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Irish Rose Saloon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-964-0480
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Rockford IL
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

We went there for a co worker who was leaving. I emailed them our orders, she asked if we wanted it when we came in or would 15 minutes be ok. I asked if we could get about 5 minutes after we got there and when we got there, she took our drink orders. Not more than 3 minutes after... More 

Thank peeqn06
rockford, illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

You can't use your Bank of America card here as its flagged as fraudulent/dangerous is what my bank told me. Kinda sketchy.. Scallops were good, lamb chops were horrible. I don't think we got an actual server the way she described the meat being done was very unsophisticated and child like.

Thank bethlynn11
chicago, il
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is a local favorite having been located downtown for probably close to 20 years. They have very affordable specials all the time. It's upscale casual, chic, and delicious!

Thank pchandler45
Madison, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Such a quaint place. Ate there for lunch with a friend. Great Bloody Marys, good solid fish tacos for about $12, my friend had the salmon with a side of garlic pasta, very garlicky (which I like), for about $20. The best thing about the meal was the grilled nectarine with caramel and creme fraiche, out of this world and... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Berkeley, California
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565 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2015

I'n a fan of the Irish Rose. They have a great bar and a nice selection of beers on tap. The servers are pleasant and the food is actually quite good. My wife is vegetarian and she ordered the fire roasted zucchini; came out pretty tasty if not exactly cripsy. They really made upp for it with the homemade veggie... More 

Thank Retinol13
Byron, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Gluten friendly for people with Celiac disease. the atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. Nice place to have a relaxing dinner.

Thank William D
washington dc
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

The food and service were great. The wine selection was decent - for whatever reason, wine is served in extremely small glasses. The wine was perfectly acceptable but would have been better in real wine glasses. But, back to the food, the options were great for both meat lover and vegetarians. Like everywhere we went in Rockford, the folks serving... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

They're almost always running nice specials which make for a great bang for the buck. Also, the food is constantly very good and the ambiance and decor give the place a nice ol' Irish flavor in urban Rockford. Irish Rose is a go-to place in Rockford. You won't be disappointed, especially because of the incredible value but also because of... More 

Thank Drew H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Having a gluten allergy (Celiac disease) in the family can make eating out an adventure. There is nothing like paying for the privilege of getting sick and ruining the rest of your night. We have been four or five times and the wait staff are always knowledgeable of the ingredients, food prep and very respectful of the fact that somebody... More 

Thank Patrick M
Belvidere, Illinois
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

We were here for an early Saturday lunch. It was interesting to watch the customers come in. It seems to attract "trendy" diners, although there was a family there also. Our waitress was exceptionally polite and attentive. My friend ordered the "elotes" off the fresh board (that indicates limited quantities were available). I don't think he understood what elotes were.... More 

Thank Arleen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-964-0480

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