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“More than pub food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Irish Rose Saloon

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Irish Rose Saloon
519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
815-964-0480
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Ranked #56 of 302 Restaurants in Rockford
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Chicago
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“More than pub food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A pub with lots of beers and great Bloody Marys. The real surprise is the large variety of seafood and vegetarian options. The soft shell crabs were meaty and fresh and the side of linguini with mushrooms & garlic tied the dish together. It is a friendly bar with very good service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, accomodating staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We ate here recently and it was very good. Food was tasty, portions were just right, and the waitstaff did an excellent job with our chaptic group. Go early for seafood choices.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lots of seafood on the menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Pleased with the seafood selection. Quality of food was a little above average, prices to match. Great beer selection. Atmosphere just average.

Visited May 2012
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Rockford, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fresh, really fresh!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Rose is a wonderful place to have a drink and or some wonderful food, fresh always fresh. The Rose is the restaurant where I had one of the best meals of my life. If I want really good food, or if I want to impress, the Rose the place! The Rose is across the street from the tapas bar. They have specials everyday, depending on what's fresh. Try the calamari in olive oil, fabulous! It's all good!! I eat here at least once per month.

Visited March 2013
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Quaint little hot spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Lovely little spot, fresh menu on a chalkboard. Go early to get the good stuff. A little heavy on the pocket, but worth it if you love fresh ingredients in good food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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