Food & Drink in Rockford

Select Local Merchants

Property Location
With a stay at Best Western Clock Tower Resort in Rockford, you'll be connected to the convention center and close to Magic Waters Water Park and CherryVale Mall. This family-friendly resort is within the region of Anderson Japanese Gardens and Jefferson Street Bridge.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 247 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a water park (surcharge), an indoor pool, and a lazy river. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Rockford? This resort has 10080 square feet (907 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. RV/bus/truck parking is available onsite.

7801 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US

Hibachi Buffet settles arguments over sushi or lo mein before they begin, thanks to its plentiful Japanese and Chinese selections. Specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and hibachi-style dinners satisfy cravings for Japanese meals, and the equally extensive Chinese menu tempts appetites with egg drop soup or orange chicken.

5494 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US

Behind Sahara Palace Restaurant?s modest storefront, the interior is bustling with an edible m?lange 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.

5621 Wansford Way
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

Contained entirely inside a 60,000-square-foot arena, CoCo Key Water Resort keeps its air temperature at a constant 84 degrees to complement its tropical-themed attractions. A trio of four-story waterslides dares bare feet forward, before the calm waters of the winding Coconut Grove Adventure River calmly buoy them. Parrot's Perch interactive play island and Coral Reef Cavern activity pool reel in splashers with an interactive hanging net and a tipping bucket, eschewing less popular activities, such as maritime trade negotiations. Guests can also pursue ample on-land activities in an indoor-outdoor spa or navigate 10,000 square feet of prize games at the Key Quest Arcade. In an effort to lessen energy consumption, visitors must bring their own towels, though staffers organize and provide supplies for children's birthday parties.

7801 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US