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The Norwegian, Rockford, IL

The Norwegian

4.9
4.9
755 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

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Global, International, Nordic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Tue–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 755 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
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Overall

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Food

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  1. KO

    KOKV

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here tastes so crafted and perfect. Every plate is made with attention to the experience of eating it. The dinners and breakfast are amazing. And it’s the best espresso drinks in town.
  2. AR

    AnnR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Eat here if you have the chance. We had dinner and returned for brunch the next day!
  3. P

    Purslane

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu every week must be a challenge but do we love it!
  4. DP

    DebP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here several times and am always delighted with everything!
  5. LA

    LarryA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food flavor Perfect service The pear based lemonade is really delicious and home made Beverage selection is great
  6. MP

    MeghanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic dinner as always. I recommend The Norwegian to anyone visiting Rockford or even locals looking for a suggestion.
  7. KG

    KarG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a unique menu and always amazing! Excellent food, service, and experience!
  8. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The breakfast gravalax option for the always tasty benedict dish was an option that worked out. Service was fast and friendly as always, too.
  9. N

    Natester

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is one of our go-to's for date night. Always a great place to go with an incredible rotating menu
  10. AC

    AdrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly wait staff. Food was excellent! Very creative, super fresh and flavorful. Everything from the drinks to the dessert was delicious.
  11. KS

    KathrynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chefs and mixologists! Excellent food and atmosphere!
  12. JP

    JoanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Never had a bad meal there, one of our favorite places to go with friends and family. It was a lovely day so we sat outside. Really enjoy the atmosphere inside and out. A++++
  13. d

    deborahs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal of a smoked salmon salad and good conversation. We didn’t feel rushed and our waiter was very courteous. Nice all-around experience.
  14. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great traditional breakfast, which is always appreciated after a long night working. Superb service as always, too.
  15. SC

    SamanthaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service. Food was wonderful. Would definitely recommend!
  16. JA

    JeannieAnnP

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Norwegian never disappoints. The rhubarb mustard was the bomb.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here- recommend the mimosas was great!
  18. JK

    JennieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Accommodating for the member of our party in a wheelchair. So grateful! Great experience!
  19. KG

    KimberlyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and relax! Food is amazing! The service there is outstanding!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was absolutely delicious! Brunch is always a favorite too! Great food and outstanding service every single time.
  21. JC

    JCJC

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent hospitality, great food. Salads are always fresh and delicious. Local sourced foods.
  22. P

    Petrinella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant atmosphere, great food, good service & we love the play area dedicated to kids.
  23. BM

    BrookeM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly satisfied with all aspects of our visit. The food & drinks were great!
  24. LK

    LucianK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to celebrate a friend's birthday and we had a fantastic time! The Norwegian is probably my favorite restaurant in Rockford. It always feels incredibly cozy and the staff is always so friendly and welcoming. I love the fresh dinner menus every week and have loved every thing I've ever tried there! I would and DO recommended this restaurant to everyone!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous staff who know the menu well. Everything came up quickly. The menu is delightful to navigate. Fabulous cocktails!!
  26. JJ

    JimJ

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  27. T

    Trotter

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. I love my breakfast time there
  28. k

    krisg

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 6 in our party and everyone loved their cocktails and food! Our server had no problem doing separate checks for us, which was greatly appreciated. We also appreciated being able to sample some of the wines before deciding on a bottle. The food was great! Nice depth of flavor and everything cooked perfectly. Service was awesome also. Our server allowed us to take it slow with cocktails and appetizers before putting in our entre orders. Thanks for a delightful meal!
  29. D

    Deanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD! Delicious meals, great value, and terrific ambience. Would HIGHLY recommend if you’re in the Rockford area.
  30. JP

    JodyP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I like the fact that chefs at the Norwegian base their weekly menu on what is in season locally. Dishes prepared are delicious and uniquely created. Always a delight.
  31. BC

    BrendaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, environment, and food. Our group …4 ….was very satisfied!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Thur/Fri/Sat evening menu this week! Cheese Bord, foraged mushroom Pho, Mussels, Fried Fish, Tofu tacos, and potent cocktails!!! A+ dining at 🇳🇴
  33. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With an overnight work shift done, appreciated the service, great to have a bartender know what type of coffee you prefer without having to be asked! The food was top quality as always, too.
  34. JF

    JuliannF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for a nice meal. For me, seasonal menu changes are welcome. Service, food and cleanliness has always been very important for me and The Norwegian delivers.
  35. AT

    AndyT

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it's no fun working the overnight shift, but breakfast at the Norwegian afterwards is always a good time. The June potato skillet was awesome, and everybody on the staff super friendly and efficient as always, too.
  36. JC

    JCJC

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Always LOVE breakfast and lunch here so we brought some friends to share in our find. Second time having dinner and the same meh results so sadly we won’t be back for the dinner events. The service is almost rude in their lack of attentiveness and the place only had 4 other people there! Food was simple and only ok.. But now we understand why the place isn’t busy at night. Your staff is no bueno and your offerings are lacking a full dinner appeal.
  38. DD

    DeeDee52

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Yum! Great choices for meat-eaters, vegans and gluten-free eaters!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating gf getting a new job
  40. P

    Purslane

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always different, always beautiful, always excellent

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 755 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 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 Tue–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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