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Panera Bread 609 S Perryville Rd, Rockford
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $$

Panera Bread

609 S Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

My daughter and I went out for dinner at Panera. It was a very nice experience. It has been a long time we had eaten inside a Panera Bread due to Covid-19. I...

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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

Excellent food & they have one of the best drinking menus in town. I have been here a couple of times & each time I have left stuffed like a pig yum...

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Lino's 5611 E State St, Rockford
Lino's
Pizza • $$

Lino's

5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Amazing food and fabulous service for a small wedding reception in one of the lower level private rooms. I'm looking forward to going back to eat in their...

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  • Superb226 Reviews4.6
Abreo 515 E State St, Rockford
Abreo
Tapas Bar • $$$

Abreo

515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

A truly awesome experience, from our tasting at their restaurant to them adjusting their menu to accommodate every guest's dietary needs. Their food was...

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.8
Sahara Palace 5890 E State St, Rockford
Sahara Palace
Mediterranean • $$

Sahara Palace

5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

One of my favorite places in Rockford. Rick the owner is always so welcoming and the food is fantastic! Each visit home I stop by on my way out to get the...

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Woodfire Rockford 408 E State St, Rockford
Woodfire Rockford
Pizza • $$

Woodfire Rockford

408 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Margherita pizza was great, veggie pizza was not... the vegetables all seemed raw and not grilled or cooked. Will come here again to try done other pizzas due...

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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

I just tried this place for the first time yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was. We ordered carry-out ahead of time; I...

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GreenFire 6795 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford
GreenFire
American • $$

GreenFire

6795 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114

Nice dining option in Rockford. Our server was extremely helpful and friendly! Food was great! I had the filet which was delicious. Another person in our party...

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  • Superb226 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

The Machine Shed was AMAZING! We had Catfish and T-Bone steak, both were cooked to perfection. All the food was absolutely wonderful. Our waitress was awesome...

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Stone Eagle Tavern 6445 E State St, Rockford
Stone Eagle Tavern
American • $$

Stone Eagle Tavern

6445 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

From California, stopped by and were pleasantly surprised! Awesome service( thank you Cookie) . Mr V owner, greeted and treated us well! Delicious Prime rib,...

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  • Good244 Reviews4.2
Franchesco's Ristorante 7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford
Franchesco's Ristorante
Italian • $$

Franchesco's Ristorante

7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

We haven't been here in along time. We ordered mozzarella appetizer, it was good, but pricey. Loved the pizza, lots of cheese and toppings. They also give...

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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

This spot was as cozy as a cafe can be without the runny eggs. The service was very friendly an attentive. I have a young daughter, and they went out of their...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.6
Lucha Cantina 1641 N Alpine Rd, Rockford
Lucha Cantina
Mexican • $$

Lucha Cantina

1641 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

Vegetarian menu options in abundance making it difficult to make a decision on what to eat! Usually when I go out to eat there aren't many items to choose...

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Buddy's Burgers 6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford
Buddy's Burgers
Hamburger • $

Buddy's Burgers

6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114

Was spending time w/granddaughter and came across the hidden gem!!! We were going to have Asian food but luckily it was closed. Walked in looked at the great...

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

Tavern On Clark

755 Clark Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

Food and service was great. We were just passing through town and were pleasantly surprised. We both had the surf and turf. My wife had lobster and I had...

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Shogun 293 Executive Pkwy, Rockford
Shogun
Asian Fusion • $$

Shogun

293 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107

Great experience food was awesome but what makes it worth the money is the great service from our waitress and specially the chef, he gave us a great show and...

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Capri Restaurant & Pizza 313 E State St, Rockford
Capri Restaurant & Pizza
Pizza • $$

Capri Restaurant & Pizza

313 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

I live away from my hometown now and when I'm home I make sure to stop for pizza at a place where I have never failed to get a superb pizza."The very...

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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

My husband and I had a great meal in relaxed, friendly environment. Our server, Marcus, was awesome! We are looking forward to going back! They also do a great...

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  • Superb177 Reviews4.3
Johnny Pamcakes 3700 E State St, Rockford
Johnny Pamcakes
American • $

Johnny Pamcakes

3700 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

In Rockford and looking for breakfast or lunch? Do not stop any place other than here!! The portions are not only huge but delicious!! There is usually a few...

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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

Great food... if you are hungry, order your own lunch, better yet - split one, cause the portions are pretty big...if the portion was not big enough for you,...

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  • Good192 Reviews4.2
John's Restaurant & Pizzeria 2914 11th St, Rockford
John's Restaurant & Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

John's Restaurant & Pizzeria

2914 11th St, Rockford, IL 61109

Fantastic food!! The very best pizza and Italian beef, served by friendly, attentive staff. Prices were on par with the quality of the food and not...

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  • Superb132 Reviews4.5
Lung Fung Perryville 2209 S Perryville Rd, Rockford
Lung Fung Perryville
Chinese • $$

Lung Fung Perryville

2209 S Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

I read a lot of bad reviews on this place, however my experience was pleasant. I ordered for delivery, they said within the hour which was accurate. It arrived...

