Welcome to the 4th annual Rockford Region Restaurant Week! We’re here to help you make the most of this 11-day culinary experience across the Rockford region. This year, you can enjoy your favorite participating restaurants throughout two consecutive weekends from Jan. 25 - Feb. 4. By taking part in Restaurant Week, you’re supporting the local business owners in our community who make Rockford and the surrounding area an exciting visitor destination. Venture off the eaten path with the following tips to make this the best restaurant week yet.
1. New Restaurants to try During Restaurant Week
Restaurant Week is always evolving, and so is our list of participants. 18 Restaurants are making their Rockford Region Restaurant Week debut in 2024. We’re excited to welcome the following restaurants to Rockford Region Restaurant Week this year:
Bop Bop Korean BBQ & Rice Bowl
Cheezy’s Grilled Cheeses
Half Baked Bar
Hidden Creek Estates
Koo’s Bento & Bowl
LimaMar Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sam's on Harlem
Social Charcuterie Bar & Cocktails
2. Go On An International Food Tour
The Rockford Region has expanded to encompass a whole host of international cuisines. Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to experience new flavors from around the globe. This year, we have over 10 different cuisines represented that will send you on a trip around the world without having to leave your backyard. Here are some suggestions to get you started on your journey:
27Aluna - Fillipino
Bop Bop Korean BBQ & Rice Bowl - Korean
Koo's Bento & Bowl - Indonesian
LimaMar - Peruvian
Mexico Clasico - Mexican
Murphy's Pub and Grill - Irish
The Norwegian - Nordic
Sam's Ristorante on Riverside - Italian
Shogun Japanese Restaurant - Japanese
Sonny's Place - American Soul Food
3. Book a Date Night Tasting Menu Experience
What better way to celebrate the end of a long work week than with that special someone? Many of our participating restaurants are offering special multi-course menus during Restaurant Week for a full fine dining experience. Make sure to book your reservation in advance!
Abreo - 4-Course Tasting Menu
Alchemy at Aldeen - Small and Big Bites Tasting Menu
Hidden Creek Estates - 3-Course Menu
Lucha Cantina - Multiple Course Meal Deal
Mexico Clasico - Multiple Course Meal Deal
SALT. - 4-Course Menu
Sam's Ristorante on Riverside - 4-Course Menu
The Top Rooftop Lounge - Multiple Course Menu
Tower Kitchen and Bar - Multiple Course Menu
4. Have a Happy Hour With Friends
Restaurant Week isn't just about the food. Be in good spirits when trying the variety of specialty drinks and cocktails being offered this year. Grab a friend and look out for special drink deals and beverages unique to Restaurant Week!
8th Ward Pub - Specialty Cocktail
Abreo - 4-Course Cocktail Tasting
Barnstormer Distillery - Specialty Cocktails
Ernie's Midtown Pub - Cherry Bourbon Sour
The Norwegian - Akvavit Spritz
Onyx Bar and Grill - Daily Drink Specials
Salamone's Cherry Valley - Specialty Cocktails
SALT. - Wine Pairings
Woodfire - Specialty Cocktail
5. Take It To-Go
Can’t make it out on a weeknight? Not to worry! Restaurant week isn’t only limited to dine-in. Many of our participating restaurants are offering carryout specials so you can still participate in all the fun from the comfort of your own home.
Koo's Bento & Bowl
TNT Funnel Cakes
6. Treat Yourself to Something Sweet
There’s always room for dessert! During restaurant week, you can have your cake and eat it too at any of the following restaurants featuring sweet treats for you to indulge in.
7. Share Your Experience
Show your appreciation for all of the hard work put forth by our local restaurants by leaving a great review. Share your experiences on social media by using #gorockford and by tagging your favorite restaurants and @gorockford.
8. Vote For Your Favorite Restaurants
We’re putting the power into the hands of the local community. Join your fellow Rockfoodians in voting for your favorite Restaurant Week participant. Voting gives our local restaurants the chance to be recognized for their exceptional culinary achievements and gives you the chance to win a a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant of your choice! Click here to vote for your favorite restaurants.
Explore the full list of participating restaurants and start making your reservations today!
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