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Molly's Kitchen & Bar, Mount Carroll, IL

Molly's Kitchen & Bar

5.0
5
135 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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2 people

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (815) 906-0052

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Mount Carroll

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Split Plate Charge $3

Main

  • Ben's Bread$5.00

    toasted sourdough served with whipped butter & herbed olive oil

    • Twice Cooked Fries$7.00

      worcestershire aioli on the side

      • Ribollita$12.00

        sautéed root vegetables with parmesan frico

        • Crispy Spring Rolls$12.00

          cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, sweet chili sauce

          • Hickory Smoked Wings$15.00

            tossed in house BBQ sauce, served with bleu cheese dressing

            • Grilled Cheese$11.00

              Ben's bread, mozzarella & gruyere, spinach pesto, served with marinara

              • Molly's House Soup$9.00

                served with Ben's bread

                • Kale Salad$15.00

                  bacon, goat cheese, roasted butternut squash, spicy candied walnuts, lemon vinaigrette

                  • Brussels Caesar Salad$15.00

                    shaved brussels sprouts & kale, topped with parmesan & mustard croutons

                    • Romaine Wedge Bleu Cheese Salad$15.00

                      bacon, pistachios, radish, apple, bleu cheese

                      • Smash Burger & Fries$13.00

                        two 1/4 LB house-ground brisket & chuck patties, with cheddar, crispy onions, pickles, lettuce & burger sauce, all on a brioche

                        • Add Bacon$15.00
                      • Falafel Bowl$14.00

                        crispy falafel, roasted red pepper hummus, quinoa, cucumber tomato salad, house pita chips, Greek yogurt dressing

                        • Savory Hand Pies

                          house pie crust filled with meat & vegetables, ask for today's selection

                          • MP
                        • Pork Carnitas Tostadas$15.00

                          crispy corn tortillas, house carnitas, lime crema, red salsa, romaine

                          • Fettuccine$18.00

                            house-made fettuccine in a creamy butternut squash sauce, with broccolini & chipotle, served with Ben's Bread

                            • Salmon Cakes$21.00

                              smoked Norwegian salmon, harissa crema, kale brussels caesar salad, mustard croutons

                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                              What 135 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                              5.0
                              5 based on recent ratings
                              • 5Food
                              • 5Service
                              • 5Ambience
                              • 4.9Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              • Chicago / Illinois

                                Best Overall

                              • Chicago / Illinois

                                Best Food

                              • Chicago / Illinois

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                              • Chicago / Illinois

                                Best Ambiance

                              • Chicago / Illinois

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                              • Chicago / Illinois

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                              1. JT

                                JulieT

                                Chicago

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food and cocktails are great! Lots of care and work go into everything they make!

                              2. TP

                                TimP

                                Des Moines

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always great!

                              3. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great service. Great craft cocktails. Great dinner! Can’t wait to go back soon!

                              4. LP

                                LeighP

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 13, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food is always fresh, unique, and delicious. Menu is updated frequently as is the beverage selection - although one can never go wrong with the Little Red Corvette!

                              5. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Our dinners and the cocktail special were all delicious and the walnut blondie was the best dessert I’d had in a very long time! Every second of service was beautifully timed and given with a smile.

                              6. KA

                                KirstenA

                                Chicago

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Molly’s always has wonderful service and delicious food. One of most favorite restaurants ❤️

                              7. KS

                                KellySmith

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent meal. Everything was delicious! We will be back!

                              8. BP

                                BarbaraP

                                Chicago

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Every time we go to Molly’s, we enjoy the food and drinks and people. We always try something new. Great place to share (or not!!!) Every staff member is friendly, courteous and professional! My whole family loves this place!!! Always a treat to go back!

                              9. CF

                                CFZS

                                Chicago

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Out of this world as usual, craft drinks are divine, food is fabulous to the point of over indulging because it's sooo good...ambiance and service are wonderful

                              10. r

                                rrap

                                Chicago

                                8 reviews

                                5.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined on March 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great experience, as always!

                              11. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Nothing but the best dinning experience we ever had

                              12. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Chicago

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Just great. We drive over an hour to eat here. Hreat food great service. Fab drinks

                              13. AF

                                AnneF

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                This is the best in the are!!! It never disappoints!!!!