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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

Stopped on our way back from golfing at Deere Run and was not disappointed. Excellent food, service and value. Bread is outstanding. We posted pics but split...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.3
Mexico Clasico 3929 Broadway, Rockford
Mexico Clasico
Mexican • $$

Mexico Clasico

3929 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61108

I called in my order and it was ready when they it would be ?The food was GREAT, but the only reason they got ⭐⭐⭐⭐ is because they forgot to put my...

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

Abreo

515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

One of our favorite restaurants. We sat in the patio, which is delightful. Great service. All the small plates were unique and outstandingly delicious. Worth...

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Pho 815 7437 E State St, Rockford
Pho 815
Vietnamese • $$

Pho 815

7437 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Pho 815 has become my go to spot when I am in Rockford! What I like about Pho 815 that all their dishes are solid and delicious. Even my mom, who is a very...

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Smoke House Barbecue 432 Harrison Ave, Rockford
Smoke House Barbecue
Barbeque • $$

Smoke House Barbecue

432 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61104

I bought the shoboat with beans and coleslaw for my dad, he has a rare kidney disease and isn't eating very much. He said that is was delicious, he has...

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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

Tried this restaurant for the first time with my husband, and we are impressed. It's a cozy, quaint little cafe in downtown Rockford with plenty of...

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Eggsclusive Cafe 7105 Cherryvale N Blvd, Rockford
Eggsclusive Cafe
Brunch • $$

Eggsclusive Cafe

7105 Cherryvale N Blvd, Rockford, IL 61112

We had an amazing breakfast there over the weekend. We ordered the lemon blueberry pancakes, hash Benedict, those two were my favorites. We also ordered a meat...

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The Olympic Tavern 2327 N Main St, Rockford
The Olympic Tavern
Barbeque • $$

The Olympic Tavern

2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103

Tasty tasty food but a tad slight on the veggie helpings. I got 4 pieces of asparagus. And it was so good I wanted a bunch. Very friendly staff. Great...

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  • Good177 Reviews4.1

American Restaurants

American in Rockford
Mary's Market Cafe & Bakery 1659 N Alpine Rd, Rockford
Mary's Market Cafe & Bakery
American • $$

Mary's Market Cafe & Bakery

1659 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

If you miss your Mommas soup eat here. If you want the best quality and flavorful food in Rockford, eat here. If you love good bread, pasta salad, sandwiches,...

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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

I meet a good friend here to celebrate our July's Birthday. The service was great and the food was delicious. My friend had the ribeye and she said it was...

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Lydia's Cafe 1710 Rural St #3, Rockford
Lydia's Cafe
American • $

Lydia's Cafe

1710 Rural St #3, Rockford, IL 61107

Neighborhood favorite filled with amazing breakfast dishes. This is one of our go to breakfast stops. The pancake is gigantic and the many choices for sides...

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  • Superb118 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

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

Giordano's

333 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107

In response to being asked if i can share details. Food was great. Staff was nice. Food came out kinda slow, but not a big deal. May have been busy. Would...

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Baci's Kitchen- Cafe' and Pizzeria 2990 N Perryville Rd #1100, Rockford
Baci's Kitchen- Cafe' and Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Baci's Kitchen- Cafe' and Pizzeria

2990 N Perryville Rd #1100, Rockford, IL 61114

3 of us dined on the patio. My chicken caesar salad was very good ... and large! Couldn't finish it! The chicken was very good, nicely seasoned and...

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Salamone's North 2583 N Mulford Rd, Rockford
Salamone's North
Pizza • $$

Salamone's North

2583 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114

1. Great food 2. Love the hell out of Jackie (she's the best) I've only ever had a good experience here. Great place for date night. Make...

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  • Good126 Reviews4.1

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Rockford
Fuego Nuevo Grill 6876 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford
Fuego Nuevo Grill
Mexican • $$

Fuego Nuevo Grill

6876 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114

The food is really good I love this restaurant compare to other Mexican grills, also they have a great customer service. The margaritas are the best drinks I...

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  • Good128 Reviews3.8
Fiesta Cancun 631 Highgrove Pl, Rockford
Fiesta Cancun
Mexican • $

Fiesta Cancun

631 Highgrove Pl, Rockford, IL 61108

Amazing and fast service! The chips were warm and the salsa was really good! The food was amazing too. The restaurant was nice and clean and the decor was...

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La Chiquita 1108 S Main St, Rockford
La Chiquita
Mexican

La Chiquita

1108 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61101

This store has THE BEST steak tacos in the world!! I will DEFINITELY be returning! They have a SUPER HUGE variety of things in their hot deli! Mexican food,...

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Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Rockford
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

How does this place make the best Italian beef sandwiches around and then finish things off with the most delicious and moist chocolate cake I've ever...

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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

Good milkshakes! The Carmel salted milkshake was really good and the baked potatoes were good as well. The restaurant was clean and good looking too. The...

