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Social Urban Bar and Restaurant

) #8 of 288 Restaurants in Rockford $$ - $$$ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-708-0877
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cheese curds” (18 reviews)
“hot chicken” (6 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Greatness is cultivated here. My wife and I have been to Social about five times now and it is our go-to date spot. We've tried most of the meals that are always on the menu plus some specials like sandwich night. The food is so...More

Thank ru8742
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped in for dinner while on a business trip and checked the reviews for a cool local place, social had great marks and it did not disappoint. The staff and service were amazing, very friendly and proud of what they are doing. Bar tender...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place is fine--feels like they are trying too hard to be a hip and happening place. The food was fine but prices are totally out of line for what you get and the area. I'd rather go for a Ruth Chris steak dinner than...More

Thank appleapm
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went there on a quiet weekday night to celebrate my wife's birthday. The staff was very attentive and made us ( and especially the birthday girl) feel welcome and special with some complementary things. We tried some small dishes which were all presented and explained...More

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Business bring me somehow often to Rockford. On our last trip my co-workers and I visited this restaurant. This was a nice treat for everyone. We had wonderful dishes and drinks, many of them were suggestions from the server, who took the time to explain...More

Thank lefont71
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I love the idea behind this setting. There are large tables that seat roughly 6-8 people and they are meant for mingling and making friends. It works too - we have made quite a few friends that we still keep in touch with!

Thank ashep06
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I wanted to go someplace different for my birthday dinner with friends. I hadn't beed here before but my wife had. We had a great time. They have some original drinks at the bar. For the dinner menu, they buy all their ingredients they can...More

Thank bnelsonr
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were passing thru Rockford, IL. on Saturday evening and pulled over to grab a bite to eat. Social Urban offered a good beer and wine selection and some tasty eating offerings. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich while I had the potato falafel...More

Thank zita49
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant anywhere. Hands down. I have never been to a restaurant where the chef who made your dinner serves it you and explains where all the ingredients come from. They show how much they care by sourcing their ingredients locally. Preparing...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after seeing Gabriel Iglesias at the Coronado. Social Urban's kitchen doesn't close until midnight. We got drinks and the BBQ sturgeon. It is amazing to be able to get a meal of this quality that late at night. We are already looking...More

Thank Christian N
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Do you take reservations?
17 July 2015|
Response from Kay R | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but best to confirm with the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-708-0877
  • E-mail
The Dinner Party is our inspiration. We have communal seating, chefs serving your food, and a group of bartenders creating innovative cocktails. Our passion is local foods; we work with many area farmers and producers to create a simple yet elegant menu featuring what's fresh from the area. Located in a historic district downtown, we have built our tables and bar from reclaimed wood that dates back to the 1850's. A warm urban restaurant dedicated to supporting local industry.
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