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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (3)
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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 7, 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 13, 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 9, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 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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 (Cleveland)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Glad I found this place on Open Table! Nice beer selection and food! Especially loved the bread pudding!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Been here many times and had my brother's 65th birthday party, which turned out great! We always have great service. Sometimes when there's a game on TV it gets a little noisy but who cares, we're cheering for our teams!

Tags: Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Love this place ~ good food. Great to dine out with friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Love the atmosphere. Great portion sizes, especially the brownie, it's more than enough to share.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Food is always good at Rockwood. Friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food is consistent and good. Many home cooking type options. BBQ rib special on Thursdays is my favorite.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Pork chop dinner was great as well as the French onion soup. We have been going here for a few years, and I think it's time they changed their menu.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Burgers are excellent with a good beer selection. Modest music levels make this place great for conversation -- a solid choice for an American grill.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We went with our eight year old. We haven't been since it changed over from Finley's grill room. We will be going back as great experience, great food, and our daughter ate the food.

Win, win, huge win.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Absolutely delicious food! Service as fantastic, atmosphere appealing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2017

One meal came out and then the other two meals came out of five or 10 minutes after. No one came to the table or even made mention of it. No drink refills were offered… Not my best visit to this location

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Rockwood Tap House is a really nice place to have a meal. We have had groups of 20+ or just 4 people and the service is always excellent and the food is delicious. Management goes out of their way to ensure you have a pleasant time. They have a full bar and big screen TV's throughout but it's generally quiet, very clean and warm with fireplaces in each room. Sunday lunch is our favorite time to go but I'm sure anytime would be a nice experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We used to like this place food quality has gone down, servers are so so.

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