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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 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Cherry Valley, Illinois
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here about 6 years ago and it was not good , but I'm all about 2nd chances , and I hate to say we will never go back. The food was awful. The steak had no flavor and my salad how can you mess up a salad ? The dressing was tasteless. We went for my Birthday Dinner... More 

Thank Sharon V
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a late night dinner.. My husband had the rainbow trout with cold mashed potatoes the fish was good. I had the fillet with cold mashed potatoes our server offered to do something- the sevice was good. The meal was disappointing. And their creme brule wasn't great , not awful, but not delicious. This place reminds me of... More 

Thank Stacy Anne W
Rockford, Illinois
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The Irish Rose Saloon is a good place to go for food and brew after an event in downtown Rockford. The food selection is very good along with the beer choices. Service is good and the food portion I ordered was large. The Irish Rose Saloon is located in a brick building and has character.

Thank Eugene K
Rockford, Illinois
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Irish Rose has been providing Rockford a classy place to hang for 20 years. it has great local raised food and brings in many different musical artist.

Thank P8977NBjohnl
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

While in Rockford for business, I had lunch at the Irish Rose Saloon. It was my first time at the restaurant and I was impressed by my visit. The building that it's in is definitely old, which provides a cool feel along with the saloon layout. There's a long bar with high chairs as well as tables and booths. Service... More 

1 Thank ViktorTrue
Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a super place for drinks outside (which we did before City Market) or dinner inside (which we did after City Market). Make reservations because it fills up fast. My nice & I had Walleye, her husband had Trout and Kathleen had Salmon all of which was very good, very fresh and expertly prepared and served.

Thank irishpkc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

First of all we called ahead a week in advance to make sure they could accommodate our group of 26.(who are all in their 80-90's) We walked in to empty tables and a server that was very rude!! She explained that she could not split the bill up and gratuity would be added at 18%!!! We waited awhile before she... More 

1 Thank igiveahoot88
Rockford IL
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I had a bad experience a few years ago when I was here. I was with a group of 15 people and the server was unwilling to separate our bill - she handed us a calculator so we could do it on our own. That left a bad taste in my mouth. Haven't been back since then but my friend... More 

Thank mikeandkelly
Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

A long time favorite of many locals, the Irish Rose is a staple in the downtown area. It has a relaxed vibe where you are served great drinks and fantastic food. The food is always fresh and the chef has daily specials that should not be overlooked. Our servers have been friendly, warm, and knowledgeable of the menu. I am... More 

1 Thank pote97
Springfield, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Walked in a 930 pm was afraid I was going to be to late for dinner but I was in luck!!! Greeted by a very nice staff!! The Cesar salad is amazing which I paired with the Filet, asparagus,soup and the most wonderful potatoes I have ever eaten!! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area! Great... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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?