Permanently Closed - Granite City Food & Brewery - Rockford

4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
110 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American

Top tags:

Casual
Fun
This restaurant is permanently closed. Granite City Food & Brewery features signature menu items and proprietary beers in a polished casual setting. Menu items include Broad Axe stout beer short ribs, ponzu glazed salmon, and maple pepper bacon flatbreads.


Signature GCFB beers are brewed onsite, including: the Batch 1000 Double IPA, the Bennie German Bock, the Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout, Duke Pale Ale, and the Prairie Vixen Hefeweizen, are complemented by a rotating selection of seasonal and specialty brews.
What 110 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
EW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Left a bad taste in my mouth. Restaurant closed suddenly.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Had the valentine’s special. Food was good but Portions were cut down and not a great value for the price. The waitress was very slow and inattentive. Not that we were in a hurry but we sat and waited while a couple of other tables that arrived after us were served and gone way before us. Our reservation was at 6:30 and didn’t get out of there until 9 pm.

CG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good. Portions a bit small for price.
Server was friendly but follow-up was poor and my date never got her soup but it was on bill. We never got refills on drinks. Probably won't go back anytime soon.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Did not recognize our anniversary, even though I entered in reservation; said that info didn’t show up in their system (it does for all other restaurants I’ve booked on open table); table was dirty when we sat down; reservation was for 8:30-only one server working-was told they have fewer staff that late at night, so I guess don’t go that late if you want good service?? Food was subpar and no refills bc server was not attentive due to so many tables. Called the next day to speak with manager. Was told gift card would be sent so we could try again. That was 2 weeks ago-still waiting for gift card!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience2

Our waiter was helpful, and kept our drinks refilled

LP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

New years dinner special was so delicious. Portions great and cooked perfectly

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was extremely slow and inattentive. We waited at door for over 5 minutes before being greeted. Server was pleasant but very scattered and not on top of our needs. The food was decent but overall the experience left us questioning whether we should return.

PG
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only thing that I did not like was putting the tables so close together that you couldn't even move your chair. When you did move your chair you were hitting the person besides you.

TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

We generally have loved coming to granite city. We always make a reservation so we dont have to wait. We walked right in and were seated. Which was great. But wasnt very busy inside at all. We waited quite awhile even for order to be taken and even longer then we have ever waited for our food. I could see if it was busy but not even close. Empty tables all over. The prices have gone up significantly and making us to want to try and find somewhere else to dine when we do decide to dine out. Keep raising prices in a very price driven town with all the restaurants and soon will be out of business like TGIF

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone who served us showed attentiveness and a friendly welcome. Well managed restaurant!

P
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I had the chicken and biscuits and biscuits were hard. The chicken was good though. Others in the group thought their food was ok.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Extremely slow service for menu items during brunch buffet time.

KW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I love GC! But the brunch has not impressed me the past couple times we've been there. I love the regular menu and Beers though!!

SP
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Never disappoints.

Report
OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Convenient location but food was not very good at all.

KV
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I enjoy Granite City Food & Brewery. We went for the Sunday brunch. Overall, the food and selections were good. I have to say, the omelette and prime rib were probably the best items on the buffet. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be back at Granite City but probably not for the brunch.

WC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We love this place!
The staff is awesome, you feel like your eating, drinking and talking with friends!!

MC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

1st timer. Everything was delicious. Prime rib sandwich was outstanding just as was the chicken and biscuits my wife had.

LD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would have given this a higher score for service, but I had a coupon for my appetizer and when I got home I noticed it had not been applied to my bill. Our waitress was very nice and otherwise did a good job.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brewery feel, back up by good beer and food.

LD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience

OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Ww waited at hostess station for ten minutes to be seated - only one hostess on duty at 6pm. Server disappeared for long periods of time - we had a long wait to place our orders, for our beverages, for our entrees and a very long wait for the bill. We have enjoyed many good lunches at Granite City but we won’t be back again for dinner.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

The fish tacos were awful. The table was not wiped off. The was a dried piece of lettuce on the table during our entire meal.

S
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was very poor, waitress was overworked with too many table to assist. Food was cold, manager just took it off receipt instead of getting fresh hot food.

L
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and atmosphere is excellent. The wait staff are super friendly and the prices are good. You can hold a conversation with the people at your table and not be overwhelmed by the noise volume which is essentially non-existent. I live this restaurant!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Grandsons 18th Birthday

JW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food quality has really declined. There was no thick rumchata French toast which was my wife’s favorite item. The last time we were there is was brought fresh to the table. This time the waitress said “oh, it should be on the buffet”. There was only some thin regular French toast. Nothing special. The prime rib was the smallest piece of meat I’ve ever seen at a carving table. Food was at best average. Waitress did not tell us about donut station or any of the options.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was great

TR
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were 8 of us. We were seated inside first, but it was cold and it was a beautiful evening, so we asked to be seated outside. The food, drinks, ambiance was wonderful on the patio. Lexi was a great server. I highly recommend the patio for summer evenings.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great brewery! Be sure to ask about growler deal!

D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good but I would have wanted to be warned that the Salmon Stir Fry dish was spicy. I would have order the other Salmon choice. The service was pleasant but our server forgot our wine which came with the meal. I usually drink a glass a wine with some bread or a salad and once my entree arrives I switch to water. I had also mentioned in my reservation that it was my birthday but our server did not mention it. We did have a good time and I’ll make another Open Table reservation where we’ll hopefully have a little better experience.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Sat in bar area across from service area. Bartenders were our servers. Servers were chatty, rude to each other, swearing and storytelling. They had run out of several food choices early on a Saturday evening. Food took longer then expected for what we ended up ordering. Very over priced for the quality of food, service and atmosphere.

EH
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Brunch buffet. There's a good variety. Friendly staff!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Sunday buffet at a reasonable price. Fresh shrimp, omelets, thick sliced bacon. Champagne mule is awesome!!

LB
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Granite City.. And I have fell in love. I will definitely be back.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Family Breakfast
Servers Pleasant and Service Quick
Many Buffet Choices Including a Donut Bar

AD
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Took kids to Easter brunch. Price was great but more choices in food was expected. Food tasted great! Service was great as well! Should have had a spot set up for pictures with Bunny as well as table visits

IO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Easter Bunny Breakfast was wonderful--the kids really enjoyed the Donut Station, fresh fruit, French toast, cartoons on the tv, and meeting the Easter Bunny! Lots of choices at the Breakfast Buffet, server was excellent, Easter Bunny posed with the kids for pictures, and gave each child a plastic egg with an Easter Bunny in it! Fun Family Event :)

JM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was delicious. my kids got to meet the Easter bunny and had a wonderful time...

RS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really enjoyed the food and time I spent my family

Tweets by Permanently Closed - Granite City Food & Brewery - Rockford