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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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  • Superb329 Reviews4.9
Panera Bread 609 S Perryville Rd, Rockford
Panera Bread
Sandwich Shop • $$

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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  • Superb398 Reviews4.4
Sahara Palace 5890 E State St, Rockford
Sahara Palace
Mediterranean • $$

Sahara Palace

5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Best mediterranean food in America! This food is made with love and dedication! Also, the team is so kind and they provide excellent service. Definitely coming...

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  • Superb182 Reviews4.8
Lino's 5611 E State St, Rockford
Lino's
Pizza • $$

Lino's

5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Lino's hands down is the best Italian restaurant in Rockford. I've been eating here since I was too young to remember. The consistency is ridiculous....

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  • Superb246 Reviews4.6
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

Great food!! Ingredients so fresh and tasty! I have tried several menu items and they were all delicious!! Staff very friendly and helpful. Carry out is...

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  • Superb184 Reviews4.7
GreenFire 6795 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford
GreenFire
American • $$

GreenFire

6795 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114

I don't give many 5 star ratings so you know I liked this place Just moved here, drove past and decided we wanted pizza. Staff was very nice, polite,...

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  • Superb291 Reviews4.3
Abreo 515 E State St, Rockford
Abreo
Tapas Bar • $$$

Abreo

515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

My wife and I shared two small plates (asian stir fry and the scallops) and a large plate (beef tenderloin). To keep my review short and sweet, the kitchen and...

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  • Superb155 Reviews4.7
Woodfire Rockford 408 E State St, Rockford
Woodfire Rockford
Pizza • $$

Woodfire Rockford

408 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Went here for a special dinner with three generations of my family. Couldn't have picked a classier or more exquisitely tasty option. They've earned...

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  • Superb178 Reviews4.6
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 food was bountiful and delicious! Our server, Alyson, was timely, engaging, and very personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. Next...

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  • Good273 Reviews4.2
Stone Eagle Tavern 6445 E State St, Rockford
Stone Eagle Tavern
American • $$

Stone Eagle Tavern

6445 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

This review should have been sent last week when my wife and I visited this establishment. We knew of Stone Eagle from their location in Hoffman Estates and it...

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  • Good272 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 celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The hostess could not find us a booth. Owner / Manager Benny came to our table immediately after being seated,...

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  • Superb208 Reviews4.4
Shogun 293 Executive Pkwy, Rockford
Shogun
Asian Fusion • $$

Shogun

293 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107

I am a very!! Critical sushi and Asian fusion lover, and this place is by far the best place I've had in a while. I don't live around here but I work...

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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

Omg, LOVE this restaurant. Wonderful food, great ambiance and Songul, our waitress, was so friendly. She was a joy and made our visit top notch. They have a...

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  • Superb201 Reviews4.4
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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  • Superb200 Reviews4.4
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

It was a lovely place, we ate outside. Only “complaint” was the patio furniture was a bit uncomfortable and our waitress seemed to just want to get away...

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  • Superb224 Reviews4.3
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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  • Superb147 Reviews4.6
Buddy's Burgers 6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford
Buddy's Burgers
Hamburger • $

Buddy's Burgers

6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114

Burgers are excellent but stay away from the fries. They were hard and black like being in the oven too long a waffle gries were rubbbery. We did not eat...

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  • Superb201 Reviews4.6
Johnny Pamcakes 3700 E State St, Rockford
Johnny Pamcakes
American • $

Johnny Pamcakes

3700 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Great place to sit down and eat with your family or a great nostalgic date with your significant other. Very busy and it sounds just like the movies when you...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.6
Capri Restaurant & Pizza 313 E State St, Rockford
Capri Restaurant & Pizza
Pizza • $$

Capri Restaurant & Pizza

313 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

I have been coming here for nearly 40 years. I now live in New York and I still come back every time I am in town.Its one of the few places that when you walk...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
John's Restaurant & Pizzeria 2914 11th St, Rockford
John's Restaurant & Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

John's Restaurant & Pizzeria

2914 11th St, Rockford, IL 61109

Some of the best pizza and pasta in Rockford. Drinks are pretty reasonably priced and staff is always friendly. It's a family restaurant and maintains...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.5
Tavern On Clark 755 Clark Dr, Rockford
Tavern On Clark
American • $$

Tavern On Clark

755 Clark Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

Had an absolutely delicious steak dinner here! The steak was so tender and so delicious you just wanted to eat it slowly so you could remember every bite!...

