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Irish Rose Saloon

519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-964-0480
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
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“fresh fish” (5 reviews)
“walleye” (2 reviews)
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American, Irish, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I live in Europe and are in Rockford on an extended stay. We feel sick to our stomachs many times after eating the pre packaged and processed food that most Rockford eateries seem to serve up. That said, the Irish Rose does...More

Thank Drew L
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Food was okay.Staff was friendly. Prices are high. I understand the whole cool old building thing but this property is in desperate need of repair/remodel. The wood floors are in bad shape. The mems bathroom is real bad. The floor in there appears to actually...More

Thank Rich F
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Great food! I had the fishcakes and mashed potatoes very good love the sauce. Hub had the walleye Pike he loved it.

Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I ate here twice in a week. The first was for a business meeting. The service was excellent. The second was for pleasure. Guilty - I had the same entree both times.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

From start to finish, this was awful. We booked a table and bearing in mind it was almost empty, we got sat right up against people sitting at the bar. We moved. Chalk board showed the menu listing the fish specials and quantity remaining. We...More

3  Thank WayneForUK
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My husband and I loved to eat here whenever we made the trip to Rockford. We recently were disappointed to find very tasteless food. We were informed by the owner that the chef does season in the kitchen and that's what our salt and pepper...More

1  Thank woodstocksue2018
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in the Irish Rose with some friends while celebrating two friends’ birthdays. We wanted to have drinks and listen to the live music. The stuck us in a back room in the far corner and told us we should be able to her the...More

2  Thank frederl1071
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I was here with my sister and two friends. I ordered the Supper Club Lunch. It was a good meal for the price. The building itself was interesting, nicely renovated. Was a bit surprised to see a man and his dog sitting at the bar....More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 18 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
We are a preservative-free, all homemade restaurant in Rockford, Illinois, specializing in fresh seafood, steaks, burgers, and much more.
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