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Sahara Palace Restaurant

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5890 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61109
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The Sahara Palace Mediterranean Restaurant has recently moved next to the Valli supermarket. Make sure you are going to the East State Street address. The restaurant decor is not fancy, more of a diner style but the food is really yummy. There were 8 of us for lunch and everyone was happy with their choices. The owner was very friendly... More 

Thank Llamma2
Orlando, Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Every time I am in the Rockford area, I come here. I typically eat lunch here and never have a problem getting my food in a decent amount of time. Excellent customer service and family owned and operated... The Staff really tends to your needs and the Food quality is EXCELLENT!

Thank TBABY10
Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

The Sahara is fabulous and I often go for lunch. I've tried several different dishes they are all fantastic but My favorite is the falafel sand which. The owner is extremely friendly and very accommodating.

Thank pcamg2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

After a long day on the road, we ate dinner here. We tried the vegetable platter and the chicken schwarma. Everything was delicious and fresh. We loved the dinner and would highly recommend it.

Thank Suzanne L
Milton, Wisconsin
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195 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We used a groupon for lunch yesterday. The owner was very outgoing and helpful in recommending dishes for us to try, some of which were gluten free. I really enjoyed the eggplant dish and the hummus with chicken! I would highly recommend visiting this establishment!

Thank Karen B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food at Sahara is nothing short of outstanding. I stop in here everytime I travel to Rockford. The hummos is smooth, creamy and filling. The pita, soft and warm. The shawarma is incredible, and there is too much for one person to comfortably eat. The staff is attentive and friendly. Overall a great choice for a filling wholesome meal.

Thank fatdog5
Rochester, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food items suggested for us by the staff were great. The entire family loved the food. We will definitely go back the next time we are in rockford.

Thank TiffanyJoy86
Rockford, Illinois
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

We have had take out from here several times and have no complaints. Very friendly people! The best falafel and baba ghanoush. They give you plenty of good pita bread with your take out order. Rockford needed something like this

Thank beachlovin4
Rockford, Illinois
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182 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Located right next to Valli produce on state street. The salad is heavily marinated - too vinegary for my tastes. The falafils were not that great. The hummus was very good but they definitely need to serve more pita bread with it than what they do! The baba ghannouj (eggplant dip) was interesting, first time I'd ever tried it -... More 

Thank LikeToExploreAround
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I both love Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food, so we decided to give this place a try with a Groupon that we had bought. We have been here many times since using it, we love this place so much. The lentil soup is amazing !! And the hummos is to die for ! This is actually my favorite hummos... More 

Thank Stephanie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Halal, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5890 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61109
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 8152270270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?