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Backyard Grill & Bar

American, Bar
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6473 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-4109
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food is awesome, service was wonderful! Very family friendly, very pocketbook friendly too! I eat there regularly.

Thank Reynrap
Rockford, IL
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Loves Park Backyard Grill and Bar! They have the greatest burgers and onion rings in the Rockford area! It is a family favorite!

Thank profakaz
Lynchburg, Virginia
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Backyard Grill is not a bad place to eat. We were there with a group of long-time friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Of course, the food, while not bad, was secondary to spending time with friends we've known for 40 years, but only see occasionally since we've moved from the area.

Rockford, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

All you can eat FISH on Fridays for $10.50. Service was good considering there were no open tables when we came in, and no empty tables when we left full of FISH! This fish was the best I have had in a very long time. It's worth the money, and if you didn't call ahead, it's worth the wait! I... More 

Thank Daniel S
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

In my opinion they have the best fish fry on Friday in Loves Park. Nice bar in the front. Good place to meet your friends.

Thank mark F
Rockford, Illinois
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is my hot spot for a good burger! The menu has a great variety of items to choose from. The service is always good. I normally go to the Cherry Valley restaurant out of convenience.

Thank Marcia M
Loves Park, Illinois
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Saturday night the special is prime rib. Not ever been disappointed. The ranch dressing on the salad is worth getting as well.

Thank flightcheck2015
Algonquin, Illinois
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I wish this place was much closer to my house! We stopped in for a quick burger while in the Rockford area and WOW! We both had the BBQ burgers (topped with bacon, BBQ sauce and a big onion ring. The burgers were the best I have had in a very long time and I have been looking for a... More 

Thank Bullitt672
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great Friday night fish fry with large portions and food was cooked well. Good place for Families. Lots of food choices and no complaints.

Thank lezah
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When there for Sat supper. Very nice prime rib and the baked potatoe was fresh and nice and hot. Good waitress.

Thank sjones3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6473 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: 815-636-9430
Phone 815-636-9430

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?