Quality Inn & Suites
4313 N. Bell School Road
Loves Park, IL 61111
Phone: (815) 282-9300
Fax: (815) 986-1060
Bars & Cafes
Along the cobblestone streets of Rockford, there stands the opulent Franchesco's Ristorante.The amber interiors embellished with purple lights, and furnished with dark sienna tables with fancy silverware resonate the affluent motto of the restaurant. The food served is predominantly Italian from pastas, salads,paninis and mouth watering pizzas A fully stocked bar with a notable wine list is a special feature. Catering and banquet facilities for business meetings, weddings and other private events are also available.
With an extensive food menu and an eclectic beer collection, the folks at Olympic Tavern know how to keep their customers happy. They even feature wine and a list of cocktails to choose from. Free WiFi is available at this joint, and you can even opt for a convenient takeout during peak times, when the place is brimming with people.
Don't let the demure appearance and unexpected location of this bustling bar fool you. Take 20 is a place where you will find great music, delicious food and all the fixings for a good time. With its laid-back ambiance and friendly atmosphere, Take 20 is a great place to hang out with friends over drinks, or even to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading to work. Apart from potent cocktails, the bar also whips up a mean chili, scrumptious burgers, juicy steaks, pizza and some of the hottest wings around. While the daily drink specials and the bar's laid-back vibe are plenty to draw in the crowds, Take 20 is best known for the stellar live performances held here. Despite its modest stature, Take 20 has hosted performances by bands like INCITE, Romantic Rebel, Seasons After and The Last Vegas. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on the latest shows and specials.
Gene's Place is a popular local spot in Rockford. Enjoy a beer on their outdoor patio paired with delicious appetizers, burgers and sandwiches.
Oasis Micro Pub is a must visit for beer connoisseurs in Rockford. Select from an array of specials like Two Brothers Revelry Imperial Red Ale, Bourbon Barrel Barleywine and Russian Imperial Stout.
A petit cafe in downtown Rockford, Katie’s Cup is named after the wife of Martin Luther, Katharina Luther, and was founded with help from the Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries. The decor is charming, with the menu being written on blackboards, with bare brick walls lining most of the cafe. Besides the sumptuously fresh coffee and baked delicacies, the cafe also sells crafts handmade by local artists. Katie’s Cup also rents out its premises for a range of events. See the website for more information.
Social Urban Bar & Restaurant is a charming spot on Downtown Rockford's dining scene. They offer a seasonal menu of cider-brined pork chop, shrimp and grits and charcuterie plate prepared from farm-fresh ingredients.
District Bar and Grill is a sports bar that makes sure that you spend quality time when you visit it. They have large selection of beers on tap as well as cocktails. The food is cooked with excellence and goes well with your drink. There are plenty of TVs set up at different angles in the bar so that you can enjoy a nice view of the game from any table. They provide you free WiFi and also a takeaway option.
Jane's Cafe, on Dearborn, makes for a fantastic breakfast spot. The charming cafe offers an assortment of refreshing coffees and teas, along with a selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.
A range of hot and cold coffees, teas and specialty beverages you'll find a-plenty at Flying Pig Cafe on Grand Avenue. The charming place also serves an assortment of bubble teas, shakes and baked goodies at a good price. The range of flavored popcorn at Flying Pig deserves a mention too!
Sud’s O’Hanahan’s Irish Pub offers you an authentic Irish experience, whether it be in terms of food, drinks or atmosphere. Live blues, jazz, Irish balad, classic rock and country music events often happen here.
Associated with The Cheese People of Beloit, next door, Cafe Fromage is a great combination of a cafe, a coffeehouse and a bakery! The menu here is dedicated to their two obsessions - coffee and cheese. Expect a range of coffees, teas, pastries and sandwiches here, definitely worth a try.