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Charleys Cheesesteaks 7038 Walton St, Rockford
Charleys Cheesesteaks
Fast Food • $

Charleys Cheesesteaks

7038 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108

Charlie's is the place to go when you want a good hot sandwich and fries and a good drink and they also have gift cards buy some and give the gift of good...

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  • Superb105 Reviews4.3

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Rockford
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

Today was my fourth visit. And most definitely not my last. I must say that this is my favorite restaurant in Rockford. Their food in my humble opinion is...

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Red Lobster 5827 E State St, Rockford
Red Lobster
Seafood • $$

Red Lobster

5827 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Great service. It couldn't of been better. Steak was over cooked but still delicious so i ate it like a big boy instead of wasting it. Lobster was amazing...

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J J Fish & Chicken 217 7th St, Rockford
J J Fish & Chicken
Seafood • $

J J Fish & Chicken

217 7th St, Rockford, IL 61104

I ordered the three piece fish and chicken combo with jumbo shrimp. The food was great, it came out hot, was seasoned well and the service was great. Angie,...

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

Chinmi

298 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

Chimni has always been accommodating to my family. My kids love sushi, so when we do go, we go here. The staff have always been friendly and kind. The...

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Omakase 223 E State St, Rockford
Omakase
Sushi Bar

Omakase

223 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Seating was quick, the waitress took our drink order and then Shortly after we got a chance to order, I ordered the seafood ramen and 2 pieces of sashimi fatty...

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I LUV SUSHI 7616 Walton St, Rockford
I LUV SUSHI
Sushi

I LUV SUSHI

7616 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108

Delicious sushi. All you can eat for only $36 and great service. My kids had a great time trying to use the chop sticks and trying different dishes...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.3

Burger Restaurants

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

Baker Street Burgers

1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

Any restaurant whose name pays homage not only to Sherlock Holmes but also to the biggest hit of sublime songwriter Gerry Rafferty deserves notice. The dark...

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Five Guys 611 Highgrove Pl, Rockford
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

611 Highgrove Pl, Rockford, IL 61108

One of the best burgers I've had! Great fries too! I like how they tell you where the potatoes are from for that day (on the white board near the cash...

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

15th & Chris

201 15th Ave, Rockford, IL 61104

Got the Lou E Slugger from their food truck. I've gotten a burger from the food truck before but it was awhile ago and I don't remember which one it...

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  • Superb108 Reviews4.5

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

Lovely café and the coffee is great. The portion sizes are very generous. I reccomend trying the rice balls, those are very good. Their assortment of treats...

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Gerry's Pizza 7403 Argus Dr, Rockford
Gerry's Pizza
Italian • $$

Gerry's Pizza

7403 Argus Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

Ordered a steak sandwich and a large pizza and cheese bread was blown away by the steak sandwich it look like a real steak in stead of threads steak beef like...

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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

Absolutely great experience here tonight with my family.The restaurant manager Peter did an amazing job welcoming us, and going through the drinks with us, and...

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  • Good177 Reviews3.7

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Rockford
JMK Nippon 2551 N Perryville Rd, Rockford
JMK Nippon
Japanese • $$

JMK Nippon

2551 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

The sushi is great, but if you have a party, or a get-together, or anything with three or more people, get the sukiyaki. It's AMAZING. They'll even...

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

Hachi Sushi & Hibachi & Poké

145 Sundae Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

The best sushi I've ever had. Love how bite sized the rolls are; they don't fall apart all over the place like other sushi places. So much flavor in...

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  • Good108 Reviews4.2
Spider Sushi Bar 4415 Harrison Ave, Rockford
Spider Sushi Bar
Japanese • $$

Spider Sushi Bar

4415 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61108

It was okay. When you order Nigri sushi they give you only one piece, which, traditionally, is considered bad luck. Also (I can't even believe I'm...

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Irish Rose Saloon 519 E State St, Rockford
Irish Rose Saloon
Bar & Grill • $$

Irish Rose Saloon

519 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

The food was delicious and even tho he was super understaffed due to call offs (which he mentioned when we walked in) he was still attentive and managed to...

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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

Service was very good, Best fish dinner I've had in awhile. and a lot of food. Highly recommend cheese curds and sweet potato waffle fries also....

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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

Good food and staff was super friendly. Orders were coming out slow, but that was only because they were understaffed st the time. All in all a great place to...

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The Latham Tap 2402 Latham St, Rockford
The Latham Tap
Sports Bar • $$

The Latham Tap

2402 Latham St, Rockford, IL 61103

Love the place but wish there was more constant kitchen hours. Thursday-monday night time bartenders are awesome an very easy to deal with. Hope the place keep...

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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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  • Good99 Reviews4.1
Hooters 6904 Argus Dr, Rockford
Hooters
Sports Bar • $$

Hooters

6904 Argus Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

I had been loosing faith in Hooters quality. I was thinking that Hooters, in general, was loosing ground/touch overall. However, this location, nailed it! My...

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  • Good132 Reviews3.8