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Molly's Kitchen & Bar, Mount Carroll, IL

Molly's Kitchen & Bar

4.9
4.9
414 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Mount Carroll, IL, Molly’s Kitchen & Bar serves
Classic Cuisine and Cocktails made from scratch.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 414 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Overall

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Food

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Service

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

414 Reviews
  1. John

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were great. We really enjoyed it.

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  2. MarkM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best Brussel Sprouts I have ever eaten. Tried the General Tso Chicken and it was tremendous. Drink specials perfectly crafted.

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  3. GloriaM

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are lucky to have this wonderful restaurant in our area.

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  4. OpenTableRB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food and excellent service. The Sweet Chili Ribs are not to be missed!

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  5. Kelsey

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first trip to Mollys, and we absolutely can’t wait to go back! The food and service were incredible. We highly recommend the fries, bread, sirloin, and general tsos chicken. We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and they had an individualized “Happy Birthday” sign on our drink menu. He loved it. We would highly recommend a trip to Mollys!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s just the best food and drinks around.when I go out to for a nice meal this is where I go every time.

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  7. Lori

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere was wonderful. Very friendly.

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  8. KatyL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always was fantastic! General Tsos Chicken and the Walleye with roasted root vegetables and wild rice were a big hit.

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  9. AndrewN

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    General Tso’s Chicken and fettuccine special (with shrimp) were both very good entrees. The highlight of this meal was the special appetizer, sweet potato and bok choy fritters. Excellent mocktails (try the ginger one). The only disappointment was the wedge salad. The dressing was too watery and thin, and the lettuce used (baby romaine) was insubstantial and it all lacked the crunch of iceberg (which makes a more traditional wedge salad).

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  10. GlennaH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was outstanding. My husband is native to many preservatives and foods. He was able to enjoy the food with absolutely no adverse reactions. Three diners with distinctly different tastes were all satisfied. The wait staff was exceptional, as well.

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  11. AmyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food,service and atmosphere. Quite the gem in a small town

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  12. BirgitR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very nice atmosphere,good food with a little bit of Asian influence. Very tasty and different

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  13. AustinB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Molly's and will for sure be returning. The staff was so friendly and treated us very well. The food and drinks were amazing, some of the best I've had.

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  14. ErikZ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking is typical for Mount Carroll (a bit crowded at times). While the ambiance of the establishment itself is stellar, the proximity between tables makes it nigh impossible to make a conversation private. Inherently this causes the noise level to be heightened even at conversational levels. The servers themselves were excellent with high efficiency and knowledge of the menu including recommendations. The quality of the food was impeccable. If in the future additional mocktails become available it would be the icing on the cake!

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  15. RobinR

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been going to Molly's for years and have been very disappointed with my last 2 visits in December. With the increasing costs, Molly's is starting to give the impression that they are struggling via nickel and dimming their clientele. On the first December visit, the waitress was able to tell us about all of the cocktails and food changes but neglected to inform our table of the additional charge for using a credit card of 3% . I discovered it on the bill and then saw it in the small print at the bottom of the menu. With the 2nd December visit, we were asked to leave (as the next group of people had arrived). I understand the importance of turning tables. However, we had not received our check yet. We felt rushed to pay, and only after the bills were paid did we discover that our table of 4 had the 20% tip pre-added because we requested 2 bills. Nowhere in the small print at the bottom of the menu does it state that a table of 4 will have a 20% tip added to the checks. I've been going here for years, and this is the first I saw of this approach for a table of 4. I don't mind paying a 20% tip (because that is my standard tip). However, this was never communicated to us, and my friend paid the server an additional tip (40% tip total), not knowing this was Molly's new policy. The server offered to return the cash tip and apologized and suggested we speak to the manager. We chose not to take the money back (as this wasn't her fault), and not speak to the manager in fear of making a scene and ruining everyone else's evening. On top of the "hidden" tip approach, we didn't receive our 3% back for paying cash either. So we left feeling that Mollys is starting to nickel and dime their clientele with hidden charges. I'm very disappointed in Molly's new hidden charges approach to their loyal clientele vs. just being upfront and honest. As a result, I'm taking a break from Molly's for a few months to cool off and explore other fine dining options.

