Restaurants in Rockford

45% Off at Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Northeast

$20 $11

(11)

Seafood specialties such as octopus in spicy sauce and whole red snapper complement classic tacos, enchiladas, and drinks

Half Off American Food at Shooter's Bar & Grill

Rockford

$40 $20

Restaurant within a bowling alley flips hamburgers, dips wings in sauce, and bakes large pizzas

Half Off Billiards and Drinks

Signal Hill

$10 $5

Players wash down Pepsi products during one- or two-hour sessions of billiards at a café with 17 tables

50% Off Pub Food at Mr. J's Bar and Grill

Loves Park

$20 $10

Build-your-own burgers with blue or american cheese; delicate lake perch with soup or salad; hawaiian pizza with pineapple and jalapeño

$11 for Mexican Food at Quinta Carmina Mexican Restaurant and Cuisine

Belvidere

$20 $11

(6)

Handmade Mexican ceramics and glassware surround guests as they dine on carnitas tortas, steak fajitas, fried sea bass, and stews

Up to 50% Off Barbecue at Crystal Lake Rib House

Crystal Lake Rib House

$30 $15

Baby back ribs, chargrilled burgers, and chili served at restaurant praised by the Chicago Sun-Times

47% Off Italian Food at Cucina Bella in Algonquin

Algonquin

$30 $16

(55)

2010 Best of the Fox winner layers homemade lasagna, drizzles beef medallions in gorgonzola cream & stirs handcrafted sauces in open kitchen

Up to Half Off American Food at Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

McHenry

$20 $10

(29)

Sports lounge serves burgers, pizzas, pastas, steak, fish, & more while 36 TVs air sports; champagne included in Sunday brunch

Up to 50% Off Chicago-Style at Grill Fare at Beef Villa

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

(30)

Classic "hot and fast" fare such as Italian beef sandwiches, broasted chicken, and Italian sausage

Half Off at Little Panda Chinese Restaurant

Elgin

$20 $10

Authentic, fresh Chinese entrees such as orange chicken—crunchy pieces of chicken tossed in orange sauce with orange slices & broccoli

50% Off Pub Food at Elgin Public House

Downtown Elgin

$30 $15

(117)

Pub cuisine such as hand-cut steaks, bison burgers with duck bacon, and stuffed pork chops

Up to 54% Off Brunch and Bloody Marys

Richmond

$37.90 $18

(28)

Martini lounge with a 1940s elegance serves breakfast and lunch fare accompanied by bloody marys

Up to 50% Off at Old Towne Pub and Eatery

St. Charles

$20 $11

Selection of burgers, sandwiches, and dinner plates, including barbecue ribs and butterfly shrimp; sports-pub setting

45% Off at Macarena Tapas

St. Charles

$20 $11

(103)

Traditional hot and cold tapas such as marinated olives, Spanish potato and onion omelets, garlic shrimp, and beef-tenderloin skewers

50% Off at Spotted Fox Ale House

Saint Charles

$30 $15

(48)

Thirty draft beers from local and national craft brewers wash down tilapia tacos, bacon burgers, pasta, and sandwiches

Half Off Nepalese and Indian Food at Taste of Himalayas

St. Charles

$20 $10

Former cruise-ship chef preps traditional Indian dishes as well as Nepalese specialties such as spiced goat meat

Half Off Sushi and Stir-Fry at Wok 'n Fire

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(135)

Japanese, Thai, and Chinese specialties include grilled mango mahi-mahi, teriyaki chicken, and spicy Hong Kong scallops

IHOP – 50% Off Breakfast and Diner Food

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

50% Off at Corleone Sicilian Restaurant

Lake Geneva

$30 $15

(75)

Mussels steamed in a white-wine and lemon sauce, fresh fettuccine tossed in a creamy garlic sauce with broccoli, and classic veal piccata

45% Off Sushi and Contemporary Grill Cuisine at Swordfish

Batavia

$40 $22

(125)

Special-ordered fresh fish used in artfully presented seafood entrees, sashimi, and sushi rolls, served in room illuminated by fireplace

Up to 53% Off Italian Food at Aliano's Ristorante

Batavia

$15 $7

(107)

