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Panera Bread 609 S Perryville Rd, Rockford
Panera Bread
Salad • $$

Panera Bread

609 S Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

We ordered take 2 and we picked Summer Berry Poppyseed Salad and I had Creamy Chicken rice soup and other person had 1/2 Tuna sandwich. Very good and love...

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Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant 5855 E State St, Rockford
Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant
Mexican

Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant

5855 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

First time here and I love it! Great ambience with character. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I have gluten problems and is hard for me to find...

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  • Superb334 Reviews4.8
Lino's 5611 E State St, Rockford
Lino's
Pizza • $$

Lino's

5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Service was good, Hannah was an excellent server. Our only gripe was regarding the presentation of the veal, it looked unappetizing. I think the chef could...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.6
Sahara Palace 5890 E State St, Rockford
Sahara Palace
Mediterranean • $$

Sahara Palace

5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

The service is exceptional. The food is SOOOOO good. The falafils we're hot with a slight crunch, just delicious. The hummus was creamy and tasty. ...

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  • Superb186 Reviews4.8
Rock Pho'd Asian Fusion Cuisine 6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford
Rock Pho'd Asian Fusion Cuisine
Asian Fusion • $$

Rock Pho'd Asian Fusion Cuisine

6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114

Stopped here last night on a road trip. Pad Thai was really good. Broccoli beef was really fresh and flavorful. Favorite thing was probably peppered steak. The...

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  • Superb187 Reviews4.7
GreenFire 6795 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford
GreenFire
American • $$

GreenFire

6795 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114

I have been twice and tried both the Filet Mignon and the New York strip. The steaks have been cooked to the level I asked for and seared with a nice crust on...

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Abreo 515 E State St, Rockford
Abreo
Tapas Bar • $$$

Abreo

515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Easily the BEST higher end restaurant in the Rockford area. Service and food is outstanding; the drinks are even better. Knowledgeable staff will give you...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.7
Woodfire Rockford 408 E State St, Rockford
Woodfire Rockford
Pizza • $$

Woodfire Rockford

408 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Good pizza, not the best in Rockford by far but it's decent. Sauce and crust is good, cheese is a bit clumpy and never totally done. Other toppings are...

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  • Superb184 Reviews4.6
Fresco at the Gardens 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford
Fresco at the Gardens
American • $$

Fresco at the Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

What a lovely restaurant. The wall of windows made for a gorgeous view of the fall colors in the Japanese Gardens. Wait staff was attentive wo hovering. We...

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  • Superb264 Reviews4.3
Machine Shed Restaurant Rockford 7475 E State St, Rockford
Machine Shed Restaurant Rockford
American • $$

Machine Shed Restaurant Rockford

7475 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Very nice lunch experience. Food was good as was the service. I hadn't been here in a while and was happily surprised with how good the soup and salad...

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  • Good278 Reviews4.2
Franchesco's Ristorante 7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford
Franchesco's Ristorante
Italian • $$

Franchesco's Ristorante

7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

Beautiful restaurant.. Friendly service. The drink I ordered couldn't be made because they were missing ingredients and then I ordered tortellini for...

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  • Superb218 Reviews4.4
Stone Eagle Tavern 6445 E State St, Rockford
Stone Eagle Tavern
American • $$

Stone Eagle Tavern

6445 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Had a wonderful dinner in celebration of my husbands birthday. Very clean and quiet booth, wonderful atmosphere and the food was delicious! Calamari cooked to...

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  • Good275 Reviews4.2
Shogun 293 Executive Pkwy, Rockford
Shogun
Asian Fusion • $$

Shogun

293 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107

I'm pretty wary of sushi that's nowhere near a coastline but this was wonderful. My new fave spot for sushi (been twice now and planning to work my...

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Thunder Bay Grille Rockford 7652 Potawatomi Trail, Rockford
Thunder Bay Grille Rockford
American • $$

Thunder Bay Grille Rockford

7652 Potawatomi Trail, Rockford, IL 61107

If I could give 10 stars, I would! This was our second time visiting and we were BLOWN away the first time… second time.. EVEN BETTER!Let’s start with the...

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Marc's Fusion Cafe 4133 Charles St, Rockford
Marc's Fusion Cafe
Japanese • $$

Marc's Fusion Cafe

4133 Charles St, Rockford, IL 61108

My partner and I came here for the first time and it is easily a new favorite in the area. We ordered two sushi rolls, Korean beef kabobs, and pork sumai. Our...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.6
Buddy's Burgers 6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford
Buddy's Burgers
Hamburger • $

Buddy's Burgers

6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114

My boyfriend and I came here for lunch and we got the cheesy beef on pretzel bun, the Chicago hot dog and a gyro. The service was fast and so friendly, gave...

