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The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
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This list from Trip Advisor is based on close to 1,500 online reviews of some of Rockford’s most wonderful dining experiences. I added a few recommendations too.

I love having drinks and meals outside. nothing can add to the fun and romance of night out like sitting outside during a sunset or stars. Rockford and the surrounding area is filled with outside seating opportunities and this list features many. And I’ve been fortunate enough to have enjoyed all of these outdoor spaces.

You may not find your favorite on this list, if you don’t, let that be enough motivation to head to Trip Advisor and give your favorite outdoor spot a good review.


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1

Tavern on Clark

755 Clark Rd, Rockford, IL

 

 

The barbacoa beef and the havana sandwiches are my favorites. They also have a great selection of tequilas, wine, whiskey & scotches.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
Franchescos via Instagram

2

Franchesco’s

7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL

 

 

I love this secluded space behind the restaurant. So peaceful and wonderfully decorated.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
psbrewingco via Instagram

3

Prairie Street Brewing Co.

200 Prairie St., Rockford, IL

 

 

Sunsets on the Rock River… enough said. And don’t forget to try the Poutine fries.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The Stone Eagle Tavern via Facebook
The Stone Eagle Tavern via Facebook

4

The Stone Eagle Tavern

6445 E State St, Rockford, IL

 

 

Cajun specialties. Right off the bat, I’m a fan of this place. My favorite thing to start every visit is the ‘Devils on Horseback’, garlic marinated shrimp wrapped in bacon. Served with focaccia bread and finished with Creole Bourbon sauce.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
Octane InterLounge

5

Octane InterLounge

124 N Main St, Rockford, IL

 

 

Headed downtown for a show? The perfect start to the night would be their jerk chicken tacos and a martini.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
frescorockford via Instagram

6

Fresco at the Gardens

318 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL

 

 

The black ‘n’ blue wrap and one of the most spectacular views in town, Anderson Japanese Gardens.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
Lucha Cantina via Facebook

7

Lucha Cantina

1641 N Alpine Rd, Suite 212, Rockford, IL

 

 

While there’s hardly a thing on the menu I don’t like, the PBJ Popper is a current favorite. This jalapeño popper is filled with peanut butter, strawberry jelly and bacon. Wait until you see their margarita menu.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
The Olympic Tavern via Facebook

8

The Olympic Tavern

2327 N Main St, Rockford, IL

 

 

Another beautifully secluded outdoor space. The decor and vibe is outstanding. That’s the same word I use when I tell people about their coconut shrimp. They also have one of the biggest beer menus in town.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

Baci's Kitchen via Facebook
Baci’s Kitchen via Facebook

9

Baci’s Kitchen

2990 N Perryville Rd, Suite 1100, Rockford, IL

 

 

I’ve enjoyed this outdoor space several times when it had different owners. I’m so glad this place has found new inspiration after being closed for quite a long time.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

The 10 Best Rockford Restaurants with Outdoor Seating
Der Rathskeller Restaurant via Facebook

10

Der Rathskeller

1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL

 

 

Rockford’s oldest restaurant with German food and a spacious outdoor beer garden.

See what Trip Advisor reviewers had to say.

 

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