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Molly's Kitchen & Bar, Mount Carroll, IL

Molly's Kitchen & Bar

4.9
4.9
427 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in Mount Carroll, IL, Molly’s Kitchen & Bar serves
Classic Cuisine and Cocktails made from scratch.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (815) 906-0052
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Overall

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Food

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Service

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Ambience

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

427 Reviews
  1. mattp

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My third time there, love this place, never a bad meal. The only thing I didn’t like was, we had to wait next door at the pizza place for our table to open up and had some drinks, that were pretty amazing but couldn’t bring our drinks with us or get the same ones at Mollys! Even though we saw employees go back and forth helping out? Otherwise love this place!!!

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  2. Mokuehne

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly's never disappoints! Amber our server was amazing! I can't wait for our next meal there!

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  3. KenR

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with great service - hidden gem! We tried four different entrees on the menu and no one was disappointed! Will be back soon!!!

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  4. ChrisK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best place to eat in Carroll County! Ask for a table away from the door on a cold day.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is amazing and the food was outstanding.

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  6. mattb

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am amazed each time we dine at Molly’s that the experience is different and just as perfect as the last. Great food and ambiance and we are blessed to have such an amazing restaurant in Northwest Illinois

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  7. MartinM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails were excellent. Sweet chili ribs superb!

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  8. PatW

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly's is one of the best restaurants around. The food is outstanding; my husband and I have eaten there hundreds of times (it opened in 2014), and we've never been disappointed in the least. We often go with friends, and we've all had a wonderful time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly’s is one of my all time favorites. Love the intimate atmosphere and I always receive the same high level of quality and service! Amazing cocktails and mocktails.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I want good food this is where I go. It’s always amazing.

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  11. SteveS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food and service were excellent! Molly’s never disappoints. Love the mocktails!

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  12. JimD

    Chicago

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and cocktails were superb as always! Excellent service also. Always a true dining experience!

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  13. AlbertK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance, food, and service were all very good. The noise level was too high. If you want a quiet evening this is not the place.

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  14. John

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were great. We really enjoyed it.

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  15. MarkM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best Brussel Sprouts I have ever eaten. Tried the General Tso Chicken and it was tremendous. Drink specials perfectly crafted.

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  16. GloriaM

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are lucky to have this wonderful restaurant in our area.

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  17. OpenTableRB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food and excellent service. The Sweet Chili Ribs are not to be missed!

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  18. Kelsey

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first trip to Mollys, and we absolutely can’t wait to go back! The food and service were incredible. We highly recommend the fries, bread, sirloin, and general tsos chicken. We went to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and they had an individualized “Happy Birthday” sign on our drink menu. He loved it. We would highly recommend a trip to Mollys!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s just the best food and drinks around.when I go out to for a nice meal this is where I go every time.

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  20. Lori

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere was wonderful. Very friendly.

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  21. KatyL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always was fantastic! General Tsos Chicken and the Walleye with roasted root vegetables and wild rice were a big hit.

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  22. AndrewN

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    General Tso’s Chicken and fettuccine special (with shrimp) were both very good entrees. The highlight of this meal was the special appetizer, sweet potato and bok choy fritters. Excellent mocktails (try the ginger one). The only disappointment was the wedge salad. The dressing was too watery and thin, and the lettuce used (baby romaine) was insubstantial and it all lacked the crunch of iceberg (which makes a more traditional wedge salad).

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  23. GlennaH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was outstanding. My husband is native to many preservatives and foods. He was able to enjoy the food with absolutely no adverse reactions. Three diners with distinctly different tastes were all satisfied. The wait staff was exceptional, as well.

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  24. AmyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food,service and atmosphere. Quite the gem in a small town

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  25. BirgitR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very nice atmosphere,good food with a little bit of Asian influence. Very tasty and different

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  26. AustinB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time at Molly's and will for sure be returning. The staff was so friendly and treated us very well. The food and drinks were amazing, some of the best I've had.

