Rockit Bar & Grill

4.1
1065 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
Happy New Year!
Amped up to kick this wonderful year off with an exciting new renovation that starts today! Can’t wait to show you all the new looks in the months to come. If you need anything in meantime at our sister locations Sunda (opening soon in Nashville as well!) or The Underground, just let us know!
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Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Very slow service. Sweet potato fries and parmesan fries were great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Loved the environment and location just a tad bit too much salt on my burger tho

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RL
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love it! Would go there anytime I'm in Chicago. Great service and food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you so much for an amazing brunch!!

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B
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service was a little slow, no biggie, but the food was absolutely delicious by far the best south west salad I’ve ever had.

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KM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Kitchen was unprepared to make salads or plates so food was limited to sandwiches or apps. Server never mentioned this when we were seated. We lost valuable time and then had to find waitress when we had selected new items. Restaurant was not busy. Staff was very casual, engaging in social media instead of customers.

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a good experience, but hadn't been in a few years. The lighting for Sunday brunch is way too dark. Staff is sweet and drinks were delish, but lighting made us all extremely sleepy. Live music is a HUGE plus, because it's acoustic and soft, so no need to scream overtop of anyone!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Music was extremely loud

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K
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Didn’t eat, just got a giant skull drink. The place is average. I will say the music was 10x better than what I heard at Parlor.

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NP
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quality and taste of food was great. I sent my soup back as it was way too spicy. They didn't offer an alternative or a refund. That would have made the visit a bit better.

The vibe when you walk in is a bit dreary. But food and service were both great.

I would recommend it.

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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Acoustic Brunch combined with the Bloody Mary bar is a great way to start your Saturday or Sunday!

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server savannah was awesome!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The loaded tater tots were the best part of the meal and come recommended. Overall, extremely overpriced for what we received. $80 for two beers an app and two burgers, which came charred beyond our liking. The staff didn't really seem to care about our experience.

It was OK, but a very poor value overall. There are many places with better food at a lower price point and better drink selection in River North.

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c
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Really too bad, this used to be a great place for Brunch, not so much when we where there. got there right at 10:30am, took over an hour to get our food, and it was not the quality we were used to get at Rockit.... doubt we will go back in the future.

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BL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best burger in river north! Good food all around. Great for games or casual dining.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot to watch games

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MH
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and service. However the noise levels was a bit much. Could barely hold a conversation withy daughter ( we were on the lower level.)

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the new open look, place was electric and food is unbelievably better!

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JH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I went for lunch during the week. The place was dead. There were three in our party, one had the kale Caesar salad and said it was excellent. I had a Reuben, which was just OK, I’ll little dry. My other friend had a gluten intolerance and ordered the lettuce burger, but what came was a regular burger on a bun. We asked him to send it back, but he didn’t want to make a big deal of it. He just took the bottle off. But I was a little surprised, since we had a long discussion with the server about gluten intolerance before we ordered.

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ER
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Had a 5:45 reservation and got turned away by the bouncer at the door saying they were closed for private events. I should have just left after that. I called, got escorted in and it was like I was eating dinner in a club. Thank god the food an actual service was good, but yeah not coming back after that one.

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SF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

We had a horrible experience for our team's celebratory lunch. We were celebrating a milestone on the team and we were the only table there. Not only did the food take FOREVER, the time difference between when the first dish was brought and the last dish was about 20 minutes. Unacceptable for lunch, especially when the dishes we were waiting on longest were salads. We will not be back any time soon which is too bad because Rockit used to be a go-to for lunches in my group.

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RF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We were having a great time enjoying the DJ until they stopped the music and put on the Michigan game.

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The new renovated Rockit is great! The new menu was delicious and the service was perfect too.

Highly recommended!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Very loud. Food just average, way too expensive for the quality and the tight menu. We used to be regulars, when the food was way better. Service is very slow even it was not busy plus we got overcharged. Very unpleasant experience.