Housemade veal, chicken, and seafood dishes evoke the flavors of Italy; New York– and Chicago-style pizzas nod to American traditions

Up to 63% Off Coffee- or Espresso-Making Class

South Barrington

$100 $45

Café teaches coffee drinkers how to make a perfect cup of joe at home or how to brew espresso during coffee classes

Up to 54% Off Pizza and Salads at Nicodino's Pizza Co. & Café

Bartlett

$25.85 $12

(42)

Start meals with a balsamic-tossed salad, followed by cheese pizzas

Up to 54% Off American Food at Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

$20 $10

(7)

Nachos piled with beans, melted cheese, and homemade chili precede half-pound burgers, seven kinds of sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas

Up to 51% Off Mexican Meal at La Alianza Restaurant

West Chicago

$39.98 $20

(6)

Fruity sangria or tangy margaritas complement entrees such as cheese-smothered enchiladas, crispy chimichangas, and massive burritos

Up to 50% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Olde North Pancake House

West Chicago

$15 $7.50

Cozy, family-friendly restaurant serves up 13 varieties of pancakes, along with waffles, sandwiches, and comfort-food entrees

45% Off Hibachi Food and Sushi at Domo 77 and Japan 77

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(221)

Seasoned chefs sear steak, chicken, and seafood on a hibachi-style grill, served alongside classic and specialty sushi rolls

Up to 50% Off at Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar

Aurora

$15 $8

Chefs craft specialty rolls from fresh seafood and send them over to tables on a conveyor belt

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at La Quinta De Los Reyes

Downtown Aurora

$20 $10

(73)

Traditional Mexican restaurant in the heart of Aurora featuring tropical margaritas, table-side guacamole, mariachi music, and a nightclub

50% Off Mexican Food at Taco Grill & Salsa Bar

Downtown Aurora

$15 $7.50

Tostadas, nachos, burritos, and tacos topped with house-made salsas

50% Off at Ti Amo Cafe Italiano

Hoffman Estates

$30 $15

(34)

Upscale Italian cuisine served on white tablecloths at eatery with weekly live music performances

45% Off Thai Dinner Cuisine at Jaded Thai

Hoffman Estates

$20 $11

(76)

Savory and spicy curries; chicken in housemade peanut sauce; pad thai and spicy hot crazy noodles

Up to 50% Off at iChef Chinese Cuisine

Hoffman Estates

$30 $16

Americanized cuisine like orange chicken and sweet-and-sour pork and traditional Chinese dishes like chicken in sichuan sauce and fish soup

Up to 50% Off Dim Sum and Chinese

Hoffman Estates

$10 $5

(86)

Nab bites off the house-specialty dim sum cart or dig into traditional Chinese dishes

50% Off German Cuisine at Bavaria Hof Restaurant

Schaumburg

$30 $15

(41)

Hearty servings of authentic German food such as home cooked sauerbraten, spaetzle, strudel and more; full German gluten free menu available

47% Off Barbecue at Hickory River Smokehouse

Schaumburg

$15 $8

(15)

Diners chow down on juicy Texas-style barbecue smoked with hickory wood for hours

Half Off Dinner at Greek Village-Mediterranean Cusisine

Schaumburg

$30 $15

(110)

White stucco walls and ample greenery evoke Grecian village streets as chefs broil lamb & ignite imported saganaki; vegan options available

Half Off at Casa Santiago Mexican Restaurant

Yorkville

$30 $15

(9)

Burritos, chimichangas, and enchiladas filled with steak or pork and topped with guacamole

Up to 47% Off Italian Dinner at RoccoVino's Carol Stream

Carol Stream

$30 $15

(26)

Italian cuisine such as rigatoni vodka, stuffed eggplant, seafood risotto, and signature pizzas

47% Off Mexican Food at El Torero Restaurant & Bar

Palatine

$30 $16

(42)

Neighborhood bistro open for nearly 40 years crafts authentic Mexican enchiladas with mole sauce, steaks, and seafood dishes.

48% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Palatine

$40 $21

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill

Palatine

$20 $11

Chicken shawarma and grilled shish kebabs pair with hummus and baba ghanouj

Up to 45% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

(66)

Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

$24 Off at Asian Tokyo

Rolling Meadows

$25 $13

(17)

Guests enjoy a menu of Chinese and Japanese classics including kung pao chicken and sushi, while dining in the glow of red hanging lanterns

$15 Off American Fare and Seafood at Bourbon Street Grille

Monona

$30 $15

Louisiana flavors come to Wisconsin with menu of po boys, etouffee, jambalaya, and other seafood platters

50% Off Buffet at Mabuhay Philippine Cuisine

Bay Creek

$24 $13.25

(16)

Full buffet of Filipino-style cuisine, like egg rolls, various fried fish, and barbecue on sticks

45% Off at The Side Door Grill and Tap

State-Langdon

$20 $11

(6)

Chefs use local ingredients to create a menu of pub food such as burgers, sandwiches, and flatbread pizzas paired with craft beers

48% Off Neapolitan Cuisine at Naples 15

Old Market Place

$40 $21

(16)

Chef from Naples, Italy, offers cuisine such as fresh scallops, shrimp, and mussels over linguine and ziti with a three-meat ragu sauce

Up to 50% Off at La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

(24)

Homestyle Italian food such as chicken alfredo and margherita pizzas, asiago-stuffed gnocchi, homemade lasagna, and capicola sandwiches

45% Off at Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

Design your own calzone or macaroni dish or pick a signature option such as lobster mac; gluten-free options available

Half Off at Stella's Pizza and Pub

Wheaton

$20 $10

Situated inside Fox Bowl, the restaurant serves thin-crust pizza, giardiniera-topped italian beef, and other pub-style eats

Up to 48% Off at Evviva Pizzeria & Cafe

Wheaton

$20 $11

(9)

Traditional Chicago-style pizza, chicken vesuvio with white wine sauce, and homemade gelato; gluten free options available

Up to 53% Off American Food at The Bank Restaurant

Wheaton

$15 $7

(203)

Ingredients sourced from within 150 miles of Wheaton combine to make slow-cooked pot roasts and steaks for sustainable dining

47% Off Barbecue at Hickory River Smokehouse

Glendale Heights

$15 $8

(78)

Diners chow down on juicy Texas-style barbecue smoked with hickory wood for hours

40% Off Hot Dogs at Slott's Hots

Libertyville

$10 $6

(22)

Classic hot-dog joint food, including hot dogs, polishes, burgers, italian beef, and gyros, pair with creamy shakes and cheese fries

Up to 50% Off Irish-Style Pub Food at Downing's

Libertyville

$20 $11

Enjoy Irish-style pub food and a variety of beer and spirits in a lively setting with five flat-screen TVs and weekly musical performances

50% Off Sushi at Wildfish

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

(29)

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

Up to 43% Off Japanese-Style-Burger Meals at Gabutto Burger

Arlington Heights

$31.40 $17.99

(80)

Japanese-style burgers include the Crabby Burger, a whole soft shell crab on a bun, and the Shrimp Burger, stuffed with tiger shrimp

38% Off at Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

Up to 50% Off at Harrys' Of Arlington

Arlington Heights

$32 $17

(60)

Hearty, sirloin-patty burgers are paired with brews; menu includes wings, create-your-own macaroni and cheese, and fish tacos

43% Off at Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

$25 $14.25

(26)

Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

Up to 56% Off at La Roca Tapas

Arlington Heights

$45 $20

(36)

Hot and cold shareable small plates, such as manchego cheese, and chicken croquettes, as well as entrees of paella and pork loin

$29 Off Indian Food at India House

Buffalo Grove

$30 $15

(136)

Vegetable samosas, shrimp madras, bombay lamb chops, chicken tikka masala, and spinach sauce with homemade paneer

Up to 47% Off at Zeppe's Italian Market

Old Farm

$20 $12

Housemade Italian morsels mingle with freshly sliced deli meats and cheeses at a market modeled after Italian spots of owner's childhood

Up to 58% Off Side Dish or Sandwich Party Tray at Alice's Deli

Naperville

$60 $25

(7)

Alice whips up catering trays full of sandwiches and wraps or side dishes such as potato salad or pasta salad in her casual Naperville deli