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  16. JulieT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, cocktails every single time we are lucky enough to go there. One of my favorite places!

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  17. MikeB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable evening, we'll be back to try other dishes.

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  18. LarryM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Far and away our favorite place to enjoy an incredible evening. From the service to the atmosphere the place is just another level. Molly is an incredible chef and the dishes she comes up with are always unusual and outstanding. MY wife is 60 and our niece is 19 and it is both of their favorite places.

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  19. Jeannie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the walleye special and it was outstanding. Also got the Kale salad and Ben’s bread for starter. We absolutely love it, get it every time we eat at Molly’s. I had the Cuban soup and grilled cheese for my meal, very yummy.

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  20. DawnG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Roasted Delicata Squash and it was absolutely wonderful and would definately order it again!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great gem to find! Great food and drinks….will definitely be back! The pasta and bread was was tasteful. We also loved the shrimp appetizer as well as the brussel sprouts. We are lucky to have a nice restaurant so close!

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  22. KatyL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly's is always delicious. We go as often as we can when in the area. Never disappoints.

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  23. BillB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly’s never ever disappoints! We brought friends with us and they loved their meals as much as we always do. The twice cooked fries are some of the best fries we have ever had. The brussel sprouts and the kale salad are delicious! We always enjoy the unique hand crafted cocktails and the service is exceptional. Molly’s truly is a gem hidden in a tiny town with all of what you would find in a restaurant in Chicago.

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  24. LilianM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming to Molly’s for a nice night out. The food is wonderful, the ambience is energetic, and everyone is kind. Their craft cocktails are always something to try, too! A great, local place to come to and a go-to for dinner suggestions with friends and family!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time this year and it was so delicious! I am always on the fence between something “go to” like a ribeye and something more adventurous that they offer and then I am always delighted when I eat out of my comfort zone. The flavor and food combinations are simply perfection. You can taste the love and care that goes into it… the service was spot on and the drinks impeccable… we will be back again and again!

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  26. Molly

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing dining experience. My favorite restaurant after a play at Timberlake Playhouse. Hidden gem!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly’s is always a fantastic experience! Amazing food, great service, and a good time!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mt Carroll is lucky to have a place like Molly’s. There were people from Chicago, Lake Carroll, and local resusitting near us. Obviously the word has spread how wonderful this place is! No way it could be better. Can’t wait to go back.

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  29. Rosie

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner & cocktails! Great service & waiter very accommodating regarding food preferences/allergies.

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  30. Woodrow

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly's has never failed me yet. The brussel sprouts are great. Have enjoyed everything I've ever had there.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent,as always!!!! Fabulous staff and the food…delicious!

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  32. LauraD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, as always. Cocktails through dessert were fabulous.

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  33. OpenTableRB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sweet Chili Ribs are always a good choice. Walleye Fish Special with Quinoa was exceptional. Very generous portion.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
     Although a rather limited menu, the appetizers and the entrées are exceptionally good. Have been to Molly‘s three times in the last couple of months. Every meal has been outstanding, and very different than what you might see in other fine dining restaurants.  Service is always exemplary. 

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  35. PMCT

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kye well versed in specials and regular food items. Food served in a timely manner. We always enjoy ourselves at Molly’s.

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  36. DawnZ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious, fresh and unique. Service is top notch. Ambience is cozy and comfortable.

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  37. SWTW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fabulous, as always. We both got the steak... the plate was too small for the portions, so it was difficult to cut the steak and difficult to not make a disastrous mess all over the table. We didn't care for the dessert options, just our opinion based on past offerings. But the food quality is outstanding. Also, it was so loud that my husband and I couldn't talk at all. We tried, but we didn't want to shout at each other. We love Molly's and will come again, but this particular night wasn't ideal.

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  38. Mokuehne

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kai, our server was excellent. Food is always outstanding! Can’t wait for our next meal there!

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  39. PatrickL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've been going to Molly's regularly for years and they never fail to impress with changes to the locally sourced menu items and their craft cocktails.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here! The food and service are fantastic!

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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 4.9 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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