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Michael's - CLOSED

E. State Street, Rockford, IL
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Cuisines: American
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Description: 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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  • English first
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 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 no longer there. The food, service & atmosphere are not worthy of his name, so... More 

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Davisburg, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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 new regime when we nearly got into an argument with our waitress over whether the... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 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 and didn't enjoy hers. Our friends said their meals were just ok. We had good... More 

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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. :) :)

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Rockford, Illinois
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 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 salmon alfredo. Our server was pleasant, although a little slow with returning to our table... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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 lot of choices. Michael Verace is no longer associated with the place, but nothing seemed... More 

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Rockford IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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 bartenders. Michael is always on hand and seems like he stops to speak to each... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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 varied, plus there were daily specials. I will be going back another day for a... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 break that chain.

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Additional Information about Michael's

Address: E. State Street, Rockford, IL
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Cuisine: American

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