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Irish Rose Saloon

€€ - €€€American, , Irish
519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-964-0480
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
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“fresh fish” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Irish, Pub
€€ - €€€
519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I've eaten at so many restaurants. This is by far the best food I've had in a long time. If I lived in the Rockford area, I'd dine at Irish Rose every week. I had the Amish chicken with vegetables. It was delicious and super...More

Thank KCano
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Great find! After many attempts we finally found a terrific fresh fish restaurant in Rockford!! Wonderful selection, perfectly cooked and artfully prepared simply delicious seafood choices!

Thank Laurie A
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Walleye good, pasta okay. Friends thought their meals were good. Nice atmosphere, attentive waitstaff. Parking available nearby in the evening. Nice enough, nothing special.

Thank chicagotoots
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Beer prices are fine but I can't get a cold beer or a cold beer in a frosty mug unless I dig in the back seat of my truck and bring it in! The owner has a history of making food, and he decides the...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Rockford . They have incredible , extremely fresh fish ! Mike goes to the market twice a week to get everything fresh , unlike anywhere else in Rockford. Appreciate the atmosphere in the restaurant , all the servers are...More

Thank ItalianAnna
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

I went here because it's dog friendly and outside I could bring my dogs. On the plus side the waitress was very dog friendly and absolutely loves dogs so that is why it gets three stars. Other than that the service was slow, the food...More

Thank RknRon
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stopped here because most everywhere else was full. I've been here before and knew what to expect, it was terrible. I have no idea how they stay open. Go elsewhere.

Thank colnbri
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The food is wonderful, ambiance is amazing, and the waiters and waitresses are so welcoming. It is pricey though so bring your wallet!

Thank ashep06
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We ate here about 6 years ago and it was not good , but I'm all about 2nd chances , and I hate to say we will never go back. The food was awful. The steak had no flavor and my salad how can you...More

Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a late night dinner.. My husband had the rainbow trout with cold mashed potatoes the fish was good. I had the fillet with cold mashed potatoes our server offered to do something- the sevice was good. The meal was disappointing. And their...More

Thank Stacy Anne W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-964-0480
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