Highest-rated cheap eats in Rockford, according to Tripadvisor

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July 22, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Rockford, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Rockford that are listed as "cheap eats" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#26. Itzza Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza
- Address: 3863 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-8080
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#25. Tom and Jerry's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 5446 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2380
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#24. Oasis micro-pub

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Pub
- Address: 901 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1023
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#23. Noodles & Company

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Asian
- Address: 6430 E. State St. Ste 102, Rockford, IL 61108
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#22. Meg's Daily Grind

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 1141 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-3613
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#21. Pita Pit

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mediterranean
- Address: 275 Deane Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
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#20. Culver's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 6727 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114-4427
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#19. Uncle Nick's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 918 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1007
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#18. Culver's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 236 N Phelps Ave, Rockford, IL 61108-2433
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#17. Denny's

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 7375 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
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#16. Hachi Sushi & Hibachi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Japanese
- Address: 145 Sundae Dr, Rockford, IL 61107-8200
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#15. UNCLE Nick's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 214 N 5th St, Rockford, IL 61107-4023
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#14. Command Post Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: not available
- Address: 1004 Samuelson Rd, Rockford, IL 61109-3640
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#13. Buddy's Burgers

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Address: 6551 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114-4962
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#12. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Address: 751 S Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61108
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#11. Dairy Depot

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Address: 5413 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5010
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#10. Meg's Daily Grind

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Address: 3885 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-8080
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#9. Hai Quynh

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 324 7th St, Rockford, IL 61104-1211
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#8. Wired Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Cafe
- Address: 414 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1051
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#7. Potato Shak

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 5529 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5048
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#6. Steak 'n Shake

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (120 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 7561 E State Street, Rockford, IL 61108
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#5. chick-fil-a

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 403 N Perryville Rd # 473, Rockford, IL 61107-6201
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#4. Beef-A-Roo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 6593 Lexus Dr, Rockford, IL 61108-3015
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#3. 15th and Chris

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Address: 201 15th Ave, Rockford, IL 61104-5156
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#2. Beefaroo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 3401 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61109-2604
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#1. Johnny Pamcakes

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (116 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 3700 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-1918
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