Highest-rated restaurants in Rockford, according to Tripadvisor

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated restaurants in Rockford, according to Tripadvisor

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

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Rockford using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. The Olympic Tavern

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (155 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-4043
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#29. Dos Reales Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (88 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5855 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2427
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#28. Octane RKFD

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 124 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61101-1102
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#27. Sahara Palace Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2428
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#26. Mexico Clasico

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (93 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3929 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61108
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#25. Alchemy

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 610 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-5202
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#24. Gerry's Pizza

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7403 Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
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#23. The Norwegian

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1402 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103
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#22. JMK Nippon

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (279 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2551 N Perryville Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
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#21. Lucha Cantina

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1641 N Alpine Rd Suite 212, Rockford, IL 61107
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#20. Shogun Japanese

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (157 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 293 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107-5337
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#19. Fresco at The Gardens

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-1035
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#18. Texas Roadhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (160 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7240 Walton St, Rockford, IL 61108-2607
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#17. Giordano's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (133 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 333 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107-5227
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#16. Hoffman House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (213 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7550 E State St Attached to The Holiday Inn, Rockford, IL 61108-2716
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#15. Woodfire Brick Oven Pizza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 408 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1015
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#14. Johnny Pamcakes

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $
- Address: 3700 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-1918
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#13. Marc's Fusion Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (116 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4133 Charles St, Rockford, IL 61108-6209
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#12. Capri

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (122 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 313 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1012
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#11. Abreo Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
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#10. The Machine Shed Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (591 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7475 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2678
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#9. Prairie Street Brewing Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, German
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 200 Prairie St, Rockford, IL 61107-3987
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#8. Social Urban Bar and Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (164 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 509 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104-1016
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#7. The Stone Eagle Tavern

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (582 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6445 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2541
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#6. Thunder Bay Grille

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (480 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7652 Potawatomi Trl Near the Intersection of Potawatomi Trl and North Bell School Road/Argus Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-5265
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#5. GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (465 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6731 Pavlock Rd., Rockford, IL 61114-4429
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#4. Tavern on Clark

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (444 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 755 Clark Drive, Rockford, IL 61107-6627
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#3. Stockholm Inn

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (563 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Swedish
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2420 Charles St, Rockford, IL 61108-1602
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#2. Franchesco's Ristorante

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (494 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-6826
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#1. Lino's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (656 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Pizza
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2424
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