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Cliffbreakers

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700 West Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61073
815-282-3033
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Hello, again

I have not eaten at Cliffbreakers in years. I know they are under new management and we decided to try them out for Friday fish fry. I'm glad we did. The restaurant was cozy. No television to distract from family conversation. The view onto the river is always beautiful. Our waitress (sorry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan B
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not eaten at Cliffbreakers in years. I know they are under new management and we decided to try them out for Friday fish fry. I'm glad we did. The restaurant was cozy. No television to distract from family conversation. The view onto the river is always beautiful. Our waitress (sorry, I forgot her name) was prompt and courteous.... More 

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Thank Jan B
Springfield, IL
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at Cliffbreakers and had great food, drink and service. Recommend getting a table that overlooks the river.

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1 Thank moriii2
spikeit
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We live in Rockford and had friends from New York book this hotel as it was near our house. I was a bit skeptical as I had heard some comments from the locals. I personally visited before their visit and knew they would be pleased here. I was not wrong. They were very happy with the room facing the river,... More 

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Thank spikeit
Chicago
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

During a very large dinner event two of the guests had their purse and a cell phone stolen. After an announcement was made when they noticed they had been robbed all 100 guests stopped dinning, drinking and dancing and joined in a all out extensive search.The purse was recovered but already emptied out in the side kitchen garbage can wrapped... More 

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6 Thank highwayguyChicago
Casper, Wyoming
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Staying in the wonderful Cliffbreakers hotel gave us an excuse to try some of the food. Not only is it fresh and well-prepared, it was a bargain. The hotel is a blend of old and new, with spacious rooms and a nice pool. Love some of the "antiques" from old Chicago buildings that have been lovingly transported west to this... More 

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Thank Bob G
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food was good, and atmosphere was very nice. It was decorated for the holiday, so it was very festive!

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Thank tracyr416
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!

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Thank MsKat23
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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1 Thank Ann B
Madison, WI
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

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1 Thank KLMMadison
Illinois
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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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

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