From the heart of downtown Rockford to outlying favorites within our greater 90+ mile school district, you’re sure to find dining options to please every palette.


Looking for a hand cut steak, fresh fish flown in daily, a truly scratch kitchen, or award winning chef signature dishes, then check out Red’s on the River, voted Best New Restaurant in 2006 and winner of the 2007 Fine Dining award by Grand Rapids Magazine. Reds expansive deck overlooking the Rogue is a popular gathering spot in the summer; and its 8′ circular fireplace is a welcoming retreat on cooler days. Rockford is also famous for its hotdogs. Stop into the smoke-free Corner Bar for family favorites, and try and get your name added to the hotdog wall of fame.  Other popular downtown spots include Grill One-11,  Vitales’ of Downtown Rockford, Cinco De Mayo and the Rogue River Tavern. Looking for a hot dog or custard while looking at beautiful scenery? Then Dam Dogs and Custard by the Dam have your answer – along with cleverly named food.

Surrounding hotspots …

Rockford has a number of dining options beyond downtown. A few of our favorites include the award-winning Bostwick Lake Inn on Belding Road, Boulder Creek Golf Club’s restaurant and banquet facilities on Brewer, just north of Cannonsburg Road and Candlestone Golf & Resort. Be sure to check out The Score, for a wonderful atmosphere and plenty of tv screens to watch your favorite game. The Grist Mill in the quaint village of Cannonsburg, offers spectacular food, with excellent service.

Other family-owned favorites include Jody’s Restaurant on 10 Mile and Herman’s Boy located on Old Northland Drive. In addition to their famous coffee, bagels, pastries, and hand made candies, check out their mouth watering deli sandwiches, smoked meats, and full assortment of cooking and grilling equipment and accessories.

Yes, Rockford is indeed a delight to your tastes. Come and enjoy.