Rockwood Tap House

4.3
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Rockwood Tap House:
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Rockwood Tap House Boasts a wide range of appetizers Featuring: Wings,Boneless Chicken Bites, Onion Ring Tower, Nachos, Quesadillas, etc.
We Hand Pack all of our burgers from our own special blend of meats, cut our french fries to order, "Fresh is our Forte"!
The closest thing you get to anything frozen is our Draft Beer!
(32 selections served at an INCREDABLE 32 degrees)!
Enjoy our FAMOUS Prime Rib, Steaks, Ribs, Fresh Seafood, Chicken Pot Pie, Salads and more.
Open for Lunch at 11:00am every day.
Rockwood Tap House attracts a strong lunch and dinner clientele, while also appealing to a solid after work and late night bar crowd.
From the moment you walk through the front door you will feel the energy we provide from our superior service staff and a blend of classic and current music.
Exceeding your expectations with every bite!
Quenching your thirst for excellence with every sip!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday thru Friday: 2:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 2:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(630) 964-3131
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Gatziolis
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Private party facilities
Rockwood Tap House Offers several private dining rooms. From 15 to 225, Finleys has the room for you. Casual Cocktail Parties, Holiday Parties, Business Dinners or Luncheons, Family Style Dinners, Award Banquets, From the Rehearsal Dinner to Weddings, all the way to the Baby Showers and Christenings or Bar Mitzvahs! Rockwood Tap House can custom make any type of celebration and WE WILL MAKE IT MEMORABLE!!
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Private party contact
John: (630) 964-3131
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Catering
Rockwood Tap house offers a wide variety of catering options.
Catering menu available on our website.
www.rockwoodtaphouse.com
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Pleanty of on site parking available.
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Special events & promotions
Rockwood Tap House offers 6 private dining rooms for all of your private dining needs.
From Engagement parties thru Baby Showers "We have the room for you"
Office meetings, luncheons, business dinners and presentations.
We do it all here at Rockwood Tap House.
"EXCEEDING YOUR ECPECTATIONS WITH EVERY BITE"
"QUENCHING YOUR THIRST FOR EXCELLENCE WITH EVERY SIP"
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 370 People Are Saying
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PD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Nad servers. We will be back soon. My boyfriend enjoyed the birthday sunday..appetizers were dwlicious as well

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MM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here to get together with some family. They accommodated us in the back room as I brought my younger children and the service and food were excellent. I think this restaurant gets overlooked because there are so many other options in the area but the beer list is great (German beers, craft and good non-hoppy options) and all the food that everyone at my table ordered got a good review. I always forget about this place but we will be going back especially csince the pumpkin beer they had on tap was fantastic.

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D
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My husband and I both ordered the Cedar Planked Salmon, it comes with spiral cut veggies on the side and basmati rice. No soup, salad or bread basket. Honey glaze on Salmon is very good, and I love the veggies although you don't get many. Price is a little high compared to other restaurants that serve a similar dish and also give you soup/salad and bread. We were sat in the bar area which should be saved for larger groups not couples trying to have a nice night out not wanting bar food. The restaurant was pretty empty for 6:00 on a Sat. night.

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. We were there mid afternoon so it wasn’t too crowded yet. Food was delicious and lots of great beer options. We’ll be back.

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B
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Needs a better beer selection for a tap house. Food was better than menu made it seem.

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d
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pulled pork sandwich. Very tender, juicy pork. Just a hint of BBQ sauce, but it comes with a side of sauce as well. The potato chips were ok, I prefer they be seasoned after coming out of the fryer, these were not. Overall, good food.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was good and attentive. Our food was excellent, we had the pretzel's, the smokehouse burger, grilled cheese burger and BBQ chicken salad. Three drinks and the full bill is was only $67. We will be back.

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LH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was excellent! Definitely will go back!

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We highly recommend the Rockwood Tap for its friendly owners and staff, as well as its atmosphere and great meals at a reasonable cost.

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CS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was not great, chicken tasted sour. The building interior is also in desperate need of repair, looks like they had a lot of water damage.

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I recently hosted a business meeting at Rockwood Tap House. We sat in the dinning area near the bar. The noise level was perfect for the meeting. I like Thursdays because they have a fall-off-the-bone BBQ rib special every Thursday, but this time I ordered the tuna steak sandwich medium rare and it was fantastic.

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PC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very good service! Food was good but not outstanding. Not wowed but not disappointed.

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JS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nicest, cleanest ladies room I've ever seen. Food is delicious...hamburgers are great, as are the fries. Fish tacos, nachos, the onion soup, the apps....all I've tried over the course of 5 visits were excellent. No problem with the food. This trip, however, there was a pervasive bar/sewer odor in the air. I believe that means the bar drains need to be cleaned. The smell wasn't quite overpowering but was enough to kind of ruin the meal.