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  • Good213 Reviews4.2
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

Best oysters I've had in a long time, crab cakes where phenomenal, everything was delicious. Staff was attentive and friendly. Owner Lola is a wonderful...

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  • Superb176 Reviews4.3
Smoke House Barbecue 432 Harrison Ave, Rockford
Smoke House Barbecue
Barbeque • $$

Smoke House Barbecue

432 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61104

Simply the best barbecue for miles around. Classic vibe, home-cooked deliciousness, and good quantity for the money too! I ordered the pork shoulder and got a...

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  • Superb135 Reviews4.5
Hai Quynh Restaurant 324 7th St, Rockford
Hai Quynh Restaurant
Vietnamese • $$

Hai Quynh Restaurant

324 7th St, Rockford, IL 61104

I had a delicious order of lemongrass tofu; pleasantly spicy lemongrass sauce with veggies and fried tofu. The peach tea with boba and rainbow jelly was a...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.6
Mexico Clasico 3929 Broadway, Rockford
Mexico Clasico
Mexican • $$

Mexico Clasico

3929 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61108

This place is great. The service here was the best I've ever had at any restaurant hands down. I ordered guacamole and they came to the table and made it...

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  • Good183 Reviews4.2
Pho 815 7437 E State St, Rockford
Pho 815
Vietnamese • $$

Pho 815

7437 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108

Super authentic tastes just like im in Vietnam again. Staff is always really nice and attentive. Inside also has a really nice design and enjoy everything...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.3
Lydia's Cafe 1710 Rural St #3, Rockford
Lydia's Cafe
American • $

Lydia's Cafe

1710 Rural St #3, Rockford, IL 61107

Place is your classic everyday American breakfast place. Food quality is not too impressive although the size of the pancake was (as big as the plate)I’d say...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.7
The Olympic Tavern 2327 N Main St, Rockford
The Olympic Tavern
Barbeque • $$

The Olympic Tavern

2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103

I have had great food at the Olympic. Their steaks are great, and the fresh green beans are more than delightful. I would go back just for their vegetables....

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  • Good200 Reviews4.1
JMK Nippon 2551 N Perryville Rd, Rockford
JMK Nippon
Japanese • $$

JMK Nippon

2551 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

The fact that this is not a 5-star-reviewed restaurant makes me question my faith in Yelp reviews. It's a gem and Rockford is lucky to have it. Affordably...

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  • Good200 Reviews4.1
Sisters Thai Cafe 514 E State St, Rockford
Sisters Thai Cafe
Thai • $$

Sisters Thai Cafe

514 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Heard about this from a friend. We went and had a wonderful dinner. We had Penang, yellow curry, pad Thai, and orange chicken, the appetizer sampler. The...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.3

American Restaurants

American in Rockford
Octane RKFD 124 N Main St, Rockford
Octane RKFD
American • $$

Octane RKFD

124 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61101

Good food, waitress was very sincere & nice, but the food did take awhile to get to us & it didn't seem busy at all. But the food was delicious...

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  • Superb133 Reviews4.4
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

This place is great! They have the best prime rib in town and the best salad bar with the best homemade soup in Rockford. Unfortunately for me it is waaaay...

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  • Good165 Reviews4.2
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

Mary's Market is simply delicious...from the soups and sandwiches and salads to the coffee and smoothies and alcohol (on Friday nites). Great gathering...

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  • Good164 Reviews4.2

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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  • Superb180 Reviews4.4
Salamone's North 2583 N Mulford Rd, Rockford
Salamone's North
Pizza • $$

Salamone's North

2583 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61114

Salamome's is so good and very affordable too. I highly recommend their pizza. Last night I tried their Italian beef bowl for the first time and it was...

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  • Good139 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

Great place , fabulous pizza and staff. We were in town for the Puri Labor Cup tournament. Geno and his staff provided a great space to host our soccer team....

