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Jan 19, 2008 11:26 AM

Rockford IL Recs

My wife will be developing a large windfarm in the Rockford IL area which will require her to spend everyother week in that area through summer. Any places that she shouldn't miss? Thanx

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  1. Stockholm in at Charles and 20th St. for Swedish pancakes. Francesco's for decent Italian and great pizza (at the Cherryvale Mall.) Lino's for another option and a different taste in pizza altogether. Josef's off of Perryville for upscale. E. State Street around city hall for a variety of Bistro type spots. Giovannis for not as fu fu upscale. Uncle Nicks for great Gyro's (after eating here no man- or woman- will go near her for the breath, but soooo good.) Beef a Roo for roast beef sandwiches. Der Rathskelter (sp?) for German food on Auburn Street east of Main. There was a really great Mexican place with awesome margarita's but is closed down. JMK Nippon for japanese, but their sushi is sub par in my opinion. Good luck.

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    1. re: Pizzahound

      I agree with Pizzahound, that Stockholm Inn (2420 Charles St), Uncle Nick's (214 N. 5th Street) and Der Rathskeller (1132 Auburn St) are all worth visiting.

      However, having lived in Chicago, we found the sushi at JMK Nippon (2551 N Perryville Rd) to be excellent having compared it to other Japanese restaurants in and around Chicago.

      For Mexican:

      Burrito Loco (2430 Auburn St)

      For Italian check out:

      Maria's (828 Cunningham St)
      Lino's (5611 E State St)

      For mideast food:

      Sahara Palace (5621 Wansford Way)


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