Enjoying the cuisine of another country can inspire people to someday travel there, where they will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Save yourself the trouble with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of casual fare and desserts at Coco Joe's.
Coco Joe's cooks up an assortment of burgers and hot dogs, brews homemade root beer, and proffers a plethora of frozen treats. Joe's selection of burgers, wraps, and sandwiches tantalizes taste buds with formidable double cheeseburgers ($3.29) and topping-laden chicago-style hot dogs ($2.29). Select a side, salad, or soup ($1.49+) to obtain some extra energy in preparation for running a marathon in ice skates, or quell thirst with a homemade root beer ($1.39 for a regular) made with a family recipe that’s more than 30 years old. Cap off the trip with a delectable dessert, such as the hot fudge brownie sundae ($3.29). Coco Joe's diversity of dining options allows guests to eat in, carry out, or enjoy a romantic evening of holding their car’s steering wheel tight at the drive-thru.
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, Illinois 61108