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Looking for the perfect place to dine out in Rockford? You won’t be disappointed with the wide range of restaurants available. Rockford is a bustling suburban community that is home to the popular Discovery Center museum. The town is also well known for its American fare and popular local restaurants featuring an impressive selection of steaks and burgers made from Midwest beef. Seafood dishes at local cafes feature menu options with ingredients sourced from the local lake, including oysters on the half shell. Chicago-style pizza, as well as meat and vegetarian Italian dishes, are found in truly charming restaurants throughout the area. Visit their unique Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and then try some Swedish or other Scandinavian cuisines to wrap up the day.
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