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  • Superb207 Reviews4.6
Capri Restaurant & Pizza 313 E State St, Rockford
Capri Restaurant & Pizza
Pizza • $$

Capri Restaurant & Pizza

313 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Haven't been here forever! Super great place that hasn't changed in years. Pizza? Awesome! Italian dishes? Awesome! Not afraid to pour a good...

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  • Superb166 Reviews4.5
Johnny Pamcakes 3700 E State St, Rockford
Johnny Pamcakes
American • $

Johnny Pamcakes

3700 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

BEST OMELETTE EVER! I love the Swiss & Mushroom and always add extra spinach. The Chef here has his Omelette skills perfected & boy they pack the...

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  • Superb199 Reviews4.6
John's Restaurant & Pizzeria 2914 11th St, Rockford
John's Restaurant & Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

John's Restaurant & Pizzeria

2914 11th St, Rockford, IL 61109

The wait staff were great. Friendly. food was great the price was very reasonable definitely will return to try more options. I had the ribeye was cooked...

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Lucha Cantina 1641 N Alpine Rd, Rockford
Lucha Cantina
Mexican • $$

Lucha Cantina

1641 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

I went to the Rockford Raceway today and was looking for vegan food nearby. I was bummed to miss my chance to check out Pig Minds but I did a quick Google...

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Tavern On Clark 755 Clark Dr, Rockford
Tavern On Clark
American • $$

Tavern On Clark

755 Clark Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

Everything was wonderful!! From the Margarita flat bread and baked Brie appetizers, to the French Onion soup, to the delectable Chicken Marsala entree!!...

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Baker Street Burgers 1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford
Baker Street Burgers
Hamburger • $$

Baker Street Burgers

1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

it doesn't look like much from the outside. A little deceiving cuz it's tucked away in a strip mall. Really good burgers! Plus they have a veggie...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.3
Josef Steakhouse & Oyster Bar 6860 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford
Josef Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$$

Josef Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

6860 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114

OMG I never thought love and food could come together until I seen it come together... I am so thankful for this delicious and delightful experience.We will be...

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Hai Quynh Restaurant 324 7th St, Rockford
Hai Quynh Restaurant
Vietnamese • $$

Hai Quynh Restaurant

324 7th St, Rockford, IL 61104

Food here is awesome for a good price and I order from them all the time. Especially love the fried noodle dishes. Staff is super nice too highly recommend...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.6
Mexico Clasico 3929 Broadway, Rockford
Mexico Clasico
Mexican • $$

Mexico Clasico

3929 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61108

Food was very good. Its really loud though. The place is very busy. Love the food, salsa and chips. ... and they filling the chips! Very tasty food. Will go...

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  • Good189 Reviews4.2
Pho 815 7437 E State St, Rockford
Pho 815
Vietnamese • $$

Pho 815

7437 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

My 10 year old daughter - "Best everything in it.", "The leaves and veggies are actually good."My 7 year old son - "Best soup...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.3
The Olympic Tavern 2327 N Main St, Rockford
The Olympic Tavern
Barbeque • $$

The Olympic Tavern

2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103

Beautiful place with a truly unique exterior, a cozy interior atmosphere of dark wood and low lighting, and a refreshing and open patio with a great design and...

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  • Good209 Reviews4.1
JMK Nippon 2551 N Perryville Rd, Rockford
JMK Nippon
Japanese • $$

JMK Nippon

2551 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

We loved it a lot, the attention is excellent, when they make the preparation at your table it is very entertaining and the food is delicious, if you hesitate...

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Sisters Thai Cafe 514 E State St, Rockford
Sisters Thai Cafe
Thai • $$

Sisters Thai Cafe

514 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

First time visiting, ordered the Lettuce Wraps and Fresh Rolls as appetizers. Wine Wednesday, 1/2 off house wines. We tried the Thai Chicken salad and the Beef...

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Maciano's Pizza & Pastaria 5801 Columbia Pkwy #101, Rockford
Maciano's Pizza & Pastaria
Italian • $$

Maciano's Pizza & Pastaria

5801 Columbia Pkwy #101, Rockford, IL 61108

I called the day before my event and they were able to take my catering order! Everything was delicious and fresh!! I had over 40 people (still had plenty of...

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  • Good180 Reviews4.2

American Restaurants

American in Rockford
Hoffman House Supper Club 7550 E State St, Rockford
Hoffman House Supper Club
American • $$

Hoffman House Supper Club

7550 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

It's been a long time since I've been able to enjoy a salad bar again. This one was well stocked and in addition to the salad bar there were soups...

