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Sahara Palace Restaurant

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5890 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108-2428
+1 815-227-0270
11:00 am - 9:00 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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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for the first time to grab a quick carryout dinner after grocery shopping. It isn't "fast food" as the food is prepared fresh after you order it. It took about 15 minutes for a couple sandwiches, but it was definitely worth the wait. Next time, we know that we'll order before we get groceries, then pick up the... More 

Thank Rita_Rhodes
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time I stepped for food, in the summer, the owner lost his super friendly disposition when I went to refill my drink from the machine. He scowled and cynically said, "All you have to do is ask!" He was extremely nice not 5 minutes before that. To put things in perspective, we were the only ones there and... More 

Thank I G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Have eaten here 3 times. It's always good, fresh and affordable the hummus was extraordinary, and the Baba Ganouj was smokey and wonderful.

Thank Timothy G
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness! The hummus is to die for! We are huge fans of the Chicken Shawerma sandwich, the Chicken Taouk sandwich, all of the salads and the Falafil. The owner and his chefs are very friendly and willing to explain any items on the menu. One member of our family does not appreciate the amazing dishes, so fortunately for... More 

Thank Jen1967
Detroit, Michigan
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I got take out from here. The service was friendly, the food was tasty, and the prices were reasonable. Give it a try!

Thank Eric18_13
Woodridge, IL
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here one afternoon before grocery shopping. The owner was there and super friendly. He reviewed the menu with us and gave us free soda when he found that it was our first time dining there. The falafel was fresh (not frozen) and there were tons of options on the menu.

Thank philotiff17
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Southeast Missouri and found this place online. My sister and I were very impressed by the friendly owner/server giving us recommendations. The food did not disappoint!! We has the Veggie appetizer plate and the chicken and the lamb. My sister had never tried lamb and we were both impressed! Had enough leftover for the next day's lunch. Would... More 

Thank Gina B
Rockford, Illinois
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148 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 St, Rockford, IL 61108-2428
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-227-0270

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