Although Onyx Bar and Grill's live entertainment rotates among comedy, music, and karaoke, one source of amusement remains constant: sports. Flat-screen TVs throughout the spacious bar showcase the day's biggest games, which patrons can enjoy over wine, spirits, or 12 draft beers. Besides sports, those libations complement feasts that put a creative spin on bar-food classics. Alongside crowning burgers with Mexican-inspired fixings like jalape?os and chipotle aioli, cooks toss wings in 12 different sauces, including honey bourbon and mango habanero. The culinary team takes a more traditional, upscale approach to main entrees with dishes like hand-carved tuna seared medium rare and paired with lemon-dill sauce.
Open since 1998, Hawk's View Restaurant serves classic diner fare in a space that underwent major renovations in 2006, adding a lounge and 350-seat banquet area. The brightly lit dining room offers a mix of booth and table seating for guests to feast on a Black Russian deluxe sandwich—which piles corned beef and roast beef onto dark rye bread—that a Rockford Register Star dining columnist called both “tender and tasty.” With a variety of sandwiches, homestyle dinners, and egg dishes, the eight-page menu appeals to picky eaters as well as those looking to streamline the dining process by cramming breakfast, lunch, and dinner into a single meal.
At Tom & Jerry?s three locations, which offer takeout, drive-thru, and delivery in addition to dining in, the extensive menu options are constantly competing for your attention. The self-proclaimed ?king of the gyros? specializes in plenty of other Greek options, too, including spinach pies and steak fajitas piled into pitas. The eatery also offers a variety of American favorites, from burgers crowned with mushrooms and swiss cheese to Chicago-style beef dogs smothered in chili and cheese.