About Rockwood Tap House

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!

3131 Finley Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Burgers, Prime Rib

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 964-3131

Website:
http://www.rockwoodtaphouse.com/

Catering:
Rockwood Tap house offers a wide variety of catering options.
Catering menu available on our website.
www.rockwoodtaphouse.com

Parking Details:
Pleanty of on site parking available.

Executive Chef:
Alex Gatziolis

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!!

Private Party Contact:
John: (630) 964-3131

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

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"

Rockwood Tap House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.3

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4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Live Sports (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good, great place to talk with friends.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I found this restaurant to be cozy and warm with a nice bar. The wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive. The food was average. We had the Southwest Eggrolls and the mini burgers. The sauce for the eggrolls was somewhat bland, but the egg rolls themselves were tasty. The mini burgers were nothing special. There was a sparse spread of sauce on them with a pickle skewered on top. We skipped dessert and had tea and coffee. The only tea they had was Lipton’s. That’s fine, but, step it up a knotch.
Lastly, we were in a both, which we wanted, but, the distance between the seat and table is a bit too much for a shorter person. I had to put my coat behind me and ended leaning forward, which ended up killing my back.
Would I return, yes. The menu looked good. Hopefully, the next time will be better.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice ambiance. Good food, great service. Hamburgers were very good as well as jerk chicken salad.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was very good and our server was super nice and attentive. The only problem is that much of the seating is in the very large bar area. There was a group of people that were very loud and vulgar. Kids were in the area and management did nothing to quiet them down. Moral of the story is to ask to be seated in the area past the bar.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Their Thursday special on BBQ ribs is a great value. Best ribs ever had....tender and great sauce.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very fast service and food was tasty, but $11.49 for a chicken sandwich with potato chipsseemed a big expensive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Love the prime rib here. Get it every time and have never been disappointed. Hostess easily accommodated my request for a table (not a booth) close to the door as one of our party had mobility issues. I've been here several times and am never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food, awesome staff. Great for sports watching, dining with other couples, good time!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We have been here many times. One of our favorite places! An excellent down to Earth menu priced well, warm and inviting ambience, friendly and efficient staff and a fantastic beer list! Great for any occasion!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious! A must get for your next visit!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Love the sautéed vegetable medley. All of the food is excellent and prepared to individual requests.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was a great find. Beautiful place with very good food but I wonder about the future as it was very empty for a Saturday night. They might want to think about sprucing up the parking lot. When we drove up at first I was wondering if the place was open. Weeds and cracks in the parking lot do not make for a good first impression. Too bad because the interior is nice and the food was very good. Most every other restaurant in the area is packed on a Saturday night so the small crowd in this large restaurant made it easier to talk.
I will go back but they need to fix the exterior- the Profit would be aghast. Get some roundup and contact an asphalt company.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Good overall.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The martini 's we ordered were not good we have to send them back to be remade. They came back no better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

My husband and I decided to try this place out after seeing reviews on Open Table. We were pleasantly surprised with the decor and atmosphere. It was very relaxing and sort of rustic (wood and stone) which my husband likes. We had an AWESOME server named Devin (Please ask for him when you go in) he was so sweet, helpful with ordering and had great suggestions of food on the menu. My husband got the Boneless Pork Chops w/Apple Bourbon BBQ glaze, he loved it. I got the Carribean Chicken salad which was delicious. They have an huge Craft beer menu for those interested in that. We would definitely go back and will definitely ask for Devin.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was ok, nothing special or exciting.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Rockwood has the best ribs! I am so happy that they have a good offer every Thursday. I have never been disappointed!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 19, 2017

This was our first visit to Rockwood Tap House but it will not be our last. Food and service was excellent! Great beer selection. The NyStrip steak was cooked a perfect medium rare.

Tags: Live Sports, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 18, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant. We go here at least twice a month and it never disappoints and we have never had a bad meal. The service is excellent too.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food and beer. Very nice environment as well

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 10, 2017

great start up for a quick bite to eat, table of 4 and everyone was very happy with the quality of food and services was excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The Friday special of 22oz beers for the price of 16 oz is now only 4pm - 6pm. We always come after 6pm and always took advantage of that. Sorry to say our waiter was the least personable we've had there since we started coming 5 years ago. We'll be back, but hope things are better next time.

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great service

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Jake, our server was great but the food was nothing special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Five different entrees, five happy people
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Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Nothing fancy, straight forward casual suburban bar/pub with good menu. Average decor and ambiance, definitely not a place to bring a first time dinner date.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We dropped in at noon on a Sunday. We were the only ones in the entire restaurant the entire time. Ordered soup and salad, took 20 minutes. Soup was ok, cream of chicken and rice. Salads were just ok too.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

It was a convenient location for a friend get together. The atmosphere was great and we stayed long after our meal to continue chatting and drinking.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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