The Restaurant & Bakery will be closed March 13th-17th.
Chef Molly McDonough uses the freshest ingredients possible, many locally sourced, to achieve the flavors and presentations that make dining at Molly’s a satisfying experience. The bar program uses freshly squeezed juices and high quality spirits to make delicious cocktails that complement the food. Focusing on a small menu allows us to ensure that great care is taken with every dish.
Husband and wife team Ben Johnson and Molly McDonough met in college in New York. They married eight years later in Los Angeles. Molly worked under Dahlia Narvaez and Nancy Silverton as a pastry sous chef at Mozza Osteria and Pizzeria before leaving Los Angeles in 2013 to travel and play music with her husband. After exploring the country, they decided to spend a winter in Ben’s home town of Mount Carroll and record an album. By the time their album, “Submarines In Space,” was finished, they had decided to stay in Mount Carroll and open Molly’s Kitchen and Bar. The restaurant opened in July of 2014, and Molly and Ben have been going strong ever since.
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
(815) 906-0052 from 10am – 11pm daily,
WELCOME - Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll. Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area. Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly's.
Please note: our suites in this historic building are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.
Please: no pets and no smoking anywhere in the building.
Get away from the everyday and relax in this spacious sun-flooded suite overlooking Mount Carrol's historic, brick Market Street. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally-sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the large main room with kitchen and lounge area including pull-out sofa for additional guests, heavy oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by BluBulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.
This beautiful suite includes a large private deck off the modular kitchen and dining area, with spaces that flow into each other but feel more like separate rooms. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the lounge area with full-sized pull out couch for additional guests, burr oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by BluBulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.
For any other inquiries, please email:
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