Where to Eat in Rockford: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Rockford is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,719. It is on the Rogue River and is 14 miles north of Grand Rapids.
Things to do in Rockford

1. Rocky's

110 N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341-1082 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 616-866-2260
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Rocky's

Reviewed By barbberry - Rockford MI

Since our children were little, Rocky's has been a family tradition every summer. Now, we bring the grandchildren or we use the White Pine Trail and "bike for ice cream." Rocky's offers soft-serve, two brands of hard packed, several sundaes, dips, flurries, and other ice cream treats, along with Dole Whip for a lighter option. They've added an awning to shade the line and the picnic table. This is only a walk-up window, but there are plenty of park benches and picnic tables nearby and down by the river two blocks away. For true Rockford natives, a complete meal includes a stop at the Corner Bar window for chili dogs and then Rocky's for ice cream. That's a true taste of Rockford.

2. Herman's Boy

220 Northland Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341-1042 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 616-866-2900
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Herman's Boy

Reviewed By Loo T - Lansing, Michigan

Had high hopes it was a cool looking place inside and stopped dead in my tracks. OMG styrofoam cups not only unhealthy for you, terrible for the earth. They weren't busy 5 workers doing nothing. Awesome looking espresso machine. I will get a latte in a mug right? WRONG omg how does this place stay in business. No mugs, well no coffee for us. Reviews on ribs were good let's get those to eat we were hungry even if we can't have coffee. Sorry, no food for you. We don't heat the ribs. Horrible experience why all the good reviews? Left to go to a better restaurant.

3. Bostwick Bakery and Coffee Shop

8570 Belding Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341-9427 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 616-874-9065
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Bostwick Bakery and Coffee Shop

Reviewed By Jud J

Get there early. Very busy stop for locals, and travelers. Giant donuts, regular breakfast menu. Reasonable prices. Plenty of parking. Good service. Can be busy, be prepared.

4. Custard By The Dam

25 Squires Street Sq, Rockford, MI 49341 Seating +1 616-863-6222
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Custard By The Dam

Reviewed By Impala guy - Grant, Michigan

Stopped by earlier today. Busy place, motivated staff gets you thru the line rather quickly. Portions and cones were average in size, not bad, just not great. My ice cream was good, wife was not impressed with hers. Great location, parking close by. I will give it another try later this summer.

5. Ramona's Table

17 Squires Street Square NE, Rockford, MI 49341 Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 616-951-7100
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Ramona's Table

Ramona’s Table strives to use as much fresh, local produce as possible to create a variety of bold sandwiches, wraps, salads, appetizers, entrees, and more. We recently moved all operations to downtown Rockford. The new, expanded location is in a 100+ year old building, respectfully renovated with both historical and contemporary touches. Still operating as Ramona’s Table, we have expanded our offerings to include not only the many unique and delicious items we are known for, but also small plate options as well as a full bar. — In keeping with the local and sustainable emphasis on our menu, we offer a full bar emphasizing our craft cocktails, Michigan beers, and local and/or sustainably farmed wines. — While the restaurant is come-as-you-are casual, the catering and food choices are uniquely sumptuous. If you eat with your eyes before you bring the food to your lips, the cozy ambiance and remarkable creativity displayed at Ramona’s Table will win you over with its simple elegance and passion for boldly adventurous local food choices.

Reviewed By Beth H - Rockford, Michigan

The McAllister sandwich is the best! My friend liked the Merry Mary sandwich. What I really like is the combos they put together with 1/2 sandwich and 2 sides in a round metal pail -like dish. It is a very casual atmosphere and we have the option of sitting on the deck overlooking the Rockford Dam and the bicyclers and runners on the White Pine Trail.

6. Corner Bar

31 N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341-1217 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 616-866-9866
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 161 reviews

Corner Bar

Reviewed By plannit2014 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Have to try a chili dog here. Awesome local restaurant with a variety of pub style food. The deep fried pickles are a favorite. Beer is always cold with a wide selection. Worth a trip to Rockford.Thanks so much for this great review! It pleases us to know that you've enjoyed your Corner Bar experience.

7. Bostwick Lake Inn

8521 Belding Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341-9427 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 616-874-7290
Excellent
43%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

Bostwick Lake Inn

Established in 1910, Bostwick Lake Inn has that feel of the old summer place on the lake banks. Windows provide wonderful views of the water and wrap around the side, where they overlook a deck with a bar, seating and live music in season. Inside, there's a cozy, casual feeling of friendship and neighborhood gathering for food, fun and fellowship. Created by the culinary experts of The Gilmore Collection, the menu is casual, eclectic, and delightfully creative - with a focus on traditional and "new" American favorites. Whether you crave a burger or nice salmon fillet, we've got you covered! We\'ve revamped the space with a new bar, decor, service staff and attitude, while staying true to the atmospheric roots that have make Bostwick Lake Inn a West Michigan favorite for over a century. We've also added Finn's Shore Store, fair trade coffee and espresso, and our fun and funky N43º5'6" W85º27'2" line of t-shirts, hats, beach supplies and more.

Reviewed By 2Lman - Michigan

bar food at a High end restaurant price Lunch cost what a nice dinner should cost cold food and given dirty and old worn out stained dishes for appetizers for what they charge they should dispose of all there dishes and get new only thing...More2Lman, sorry if your experience wasn't up to par! If you'd like to discuss this further, please give us a call at (616) 874-7290. Thank you!

8. Grill One Eleven

Courtland Street, Rockford, MI 49341 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 616-863-3111
Excellent
46%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Reviewed By jeff381 - Saginaw, Michigan

This restaurant has it all going for it. Great atmosphere, great staff, and great food. Menu offers something for everyone. We were there during the local homecoming event. Place was packed and we still had great service and food. Definitely will stop back on our next trip to Rockford or if just passing by.

9. Timbers Inn Restaurant & Tavern

6555 Belding Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341-9625 Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Bar, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 26 +1 616-874-5553
Excellent
39%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Timbers Inn Restaurant & Tavern

Choice Steaks, Fresh Fish & Wild Game!

Reviewed By phillyvoyagers - Pennsylvania

We opted to dine on the patio since it was a lovely evening. It was attractive and well landscaped so that it wasn't obvious it was overlooking a parking lot.

The drinks menu had a nice selection of local craft beers both on tap and in bottles.

The food selection was varied. Tbe nachos app came with excellent home made salsa which was refilled on request. We all selected locally sourced walleye and a blue gill sandwich special. The walleye was a generous portion. The sides of salad and chili (made with bison) were also good and nicely sized.

Service for the most part was attentive.

We will dine here again.

10. Jody's Restaurant

503 E Division St, Rockford, MI 49341-1342 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 616-866-2646
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Jody's Restaurant

Reviewed By Fred_49341 - Rockford, Michigan

Jody's has a wide menu featuring steak, fish, fried and broiled chicken and an excellent burrito. Their most commonly ordered Items are the several listed burger varieties. While the burgers are not of the gourmet varieties, the flavor of the hamburger is second to none, and the price is comparable to the national burger chains. As a Rockford resident I have tried almost everything on the menu. I have yet to find anything that wasn't top of the line in a fast food restaurant.

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