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  27. ErikZ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking is typical for Mount Carroll (a bit crowded at times). While the ambiance of the establishment itself is stellar, the proximity between tables makes it nigh impossible to make a conversation private. Inherently this causes the noise level to be heightened even at conversational levels. The servers themselves were excellent with high efficiency and knowledge of the menu including recommendations. The quality of the food was impeccable. If in the future additional mocktails become available it would be the icing on the cake!

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  28. RobinR

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been going to Molly's for years and have been very disappointed with my last 2 visits in December. With the increasing costs, Molly's is starting to give the impression that they are struggling via nickel and dimming their clientele. On the first December visit, the waitress was able to tell us about all of the cocktails and food changes but neglected to inform our table of the additional charge for using a credit card of 3% . I discovered it on the bill and then saw it in the small print at the bottom of the menu. With the 2nd December visit, we were asked to leave (as the next group of people had arrived). I understand the importance of turning tables. However, we had not received our check yet. We felt rushed to pay, and only after the bills were paid did we discover that our table of 4 had the 20% tip pre-added because we requested 2 bills. Nowhere in the small print at the bottom of the menu does it state that a table of 4 will have a 20% tip added to the checks. I've been going here for years, and this is the first I saw of this approach for a table of 4. I don't mind paying a 20% tip (because that is my standard tip). However, this was never communicated to us, and my friend paid the server an additional tip (40% tip total), not knowing this was Molly's new policy. The server offered to return the cash tip and apologized and suggested we speak to the manager. We chose not to take the money back (as this wasn't her fault), and not speak to the manager in fear of making a scene and ruining everyone else's evening. On top of the "hidden" tip approach, we didn't receive our 3% back for paying cash either. So we left feeling that Mollys is starting to nickel and dime their clientele with hidden charges. I'm very disappointed in Molly's new hidden charges approach to their loyal clientele vs. just being upfront and honest. As a result, I'm taking a break from Molly's for a few months to cool off and explore other fine dining options.

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  29. JulieT

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food, cocktails every single time we are lucky enough to go there. One of my favorite places!

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  30. MikeB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable evening, we'll be back to try other dishes.

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  31. LarryM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Far and away our favorite place to enjoy an incredible evening. From the service to the atmosphere the place is just another level. Molly is an incredible chef and the dishes she comes up with are always unusual and outstanding. MY wife is 60 and our niece is 19 and it is both of their favorite places.

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  32. Jeannie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the walleye special and it was outstanding. Also got the Kale salad and Ben’s bread for starter. We absolutely love it, get it every time we eat at Molly’s. I had the Cuban soup and grilled cheese for my meal, very yummy.

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  33. DawnG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Roasted Delicata Squash and it was absolutely wonderful and would definately order it again!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great gem to find! Great food and drinks….will definitely be back! The pasta and bread was was tasteful. We also loved the shrimp appetizer as well as the brussel sprouts. We are lucky to have a nice restaurant so close!

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  35. KatyL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly's is always delicious. We go as often as we can when in the area. Never disappoints.

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  36. BillB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly’s never ever disappoints! We brought friends with us and they loved their meals as much as we always do. The twice cooked fries are some of the best fries we have ever had. The brussel sprouts and the kale salad are delicious! We always enjoy the unique hand crafted cocktails and the service is exceptional. Molly’s truly is a gem hidden in a tiny town with all of what you would find in a restaurant in Chicago.

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  37. LilianM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming to Molly’s for a nice night out. The food is wonderful, the ambience is energetic, and everyone is kind. Their craft cocktails are always something to try, too! A great, local place to come to and a go-to for dinner suggestions with friends and family!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time this year and it was so delicious! I am always on the fence between something “go to” like a ribeye and something more adventurous that they offer and then I am always delighted when I eat out of my comfort zone. The flavor and food combinations are simply perfection. You can taste the love and care that goes into it… the service was spot on and the drinks impeccable… we will be back again and again!

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  39. Molly

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing dining experience. My favorite restaurant after a play at Timberlake Playhouse. Hidden gem!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molly’s is always a fantastic experience! Amazing food, great service, and a good time!

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FAQs

Molly's Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 906-0052.

Molly's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Molly's Kitchen & Bar

10 W Market St, Mount Carroll, IL 61053-1032

Additional information

  • Area
    Mount Carroll
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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