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Social Urban Bar and Restaurant

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509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
+1 815-708-0877
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 was extraordinary, putting his personality and flair into everything. I had the Brussel sprouts appetizer... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 here for some chicken (no exaggeration, this is the type of pricing you will deal... More 

Thank appleapm
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 by the chef. Some very interesting local ingredients and flavors you would not easily find... More 

Thank Eric V
East Point, Georgia
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 them in detail before ordering. Overall this was a great choice. Even though is not... More 

Thank lefont71
Rockford, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
Rockford, Illinois
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 from growers within 100 mile radius of Rockford, Their cheese curds are wonderful. Everyone was... More 

Thank bnelsonr
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 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 and shredded brussel sprouts. We were both delighted with everything. The prices were good for... More 

Thank zita49
Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 them in creative and ingenious ways. They are also known for great craft cocktails and... More 

Thank Joe P
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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 forward to our next visit!

Thank Christian N
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This place is charming, with a very friendly staff and an innovative menu. We had the charcuterie and cheese plates. The charcuterie was good, but super heavy with the fat...really tasty but too much fat for my taste. Cheese plate was good. We had the BBQ sturgeon which was excellent. We also had the filet which was absolutely out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 25
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?