Food & Drink in Southeast


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  • CoCo Joes
    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."
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    4410 Charles St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Arbys
    Don't let your hectic schedule get in the way of a tasty meal — head over to Rockford's Arbys for an ultra-fast lunch or dinner. Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Arbys. Casual dining at its best, Arbys customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. That's right! Arbys will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion. null The dream is to eat an amazing meal for under $15, and at Arbys, they are making dreams come true. Arbys dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    2701 S Alpine Rd
    Rockford, IL US
  • Papa John's Pizza
    Papa John's has carefully curated a menu stocked with robust topping options to adorn blank pizza canvases. Unify bubbly discs under a blanketing of freshly cut roma tomatoes, or spice up bites with jalepeño peppers. The pizzeria imports its black olives from Spain's Herrara grove, where they peak in plumpness and accomplish astounding feats of international diplomacy before populating Papa John's pizzas. Meaty options such as grilled all-white-meat chicken, filler-free spicy italian sausage, and hickory-smoked bacon add layers of heartiness to slices, and reinforcing mozzarella with parmesan, romano, or a blend of asiago, provolone, and fontina improves the genetic robustness of cheese.
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    1501 S Alpine Rd
    Rockford, IL US
  • The Little Chocolatier
    As a fun slideshow demonstrates, The Little Chocolatier’s staff hand makes an array of treats that fall into four categories: candy, chocolates, nuts, and popcorn. Their handmade chocolates pack white boxes with slabs of english toffee, nut clusters, and mint fluffs spread across trays of assorted chocolates. The team also fills bags with fresh-popped popcorn covered in caramel and cheddar.
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    1262 S Alpine Rd.
    Rockford, IL US
  • Minero's Pizzeria
    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.
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    3825 E State St.
    Rockford, IL US
  • Shooter's Bar & Grill
    Just beyond the clattering pins at Don Carter Lanes, the cooks at Shooter’s Bar & Grill slather chicken wings in sauces such as teriyaki and Cajun, and load custom half-pound burgers with ingredients that can include everything from cheese and onion rings to fried eggs and peanut butter. In addition to pastas and four-topping pizzas, they prepare eight leafy amalgamations, such as chicken caesar salads and taco salads. For dessert, they forge The Big Dipper, whose medley of brownies, ice cream, chocolate, caramel, whipped cream, hunks of Oreo and chocolate, chocolate Swiss Rolls, and cherries remains consistently visible above the 41-degree line of latitude.
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    4007 E State St
    Rockford, IL US
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