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The Norwegian

4.9
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74 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Breakfast
A Rockford based Nordic breakfast, brunch and lunch pub featuring live music, offering a new spin on classic dishes in an old-world environment. Kid-friendly.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 74 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, outstanding staff and a perfect outdoor location.

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AndyT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, dinner specials were all worth a try, the BBQ chicken sliders were quite tasty. And also as always, Amy was an awesome bartender.

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DaveA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go (Thursday nights) the food is fresh and flavorful. Great use of spices and always a creative menu! Not to mention outstanding drinks!

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LanaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating outside here! So friendly and delicious as always!!

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KelleyP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so great, the outdoor space was wonderful and so was the staff! This place is an amazing establishment and we are so lucky to have it as part of the Rockford community.

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WolfV
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food and the employees!!! 5 Stars!!!

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ANJMQ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pie Night at the Norwegian was a great experience! The food was clever and delicious and the cocktail menu alone is worth a return visit. Great staff and comfortable environment. Really impressed with how the Norwegian has adapted to be covid-safe; really comfortable, safe, experience for diners!

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RodgerS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first date night since COVID-19!
Everything was amazing and the Mediterranean pizza was the best!!! Can’t wait to have it again-thanks so much😍

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MollyN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several nice vegan selections. It was nice not to have to try and make my own by substituting and omiting ingredients. The vegetables were very fresh.

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David
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great 👍 outdoor seating and an interesting, ever changing menu. Also, they have Carlsburg on tap.

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Stellacat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at the Norwegian. Prompt service . Lovely atmosphere. One of my very favorite.

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Judy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, great food! If your looking for something don’t fferent, try the Norwegian!

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Food was delicious, staff took every precaution with masks, distancing and safety in mind. A beautiful outdoor seating area is available, or limited spaced out indoor seating. The food was incredible. Highly recommend!

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Janb
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Norwegian food is delicious! Not your usual menu. We've enjoyed trying all of the breakfasts. Service is excellent . We especially enjoy the outdoor dining. Feeling very safe with the social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual!

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tghi
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have brunch outdoors with our grandkids!

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DianeG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for the patio, but were graciously given a table inside, as it was hot and humid. The server was attentive and did not rush us, as we were in no hurry and saw an old friend, invited her to sit with us, and she movedfrom the bar to our table. The food was excellent and the service wonderful. We asked for the music to be turned down a bit so that we could talk, and our request was kindly attended to. Excellent time and well worth the money! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always ❤️

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Chaz101
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They are missing their waffles though they had a picture of it on their Yelp, which is why my son and I agreed on this place. The drinks were good, the biscuits and gravy was good, the bahn mi was just average. I might be back solo, but not with my family due to their limited menu.

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SueC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend!

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HolliC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the patio and can’t wait to try the new outdoor bar!

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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice relaxing afternoon lunch

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AndyT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No change in the food quality since before, missed the favorites and they're still as good as always. The staff bends over backwards to help, and always way beyond the usual mere pleasantries.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible experience as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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HeatherW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norwegian always has an excellent, fresh menu for food and beverages! I highly recommend it. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The bartenders are fantastic and their chef always provides a great menu with a locally sourced ingredients.

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VirginiaN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A super place. Excellent food for anyone who likes to experiment and be happily satisfied. Warm, friendly caring staff. I always leave feeling good

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Sassy
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful, the food is delicious. There was a delay in getting the ordered beverages to the table. Even so, this is a wonderful place to gather with family and friends.

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Deborah
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only have one word; GREAT!
Visit this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

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ThomasP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great & a little different than other places.

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Jed1
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my wife and I’s favorite places to go for something fresh and different we love the atmosphere and the service is always excellent! They have a menu that is always changing with the season which keeps it fresh and seems to always have something new! They also make delicious mixed drinks with fresh ingredients both alcoholic and nonalcoholic! And Carlsberg on tap!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food and service is exceptional even amid current conditions. Can’t wait to go back!!

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TheVillagerGal
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy this wonderful place is open again. They've creatively adapted to the world of Covid, with newly installed outdoor dining. Everyone wears a mask and customers are appropriately distanced from each other. The ambience and food are excellent as it the service. Can't wait to return. Thank you for hanging in there through all the recent challenges!

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IllinoisScott
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had such a great time Saturday evening, July 11, 2020. We sat inside but outside seating looked inviting and dining parties were separated a good distance. All service staff wore masks so our party of four felt very safe. The cocktails from the eclectic drink menu were outstanding. I had the Sauna Jumper with house akvavit, amaro dell'Etna, gin and elderflower liqueur which was very refreshing and had unique flavors. I also sipped on drink Josh's Julep which was fresh tasting. We all shared the Bread Bord, Dom's very tasty sourdough bread with house tvorog, fermented garlic honey and beet hummus spreads. All great. Main course dinner for all was Smoked Pork & Beans with excellent and moist house smoked pork with perfectly cooked Maine Grain Beans and Harrison Market Gardens spigarello & bourbon maple mustard sauce. Main course dishes were superb! We closed the meal with Black Raspberry Bourbon Cheesecake, which was perfectly balanced, sweet and tart. It was so nice to dine again at The Norwegian and see Emily and her dedicated staff. Cheers The Norwegian open!

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DaisyM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, great setting and exceptional service! The cheesecake was the best I ever had!

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DianeR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and a good value. The raspberry cheesecake was outstanding! The staff and owner Emily were very attentive and explained the “rules” for in what common areas of the restaurant masks were required and the steps they are following to keep guests safe.
Overall a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Great and friendly staff.

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Somebbq
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The meal was good. Maybe a twist on a potato salad or corn bread of some kind would be a nice addition if done again.
The drinks were wonderful as always!

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AlexanderW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Rockford! Still good even after weathering COVID.

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ChrisSteele
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for the bbq and whiskey evening event - great seating outside if you’re concerned about social distancing. Staff was cheery and friendly, and food was fantastic. There were a few moments where I had to wait to order the next thing, but that was understandable given the limited opening and staff.

FAQs

The Norwegian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 329-6191.

The Norwegian is rated 4.9 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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