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SC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice stop for a quick business lunch.

Service was good. Food above average. Pretty quite for lunch at noon on a Tuesday.

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MR
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Solid place for food and drink...good service and facilities. Food was good and well presented. About $25 pp for one app and dinners, 3 drinks. Value good....

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LG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. The bartender made my husband a phenomenal makers Mark Manhattan. We took the prime rib dinner to go and it was fabulous.

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MO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I had the pork chops. The worst I’ve ever had. They were very tough.

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II
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A. Favorite for casual every day dining.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

The food here is pretty good, the decor makes it feel kind of like a dressed up bowling alley. It’s trying to be classy but falling short. Good beer list, but the server did not have good training on that list. At a tap house I would expect the service to know the beer list back and forth and be able to make recommendations and food pairings. They should be able to tell me about the beers. What style, flavor profile, simple things like that are what make a great tap house, not just having a bunch of beer on tap.

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J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been here many times with friends and just my wife. It's one of our go-to places.

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JM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here quite a few times and have not found anything I did not like. I had my favorite, Cajun Pasta, this time. I ask for light sauce since they do tend to put a lot on if you do not.

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BL
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night, being St. Patrick's day, the crowd was fun. Food was excellent as usual and very generous portions. Server was very attentive with being very busy night.

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T
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First timers and the four of us were pleasantly surprised. My wife had the corned beef and she really enjoyed it. The rest of us all had burgers and they were tasty. Beer selection was pretty good.

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RB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the food and service were great. We arrived early and they seated us right away. Staff was great and made good suggestions.

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JW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place for after work gatherings. Great selection of beers on tap. Beer was very cold - just right! Prices and food were good. Will go back.

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SC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine and a great waitress! We weren’t rushed to order or to leave after we ate.

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l
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the salmon was excellent and the vegetables were prepared to my liking. This is one of my very favorite go to dining establishments for every day dining and/or special occasions.

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P
Chicago
159 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection of beer and cocktails along with extensive menu. Portion size is ample with good Variety.

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LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I have been here quite a few times and always had great service and food. However, this time around, on V-Day, we were not impressed with the honey mustard wings-they were dry and the cream of chicken with rice soup was okay, not enough flavor. Our marinated skirt steak was delicious, as always! thank goodness for that. The server came around as we had food in our mouths, but unable to find when we needed her and it was NOT busy for Valentines Day as we thought it would be.

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f
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good cedar plank salmon and burger. Food and service are consistently good.

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JL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, great place to talk with friends.

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BH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too bad there is not better exposure. Food is always great but variety. One of our favorites.

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b
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone liked the food we ordered. Beautiful décor and good place to get together with friends.

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KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thursday is their "Fall off the Bone" BBQ Baby Back Ribs day. BBQ Ribs were excellent. My friend had the Tuna Steak sandwich medium rare and he said it was fantastic. Service was very good. It is very quiet at lunch time and that makes it a good place for business lunch meetings.

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DP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I noted in the reservation that it was for a birthday. When we were done eating I mentioned to the waitress that it was my friends birthday I asked if they offered any dessert. She said yes ice cream only. Then she said oh you could have gotten 20% off if I mentioned it and had the coupon that was emailed to me with the confirmation. I told her no coupon was on the email and so needless to say I guess making a note that it was for a birthday did no good.

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was ok but over priced for what it was. Lots of bar food, hamburgers, etc. Did have a couple steaks and prime rib available at steak house prices but this is seriously just a bar with some booth seating. Decent beer selection but our flight was mislabeled so we ended up ordering the wrong full size glass. When we mentioned it, it was just brushed off by the server. Not likely to return as there are other better places in the area.

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F
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was fine, service was fine...but somehow, there's nothing special about this place. There was a decent crowd, our server was friendly and efficient, and there was nothing "wrong" with our food.

Yet I somehow felt the food was more "assembled" than cooked. I think we could re-create our meals out of the GFS Food Service freezer section---gravy out of a mix, guacamole from a container.

There was a nice selection of beers available, and the atmosphere was nice, hence there's no reason for a bad review. I'm just not sure there's much reason to go back.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lunch was good and they were flexible on my reservation as we were 20 minutes late. Lots of space so easy to get a table at lunch. Lots of choices on the menu. Everything was good though not great, and I will come back.

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P
Chicago
159 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Plentiful servings of goodness! Lots of creative options from small plates to large entrees. Great beers on tap and friendly, attentive service make for an enjoyable dining experience.

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