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  • Good183 Reviews3.8

Mexican Restaurants

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

Burrito Bravo

4206 Charles St, Rockford, IL 61108

Very good service and everything is made to order; food is very tasty. I have always had good experience with service.Along with tacos, burritos, nachos, and...

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  • Superb126 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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  • Good145 Reviews3.9
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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  • Good140 Reviews4.2

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

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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  • Good231 Reviews4
Beef-A-Roo 6593 Lexus Dr, Rockford
Beef-A-Roo
Fast Food • $

Beef-A-Roo

6593 Lexus Dr, Rockford, IL 61108

My wife and I stopped for lunch. By the looks of the parking lot, we thought it would be pretty busy, but it was totally fine. We were able to order promptly...

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  • Good160 Reviews4.2
Charleys Cheesesteaks 7038 Walton St, Rockford
Charleys Cheesesteaks
Fast Food • $

Charleys Cheesesteaks

7038 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108

Food was excellent, service too. Only downsides were Air Conditioning seemed to be broke or non-existent (was hot inside) and poor location (too far a drive...

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  • Good115 Reviews4.2
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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  • Good131 Reviews3.6
Omakase 223 E State St, Rockford
Omakase
Sushi Bar

Omakase

223 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104

Never had sushi before, so I guess this was a good place to try it out. I ordered the steak Ramen and yellowtail rolls. Everything was presented beautifully...

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  • Good151 Reviews3.8
I LUV SUSHI 7616 Walton St, Rockford
I LUV SUSHI
Sushi

I LUV SUSHI

7616 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108

If you like sushi or Asian Cuisine I Luv Sushi is for you. The atmosphere is a mix of modern industrial mixed with traditional Japanese, it was very clean and...

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  • Good82 Reviews4.2

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

Burgers are fantastic, you can get them in single or double patty, drinks are great with a good variety, staff is friendly. Dining inside or outside, and...

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  • Good176 Reviews4.2
Five Guys 611 Highgrove Pl, Rockford
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

611 Highgrove Pl, Rockford, IL 61108

It's been years since I've been to Five Guys. So happy to finally return. The smash style burgers are cooked to perfection with crispy edges. ...

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  • Good141 Reviews4.1
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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  • Superb116 Reviews4.4

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Rockford
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

The pizza is very good. I do like my crust a little bit crispier, and sauce just a tad bit thicker. The.chicken tenders are.a nice size, and real chicken...

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  • Good174 Reviews4.2
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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  • Superb125 Reviews4.4
Gerry's Pizza 7403 Argus Dr, Rockford
Gerry's Pizza
Italian • $$

Gerry's Pizza

7403 Argus Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

The grilled salmon was absolutely delicious, cooked perfectly, juicy and tender with fantastic flavor. Other food I’ve tried: Lemon pepper cod, burgers,...

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  • Good160 Reviews4.1

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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  • Good112 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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  • Good138 Reviews3.9
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

We stumbled upon this absolute gem of an Irish pub after encountering overwhelming lines for riverfront dining. The Irish Rose should have overwhelming lines...

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  • Good148 Reviews4
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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  • Good110 Reviews3.8
RBI's Bar & Grill 3870 N Perryville Rd, Rockford
RBI's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

RBI's Bar & Grill

3870 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61114

My niece and I ate outside in the tent because it was such a beautiful day. She had street tacos and I had the chicken quesadillas. It was so much she took the...

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  • Average177 Reviews3.2
The Latham Tap 2402 Latham St, Rockford
The Latham Tap
Sports Bar • $$

The Latham Tap

2402 Latham St, Rockford, IL 61103

Great neighborhood bar that you can’t find any where else! Awesome food - atmosphere depends on the bartender - days are great !! Nights - watch for Kat -...

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  • Superb74 Reviews4.5
Hooters 6904 Argus Dr, Rockford
Hooters
Sports Bar • $$

Hooters

6904 Argus Dr, Rockford, IL 61107

Stopped at Hooters after a day at the fair. Our server, Sarah, was amazing! Sarah was very attentive and ensured that we were enjoying our visit. It was busy...

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  • Good143 Reviews3.9
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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  • Good106 Reviews4.1