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The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau recommends the city’s top eateries. Locals love great family friendly spots like Tavern on Clark and Mexico Clasico, or the perfect date-night locations like Irish Rose SaloonFive Forks and Social Urban Bar. 

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When RACVB asked local chef and owner of Alchemy and Giovanni’s, Al Castrogiovanni, about some of his favorite spots to grab a bite, he nearly jumped out of his chair with excitement.

“Man, Rockford has so much, he said.” Bing’s Drive-in on South Main Street takes me back to my childhood with burgers in a little white wrapper and chocolate malts and root beer. They come to your car and hang a tray on your window. It’s like living a memory.”