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UNCLE Nick's

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214 N 5th St, Rockford, IL 61107-4023
815-968-8939
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chicago, il
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This little joint has been serving up Italian beef sandwiches to bar closers ever since I can remember! No dining in - in fact there is hardly room to hold 4 or 5 customers at a time. Food is passed thru a little hole in the wall to the cashier. I have such fond memories of gyros, italian beef, and... More 

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Thank pchandler45
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Don't let the looks of this location sway you to stay away...they are part of the charm! To Die For gyros!!! Good late night food too or after a late night!!!

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Thank kmiller1969
Panama City Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are out and about in downtown(East side) Rockford and looking for a meal that hits the spot, stop and grab a gyro combo at Uncle Nick's. Their gyros and French fries are always made fresh and piping hot. Most of the time all of the fries are eaten before we make it home :)

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Thank Luke B
Morristown, Tennessee
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Pint your ordinary gyros. They pack the meat on. One of my favorites whenever I'm in RF. The place could be cleaned a little more. That's why I strictly use the drive through. Will always be back for more.

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Thank J G
Janesville, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We hadnt eaten all day and didnt want to stop at a restaurant or any fast food places, so we decided to stop at Uncle Nick's......... my friend knew I liked gyros and decided to stop here. The gyros are HUGE! I could have gotten another slice of bread and had enough meat for another sandwich. I lvoed it. I... More 

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Thank SFluvs2travel
Gurnee, Illinois
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141 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

I was enjoying a beverage next door and this establishment is owned by the same person so they have it where the food can be delivered next door. Since I've had and reviewed a gyro on my last visit, I tried the Italian beef. The roll it was served on was to large by bread volume not length and it... More 

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1 Thank Stuart F
Annapolis, Maryland
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106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Gyros are the only thing I eat here. Flavorful meat. Good portion. Tasty bread. It's a take out stand.

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Thank annapolis123
Gurnee, Illinois
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141 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

The gyros was ok. They only offer the sandwich and it doesn't have any tomato? The menu board is VERY limited. The greeting at the window was one of I was bothering their day. Fries were good. This place isn't the best in town! Check out Spanky's just a few miles away! It is full service, has an extensive menu,... More 

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Thank Stuart F
Machesney Park, Illinois
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The place looks run down and greasy but you wont find a better gyro in Rockford. Ask anyone who has lived here for more than 10 years they'll tell you the same.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Wow I have been to this one in the picture and go to the other one in the other side of town. I make special trips to go here when traveling. We love going here after a late night out on the town while visiting family.

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Thank Justatraveling69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Fast Food, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N 5th St, Rockford, IL 61107-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815-968-8939

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