                              14. r

                                rrap

                                Chicago

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on March 18, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fantastic food and service! Molly’s is the best restaurant in NW Illinois.

                              15. BW

                                BrookeW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Was absolutely outstanding! Everything was delicious from the appetizer to the dessert! We would highly recommend and cannot wait to go back to Molly’s! 5 star!

                              16. PS

                                PeterS

                                Chicago

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 20, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Had a great meal. My wife had the scallops, and I hade the burger. Both were great. Also highly recommend the drink Covered in Bees!

                              17. DS

                                DrSarah

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 20, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                Molly’s is an absolute gem of a Restaurant in downtown Mount Carrol. Wonderful, innovative cuisine with a full list of wine & cocktails. Come & sit at the bar & unwind after a long week! Service is superb. 😁

                              18. NP

                                NathanP

                                Chicago

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Fantastic food and cocktails as always. Can't wait to come back.

                              19. MM

                                MarquesM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 10, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Molly’s is the best without a doubt. World class quality and down home goodness.

                              20. P

                                Pita

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Upscale restaurant with excellent food. The staff is very friendly and efficient Mollys is the cornerstone of Mount Carroll we try to get there once a week

                              21. k

                                kasbrneyedgirl

                                Chicago

                                9 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great food, great drinks- great experience!

                              22. LK

                                LaurieK

                                Chicago

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Third time I have been to Molly's and I live in the western suburbs of Chicago! Amazing drinks, excellent fries, fantastic blue cheese salad - the pistachios make it!, and we had the 1/2 chicken that had killer smashed potatoes. Overall, always more than a pleasure to make an excuse to come to Molly's!!

                              23. RH

                                ReedH

                                Chicago

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on February 4, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                What a great experience. Great food, service, and atmosphere. Treated like family.

                              24. LV

                                LisaV

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had a wonderful time at Molly's on Saturday 1/22. The service was probably some of the best service I have ever had. She was very attentive & always returned at the right time. I wish I knew her name but the blonde woman working that night - you rock!! And the food - oh my. Everything was wonderful. Kale salad, fettuccini & pork carnitas tostadas. Everything SPOT ON. I can't wait to return to Molly's.

                              25. JH

                                JohnH

                                Hawaii

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on January 23, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Best restaurant in the area. Outstanding drinks, food and service.

                              26. AK

                                AKH1

                                Chicago

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on January 22, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Great atmosphere, great service, great cocktails and great food!

                              27. SW

                                SarahW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 22, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing food. It's amazing every time. Superior quality and fantastic service. Don't skip dessert!

                              28. RB

                                RandyB

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 22, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We were celebrating my wife's birthday. The food was excellent, and the service was outstanding! It could not have been a better evening. Thank you, Molly's for a wonderful evening.

                              29. AS

                                AntoinetteS

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 21, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Lots of attention went into making the flavorful food and cocktails. We can’t wait to go again:)

                              30. l

                                lynnyj

                                Chicago

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on January 16, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              31. PM

                                PatrickM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on January 14, 2022

                                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.

                              32. r

                                rrap

                                Chicago

                                9 reviews

                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on January 7, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              33. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Chicago

                                4 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                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.

                              34. FF

                                FrequentFeaster

                                Chicago

                                16 reviews

                                5.0

                                16 reviews

                                Dined on December 30, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              35. JD

                                JessicaD

                                St. Louis

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 30, 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.

                              36. S

                                Sarah

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 24, 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.

                              37. CB

                                ColleenB

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on December 19, 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.

                              38. RH

                                ReedH

                                Chicago

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on December 18, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              39. KA

                                KirstenA

                                Chicago

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on December 17, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              40. f

                                favorite

                                Chicago

                                6 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on December 17, 2021

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                              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 135 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Booked 12 times today
                              Google Map for Molly's Kitchen & Bar

                              10 W Market St Mount Carroll, IL 61053-1032

                              Additional information

                              • Neighborhood

                                Mount Carroll

                              • Hours of operation

                                Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                American

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Dining

                              • Dress code

                                Business Casual

                              • Parking details

                                None

                              • Additional

                                Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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