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The 9 Best American Restaurants Near Rockford

Updated: July 27, 2022

Hankering for a hamburger or a tasty hot dog? These are the best Rockford restaurants for American cuisine. We researched top sites and incorporated millions of critic and user reviews to find the best American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Rockford eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Bridge Street Burger Shack

American, $, RockfordAmerican, $Rockford
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Rockford Brewing Company

New American, $$, RockfordNew American, $$Rockford
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Bostwick Lake Inn

American, $$, RockfordAmerican, $$Rockford
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

The Corner Bar

American, $$, RockfordAmerican, $$Rockford
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Rogue River Tavern

New American, $, RockfordNew American, $Rockford
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Red Bird Bistro & Grill

New American, $$, Cedar SpringsNew American, $$Cedar Springs
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Honey Creek Inn

American, $$, CannonsburgAmerican, $$Cannonsburg
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Brick Haus Brews

American, SpartaAmericanSparta
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Shots On The River

American, $$, BelmontAmerican, $$Belmont
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best American restaurants in Rockford. We analyzed 52 lists and articles from top sources like , 2361 Rockford restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in . Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

Bridge Street Burger Shack, C&B Diner, and Bostwick Lake Inn are the highest-rated American restaurants for take-out in Rockford.

Bostwick Lake Inn is a vegetarian-friendly American restaurant in Rockford.

Bridge Street Burger Shack, C&B Diner, and Bostwick Lake Inn are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Rockford.

Bostwick Lake Inn is the highest-rated American restaurant for a date night in Rockford.

Bostwick Lake Inn is the highest-rated upscale American restaurant in Rockford.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    A nice oaked drink is what you should be having with your heavy meat dish. To balance this dish, try sipping some Vieux Carre as it cuts through the heaviness of the dish. This cocktail will go along well with your food.

  • Go for Margarita with grilled burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled burger with Margarita. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The perfect complement to fried chicken


    Experts suggest pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Kentucky 75, a popular cocktail.


Did you know?

  • Worth the big bucks

    Does $200 sound like a lot to you? Well that’s what the most expensive mac and cheese will cost you at Barton G.

  • Who made the first hashbrown?

    The cherished hashbrown came from The United States in 1890s.

  • A 2012-record from The United States

    On September 2, 2012, The United States’s American fans celebrated a new world record by the hamburger, weighing 2,014 pounds.

Parking info

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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