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RM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We dined on a Sunday evening. We chose this restaurant because of the many features of your venue, such as pool tables and shuttle boards. When we arrived, we were told the upstairs is closed on Sundays because you basically cater to your local supporters, and they don't come out on Sundays.

This was very disappointing for us out of town visitors, and left a bad impression that we are not very important to your business.

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MK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We used to LOVE RockIt. It was our favorite brunch spot. However, in the last year or so, it's lost it's appeal. The service is still great. However, the things we used to go there for are now lacking. We used to love the acoustic singer who was there every weekend. The last few times we were there he wasn't there. The biggest change though is the bloody mary bar. It used to be huge and now it's really just average.
Rockit isn't a terrible place to go - the food is still good, the service is great and the bloody mary is okay but it's just time for us to try a new place and find a new "regular" that's outstanding.

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M
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Pretty good food but slow service despite the place being nearly empty.

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BQ
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Best truffle fries, rock corn shrimp, and buffalo wings with jalapeño ranch dip was some of the best food we've had in Chicago. Amazing bloody Mary's too.

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L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyable Sunday brunch spot. We arrived early so crowd wasn’t an issue. Great acoustic guitar artist. We had a variety of different orders and all were delicious. Only suggestion would be to turn the heat on a little earlier on cold winter days, first 30 minutes was a little chilly.

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BP
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Service was on point. Menu is awesome and has tons of great options. Good on vibe, good on price and worth your time if you’re in the area looking for a good hang.

2 words:

T R U F F L E

T O T S

:)

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H
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal a lot (the salmon and fried chicken were excellent). Went during Happy Hour and appreciated the nice discount on drinks. There was a glitch in the kitchen regarding one of our entrees, and our server Michelle was exceptionally gracious about handling that.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I took friends here who were visiting. I had been here before and had a great experience so made reservation. When we sat we were never greeted. Never saw an employee for about 15 minutes. It wasn’t busy so we moved to the bar to order drinks and appetizers. The bartender was okay. She got us drinks and took our order. When our food came it was cold. Bartender never checked back with us to see how we were doing. Really dissappointed in this experience and sorry I brought my friends from out of town there.

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DO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always great. Comfortable setting. One of my favorite places!

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BD
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Restauramt has sognificantly declned since its reopening.

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IF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

We enjoy the Sunday brunch and have dined at the Rockit many times over the years. Sunday was a "hit or miss" experience for the very first time. We arrived just as the restaurant opened and had reservations. The portions are always huge. The fries were amazing. A couple people in our large party had orders messed up. One had an undercooked burger. Another got the wrong burger, it had to be sent back and then came back overcooked. The waitress was average at best. The busboys, however, were awesome! They were very, very attentive. The waitress just didn't stop by enough.

We were very surprised as we enjoy the Rockit on the weekends for brunch. However, we had a disappointing experience yesterday for the first time.

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J
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had brunch here Saturday. Three Floyd's IPA and Flaming Hot Cheetos tamales! Life is good!

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HJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Michelle, was fantastic. Delicious turkey burger & sweet potato fries. Wish they were still on Wrigleyville as I’d be here more often!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great cocktails, awesome beer list! A nice spot for a casual meal with friends! Great music playing too.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Got seated and waited for someone to come to our table. They brought water out to us and I got time to scrutinize the menu. What was I going to get to drink ?? After some thought I made my decision ...since no one has come yet now let me dive into what I want to eat. Wow couple great items. Yes that’s the one! My fiancée looks at me and says, it’s been over 30 minutes and no one has acknowledged us. I look at the time and sure enough 30 minutes from being seated, no one came by. We grabbed our coats and walked out, with the staff thinking we enjoyed a lovely meal, only to walk around the corner and went to a different place. Overall sounded like a good vibe but 30 minutes before being acknowledged was weird. I’ll probably not try to go there after my experience.

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