We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cliffbreakers

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
700 West Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61073
815-282-3033
Website
Tuesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 66 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was great would eat there anytime.

Food was great. We had chicken, lobster and steak. Bar drinks the best except already ran out of husbands drink so had to get different drink. Server was awesome. I think a bit expensive but was a celebration so didnt mind. hotel was horrible!! Everything about it was an F. Thank god for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Annmarie16
,
Loves park
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful carpaccio and bruschetta, well mixed drinks. Elegant atmosphere. I do not like the word count limit on reviews!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The food and service was really great, but I enjoyed the atmosphere almost as much, very relaxed. Lots of windows to view the river. The decor was pleasant and inviting. Put all of this together and it made it a very nice dining experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Madison, WI
Level Contributor
89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I had asked a friend for a recommendation of a good restaurant to celebrate my Mom's 83 birthday. He recommended this one. Right on the river, pretty. Originally were going to sit in a private "car" with a fish tank, but too small for party of 5, so we moved to a table by the window, overlooking the river. Our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We really appreciated the attention to detail that Anthony and Brandon gave to our Celebration of Life Luncheon that was held in Cliffbreaker's banquet facilities. The room was set up as we had requested and every detail was in order. The wait staff were very nice and friendly. The buffet lines were restocked as needed. This was not my first... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockford, Illinois
Level Contributor
183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Started off in the bar for a couple drinks while waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. No one else in the bar but us. Seated immediately once rest of party showed up to find that the restaurant is completely empty too. On a Friday night. Seated at a nice large table - ordered 2 baskets of calamari... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Loves park
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Food was great. We had chicken, lobster and steak. Bar drinks the best except already ran out of husbands drink so had to get different drink. Server was awesome. I think a bit expensive but was a celebration so didnt mind. hotel was horrible!! Everything about it was an F. Thank god for the food

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This was the first time I had eaten at Cliffbreakers since it changed ownership a while back and was very pleasantly surprised. This chef has it together! He/she has improved on the already very good Cliffbreakers MO. Our party of five started with the Calamari appetizer (which was plenty for all): very lightly breaded and fried calamari and - surprise... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed at the hotel and received one free appetizer and 20 percent off dining. It was a Thursday night, so it wasn't especially busy. We enjoyed the elegant decor, the river view, and excellent service. We (two parties) ordered a variety of entrees from the menu, all cooked to perfection! Truly a memorable experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
480 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here over the years with family so revisiting always brings back fond memories. They have a great buffet and delicious seafood here on weekends. The location sits high overlooking the Rock River with lots of large windows to take in the view. The staff here works hard to make sure that each visit is pleasant and enjoyable and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Saint Michael
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

They do have good food. My wife, our son and I all ate there. Just a smidge on the high side for prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cliffbreakers also viewed

 

Been to Cliffbreakers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cliffbreakers

Address: 700 West Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61073
Phone Number: 815-282-3033
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 West Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61073
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815-282-3033
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cliffbreakers and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cliffbreakers staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?