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Rocky Vander's Cafe

698 N Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, IL 60070-2353
+1 847-459-9678
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible33%
2 Apr 2017
“Nasty video gaming”
25 Apr 2015
“Fantastic food!”
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Italian
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LOCATION
698 N Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, IL 60070-2353
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I was here many years ago with a friend and we weren't impressed. The interior is nicer now. Service is usually friendly. Food is pretty good too (but takes a long time to be prepared for some reason). Drink prices reasonable. They have video gaming...More

Thank Brett J
Reviewed 26 April 2015

First we tried the potato skins: great taste and presentation, lots of bacon, cheese and green onions on them.........and sour cream. Next night tried salad, skirt steak, baked potato and broccoli--out of this world! Marinated steak or something......had it all again a second night. Loved...More

Thank La Donna K
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I love Rocky Vander's! For basic bar and grill food, it's fine. My friends and I go there on late nights, and they serve food later than most all sit-down places. The BEST part is that this restaurant is on the Rewards Network program, so...More

Thank SingersLeader
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stopped here mid-afternoon on the way to ORD. I used GPS to find something other than fast food, and this place was not too far out of the way. Not being from the area, we weren't sure where to go so we took a...More

Thank cbncgirl
Reviewed 13 November 2012

In my opinion this place is dirty and smells of smoke. The food i ordered was greasy, unappetizing, and gave me a stomach ache. What was once a nice ma and pa bar/grill has turned into just another typical bar with bad clientele.. Servers are...More

1  Thank ChiRestaurantCritic
Reviewed 31 October 2012

I reviewed this place as a "dump" but, against my better judgement a group wanted to go back. This place has been totally remodeled and updated. The place was "alive" with "real people" not just local drunks. Changed my opinion. The only complaint now is...More

Thank JohnC7531
Reviewed 30 August 2012

Visited on August 18, 2012 for dinner. In town for business for the second time, a year apart. Did not go my first time and now I think it was a mistake. The atmoshere was very nice, the service great and food was great too.They...More

1  Thank Bill O
Reviewed 31 July 2012

I quite enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. The food was good and the service was outstanding. I was slightly put off when offered by my waitress to go out to her car for a 'full service experience'. Other than that, I rate Vander's at three...More

1  Thank loo b
Reviewed 30 May 2012

If you want a greasy spoon place and an old bar, com'on in.

Thank JohnC7531
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Rocky Vander's is actually a fun time if you're looking for a dive bar. They've recently remodeled, but the basics are the same. Food is fine, drinks are strong.

Thank Katie R
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
15:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 04:00
Thursday
15:00 - 04:00
Friday
11:00 - 04:00
Saturday
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 698 N Milwaukee Ave, Prospect Heights, IL 60070-2353
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Prospect Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-459-9678
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