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Garrett's Cafe

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1631 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2876
+1 815-484-9473
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11:00 - 00:00
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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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Southport, North Carolina
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great be selection and menu explaining the ingredients and tastes. Reasonably priced. Superb slab of Corned Beef on St. Patty's day.

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Thank 15gregk
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up at this place because every place else had a 30-60 min wait. This place has a nice atmosphere with a friendly and great staff. The food was just average. Not bad but nothing great. For what they charge I was expecting more.

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Thank Mark C
Chicago
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garrett's is a place I wish I ate at more often. They have consistently good food and the menu always seems to have a new addition. For lunch, I had the fried cod & fries which were great. Their fries have to be the best in the Rockford. The lunch crowd is more senior centered than the dinner crowd FYI.

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Thank chilady34
Louisiana
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484 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank jthwrh
Rockford, Illinois
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

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!

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Thank Herbert M
Rockford, IL
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 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 

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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.

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Thank Homtofigg
Rockford, United States
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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!

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2876
  • 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?