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Syl's, Rockdale, IL

Syl's

4.8
4.8
620 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Syl's is excited to welcome you safely back indoors!
Online Carryout & Delivery 4-8:30pm visit www.syls.com to start your order. Join us for Sunday Family style Brunch, taking walk-ins and reservations from 10am-2pm. Starting 1/17 and every Sunday after.

A sophisticated and family-friendly restaurant in Illinois, Syl’s serves quality steak and prime rib dishes in a classic setting. For over 70 years, Syl’s has been providing banquet style meals for families and groups in the Joliet community. Enjoy jumbo pork chops and lobster, prime grade steak, burgers and an array of hors d’oeuvres in a friendly atmosphere.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (815) 725-1977

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    m

  • Neighborhood

    Joliet

  • Cross street

    Moen and Larken Avenue

  • Parking details

    Across the street from Syl's

  • Public transit

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Romantic

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  1. S

    Sean

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in bar area. Had live piano playing Christmas music. Such a delight. Everything was wonderful!! Our waitress was delightful and didn’t miss a beat. Hard to find these days at restaurants. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and very tender. Prices were slightly higher than some other places but worth it!! Highly recommend.

    Syl'sResponded on December 25, 2022Thank you for sharing his feedback with us Sean! We appreciate the support & look forward to seeing you again soon!

  2. BT

    BillT

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great. The oysters are perfect. Scallops done to perfection.

    Syl'sResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you for this lovely feedback BillT!

  3. SL

    SandiL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, pork chops -delish, fried chicken - super juicy, shrimp Alfredo- very tasty. We love this restaurant! Old school dinning, and a live music.

    Syl'sResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you for your kind words & support SandiL!

  4. ML

    MissLori

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and ambiance at Syl's! Great place!

    Syl'sResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you MissLori! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  5. PB

    PattyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and enjoyed the live piano music ! The waitress was extremely friendly and nice!

    Syl'sResponded on December 23, 2022We appreciate you sharing this wonderful feedback with us PattyB!

  6. CH

    ColleenH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jessica was our server, she did an amazing job. The food was delicious and the drinks were great.

    Syl'sResponded on December 23, 2022Thanks Colleen, we are delighted to hear you had a wonderful evening!

  7. S

    johnS

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great buffet on Sunday and for the price you cant beat it anywhere. They make you feel welcome always

    Syl'sResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback with us johnS!

  8. DP

    DonnaP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The food was dry & overcooked 3 of us had halibut & each one was as stated 1 person had chicken & it also was overcooked & slightly burned Was disappointed in the wine. Had red wine & it was only fair The service was excellent but doubt I will be going back anytime soon. It’s really too bad because for years everything was superb
  9. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early at 5:30 and it was very quiet in the dining room, but as the dining progressed it became very busy, although we were still able to talk across the table our volume needed to be turned up a notch. Great server who was very courteous and checked on us several times thru the meal to make sure we were happy

    Syl'sResponded on December 11, 2022Lisa, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We are delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience & we look forward to your return!

  10. M

    Msvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday…requested…Waitress didn’t acknowledge nor bring anything for the celebrating lady…even after asked for! Ran out of Effen Cucumber Vodka and only shared that when she abruptly brought the bill! Bad Waitress! Also asked for fresh cucumber in my drink & was refused stating Yes they’re in the kitchen but I can’t get you any! Bad Waitress! Ms V

    Syl'sResponded on December 9, 2022Msvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv, we take all feedback seriously & have already begun investigating your visit. We do hope to have the opportunity to make things right should you return. We do hope overall you were able to enjoy your birthday celebrations & hope to see you all again soon.

  11. C

    Cynthia

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Usually food is very good but today my chicken breast was overdone and my husbands fried chicken was burnt. Everything else was very good.

    Syl'sResponded on December 8, 2022Cynthia, we are incredibly saddened to hear about your recent feedback & do wish we were able to address this while you were joining us. Rest assured, we hope to make things right should you give us the opportunity in the future.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Slam dunk nothing but net. Reserved the next birthday dinner while sitting there eating

    Syl'sResponded on December 6, 2022Anonymous, now that's what we call a 5 star review!

  13. GN

    GNellie

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was exceptional

    Syl'sResponded on December 4, 2022CraigN, thank you for taking the time to leave us this 5 star review!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The server Jason was fantastic!

    Syl'sResponded on December 3, 2022Thank you for sharing this 5 star feedback with us Anonymous!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good service and great Prime Rib!!!

    Syl'sResponded on December 2, 2022Thank you Anonymous!

  16. MM

    MattM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Syl’s is my go-to restaurant when I want a fine meal. Staff has always been friendly and the food quality is outstanding.

    Syl'sResponded on November 29, 2022What lovely feedback Matt. Thank you for this 5 star review & your ongoing support for Syl's!

  17. CN

    CherylN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate a friend’s Birthday. Everything was excellent and the piano music was perfect.

    Syl'sResponded on November 28, 2022CherylN, we are delighted to hear you & the party had a wonderful celebrating at Syl's!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Stained walls and carpet. No other option but buffet for lunch. Sketchy neighborhood
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was fantastic!!

    Syl'sResponded on December 7, 2022Thank you for joining us for Sunday Brunch Anonymous!

  20. JE

    JENNIFERP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Second time at Syls; first was a pick up during Covid. Only complaint ( and I don’t complain or send food back) was my prime rib was cooked more than medium even though I asked for medium rare and I was given an end which I should have been advised if that was all they had left (which I doubt since it was 4:45). All other food was excellent.

