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Garrett's Cafe

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1631 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
+1 815-484-9473
11:00 - 23:00
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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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484 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Rockford, IL
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seven of us met for a late Sunday lunch in their bar area and to watch the NFL playoff game. Nice meal, my shrimp Caesar salad was nicely done. Guinness on tap was smooth, great! Easy to watch the game and talk with friends as it was not to busy , keeping background noise down. We should have brought some... More 

Thank meyste
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Staff is very attentive and friendly. Menu is good, plenty of choices, but not pages of similar items. Food is very good, I've been going to Garrett's for a couple years and food quality has improved.

Thank Homtofigg
Rockford, United States
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Being a cafe attached to a golf shop is not where you would expect excellent food and a well varied menu, but Garrett's delivers the goods. We often go there for lunch, and some dishes are particularly good, starting with the lobster bisque, which is truly exquisite. Their deluxe BLT sandwich is filled with loads of thick sliced bacon and... More 

Thank David H
Rockford, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Service was ok but waitress forgot to put in order for a side, it was added late and thus not cooked properly. Basically asparagus soaked in oil with parmesan cheese sprinkled on it. Was not charged for it but couldn't eat it either. Probably will not go there again!

Thank Abe V
Rockford, Illinois
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There was a time when Garrett's was one of the better places to eat in Rockford. They smoked their own meat and the kitchen was directed by an actual chef. Then, for one reason or another, the management decided to save money by getting rid of the the skilled kitchen staff and replacing them with hard-working but inexperienced people. It... More 

Thank Dragases
Tucson, Arizona
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250 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Had dinner with friends. Nice atmosphere to talk while waiting for the food. Tried the Build Your Pasta dinner which allows you to pick the kind of pasta, the sauce, and kind of meat you would like to have. Rolls were tasty. Service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Richard H
Rockford, Illinois
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We went for their Monday night burger special- $6.95 for a burger dinner. A great value, but more than that- the service rivals what you'd get anywhere. Great dinner, great atmosphere, great service, great beer!

Thank ken i
Wausau, Wisconsin
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147 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Overall I was very impressed. Wait staff was excellent, food was good also. 3 of us had salads and one had el pastor tacos. All were very good. Lobster bisque was also excellent. Chips and salsa were good. Loved the chips, salsa was average. Look forward to getting back there

Thank Otisss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-484-9473

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