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6860 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-7418
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Josef Barbados is on the top of the list of excellence in food, presentation, creative variety, wine options and ambience. I have never had a negative experience there. Josef is often in hand to chat and serve drinks. Sherri's artwork is really tops in its dream interpretation of life moments. Staff is always solicitous, knowledgable, attractive and pleasant. No need... More 

Thank barrie g
Rockford, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very good continental cuisine. Daily specials. Best patio dining in the Rockford. We like to sit in the cozy bar to eat and enjoy their very good wine list and well made cocktails. A bit pricey but worth it.

Thank TorxPlus
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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279 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Unlikely setting in a strip mall for such an elegant restaurant. Started with tuna and salmon tartare and tuna carpaccio, both wonderful. Then I had diver scallops with mashed potatoes and asparagus. My husband had the Dover sole and we both loved our entrees. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. A bit pricey but worth it. On a cross country road trip... More 

Thank maapar
Freeport, IL
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We went on a Saturday night, was not very crowded. With the beautiful weather, people tend to eat on the patio. Enrique, our waiter, was very knowledgeable and attentive. We had appetizers of Escargot (the blue cheese makes it more flavorful than just parmesan) and Ahi Carpaccio (with arugula salad, tomatoes, and capers and lemon olive oil dressing). Nice slices... More 

Thank TravelmomFreeport_IL
Rockford, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

nice simple ambience. friendly staff. good selections and tasty menu. artistic food presentation. wonderful wine list and desserts

Thank emtsnts
Pecatonica, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went to Josef for our 50th Anniversary dinner. The whole experience was wonderful..... starting with mixed oysters and oysters rockefeller...... the staff was so helpful with ordering !!! Thank you, Jane !!! Dinner was served with opportunity to enjoy our entrees and salad. And the desserts are wonderful !!! Our experience, again, after we have been there before was... More 

Thank nancycwa
Rockford, Illinois
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Delicious meal, super attentive staff, great decor. We were very pleased with our entire experience here, crab cake was incredible, far and away the best we have ever had. We each had the scallops for our main and they were perfect. A desert plate to celebrate our anniversary was a special surprise, we enjoyed it very much! Prices were very... More 

Thank Dave M
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Was there for a large business dinner while on a trip. The food was good to very good. We had a large group and no one complained. We were well cared for by their exceptional staff as well.

Thank JAdvisor1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, and beautiful dinning room! The service was excellent. Loved the fresh oysters and sea bass.

Thank James W
Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This was our third visit to Joesf's. After our first review we were actually contacted by the restaurant. They sent us a gift card to give them another shot. Which we did. We ate outside and had a pleasant dinner. Our next visit was Valentine's Day. We knew it would be crowded so we made reservations well in advance. Typically... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6860 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61114-7418
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: 815-282-3400

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