    Syl'sResponded on November 26, 2022JENNIFERP, we are so happy to hear you chose Syl's for dinner! Although it appears this feedback may not have been the kind of experience we strive for with each visit, we do hope you return again in the near future for a true Syl's experience.

  21. S

    Strongchihuahua

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding thanksgiving buffet, exceptional service.

    Syl'sResponded on November 26, 2022Strongchihuahua, we are humbled by your kind words. Thank you for joining us for Thanksgiving & leaving us this 5 star review!

  22. JS

    JoShar

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Syl’s provided a varied assortment of holiday favorites. Place was crowded, but they had enough server staff making things run smooth. Our server was Alicia and she could not have been more attentive. Wonderful outing.

    Syl'sResponded on November 26, 2022JoShar, we are happy to hear you had a wonderful outing this Thanksgiving with us at Syl's! We hope to have you join us for the next holiday celebration!

  23. T

    Timster

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the staff was great. Would have been nice to have butter on the tables .

    Syl'sResponded on November 26, 2022Timster, we appreciate you sharing this feedback with us. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful time joining us for Thanksgiving!

  24. DJ

    DanJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Buffet was great for the price! Service was very good even though they seemed short handed.

    Syl'sResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for joining us for Sunday Brunch Dan!

  25. l

    lovedembears

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent buffet for the price. So many delicious items to choose from. Pop is a bit overpriced.

    Syl'sResponded on November 22, 2022lovedembeas, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience at Syl's!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful experience at Syls! The food was excellent as always, and we cant say enough good things about our server, Devyn! We ask for her whenever we come and she told us we has hoping to see us. It was really busy yesterday, but never felt rushed. Cant wait to go back!

    Syl'sResponded on November 22, 2022Anonymous, we are happy to have delivered an experience you know & trust! We're looking forward to your return!

  27. JN

    JosephN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the 20 oz prime rib. Perfectly done. Buddy had the 16 oz pork chop. Wife had the scallops - 10 huge scallops. Who serves those size portions anymore?? Syl’s!!! Perfectly done. We will be back!

    Syl'sResponded on November 22, 2022Joseph, we are happy to hear you had a lovely time dining with us. We look forward to your return!

  28. PG

    PaulaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and our waitress was fantastic! Everyone was friendly and the piano player was great. Perfect atmosphere to enjoy a great relaxing dinner.

    Syl'sResponded on November 20, 2022Paula, we appreciate you sharing this feedback with us & are delighted to hear you had a wonderful evening.

  29. O

    Outstanding

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.

    Syl'sResponded on November 20, 2022Outstanding, thank you for leaving us this wonderful feedback!

  30. B

    debiB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Food, atmosphere, service was outstanding. It was very nice to be at brunch and the servers not rushing us along. We will definitely go back.

    Syl'sResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you for this wonderful 5 star review debiB, we look forward to your return!

  31. AF

    AbeFroman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We come regularly and are always pleased. Huge portions and good quality food. Service isn’t the quickest, had a reservation for 4 at 6:30 and left just before 8:30 with no appetizers. We love Syl’s!!

    Syl'sResponded on November 14, 2022AbeFroman, thank you for taking the time to share this experience with us. We take all feedback seriously & will continue to look for areas of improvement to provide the best experience for all of our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  32. RL

    RobinL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WE would go back again. Really great foos and service.

    Syl'sResponded on November 14, 2022Thank you Robin, we're looking forward to your next visit!

  33. RK

    RenK

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Have been here several times and had a good meals. Extremely disappointed this time. Not sure if new cook or cutting back on quality. Ribs had membrane on, which was a slimey mess and not much flavor, Bone in ribeye was more tough fat than meat (half the steak was edible). Unfortunately will not be coming back after meal last night.
  34. PT

    PhyllisT

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We appreciated the 20% off our check that is why we chose a Tuesday to dibe with you

    Syl'sResponded on November 10, 2022We're delighted to hear you enjoy our current Tuesday Special & we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  35. l

    larryk

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went Sunday evening with a party of 6. Every steak was perfect.

    Syl'sResponded on November 7, 2022larryk, we strive to deliver this exact type of experience with each & every dish. We are delighted to hear you all had a wonderful evening out & look forward to your next visit.

  36. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and customer service!! Kind and friendly management and staff.

    Syl'sResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you MichaelS, we are thankful for the time it took to leave us this wonderful 5 star review1

  37. MS

    MikeS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience! Our server, Fran, was great! Our first time dining here but we will be back!

    Syl'sResponded on November 7, 2022MikeS, we are delighted to have had you join us for dinner for the first time as well as had a wonderful experience. We hope to have you join us for dinner again soon!

  38. A

    Anon

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was good but not worth the price. The bread was good.
  39. LW

    LarryW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent in all aspects! Great meal, service and value.

    Syl'sResponded on November 6, 2022Thank you Larry for this outstanding feedback!

  40. MW

    MikeW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Every time we we come in. Food is good. Food is hot. Service is very friendly.

    Syl'sResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you Mike, we are thankful for the time you took to share this feedback with us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Syl's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 725-1977.

Syl's is rated 4.8 stars by 620 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


Google Map for Syl's

829 Moen Ave, Rockdale, IL 60436

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Moen and Larken Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Joliet

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Across the street from Syl's

  • Public transit

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (815) 725-1977

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    m

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