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Route 20 Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2051 N Ayp Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-8802
+1 815-233-0560
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Freeport, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, courteous servers and basic bar food items and bar are what you get at Route 20. Don't let a full parking lot worry you, they can handle a crowd. Specials are available each night. The fish and burgers are good. Try the fried pickles.

Thank Susan P
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Ribs were great. Service also excellent. Been here several times, never any disappointments. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa+++++++++++++++++++++++++

Thank Ken B
Champaign, Illinois
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80 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

When you have a name like the "Route 20 Bar", thoughts of burgers and fries...done only tolerably well...come to mind. Forget that notion when you come here. Prepare for a surprise Friday night is their fish fry, and you can choose from four different varieties. I chose battered cod, which came in three large chunks. It was so much food... More 

1 Thank anchorman_61826
Freeport, Illinois
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

the service was great and the portions were generous THE BACK ROOM IS LARGE ENOUGH TO HOST A BIG GROUP

Thank newkie2013
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Stopped in for a cheeseburger with our boys. They got the pizza buffet and thought the pizza was good with a constant supply of hot pizza's ready to be devoured. The cheeseburger was great, juicy with bacon crumbles on top. The handcut fries were so so. Not wortht the extra $2.00. They were slightly undercooked and greasy. Just go with... More 

Thank Brian E
Panama City Beach, Florida
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117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

If it's too good to be true, there's a catch. The $1.99 cheeseburgers on Tuesday are really poor. The meat was poor quality served on a large white bun. I wanted a well, well done burger; arrived pink in the middle and totally tasteless. Fries for $1 more were soggy and also tasteless. All four of us had the same... More 

Thank Aussy2014
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place has some GREAT daily specials. The burger night and steak night specials in particular. Unfortunately, the quality has bee inconsistent. On my last visit, my friend and I both got ribs. Mine were wonderful, but his were almost inedible. We finally did talk the waitress into changing them out, but it took more effort than is should have.... More 

Thank Ray M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Probably the best steak I've had all year. The prime rib was good, too. A great place to gather the family for an evening.

Thank Charlie_120451
Rockford, IL
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Thursday nite special is a 1 pound T-Bone for $9.99...It is so flavorful and cooked exactly as you order...also how can you beat $5.00 for a Long Island? Friendly, happy and a place you will want to return to, so you can try each nite's Specials!!!

Thank carlsonrn
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

There is nothing special about this place. A typical bar and grill. There is a nice big room for receptions and gatherings but it gets pretty loud when it's being used for normal seating.

Thank Andrea B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2051 N Ayp Rd, Freeport, IL 61032-8802
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 815-233-0560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?