The Norwegian

4.9
183 Reviews
$30 and under
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 183 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LarA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavors and service is always friendly and on time

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BreiciM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a friendly staff! It’s very homey and relaxed.

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LisaN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best omelet in Rockford!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve had many incredible meals at the Norwegian, but this was one of the best. The most perfect of Brussel sprouts to start, followed by perfectly cooked steak and egg and topped off with a hot toddy. The staff (Josh, Amy, Taylor) was warm, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We’re so glad that we were there on the last weekend of service. Love the Weeg. We so hope you can weather this storm.

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DianeR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is wonder. The food is unique and flavorful. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious food. Smart attention to health protocols. Friendly and attentive service.

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DorienP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always caring about their customers. Unique and delicious.

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vipAndyT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With indoor & outdoor dining limitations changing almost hourly, the Norwegian crew adapts on the fly very well. As always, the staff was friendly and Josh would have your coffee refilled before you realized it was nearing the bottom. Breakfast was awesome as always, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top drawer. Had a table waiting and service was prompt.

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GregoryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant with unique atmosphere...Norwegian! The food is always fresh and delicious and beautifully served. There are always vegetarian and vegan options as well. Wonderful coffee and great servers! Generally open for breakfast and lunch .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely unique experience. Rockford has nothing else like this.

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the very challenging circumstances that restaurants currently find themselves in, our experience at the Norwegian was especially good! They treated us as if everything were normal and they weren’t struggling to stay open when the state keeps wanting to shut them down. The food was excellent as was the service. We especially love their coffee!!!!

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vipAndyT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant last minute change back to limited indoors seating. Always good to warm up on a cool morning with some Shakshuka, warms your insides right up. As usual, everybody on the staff friendly and really know their stuff.

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MichaelM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always do an excellent job. Emily, her husband and all the staff do their best to give you a great dining experience. During this time of COVID-19 they are going above and beyond. I will highly recommend it.

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LarA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pumpkin coconut soup, great service
Had a very enjoyable time

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Riss
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant! They always have creative menu options and delicious cocktails. They've been rolling with the punches during these COVID times, and still manage to create a lovely outdoor dining experience with excellent service. 10/10 would recommend.

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GregC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great ambience! And a nice departure from the ‘norm’! I’ve been there to eat at least half a dozen times and they never disappoint!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service as always!

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the comfort and unique atmosphere, their willingness to try different items on their menu, special events, and friendly staff. Highly recommend to everyone who has had enough of the “cookie cutter” chain restaurants.

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KelceyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Biscuits and Gravy are amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender made a custom mimosa that was brilliant!

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LisaN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was sublime. Would love the Shepherd’s Pie and Coconut Pumpkin Soup to become regulars on the menu (or at least the autumn menu).

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SueC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had lunch outside. It was very chilly, but the service was excellent. I ordered my usual Croque Madame. The food and coffee were hot and delicious!

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DLO1
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh, loaded with flavor, very imaginative and unique. We dined outside due to COVID guidelines, but would have chosen that as our option anyway. The decor was quaint and traditionally Scandinavian. The servers were polite and attentive. I highly recommend it and will be back!

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FredS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch place with good COVID practices in place.

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LynetteT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the Norwegian. We have been there many times. Always had good food and great service.

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BillieC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, homemade, locally sourced menu items. Their pattipanne veggie hash is amazing! A wonderful place to go for a slow paced, relaxing and intimate meal or drinks. Outstanding music and local events ad well. You can truly tell that heart and soul are poured into every aspect of The Norwegian.

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JaneR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and outdoor seating very nice

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KristinaP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. I highly recommend the pear fizz gin drink. Amazing. Band was wonderful too.

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MelissaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious crepes and cocktails. Excellent, friendly service. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and beautiful outside dining experience!

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Gammie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At The Norwegian, expect delicious and innovative dishes with vegetarian/vegan options.
The outdoor dining is creative with added heaters for the cooling temperatures. Wonderful staff and owners.

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Robert
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Norwegian sets the standard for responsibly-sourced food in Rockford. Every meal is prepared with the utmost care. Visit as often as you can and try as many menu items as you can. I have yet to try a meal I haven’t liked.

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ConnieW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service and great outdoor atmosphere!

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MegN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the modifications that were made to keep outdoor dining an option, safe and comfortable! The food was amazing and the service was great!!

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KeahD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, unique drinks, and the sweetest Scandi vibes all around...what more could you ask for?

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KarenG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! Great atmosphere, friendly service, and amazing food! Excited to return!

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JSmith
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing food and service. One of our go to places. I will always recommend.

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HeatherA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, local, amazing! A gem of a restaurant and a treasure in our area.

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vipAndyT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With not knowing when indoor dining might return, thoroughly enjoyed breakfast. The tough part was not being able to order everything, they're all good. As always, the friendliness and attention of Emma, Josh, and everybody else is what also helps the Norwegian stand out.

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 183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.