$10 for Tapas and Drinks at Macarena Tapas

Naperville

$20 $10

(130)

A seasonal menu of more than 40 classic and updated tapas pairs with fruity pours of sangria during dinner

Up to 50% Off Café Food at Juicy-O Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.50

(317)

Classic breakfast and lunch food supplemented with complimentary house-recipe donuts and fresh fruit juices

45% Off at Cuisine of India

Naperville

$20 $11

(90)

Spicy curries, soft naan & dishes from tandoor oven unite flavors from across India inside casual restaurant with elegant table dressings

$10 for Italian Take-Out at Little Sicilian Pizza

Cress Creek

$20 $10

(9)

Hand-tossed pizzas made with never-frozen ingredients, served alongside salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes at family-owned eatery

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

Up to Half Off at Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza

Wheeling

$10 $5

Diverse menu with handcrafted pizzas, classic American dishes, and items inspired by Italian and Mexican cuisines

45% Off Subs at Rammy's Sub Contractors

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

(75)

More than 20 subs, including a reuben, BBQ chicken, and Italian beef, are homemade and baked fresh in-house

Up to 56% Off Fajitas and Margaritas at El Sombrero Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$63 $29

(53)

Enjoy sizzling fajitas accompanied by three 4-ounce margarita pours made with top-shelf tequila

Up to 50% Off Burgers and Drink Flights at Emerson's Ale House

Mount Prospect

$43.80 $22

(49)

Four 5 oz. glasses filled with different martinis or draft beers are paired with half-pound burgers on pretzel buns

$10 for Mediterranean Food at Mina Mediterranean Restaurant

Mount Prospect

$20 $10

(34)

All-halal meat dishes, tagines, and veggie dishes with Moroccan and Egyptian influences; optional glass of wine from full bar

45% Off Pizza and Burgers at CravePizza

Mount Prospect

$20 $11

(37)

Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

50% Off Pizza and Burgers at Ye Olde Town Inn

Mount Prospect

$30 $15

Casual eatery filled with live music and a 120" screen serves up stuffed pizzas with three layers of cheese, pasta, and stacked burgers

Select Local Merchants

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

When Rockford Register Star reviewer Anna Derocher stopped by Coco Joe's, she didn't hesitate to bring her family. The all-American grill and ice-cream shop did not disappoint; "All of us went home stuffed," she writes, including her 9-year-old son who gave "two thumbs up" to his double cheeseburger. The menu of hot sandwiches and crinkle cut french fries was even enough to satisfy Derocher's 14-year-old niece, who was pleased to find her chicken sandwich crispy instead of greasy. The housemade root beer was by far the family favorite, a suitably sweet prelude to desserts of chocolate shakes, M&M's-dotted flurries, and waffle cones so big they double as dunce caps. None of the dishes—from the fried-fish sandwiches to the hearty bowls of chili—are pre-made, but the Derocher family agrees that each treat is "worth the wait."

4410 Charles St
Rockford,
IL
US

Flickering candles and a grand chandelier fill Sam's Ristorante's high-ceilinged dining room with a romantic glow. Graceful arches and painted landscapes foster a classic ambiance that carries through to the menu of traditional Italian cuisine. The kitchen crafts its own marinara sauce in house to add rich flavor to orders of veal parmigiana. Pasta varieties, including angel hair, ravioli, and fettuccine, tangle with morsels of seafood, veggies, and housemade italian sausage in specialty dishes. Sauces made with marsala wine and portobello mushrooms coat chicken breasts and center-cut fillets with more flavor than a spice-rubbed quilt.

6075 E Riverside Blvd
Rockford,
IL
US

At Brooklyn Deli, owners Mark Anderson and Don Bothem slice premium meats and julienne subway passes for authentic New York-style sandwiches. Along with their menu of Brooklyn classics, the duo and their staff whip up custom creations, layering breads with meats, toppings, dressings, and cheeses. Meanwhile, freshly cut potatoes simmer in the fryer, and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies rise in the ovens. Out in the dining area, cheerful red booths and stools line up beneath photographs of New York.

5815 E Riverside Blvd
Rockford,
IL
US