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“OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE”

Rockford Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 103 Restaurants in Owen Sound
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Owen Sound, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING FOOD AND SERVICE”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

We made a reservation because we heard from several of our friends how good the food in this Restaurant is - wow, were we ever in for a pleasant surprise ! We were greeted and seated by the window (without requesting this table). Our waiter was very friendly, and made great suggestions for our meal. The Garlic Soup was a great way to start the evening, we also ordered Baked Escargot and Caesar Salad for appetizers. For our main course we decided to order Lobster and Shrimp Pasta and Raspberry Tenderloin both incredible delicious. For dessert, we ordered Amaretto Rolls and Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake. Everything was freshly prepared, made to our liking, and creatively presented. We loved it and cannot wait to return again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank ed n
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English first
Bruce Peninsula, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Garlic Soup Wow!!!!”
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
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1 Thank Dagwood-Blondie
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Milton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“ROCKFORD ROCKS!!!”
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
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1 Thank Sophie h
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Shallow Lake, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth the drive to Rockford”
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
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1 Thank Aubrey F
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YYZ/BUF
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Really great cuisine, look forward to returning.”
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
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Thank David J
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