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Business Description
Founded in 1945, The Olympic Tavern is a full-service restaurant and bar. Located in Rockford, Ill., the restaurant serves a range of food items and beverages. It has a seating capacity of more than 200 people. The restaurant maintains a softball team and provides gift certificates of various denominations. The Olympic Tavern s menu includes French bread, mushroom sandwiches and barbecue burgers. It also offers a range of appetizers and soups. The restaurant serves steamed mussels, coconut shrimp, onion strings and Buffalo wings. In addition, it offers mozzarella cheeses sticks, chicken filet and nachos. The Olympic Tavern serves a variety of beer and red and white wines. The restaurant also publishes a newsletter.

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Price Range
Northwest, Edgewater

Olympic Tavern Inc

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Taverns, Night Clubs, Bars, Caterers, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Caterers, American

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Dorien P.



So happy this restaurant is on the west side of Rockford! While I'd travel across town to eat there, it's great to know it's just minutes away. The menu, especially the updated one in the last couple of years, and beer list is amazing. If we ever are unsure of a beer selection, a sample is always available. Service is great and the atmosphere welcoming. On the odd occasion that there is some problem, the solution is always acceptable. I just wish they'd add breakfast to their day!




Since are were new in the area we are going every weekend to different restaurants and places. We got a visit from Virginia and we wanted to take her to a nice restaurant but our surprise was that when we when there, nobody bother to give us a sit or approach us so we decided to sit down by ourselves, after 15 minutes waiting, STILL NOBODY came to welcome us or at least offer a beverage...we were so embarrassed with our guest. We left the place and the staff was still at the bar. As somebody below said:

DON'T BOTHER to waste your time



bad night

we were waited on and got our drinks the lemonade was so sour we had too rexchange it for something else. so we ordered our food, saw our waitress leave for the night and about 30 min later our food came COLD. we never saw the waitress again for refills or to even ask if we wanted a refill. when she noticed we were done she came over and asked how it was and i explained that the fries were cold and the sandwiches were also cold she asked why we didnt say anything to her.. i said you never came back over here HELLO! she said i could have yelled for her. didnt know i had to yell for a waitress for service. sorry wouldnt recommend this reastaurant i get better service and hotter food at mcdonald's!!!!



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Don't waste your money

We ordered our drinks and they took over 10 minutes to arrive. The server was rude and unfriendly to say the least. We tried to ask her about the menu and I thought I had a dish there in the past I was trying to explain it to her and she said she had never heard of it and she had worked there over 10 years, like I was really bothering her. Our dinners perch and the seafood pasta were unflavorful and by no means fresh seafood. Scallops were very undercooked and some of the mussels were not opened. The perch tasted like it was frozen and sprinkled with flour and fried. No flavor at all. We will never eat here again. We rather go somewhere the food and service is good.




I really don't know why this place has been in buisness for so long. It surely isnt the food or service. The food is bad the service is worse. Server didnt know anything about menu or beer. We never got our salads, and paid over $25.oo for a overcooked steak. The waitress asked if we wanted her to take it back. We did she showed up about 10 minutes later and informed us that the manager and chef didnt think it was overcooked that is was a perfect medium rare.The manager wouldnt even come over and talk to us when we asked to speak to a manager. I would not recommend the olympic tavern to anyone. Bad service, overpriced,overcooked and a bad manager.



Like you are up in the North Woods

Close to the heart of the city of Rockford IL is a restaurant/bar called the Olympic. When the weather is snowy the huge fireplace, vaulted pine ceilings make one feel as if they were at a resortt in the North woods of Wisconsin. The summer patio completely surrounded by trees offer privacy from the busy street but a summertime feeling. The food is served in enormous amount-salads,pastas and sandwished are better than most restaurants.

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