Granite City Food & Brewery - Rockford

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Granite City Food & Brewery features signature menu items and proprietary beers in a polished casual setting. Menu items include Broad Axe stout beer short ribs, ponzu glazed salmon, and maple pepper bacon flatbreads.


Signature GCFB beers are brewed onsite, including: the Batch 1000 Double IPA, the Bennie German Bock, the Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout, Duke Pale Ale, and the Prairie Vixen Hefeweizen, are complemented by a rotating selection of seasonal and specialty brews.
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LD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would have given this a higher score for service, but I had a coupon for my appetizer and when I got home I noticed it had not been applied to my bill. Our waitress was very nice and otherwise did a good job.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brewery feel, back up by good beer and food.

LD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience

OT
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Ww waited at hostess station for ten minutes to be seated - only one hostess on duty at 6pm. Server disappeared for long periods of time - we had a long wait to place our orders, for our beverages, for our entrees and a very long wait for the bill. We have enjoyed many good lunches at Granite City but we won’t be back again for dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The fish tacos were awful. The table was not wiped off. The was a dried piece of lettuce on the table during our entire meal.

S
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was very poor, waitress was overworked with too many table to assist. Food was cold, manager just took it off receipt instead of getting fresh hot food.

L
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere is excellent. The wait staff are super friendly and the prices are good. You can hold a conversation with the people at your table and not be overwhelmed by the noise volume which is essentially non-existent. I live this restaurant!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Grandsons 18th Birthday

JW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food quality has really declined. There was no thick rumchata French toast which was my wife’s favorite item. The last time we were there is was brought fresh to the table. This time the waitress said “oh, it should be on the buffet”. There was only some thin regular French toast. Nothing special. The prime rib was the smallest piece of meat I’ve ever seen at a carving table. Food was at best average. Waitress did not tell us about donut station or any of the options.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was great

TR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 8 of us. We were seated inside first, but it was cold and it was a beautiful evening, so we asked to be seated outside. The food, drinks, ambiance was wonderful on the patio. Lexi was a great server. I highly recommend the patio for summer evenings.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great brewery! Be sure to ask about growler deal!

D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but I would have wanted to be warned that the Salmon Stir Fry dish was spicy. I would have order the other Salmon choice. The service was pleasant but our server forgot our wine which came with the meal. I usually drink a glass a wine with some bread or a salad and once my entree arrives I switch to water. I had also mentioned in my reservation that it was my birthday but our server did not mention it. We did have a good time and I’ll make another Open Table reservation where we’ll hopefully have a little better experience.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Sat in bar area across from service area. Bartenders were our servers. Servers were chatty, rude to each other, swearing and storytelling. They had run out of several food choices early on a Saturday evening. Food took longer then expected for what we ended up ordering. Very over priced for the quality of food, service and atmosphere.

EH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch buffet. There's a good variety. Friendly staff!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday buffet at a reasonable price. Fresh shrimp, omelets, thick sliced bacon. Champagne mule is awesome!!

LB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Granite City.. And I have fell in love. I will definitely be back.

K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Family Breakfast
Servers Pleasant and Service Quick
Many Buffet Choices Including a Donut Bar

AD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took kids to Easter brunch. Price was great but more choices in food was expected. Food tasted great! Service was great as well! Should have had a spot set up for pictures with Bunny as well as table visits

IO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Easter Bunny Breakfast was wonderful--the kids really enjoyed the Donut Station, fresh fruit, French toast, cartoons on the tv, and meeting the Easter Bunny! Lots of choices at the Breakfast Buffet, server was excellent, Easter Bunny posed with the kids for pictures, and gave each child a plastic egg with an Easter Bunny in it! Fun Family Event :)

JM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was delicious. my kids got to meet the Easter bunny and had a wonderful time...

RS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the food and time I spent my family

AK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food no matter which location is great! The service was not great, waited 15 minutes until I asked the person who sat us if someone could help us. Finally someone came by and then never really checked in on drinks during our dinner. Being a server for many years myself I do understand restaurants get busy but it was a super slow Wednesday so was confused on the poor service.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was awesome! Husband raved about "Not Your Mom's Meatloaf"!

AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent valentines day deal. Great value and good.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very nice place to eat! Delicious food and great service!

LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

My flatbread pizza was not cooked properly and was served cold. The restaurant was cold and when it was brought to their attention it was kind of blown off, saying we have coffee or hot tea if you need to get warm. I do not like eating with my coat on.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Emmie; thorough but unobtrusive. Food is always good. Prices are reasonable.

H
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One major problem, I wanted my large pretzel 🥨 on the hook & they didn’t have any they said, so I had a couple beers 🍻 & no food & it was my birthday. Then after everybody finished their food they somehow found a large pretzel 🥨 and brought it to me but I wasn’t hungry so the family took it home 🏡 the whole purpose of me going there was to get my pretzel 🥨 I am a card holding member. Maybe you could send some kind of gift certificate and we could revisit GC soon. It’s a great place!!!
Thank You
Sincerely
Michael Parnello

j
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal. Party of six. Repeat guest. Rarely, if ever, disappointed with the food and service..... No one said anything to us, but felt a bit rushed towards the end (setting up for Sunday brunch in our general seating area).

RK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was even better than hoped for and the waitress was outstanding. Always a good meal and a good time.

IO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservation for New Years Eve—we were seated immediately—server was extremely attentive—great menu selections—I had the chicken limone—so good—husband had steak—cooked to perfection—enjoyed the Oatmeal Stout—took home a growler—the growler is really nice—the desserts were to die for :)

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server treated us great and is an asset to your resturant.

h
Milwaukee
300 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a large group of us. Granite staff were great. Food great

MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Awesome bloody marys! But the mahi tacos tasted fishy snd i know its fish but I dislike that fishy taste

LI
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations on my phone for 6 adults and 2 young children! Table was ready and service was impeccable. Everyone loved the entres they ordered. Definitely enjoyed on a Friday night!

TH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Definitely worth our 45 min drive. We love granite city. Never had anything we didnt like. Love dessert.. the choc chip skillet cookie with icecream is our favorite to share

W
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was the second time I had Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant. That means I liked it enough to return rather than trying a different place. The food was excellent, the price reasonable and the service was very good considering how busy they were. Food came promptly and was served at the correct temperature. I'll probably be back next Thanksgiving and perhaps even before then. The only knock off for me is that it's 95 miles away.

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