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Cliffbreakers

700 West Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61073
815-282-3033
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Ranked #75 of 314 Restaurants in Rockford
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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362 reviews 362 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

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Saint Michael
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I've been coming to Cliffbreakers for years and over the last year the service and food quality have drastically improved. Today I had one of the best steaks I've had in a dining out experience! Keep it up Cliffbreakers. They're back!

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Poplar Grove, Il
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had heard Cliffbreakers had a new chef. He did not disappoint. The food was excellent. We enjoyed every bit of our meal and the service was great. This is one of the finest restaurants in the Rockford area. We cannot wait to return in spring to enjoy the beautiful view

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Freeport, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife has steak and I salmon. Both dishes were cooked to our satisfaction and the quality was very good. The setting on the banks of the Rock River was romantic and beautiful. The staff was friendly and attentive. The wine and liquor selection was very adequate.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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75 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The curb-view of the facility is poor - the landscaping is not maintained, there are weeds growing in the cracks of the lot - the sign had 'Congratulations' to a couple for some event but a few of the letters had fallen off and were on the ground. It was more pleasing inside - high ceilings, large center fountain, nice... More

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

For eight hours no Hot Water! How did they wash dishes? No WIFI! No Working Phones in any of the rooms, the only way to reach the front desk was to use your personal cell phone. Mold on walls, This place is falling apart! Now for the food! The prime Rib was tough and not cooked right at all! The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My hubby and I had a private booth which was cool. Our server was very personable and efficient. The food really was the best we've had anywhere in a long time. I have to admit, when I saw a bunch of prom kids entering, I thought the restaurant would be so busy that the food would suffer; but the quesadilla... More

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Freeport, Illinois
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194 reviews 194 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Overlooking the River, Great Food, Good help. You can dress up or business casual and you feel like it is a very special night even if it is a regular evening. I love it there around sunset. You are looking east but it is really nice.

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