Molly's Kitchen & Bar

5
106 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Mount Carroll, IL, Molly’s Kitchen & Bar serves
Classic Cuisine and Cocktails made from scratch.
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lynnyj
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fabulous cocktails , varied delicious menu with something for everyone.

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t say enough about Molly’s! The service is always impeccable! The food is always amazing. Their menu is wonderful and prices are as well! Such a beautiful and intimate restaurant.

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rrap
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly's is always amazing- food, ambience, service and the positive attitude of the staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS as always. We’ve never had anything we don’t absolutely love. I (and my eight month old) couldn’t get enough of the pesto grilled cheese. Ben’s bread and the fries are always a must order when we come in.

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FrequentFeaster
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I refuse to share how great this place is because I already have trouble getting a reservation!

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JessicaD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Molly’s is delicious. Start with fries and Ben’s bread. The Covered in Bees cocktail is magnificent. Every entree is magical, and the menu changes frequently.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing dining experience at Molly’s! We took our family for dinner on December 23rd -our sons live in Chicago and were definitely impressed!
An absolute treasure for Carroll Co and beyond.

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ColleenB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly and crew made our night out with friends so enjoyable. The food was fantastic. The holiday drink menu had something for everyone. Happy Holidays to each of you. Look forward to enjoy the creative and delicious offerings you have in store for us all in 2022.

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ReedH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Never a need to leave town for a great meal. Thanks Molly, Ben and entire staff.

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KirstenA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We love Molly’s ❤️ Worth the trip to Mount Carroll.

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vipfavorite
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu changes, best craft cocktails between Chicago and Denver, no negatives I can think of.

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DaveR
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really surprised by the quality and craftsmanship of each dish that we ordered. From the homemade pork stew to the pork tostadas to the Fettuccine. Clearly everything was made from scratch and it showed. The house cocktails were also carefully crafted and were really unique and delicious. Highly recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My husband and I made our second visit to Molly’s which is 35-40 minutes from our home. While I still really like the atmosphere here, I thought the menu was more limited this time. Good veggie options, but no steak on the menu. My husband ordered the burger with twice cooked fries. He also ordered a wedge salad and a cup of butternut squash soup. These were very good, especially the burger. I ordered the kale salad and was very disappointed. Too much lemon vinaigrette, very peppery, and not enough other ingredients like squash bites and goat cheese. We also ordered a bottle of wine with our meal. The server accidentally spilled a little while opening it. Not a big deal but then he did not come back to clean the table. I expressed my disappointment about the salad. The server apologized and took the soup off the tab? He then left the check without offering dessert. Our first visit was definitely better than this one.

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KathyJ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a party of three adults and three 11-year-old girls doing an evening of dinner and theater at Timberlake playhouse. The restaurant was very accommodating to our group and did not rush us at all. Our dining experience was lovely. Would have liked a little more variety in the menu as we had a few “simple” diners. - maybe something like roasted chicken.

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MatD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly's is not a place you would expect to find in the middle of a small town. The food is comparable to high end restaurants you would find in cities like Chicago, New York or San Francisco. The service is top notch and the drinks are spectacular. It is a foodie's dream. The atmosphere is well thought out and combines a mix of small town and fancy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience every time we visit😎

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and great food. Every time we come, we know we will leave with a smile. Thank you Molly and Ben!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great service! Thanks, Molly!

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Jaxx
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time at Mollys and chose the smash burgers and they didn't disappoint.
Definitely will go back. So relaxing and great service. The quality of the food is way above any dining experience in the area. Mt. Carroll has a treasure of a restaurant.

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AKH1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Molly's! The cocktails are unique and fun. The food is always delightful! The staff is friendly and attentive. I highly recommend giving Molly's a try...you'll want to come back for more!

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SueG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were going to the Timber Lake Playhouse and decided to try "Molly's" for dinner as we had heard positive comments from friends. I'm allergic to onions so our waiter confirmed with the chef the items that I could safely eat. I had the teriyaki salmon over sticky rice and my husband had the pork shank and both were excellent. We also had the hummingbird cake which was awesome! We really enjoyed our dinner and didn't feel rushed at all. The hostess and waiter staff were very professional and made for a wonderful date night!!!

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Diana
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was a minimal but excellent variety of foods. Food was served hot and delicious. A very good night out for our family of four.

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vipBeverlyC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end… FABULOUS!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!

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mattp
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must try, what a cool old historic town, wish I went earlier to explore.

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CFZS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated quality farm to table ingredients, fantastic drink menu, warm service and ambience

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ChrisK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food and service were excellent. 6 very satisfied diners including a vegan.

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LornaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here since 2017 for meals and occasionally drinks. It's a wonderful environment, setting, not to mention the innovative, delicious food selections!! LOVE IT!

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vipBryanE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in a small town. Great menu and the food was outstanding. If you want something high quality and great drinks/wine this is the spot. Great date spot with your wife or dinner with your hunting buddy (minus the camo).

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MatthewJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is nice to visit and eat at such a warm, friendly restaurant. The food is presented well and always delicious. It’s the kind of space that promotes lively conversation and gives the feeling of being somewhere special. Thanks to Molly’s crew for your attentive service!

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NathanP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always. Recommend everyone eat here at least once.

TJ
TimothyJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small town gem rivals any upscale restaurant in downtown Chicago and when you consider the price, it makes this place even more special. And don't forget the specialty cocktails, they are simply the best and each one is as good, or better, than the next.

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Foodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend recommended Molly's and we were not disappointed.
The Ben's Bread with herbal olive oil and whipped butter was so good we took a loaf home.
For the main course we choose The Salmon Teriyaki Bowl.
Fantastic flavor combinatio with crispy brussels sprouts and sticky rice.
We will be back!

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vipEllenK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and the people so friendly!!

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Lioness
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Molly's. My husband had the Salmon teriyaki bowl, delicious! I had the pork carnitas tostado - yummy! We had ordered a the romaine wedge to share, but the main meal was too much, so it will be our delicious lunch today. We did , however, save room to share, (between 4 of us), the toasted lemon turmeric cake (very different and interesting) and the crowd favorite, chocolate brownie cookie with vanilla bean ice cream.
We are so lucky to have such a fine restaurant so close! Kudos to Molly's once again!

JM
JerryM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Get there early before the popular dishes run out.

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SusanM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great drinks, great food, Jim was our server and he was fantastic, as always!! We just LOVE Molly’s and have never been disappointed and always bring out of town guests there.

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Anthro
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were delicious! The homemade pasta was outstanding - cooked perfectly. The veggie burger was all about veggies (rather attempting to taste like meat) - it was awesome. This was the best restaurant meal I have had in a long time!

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JulieW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful dinner, the food was outstanding and the service was excellent and very friendly.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was deliciously prepared. Main ingredient ~ Love 💕

Dynamite handcrafted cocktails.🍸

FAQs

Molly's Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 906-0052.

Molly's Kitchen & Bar is rated 5 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.