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Arthur's Garden Deli

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1405 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-3030
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318 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing through Rock Falls and needed a little something for lunch. The deli proved to be a perfect place to stop. The restaurant is very clean and cheery with a wonderful selection of fresh, appealing items. I had a tasty bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup; my husband had soup and a ready-made container of potato salad. Workers... More 

Thank Beatriz121
Indian Shores, Florida
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436 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

On the road we happened to find Arthur's, a welcome change to the chain deli's. Service was very friendly and helpful. The place is an old 50's looking building nicely maintained with some quirky spots. The center of the diner has a small salad bar. we went for the soup and sandwich combination which was generous and fresh. Lots to... More 

Thank millc54
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Arthur's Deli has 4 places in W Ill. This a good deli shop with a small salad bar and soups as well. Quality meats and cheeses. The only drawback would b they only offer a 4" round or 7" roll no 12" to share or for the extra hungry person. A solid sub way above the norm(Subway,Jimmy John's) however u... More 

Thank tmyankee15
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Looking for a Subway substitute? This is it!! Awesome handmade sandwiches and homemade salads! Always good, whether lunch or supper. We prefer Sterling location (closest) but same good food in Rock Falls.

Thank Steven W
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1,083 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The salad bar has a nice, if small, selection of foods but the bowl that they give you is tiny. A plate would allow one to arrange the ingredients attractively. Soups are often creamy and not good for those with lactose intolerance. Pasta salads are competent if not extraordinary. Quiches are reasonably good. Sandwiches tend to be large and interesting,... More 

Thank mjrg59
Ames, Iowa
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254 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My wife and I stopped for lunch here while driving to Chicago on I-88. The restaurant looked interesting compared to the McDonalds, Burger King, and Arbys nearby. It is a small somewhat funky place. Our made-to-order corned beef with cheese sandwich and chicken salad sandwich were tasty. Prices very reasonable.

Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Love Art's Deli! Small place and is always packed but we order carry out from here. They have a small salad buffet area. Everything is made fresh when you order and a lot if homemade. Very good food.

Thank MelB108
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Wife and I stop for sandwiches and sometimes salad and soup. Food is always consistent. You need to be aware that because it is trendy, the prices are not cheap. It usually costs about $20.00 for one large and one small sandwich with one drink. Sometimes the staff spends too much time talking to one another than taking care of... More 

Thank OrisD
Rock Falls, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Rock Falls Arthur's is good. It is small and packed over the lunch hour. Not as much meat on the sandwiches as there used to be, but still good. There is also a small but stocked salad bar.

Thank Carol M
Springfield, Missouri
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216 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Glad I trusted the reviews! the bread was nice ~ much better than Subway and their chemical processed bread!!! great service tasty food, this is the kind of sandwich shop that I would want to have if I owned a restaurant ~ I recommend

Thank AWorkinMan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rock Falls
It's on one of the main drags in Rock Falls, not far from I-88.

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