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Social Urban Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104
+1 815-708-0877
16:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Oregon, Illinois
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to admire here. Cool interior, great drinks, a staff that knows what its doing. Everyone knows ordering chicken in a restaurant is a total amature move, what the chumps and middle-schoolers do. Problem is, that while there is a ton of great stuff on the menu, the chicken here is outstanding. I think it's called "hot chicken" or some... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived about 5:50 (before a hockey game) and Social was empty except for 7 people at the bar. Twenty minutes later, the place was packed. I guess because we had no reservations, my husband and I were seated at a table for 8. At 6 a party of 4 joined us; we were fine, but if you prefer a... More 

Thank MinaHKerr
Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for my birthday and it was wonderful. Their food is different then what I normally eat, but it was great. I recommend their Lavender drink, it's really good.

Thank xobrittanyyxo
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We went with friends for drinks and supper and it was great. The food and service were remarkable, it is a very small place and is a little noisey but well worth going. can't wait to go back and try some new things.

Thank BigTlk
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I originally were heading for Bombay for dinner. On arriving we realized that Bombay has closed its doors due to an unsavory landlord. Though disappointed it turned into an amazing experience at "The Social Urban Bar and Restaurant . Our service with Billy the bar manager and one of the most contemporary bartenders I have ever seen!... More 

Thank Kelly B
Northren Illinois
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place with outstanding food and drink. Bar tenders are creative and talented. Menu is totally unexpected. Brussel sprouts, not normally a go to appetizer are roasted with the leaves separated and marinated are positively addictive. Specials can be even move unexpected. Had a sushi pizza last time. With all this said the down side is that it is very... More 

Thank kmjfresh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Five in the party, five different meals, all rated above average. Bourbon, wine and prosecco also rated well as was the service.

Thank John And Nicole... P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

In from DC for a family occasion. Very skeptical about this recommendation, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience and totally surprised by the quality of the food. We thought the cocktails were excellent. We tried the charcuterie and cheese plates and would rate them very good with the homemade salami, gherkins and toast as standouts. The deep fried local mushrooms deserve... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What a great find! We all had different cocktails and each was unique and delicious. Bourbon drinkers will love their take on the Manhattan with expresso-infused sweet vermouth! The charcuterie was awesome especially the bologna! Also loved the mushrooms & green beans! Great, knowledgeable & friendly service too!

Thank Valerie P
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Best lounge in Rockford (for me) I loved the food (charcuterie is a most) and the drinks are awesome. The down side is that is ALWAYS packed.

Thank Lizcar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-708-0877
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?