The Rockford

4.6
168 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Locally-sourced and definitely delicious, The Rockford uses familiar ingredients in unique and fun combinations to bring you contemporary Southern fare with an eclectic twist. Executive Chef Kevin Ruiz.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 168 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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KimM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat and just relax! The food is AMAZING!!! Who knew a burger could be soooooo good!!! I love the staff, the atmosphere and the Dylan the chef is a great guy with incredible talent! Go and you will LOVE it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good
Menu is limited but good
Romantic spot in the tucked away area by the nice little bar

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viptj23
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service. Really above and beyond for 2 people both hosting, running, serving and bussing. They nailed the teamwork part. The food was damn tasty. We had the delicious apple salad, Brussel sprouts, and fried chicken. I also highly recommend the Lord Bergimot drink. Fair caution though, it goes down wayyyy too easily. I waited years to go back to this place. I should not have. This place deserves to be a regular spot on everyone's radar. Truly top notch, and I've tried many dozens around the triangle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best owners and staff in the world!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, amazing food. I am unable to drink, but the bar didn’t disappoint with some amazing mocktails!

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ChristyE
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious NYE meal! The apple salad & Brussel sprouts were very good!

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DamonL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Cute, Quaint, great food, great service. Also located around many other cool spots for dinning and drinks so I would suggest putting this on your radar to try if you haven't eaten here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a pleasure.

AR
vipAlexaR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Great live music, good service, good vibe- will definitely return.

MV
MarissaV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch. $3 Mimosas. Great service and cute atmosphere! Will come back!!

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WandaV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and atmosphere were fantastic.

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Alex
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent and the restaurant itself was beautifully decorated.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! The new head chef has great ideas! Fried chicken was to die for, as were the Brussels. Loved the ambiance and great service.

RM
RodneyM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and bread pudding are must haves. It was so good I think they will be my permanent orders

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Parker
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time! The food was amazing

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GilT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for my birthday, confirmed it, then showed up on time (normal business hours, 130pm, gorgeous Saturday) and they were closed. Door locked, lights off.

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SLmCm
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! Highly recommend. Food was delicious. And John the bartender was so friendly and attentive. Live music on Thursday which was a wonderful add to our date night

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Nash
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and we were seated not even 10 on our arrival
Very cozy
The staff was Very attentive to the patrons
Thank you!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! Rockford consistently delivers great food in a lovely atmosphere.

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micheller
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for brunch at 11:00 on Saturday, 11/20. The doors were locked. We waited 10’, still nothing. We called, no answer. 15 minutes later we left. We called again and still no answer. We left a message on their recorder, gave my name. They did not bother to return my call. I was sooooo angry! We killed hours waiting specifically to dine with them. We were hungry and could have eaten at many other places much sooner. WTF? Were they all in a car crash? I have no idea. They never bothered to communicate with me at all. They can suck it!

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kevin
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. We had steak and salmon. Both were outstanding. Only negative was the room was a little cold and drafty.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The ribeye was tough and very over cooked. Could not eat it. All of the veggies (kale and broccoli) were super salty. Not good food at all!

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vipGymshoe
Charlotte
241 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has character. Everything about it is cool from the boiled peanuts and rockin's shrimp to the apple salad, vegan gumbo with shrimp, and Raleigh hot chicken. We also tried the strawberry and fernet ciders which were both good but very different from each other. The service was great and so was the food. It had everything we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was so delicious

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AnneB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were Rockford customers for years, when the food was good for a weeknight but not really date-night fare. We returned last night after seeing the new menu, and we’re so glad we did. My vegetable stir-fry with filet on the side was just delicious, and my husband enjoyed the Cornish hen. Bread pudding to finish was great - sticky and huge. Glad we decided to order just one. Our server was efficient and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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Lowe
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hats off to the Chef. Food was mouth watering finger licking delicious. Drinks were amazing and the atmosphere was romantic.

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LindseyW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food in Raleigh! This restaurant is a gem - cool ambiance and fun atmosphere.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The chef’s interpretation of what the food was supposed to taste like was absolutely impeccable.
The server was considerate and very accommodating
My new favorite restaurant in the Raleigh area

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Shontera
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating my husband’s 53rd birthday. Service was exceptional while atmosphere was eclectic. Appetizers and pork chops were scrumptious. Drinks were quality. Key lime pie was delicious!!! We would recommend and we will return.

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martha
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend the duck. Chef did an excellent job, and service was attentive, even though it was a busy Saturday night.

MJ
MaryJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, and wonderful atmosphere!

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TaraS
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. We had the Brussels sprouts for an appetizer, I had the Cornish hen, and my husband had the swordfish. We shared the bread pudding for dessert. The service was very good, if a little slow, although it seems to be that way everywhere right now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Would not recommend. Worst hostess experience and the food is subpar.

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Anastasia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ambiance was lovely. My waitress Cassandra didn't rush me in choosing what to eat and was kind enough to help me decide. She was prompt with her service and very friendly. The grilled eggplant that I had was perfectly cooked although the sauce was a little spicy to taste. The Lord Bergamot was downright dangerous. Had I not had the need to drive home I would have had a couple more as it was so smooth

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Dinner
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, the experience was outstanding. The food was good and the service was attentive without being overbearing. Not a lot of choices for vegetarians...in fact, I don't think there was anything for vegetarians - certainly no small plates. With the thumping music from the bar downstairs - it was hard to hear other people at my table at times. However, the music stopped halfway through our meal. Nothing negative to say - just things to be aware of.

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Sailormoon
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in town..totally worth the money! Wished they gave you more.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the chicken and collards. The shrimp and grits were great as well. I went for brunch and it was a $3 mimosa special! I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was our first time there. We felt very Covid safe. I wish our food was consistent but in truth it was hit or miss. The tuna appetizer was excellent. The roasted eggplant was tough and under cooked. The swordfish entrée, which we split, was amazing. I would have loved to see a nice green salad on the menu which would have been a great addition to the dinner. My cocktail was watery and lacked flavor.I didn't send it back because I wasn’t in the mood for that conversation. The beer was fine. We finished the meal with dessert which was quite nice. Yes, we were disappointed leaving us the question-should we try it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently delicious. Service is wonderful. And the live music is a lovely touch!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Rockford using the Order Online button. The Rockford also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 821-9020.

The Rockford is rated 4.6 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

The Rockford does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/therockford/giftcards.

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.