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Garrett's Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1631 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2876
+1 815-484-9473
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Muncie, Indiana
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Business trip and a stop for 5 of us. Out of the 5 gentleman 4 had to pick again from the drink menu, then 2 of them picked again, due to no inventory of that beer. The food was decent. We all had different meals and the salads seem to be of a large portion , but the sandwiches didn't... More 

Thank fishhead101
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't get Mac-n-Cheese on pasta night, it's not the same. Must of had a recent management change as we've eaten here many times and have never had such poor service and bad food. Removing Garrett's from the list.

Thank Michael W
Northern Illinois
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199 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here often. There is a good variety of food and it is always good. Great family place, great place for friends, great place for couples.

Thank bclarke292
Stillman Valley
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you love wine, here's your place. If you crave a bit of cuisine, w/out an outrageous place, you can find it here. We've been twice and can't wait to go back. My wife had Corned Beef Wraps on St.Patty's Day, and they were special good. Average beer selection, great staff.

Thank StillmanValleyScott
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534 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Not overly crowded for lunch had a decent meal with my sales rep enjoyed it and would be back it seems like there is a bin restaurant there with plenty of seats and was able to conduct business effectively

Thank jthwrh
Southport, North Carolina
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great be selection and menu explaining the ingredients and tastes. Reasonably priced. Superb slab of Corned Beef on St. Patty's day.

Thank 15gregk
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We ended up at this place because every place else had a 30-60 min wait. This place has a nice atmosphere with a friendly and great staff. The food was just average. Not bad but nothing great. For what they charge I was expecting more.

Thank Mark C
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108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Garrett's is a place I wish I ate at more often. They have consistently good food and the menu always seems to have a new addition. For lunch, I had the fried cod & fries which were great. Their fries have to be the best in the Rockford. The lunch crowd is more senior centered than the dinner crowd FYI.

Thank chilady34
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534 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great business lunch here just last week with one of my counterparts in a nice table top had a great soup and salad with a nice view outside of the back of the Country Club restaurant is very clean there's actually a pro shop on site if you want to get up and stretch your legs you can... More 

Thank jthwrh
Rockford, Illinois
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Eight of us dropped in after an early movie for their Monday night burger specials. The service was great, food came fast & bountiful. They didn't rush us to try and get another turn on the table. We had time to visit and enjoy each other's company. Great night!

Thank Herbert M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2876
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-484-9473

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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?