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    Rockford, Il

    Are there any to die for places to eat in Rockford? I am staying there tomorrow night after going into Chicago for a musical. I've never really been to Rockford so any info will help.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Rockford is in a nose to nose battle with Joliet for the armpit of Illinois. Don't know of any restaurants, but I'm sure they have a Wendys.


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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Quote Originally Posted by fatkid1974 View Post
    Rockford is in a nose to nose battle with Joliet for the armpit of Illinois. Don't know of any restaurants, but I'm sure they have a Wendys.
    Thanks that helps out quite a bit.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallruss64 View Post
    Are there any to die for places to eat in Rockford? I am staying there tomorrow night after going into Chicago for a musical. I've never really been to Rockford so any info will help.
    Try Leno's on State Street. Good Italian food. Try their special salad.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    There's a Machine Shed, but that's about it as far as I remember.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Lino's or Five Forks Market. I wouldn't say either are really "to die for". If you want a "to die for" dinner, you'll eat before you leave Chicago.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Quote Originally Posted by fatkid1974 View Post
    Rockford is in a nose to nose battle with Joliet for the armpit of Illinois. Don't know of any restaurants, but I'm sure they have a Wendys.
    Yeaaaaah. My hometown. It really explains a lot about myself.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Beef-a-roo for fast food is good.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Quote Originally Posted by Neckbeard View Post
    Beef-a-roo for fast food is good.

    Well, I had a friend who grew up in Rockford recommend both Lino's and Beef-a-roo. He also mentioned Sam's Pizzeria on Charles St and Olympic Tavern.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Sam's is a good place.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Stockholm Inn for breakfast - 100% have to do it. Swedish pancakes, corned beef hash, it's all good.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Quote Originally Posted by fatkid1974 View Post
    Rockford is in a nose to nose battle with Joliet for the armpit of Illinois. Don't know of any restaurants, but I'm sure they have a Wendys.
    Boo! That is an ignorant statement. You could have at least chosen South Beloit or something.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    Ah Rockford... The armpit of Illinois?? C'mon. It's not great, but it's certainly not the armpit of Illinois. Forget about Peoria? What a dirty city. Besides, Rockford is just a bit smaller than Des Moines, so there are certainly things to do and places to eat.

    As others have said, Lino's is a great place to go... I'm friends with the family that owns it. The special salad, pizza, and italian beef are the stuff to get there.

    JMK Nippon's is a great hibachi grill place.. a bit higher scale than most. Shogun is a less expensive alternative that's also very good.

    Franchesco's Ristorante is another locally owned place that has good food.. and a VERY nice looking restaurant. $13-14 a plate there. It's at the corner of Perryville Road and Spring Creek Road.
    And while we're on Italian Food... wouldn't be right of me if I didn't mention Sal's Ristorante in downtown Cherry Valley, my hometown. (southeast side of Rockford)

    I haven't been there, but if you like German food, there's a little place called Der Rathskeller (Der Rathskeller). I've heard good things from friends who went there a lot.

    For a expensive seafood place, there's Cliffbreakers. Haven't ever been there, but I've heard good things. Again... expensive.

    I'll leave it to those for now, but if you have any other questions, feel free to shoot me a PM or something.



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    For the record, either decatur or east st louis is the armpit of illinois. Jacksonville is honorable mention



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    Re: Rockford, Il

    the texas roadhouse is always a good place for a meal, rockford itself is a decent town their are far worse places in illinois and iowa



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