When you hear 'restaurant' and 'happy' in the same sentence, don't you just get the happiest feeling? Of course you do! Food makes us HAPPY!

Whether you cook at home or dine in at a restaurant, you eat something.  According to TripAdvisor, there's a list of the TOP 10 best restaurants in Rockford for 2022... 

Lino's came in #1, Franchesco's Ristorante at #2, and Stockholm Inn at #3.


Do these restaurants have 'happy' food or 'I'm just hungry, so let's eat' food?

Well, I was still wondering which restaurants in the area made Rockford people the happiest.  My burning question was,

"What Rockford restaurants make you very happy every time you eat there?"

Via Emily
Via Emily

The responses came in faster than I thought they would!  Here's the TOP 20 'happiest' restaurants you can eat at in Rockford according to the Facebook poll:

LINO'S - Family owned | Banquets | Catering | Dine-in | Carry-out 

CAPRI Since 1963, Capri has been serving the Rockford area.

GREENFIREWoodfire pizza - juice bar - catering - oysters - wine dinners/tastings

SISTER'S THAI CAFEWe treat all our guests as if they were part of our family.

PIG MINDS10 years running, we are proud to be America’s first Vegan Brewery!

BEEFAROOOur famously delicious, fast-casual restaurants offer fresh handmade meals at affordable prices.

VINNY'S PIZZA - Dine In | Carry Out | Delivery

VINTAGE @ 501Downtown Rockford's premier American pub and eatery.

BAKER STREET BURGERSBurgers. Grilled Cheese. Mac & Cheese. Wraps. Beer. Whiskey. Cocktails. Be nice or leave.

SHOGUN -  Teppan, Sushi, & Asian Fushion Tapas

SAN JOSERockford's favorite Mexican Restaurant right on the Miracle Mile... 

ROCK PHO'DDedicated to bringing you fresh, quality Asian cuisine!


JOHNNY PAMCAKES - A classic diner in #RockfordIL

SAHARA PLACE Sahara Palace Mediterranean Restaurant.

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POTATO SHAK - long-time local favorite with food made from scratch.

SALAMONE'S NORTH - Authentic Exquisite Italian Dishes

LUCHA CANTINAAn Innovative Take on Mexican Cuisine in Rockford IL

SPIDER SUSHISpider Sushi cuisine is a simple yet clever combination of Eastern and Western influences 

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