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Where to Eat in Rockford, Illinois

The Rockford IL area is a famous industrial city with strong historical roots and significant architecture. It has emerged as a must-visit city with a booming food scene. It has everything from fine dining restaurants to local cuisine to takeout and delivery. Rockland has a mix of cuisine ranging from Italian to Scandinavian. Rockland is known to have deep Scandinavian roots, which can be experienced through its food scene. Rockford’s restaurants can satisfy your appetite with tasty options and local flare.  

There are a number of local and fine dining restaurants that you won’t want to miss. We’ve provided a list of some of our favorites! 

Top 10 Local Restaurants 

  • Beef-A-Roo
  • 15th & Chris
  • Behr Den
  • Buddy’s Burgers
  • The Norweigan 
  • Potato Shak
  • Tavern on Clark 
  • Vintage @ 501
  • Stockholm Inn
  • Social Urban Bar and Restaurant 

The Best Fine Dining Restaurants 

  • Franchesco’s Ristorante
  • Abreo Restaurant
  • Josef Steakhouse 
  • Capital House
  • Greenfire Restaurant 
  • Hoffman House 

The Best Fast Food

  • Mr. C’s Family Restaurant
  • Panino’s Italian 
  • Thrive Cafe
  • Uncle Nick’s 
  • Zammuto’s 

The Best Desserts

  • Banan Cherry
  • Bottumms Sweets
  • By the Dozen Bakery
  • Dairy Depot
  • Dari Fair 
  • Halo Cupcake
  • La Michoacana