Load up the car, because we're headed to Flavortown.

Love it or hate it, you can't avoid Guy Fieri's Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

It seems like it's on TV all the time, taunting you, making you hungry, while wishing one of those restaurants were close enough to drive to right now.

With a little assistance from TVFoodMaps.com, it turns out you can check these places out. Here are 10 Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives restaurants within driving distance of Rockford.

The Shanty Restaurant, 38985 U.S. 41, Wadsworth, IL. (76 miles)

Paradise Pup, 1724 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL. (71 miles)

Hackney's On Lake, 1514 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL.(75 miles)

Taste of Peru, 6545 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL. (81 miles)

Tre Kronor, 3258 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL. (77 miles)

Glenn's Diner, 1820 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL. (79 miles)

BIG & little's Restaurant, 1034 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL. (81 miles)

Chilam Balam, 3023 North Broadway, Chicago, IL. (82 miles)

Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant & Catering, 1865 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL. (81 miles)

Jetro/Restaurant Depot, 1030 West Division Street, Chicago, IL. (82 miles)

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