Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comfort food at Sheri's Place.
Sheri's Place trounces hunger pangs with a brimming menu of hearty homestyle meals served up in a naturally lit dining room speckled with cushioned booths and chairs. Morning munching begins with fluffy omelets hand-whipped to order ($4.25–$5.85), which pair wonderfully with a robust portion of corned-beef hash ($5.25), great for filling cavernous appetites and silencing stomachs before they holler out their owners' childhood nicknames. Hefty slices of house-made meat loaf ($6.85) quell cravings for a hearty meal, and baked chicken ($6.85/half) inspires tongues to create a poultry fan club. Friday evenings treat tummies with all-you-can-eat hand-breaded catfish ($8.85) and baked or battered cod ($7.50). Initiate postmeal cooldowns and fuel conversations about the lessons learned in clown college with a slice of homemade rhubarb, caramel-apple, or oatmeal pie ($2.75–$2.95/slice).
Natural light licks the lacquered bar, laden with down-turned coffee mugs, silverware rolls, and the reflection of a smiling server. Spatulas, seasoned pans, and other kitchen utensils adorn the diner's walls, all hinting at what defines Sheri’s Place: real comfort food, everything from house-made meatloaf and fluffy fresh-whipped omelets to a Friday-night fish fry with hand-breaded fillets. The quaint eatery can seat roughly 90 folks at its casual tables and booths, which are ergonomically designed to maximize the speed at which patrons can devour a house-made rhubarb or caramel-apple pie without hands.
5859 Forest Hills Rd.
Rockford, Illinois 61114