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Michael's - CLOSED

E. State Street, Rockford, IL
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
25 Nov 2013
“Used to be one of the best in Rockford”
3 Jul 2013
“Quaint and Friendly”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
E. State Street, Rockford, IL
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Michael has been in the restaurant business for years & he does a awesome job. Always has great food & good service. His most recent "Michael's on State" was & I mean was a nice place. The owners decided to make changes & Michael is...More

1  Thank Thomas2773
Reviewed 3 July 2013

A very nice little restaurant that can handle a small group to a larger party. Daily specials are nice change from the menu. Heard some negative comments, but I never had a bad experience or bad meal for the few times I ate there.

1  Thank NJCRoadWarrior
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We just got back from Michael's. We went there at the suggestion of my oldest daughter for her birthday. She had fond memories of earlier incarnations of this place when the food, service and atmosphere were all very pleasant. We were quickly introduced to the...More

2  Thank Frank C
Reviewed 20 May 2013

We met with friends early in the bar, I did enjoy the bar area very cozy and a good place to talk. We went in for dinner and everyone ordered I got the ribeye which was very good , my wife made a poor choice...More

1  Thank BigTlk
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Great menu choices. Well worth the $. No problems with the service it was great. The food was also great. We will be going back. :) :)

2  Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 2 March 2013

My husband and I ate at Michael's for a date night. It's a small restaurant with a cozy and quieter atmosphere. The food was very good.....we had the firecracker shrimp appetizer, potato soup, and I had the chicken marsala while my husband had the blackened...More

1  Thank RoadTripfromIL
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Michaels is a quality choice for dinner. The linguini is excellent as always and the soup, and sandwiches we chose were very tasty. Helpful cheery wait staff made it a pleasant experience. Will go back soon for another choice. Menu was diverse and had a...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Michael Verace has had numerous restaurants in Rockford and all have had great food. This place is no exception. Food is pub style-no very large dishes but filling. Excellent scallops but a little pricey at $11.00 for an appetizer of 2. Small bar but fun...More

Thank jim j
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I only stopped in for a drink and did end up having some potato skins because everything looked so good. The owner stopped to talk to me as well as every other patron in the place. I did glance at the menu which is nicely...More

Thank Pegdafittr
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Michael's is a very pleasant, casual place with cozy booths and a "romantic" vibe. The food is always dependably great no matter what the selection might be. Michael has always operated restaurants that deliver great food at reasonable prices and his latest incarnation does not...More

Thank PeterBIllinois
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  • Address: E. State Street, Rockford, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
This is a newer place in town. It's AWESOME because they have great sandwiches, steaks, pork chops and seafood. PLUS, the prices are really reasonable. The dine-in atmosphere is sorta upscale casual, and you can also place orders for carry-out. There is a nice full bar on one side and a restaurant on the other. The service has been very nice both times we've been there. We also love it because it's in our neighborhood, so we don't have to drive across town to get some good food. More people should patronize this place.
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