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  • Good173 Reviews4.2
Octane RKFD 124 N Main St, Rockford
Octane RKFD
American • $$

Octane RKFD

124 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61101

Visiting from out of town & decided to eat at Octane after seeing their great reviews and food options. The place lives up to the hype! The vegetarian...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.4
Lydia's Cafe 1710 Rural St #3, Rockford
Lydia's Cafe
American • $

Lydia's Cafe

1710 Rural St #3, Rockford, IL 61107

This was an unexpected pleasure. My cousins and I enjoyed some afternoon breakfast items. The decor was cool to start, nice low light atmosphere. The service...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Rockford
Giordano's 333 Executive Pkwy, Rockford
Giordano's
Pizza

Giordano's

333 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107

Awesome pizza. We love the deep dish pizza. We live about an hour from here and it is well worth the drive. Since COVID the staff has been about half of what...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.4
Salamone's North 2583 N Mulford Rd, Rockford
Salamone's North
Pizza • $$

Salamone's North

2583 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114

Love coming here. Probably the best Italian Beef sandwich I've had in years. The bruchetta is hands down the best around. Staff always friendly...

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  • Good143 Reviews4.2
Sam's Ristorante & Pizzeria 6075 E Riverside Blvd #4413, Rockford
Sam's Ristorante & Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Sam's Ristorante & Pizzeria

6075 E Riverside Blvd #4413, Rockford, IL 61114

Gino and his team did a fantastic time taking care all the details of our Mom’s 90th birthday party. The food was delicious and the service was perfect.Great...

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  • Good191 Reviews3.9

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Rockford
Burrito Bravo 4206 Charles St, Rockford
Burrito Bravo
Mexican • $

Burrito Bravo

4206 Charles St, Rockford, IL 61108

They once gave me the wrong order, wrote my name down and came the next day and fix the issue right away. Food is very tasty and they are the best Mexican food...

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  • Superb130 Reviews4.5
Fuego Nuevo Grill 6876 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford
Fuego Nuevo Grill
Mexican • $$

Fuego Nuevo Grill

6876 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114

First time eating here. Food was amazing. Not long wait time. Staff friendly. Wish I would have tried this place a while ago. Moving soon. So if you might be...

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Fiesta Cancun 631 Highgrove Pl, Rockford
Fiesta Cancun
Mexican • $

Fiesta Cancun

631 Highgrove Pl, Rockford, IL 61108

Amazing and tasty restaurant! Very wide variety of dishes, authentic Mexican food?Indoor setting was very beautiful, colorful & cozy dining room?Thank you...

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  • Good144 Reviews4.2

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Rockford
Chick-fil-A 280 N Perryville Rd, Rockford
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food • $

Chick-fil-A

280 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

I love this place. Definitely the best fast food place around. They offer greeters that walk around and assist you in anything you need. All their workers are...

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  • Superb202 Reviews4.3
Portillo's Hot Dogs 6090 E State St, Rockford
Portillo's Hot Dogs
Fast Food

Portillo's Hot Dogs

6090 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Portillo's always has the best food and fast service no matter how busy they are. It is one of my favorite places to eat. All the best Chicago food money...

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Beef-A-Roo 6593 Lexus Dr, Rockford
Beef-A-Roo
Fast Food • $

Beef-A-Roo

6593 Lexus Dr, Rockford, IL 61108

Gluten Free experience was good, but kind of bland as they do not add salt to the fries as the seasoning blend has gluten for some reason. The beef was okay,...

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Chinmi 298 N Mulford Rd, Rockford
Chinmi
Sushi Bar • $$

Chinmi

298 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

Read the reviews online and did an Uber dinner order! Delicious food completely. Hibachi Fillet Mignon was perfect cooked, vegetables salad and fried rice. The...

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Omakase 223 E State St, Rockford
Omakase
Sushi Bar

Omakase

223 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Absolutely AMAZING. Great food and drinks. So many options for meat lovers, vegetarians, and anything else in between. Give this restaurant your time and...

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  • Good152 Reviews3.8
I LUV SUSHI 7616 Walton St, Rockford
I LUV SUSHI
Sushi

I LUV SUSHI

7616 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108

Visited for the first time for my bday. We reserved a table to take advantage of the Oct-Dec 2021 birthday promo. Be sure to remind the server about the...

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  • Good96 Reviews4.2

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Rockford
Five Guys 611 Highgrove Pl, Rockford
Five Guys
Hamburger • $$

Five Guys

611 Highgrove Pl, Rockford, IL 61108

Expensive but delishiouos. Beware. The little cheeseburger is big. The regular cheeseburger is a gut busting monster. A small order of fries is enough for 2...

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15th & Chris 201 15th Ave, Rockford
15th & Chris
Hamburger • $

15th & Chris

201 15th Ave, Rockford, IL 61104

We've read reviews saying these are the best burgers in Rockford. We both tried the First Lady burger and fries from the food truck. They are THE BEST!...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.4
Beef-A-Roo 2538 Auburn St, Rockford
Beef-A-Roo
Burgers • $

Beef-A-Roo

2538 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61101

Usually I really like Beef-a-Roo, but tonight I was a little disappointed. However having to wear a mask along with the divider at the register made it hard...

