Food & Drink in Rockford

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You'll never wonder who your server is at Ojeda's Steak House & Bar; they're all sporting bright red ties and friendly smiles. And though the restaurant is dark and intimate, with half-moon booths padded in quilted leather and dark wood paneling throughout, the food's got a hearty personality. Lamb chops and pork chops come crusted in poppyseed and pretzels, while hearty steaks earn flavor from garlic butter and herbs.

6030 11th Street
Rockford,
IL
US

Behind Sahara Palace Restaurant’s modest storefront, the interior is bustling with an edible mélange of flavors and colors, from creamy hummus to tender, slow-roasted beef shawarma. Crisp falafel balls pile into pitas or onto a veggie platter alongside baba ghanouj, hummus, and Arabic salad, while charcoal-grilled cubes of lamb mingle with salad and rice.

5890 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US

Family-owned Minero's Pizzeria doesn't just serve standard Italian-style pies. It also has selection of nearly a dozen specialty pizzas, along with a roster of appetizers, salads, Italian Beef, and more. Minero's is perhaps best known for their signature 24-inch pizza—a formidable creation called the Hurricane.

3825 E State St.
Rockford,
IL
US

Property Location
Located in Rockford, Lexington Hotel Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort is close to Anderson Japanese Gardens and Burpee Museum of Natural History. This hotel is within the vicinity of Coronado Theatre and Jefferson Street Bridge.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 105 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and separate sitting areas, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a fitness facility, and bicycles to rent. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.

700 W Riverside Blvd
Rockford,
IL
US

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

2137 S Perryville Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

A row of personalized pewter mugs hangs above the lively neighborhood joint Cappy's bar—one for each of the regulars who have joined the bar's Left Handed Club, which encourages its members to only drink with their left hand as they toast to the establishment's hearty American and Italian pub fare. Salmon Creek wine, draft beer, and chocolate martinis top the tables in cushy booths, illuminated by the glow of the numerous flat-screen televisions that checker the bright yellow-striped walls. The bar's interior designer eschewed oil paintings of centaurs, choosing instead to decorate the walls with a stuffed deer head and full-size motorcycle.

The pub offers an ever-metamorphosing list of specials throughout the week, including unlimited ribs on Thursday nights and bottomless fish fries on Friday. On Sunday, a bloody mary bar allows guests to customize their own brunch cocktails with sauces, olives, meats, and vegetables.

809 Cannel Puri Dr
Winnebago,
IL
US