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The Norwegian, Rockford, IL

The Norwegian

4.9
4.9
848 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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Global, International, Nordic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Sun 7:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (815) 329-6191

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Contact info@rockfordnorwegian.com for your next private event.

  • Neighborhood

    Rockford

  • Cross street

    King St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 848 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Food

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Value

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  1. C

    Carlitos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every meal I've had at The Norwegian has been outstanding. Tasty tasty tasty! Each bite is delicious, and the plate comes together to be something more than its parts. My brunch favorites are the shakshuka and the Gravlax Smorrebrod. Simple, perfect, satisfying.
  2. BC

    BeckyC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my first time here, came on a recommendation of someone. I love that they have a different menu each week. We were lucky enough to be there for the Oktoberfest menu. There was a most delicious ham and potato dish that was probably the best thing I’ve ever eaten! I wanted more (shared with my partner)!! I’m so happy we came and can’t wait to go back!
  3. MV

    MaryV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great! We unfortnately were approached by an employee and told we needed to leave after 55 minutes bc they had another reservation booked and we were still finishing our coffee. It was fine but strange. We still loved the food ect.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Bustling on a Saturday afternoon.
  5. KV

    KarenV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am always blown away by the creative and delicious dishes served at the Norwegian. Absolutely wonderful, great server, comfortable dining experience.
  6. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always interesting to check out the brunch specials, and this week's potato skillet was pretty awesome, an interesting mix that blended together really well. And as always, appreciate all the friendly and talented people that make it happen.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Mushroom melt and cinnamon knot.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 3 yr old and I absolutely love going there! It’s our day date place for sure! We haven’t met a Server we didn’t absolutely love!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service.
  10. KG

    KarG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place always amazes me!! Always unique and always good!
  11. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great idea for the weekly dinner menu. The chicken was perfect, and as always everyone working there friendly and efficient.
  12. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was very patient with me and my family as we trickled in and as my kids decided what they wanted to eat. The food came out very fast and we ate every morsel! The play area kept our boys busy while my wife and I finished our dinner. Such a great restaurant in the heart of Rockford!
  13. D

    Dahoot

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Norwegian provides a very eclectic menu from Gravlaks to a regular eggs and bacon brunch. I had their Croque Madame, which is absolutely fabulous. We are of Norwegian heritage, and I didn't find too much about the place, other than the food, very Norwegian. Given that though, we love to go there and try their specialties.
  14. VS

    ViperS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was spot on! The evening menu is new every week and love the creativity.
  15. SJ

    SandyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! Very authentic. Staff was very friendly. Highly recommended.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Device was excellent!
  17. R

    Rich

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was good, service was a little slow, mostly kids serving!!!
  18. AO

    AngelaO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant. Our favorite place in Rockford and a cut above the rest. Amazing food, fantastic staff, great atmosphere. If you haven’t been here, just go!
  19. JB

    JillB

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun vibe, great service, delicious and fresh food!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a fun setting. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful.
  21. KG

    KrisG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience for my husband's birthday breakfast at The Norwegian. The food was tasty, came out quickly, and the vibe is always great! I highly recommend trying if you haven't already done so.
  22. LA

    LarryA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food choices are all delicious Norwegian has several drink options that are very tasty also, alcoholic and non-alcoholic Service is great and with a smile every time
  23. GH

    GraceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the back to school menu. Excited to come back and see what else this kitchen can offer (:
  24. R

    Renee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding dinner! Every dish was awesome!
  25. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always some interesting weekly dinner menus, and this week's was another good one. The southern style BBQ was great, reminded me of some of the best places I've eaten in the southeast US.
  26. P

    Purslane

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef did a terrific job with salmon (again!). Perfectly done, not dry, well seasoned, large portion, delicious.
  27. JB

    JoeBob

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fare. Sat outside, it was a great venue for a business meeting. Will be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had traveled the entire week prior and was looking to have a great Sunday breakfast with my wife. The Norwegian didn’t disappoint. Great ingredients, recipes and staff equate to wonderful meals.
  29. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always inventive. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The best restaurant in 75 miles.
  30. RP

    RhondaP

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thought the food was delicious. Ate there for the special weekend menu. Really enjoyed the creativity of pickle beets and kale on a veggie burger
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food and awesome staff.
  32. MV

    MiriamV

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure dining at the Norweigan. Karen, out server, was helpful and pleasant, and served us well. The food was absolutely delicious as always. I wish I could come here every weekend!
  33. TS

    TamiS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Good service. Love the mimosa fights.
  34. r

    reader222

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service! A really great experience!
  35. D

    Deni

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going to the Norwegian the food is always wonderful. The only problem I have is trying to decide what to have because the weekly menu has so many exciting things on it.
  36. AS

    AnnS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Coolest menu I’ve seen in a long time. I want to come back again and again and try everything. Open one in Madison! People would go nuts for it. Everything we got for our brunch was incredible.
  37. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always nice to be greeted by friendly and familiar people when walking in the door. Hardly for the first time, enjoyed a perfect omelet and "Skivers" for a tasty breakfast desert.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The theme was "Country Fair". The food was excellent and our server was very attentive. We have always had a wonderful experience at the Norwegian. It is one our favorite 'go to's' when our Son is in town.
  39. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm not a fan of working nights, but having the chance to drop by for breakfast here is a bonus. As always, everyone on the staff is friendly and efficient from the minute you walk in the door. The shakshuka is always a good way to wake up the taste buds in the morning.
  40. MC

    MeganC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed when I come here. The food. The vibes. The services are all first rate!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Norwegian

1402 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King St.

  • Neighborhood

    Rockford

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Wed–Sun 7:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Global, International, Nordic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (815) 329-6191

  • Private party facilities

    Contact info@rockfordnorwegian.com for your next private event.

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