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Social Urban Bar and Restaurant

509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-708-0877
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pork tacos” (17 reviews)
“cheese curds” (16 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (10 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is excellent as is demonstrated with all of the positive reviews, and it's all local as the servers will tell you exactly what is on your plate when they bring it out. My friends and I sat at the end of the...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

What a surprise to find such a restaurant in a small city like Rockford. Very nice food, original (not standard as you could expect in most of US restaurants)on a short menu. I recommend this place.

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We went for our anniversary dinner. We had cheese curds which were a bit salty but still good. And pork chops. They were huge! Delicious but a little fatty for my taste. Social salty dog drink and the bitter were awesome. The place is small...More

Thank Abate1
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

The food is great! Always meets expectations. Definitely think of the pallet over what is just normal food. Love it!!!

Thank tdalton
Reviewed 28 January 2018

They have an interesting menu with unique food. I just wasn't all impressed with how it tasted. I did like the drinks however, more than the meal.

Thank Sally87355
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Their service, food and drinks are always top notch. My husband and I have lived in Rockford for 10 years now and this is by far the best place to eat in town. We have yet to order something on their menu that we don't...More

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in during Stroll on State. We had yummy gin cocktails. The bartender was attentive and fun! We split three delicious small plates. The cheese plate always shines. Grabbed cheese curds for my boyfriend. He swears they are the best.

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We've been to Social Urban 3 times to celebrate various occasions and each time, it has been great. Our last visit was to celebrate my birthday, and it was a busy evening, and we sat at the bar (full food service is available at the...More

Thank Nisha N
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Delightfully lively, excellent Margaritas, short waiting time ,maybe for olders, fast service ,yummy food, and prices we are happy to pay.. My second time: first was during the day in may 2017, sat at a table overlooking the lake. Food , ambience , service was...More

Thank mondiira
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Brussels sprouts made sexy. Fun vibe with the staff. Menu always has new items to try. Chicken mushrooms. Who knew?

Thank Gwen Frank T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-708-0877
  • E-mail
The Dinner Party is our inspiration. We have communal seating, chefs serving your food, and a group of bartenders creating innovative cocktails. Our passion is local foods; we work with many area farmers and producers to create a simple yet elegant menu featuring what's fresh from the area. Located in a historic district downtown, we have built our tables and bar from reclaimed wood that dates back to the 1850's. A warm urban restaurant dedicated to supporting local industry.
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