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  • Good139 Reviews4.2

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Rockford
Cucina Di Rosa 1620 N Bell School Rd, Rockford
Cucina Di Rosa
Italian • $$

Cucina Di Rosa

1620 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

In one word, Delicious! I stopped by for a late lunch with three family members. We all ordered different dishes from the menu. A chicken parmesan, a...

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  • Superb129 Reviews4.4
Gerry's Pizza 7403 Argus Dr, Rockford
Gerry's Pizza
Italian • $$

Gerry's Pizza

7403 Argus Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

Got a great pizza from here on a Sunday night. First time have it and loved the quality of it. The meat was fresh and the sauce was on par to some of the...

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Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 6367 E State St, Rockford
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Italian • $$

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

6367 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Returned after a decade-long hiatus. Same relaxed atmosphere and quality. Excellent server. Shorter than anticipated wait on a busy Friday night. Lasagna was...

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  • Good205 Reviews3.7
Outback Steakhouse 6007 E State St, Rockford
Outback Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

Outback Steakhouse

6007 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Can’t complain on my experience dining in with my family. Comfortable place and had a great waitress. My steak and potato were perfect and the rest of our...

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LongHorn Steakhouse 6655 E State St, Rockford
LongHorn Steakhouse
Steak House • $$

LongHorn Steakhouse

6655 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

I had lunch here and the food was good. They had a lot of choices and reasonable prices. The restaurant was not crowded and the service was quick and...

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  • Good179 Reviews4.1
Texas Roadhouse 7240 Walton St, Rockford
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House • $$

Texas Roadhouse

7240 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108

I love love love this place!!! Always great food.... exceptional service(well as best as they can given that the place is always full). I have 5 kids and this...

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  • Good242 Reviews3.6

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Rockford
Hachi Sushi & Hibachi & Poké 145 Sundae Dr, Rockford
Hachi Sushi & Hibachi & Poké
Japanese • $$

Hachi Sushi & Hibachi & Poké

145 Sundae Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

If you want good sushi, but don't care much about atmosphere, this is a good place to go. Staff was friendly, the restaurant was clean, and the food was...

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Spider Sushi Bar 4415 Harrison Ave, Rockford
Spider Sushi Bar
Japanese • $$

Spider Sushi Bar

4415 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61108

I got Monterey and The thing. Both really good. Generous rolls. Ended up eating half and taking the rest home. Always saw this place from the outside and...

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Izakaya 88 293 Executive Pkwy Suite C, Rockford
Izakaya 88
Japanese • $$

Izakaya 88

293 Executive Pkwy Suite C, Rockford, IL 61107

Great drinks awesome food! The sushi rolls are always prepared really well, and the drinks are strong without being overpowering. One of my favorite places to...

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  • Superb88 Reviews4.3
Irish Rose Saloon 519 E State St, Rockford
Irish Rose Saloon
Bar & Grill • $$

Irish Rose Saloon

519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Irish rose is one of my favorite local restaurants in Rockford. I've been coming here since I was a kid and it never disappoints. The food is always...

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District Bar and Grill 205 W State St, Rockford
District Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

District Bar and Grill

205 W State St, Rockford, IL 61101

The food was amazing. Our server let us know that she was new, which wasn't a big deal, but after giving us our food it was very difficult to get ahold of...

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  • Good138 Reviews3.7
Oscar's Pub & Grill 5980 E State St, Rockford
Oscar's Pub & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Oscar's Pub & Grill

5980 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Austin is literally the best bartender .. remembered our drinks from the start .. also SO FUNNY ? the best entertainment in the 81510/10 for service and drink...

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  • Good114 Reviews3.8
The Latham Tap 2402 Latham St, Rockford
The Latham Tap
Sports Bar • $$

The Latham Tap

2402 Latham St, Rockford, IL 61103

Delicious burgers and fries.The owner is a great guy. He serves food, bartends, and waits on people and I believe he cooks sometimes also.There's a...

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Hooters 6904 Argus Dr, Rockford
Hooters
Sports Bar • $$

Hooters

6904 Argus Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

Of course the girls were professional& accommodating. Made you feel special! Food was hot and good . So yep! that's why theve been around a long...

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  • Good153 Reviews3.8
Dusty Boots Saloon & Eatery 3907 Broadway, Rockford
Dusty Boots Saloon & Eatery
Sports Bar • $$

Dusty Boots Saloon & Eatery

3907 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61108

Big spacious place with tables spaced apart. Nice southwest decor. New looking and long bar and a good size stage. Small menu. I was hoping for more...

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  • Good107 Reviews4.1