at Garret's. If you've never been to... More 

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Thank poolg1rl
Rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Great options for dining either in the bar or restaurant area. Food selection was satisfying and accommodating!

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Thank Marcia M
Carbondale
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Adjacent to the best golf retail shop in the area, the ambiance and menu belie a typical "golf related" restaurant. Not quite Country Club feel, but a pleasant, lively place for meeting friends, a place to stop before shopping, or a Friday Night out.

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Thank Robert S
rockford il
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

A limited menu that delivers food well prepared. We enjoyed every bite. The atmosphere is conducive to a date night or dinner with friends.

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Thank Phillip G
San Antonio, Texas
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet yet very good business dinner. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is good. Some of the best drinks are their Bloody Mary's and Moscow Mules. Don't recommend children but make time to stay for a drink.

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Thank txnikster
Bennington, Nebraska
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Was a great place for a quiet dinner. Nice atmosphere, was not busy and the waitress was very attentive. 2 couples and all of our menu selections were delicious. I had the almond crusted trout and it was wonderful. Several craft beers to choose from along with some craft cocktails. Prices reasonable.

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Thank cagtaxman
Rockford, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Very nice atmosphere. We had a delicious lunch and a pleasant server. My husband and I both ordered the Smoked Pulled Pork on Brioche with the Brown Sugar Bourbon BBQ Sauce. Absolutely delish! My husband said he literally had a waterfall in his mouth! We both chose the coleslaw as a side, and were not disappointed. Best I've ever had.... More 

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Thank Judy F
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Been here twice in 2 years with my in-laws, and both times the food and service were excellent. My husband order the reuben rolls and said they were great, his mom loved the bacon wrapped dates, dad had a french dip that he enjoyed, and I devoured the blackened chicken quesadilla. We also shared the pretzels with beer cheese dip... More 

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Thank Kenzi H
Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank Deb F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?