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.

“Garlic Soup Wow!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rockford Restaurant

Rockford Restaurant
317757 Hwy 6/10, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5N6, Canada
(519) 371-6588
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 90 Restaurants in Owen Sound
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bruce Peninsula, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Garlic Soup Wow!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Small road side Restaurant just south of Owen Sound on Hwy 6. European cuisine, Comfortable atmosphere with soft enjoyable music in the back ground so that you can enjoy your conversation but be present that the music is on. Try the garlic soup it is to die for. Tasteful,creamy and hot but not overpowering and a more than generous portion. We were unhurried with a very relaxing atmosphere, the owner is very accommodating with a great big smile no matter what is going on. The food was fresh and flowing off of the plates which seemed to be more of platter than a palate. The schnitzel was absolutely delicious and plentiful. Very Bavarian style surroundings with fine beers and ales which are served nice and cold. Can't wait to go again and order something totally different as every meal that came from the kitchen appeared to be bigger more colorful and succulent than the last. To our surprise and enjoyment it was only mentioned once when we had made reservations that it was for a birthday and low and be hold what comes out of the kitchen but a tarimizu for the birthday person. Very nice touch of class

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

52 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    20
    4
    2
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“ROCKFORD ROCKS!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I have been driving past this place for the past year and always wanted to drop in but it was not open till 5:00. We finally experienced the amazing food on March 21st. I loved the owner and his accent. The food was fresh, delicious and the helpings were falling over the plate. We are actually heading there again today and I have not eaten lunch preparing for the feast. To see this place on the outside you would not think it was good, and even the inside décor is so-so. But it is clean and the food. Yum, yum, yum.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shallow Lake, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth the drive to Rockford”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Three Grey County couples including my wife and I have fallen in love with this place... comfortable atmosphere with always great food. Be prepared for large portions so order accordingly. Service is always welcoming and attuned to our pace of eating/socializing. Across the group, we've had many different kinds of schnitzel and loved it every time. Some of our group have tried some non-schnitzel dishes on occasion too and were happy with them too, but really, why would you forgo the opportunity to have really good authentic Austrian schnitzel when it is on the menu? Their beer selection is among the best in Grey county (assuming you like German-Austrian -Belgium brands) and they have added the local brew, Kilannan (my personal favourite). Clearly, we recommend it and will be going again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
YYZ/BUF
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Really great cuisine, look forward to returning.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Dined first time Feb 21, 2014. I live nearby so have seen how the parking lot is routinely full...a good indicator of a good restaurant. Staff were very welcoming. In addition to a la care, the specials are prominently displayed.
Started with Escargot and finished with the Seafood Crepe. Both were absolutely delicious and I would order them again. The first thing I noticed about the food is the generous size of the portions....not crazy night, but just right. The second thing I noticed is how authentic the meal is. Unlike chain restaurants to which most have become accustomed, the Rockford Restaurant prepares real food....and it makes all the difference to your taste buds.
noticed other items on the menu and specials tat I look forward to trying....blackened steelhead trout, rack of lamb, schnitzel, etc etc.
Service was exemplary to match the food. Loved the European range of beers.
I highly recommend just spot and look forward to returning!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Memories of Vienna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great tasting food that always reminds us of Vienna! Very authentic and great choice of Austrian beers. Try the snitzel, always a family favourite.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Rockford Restaurant also viewed

Owen Sound, Grey County
Owen Sound, Grey County
 
Owen Sound, Grey County
Owen Sound, Grey County
 

Been to Rockford Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rockford Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.