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320 1/2 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603-1407
+1 919-821-9020
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Greenville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rockford is always good. The hardest part is deciding which items to order! Nice location and atmosphere, although it is a bit cold in there. Service is always good, and there are old standbys as well as tasty specials. I'll be back!

Thank Susan H
Braintree, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I've walked by Rockford several times and from the street I didn't know what to expect but we were up for and adventure so we took the stairs up and were pleasantly surprised. I almost thought we were underdressed it's a quaint place with nice ambiance. We sat outside on the patio which was nice. I had the salmon special... More 

Thank paula m
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Upstairs location that overlocks Glenwood South. They have a great beer and wine selection and Wednesdays feature half off wines. I travel a lot and have a bit of a fish taco obsession. I've tried the fish tacos all over the country, including souther California. I have to admit that the Rockford's Fish Tacos are the best I've ever had.... More 

Thank John R
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place.... Grilled pimento cheese with sautéed spinach absolute fave... Bartenders on point for sure!!! Hope you make it soon!!

Thank Leland W
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the Rockford for dinner on Glenwood South last night. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about food and wine. Scored perfectly seared Ahi Tuna and an off-the-menu Rose from Cotes du Rhone. Fun music and atmosphere, but still quiet enough for dinner conversation. Stop in here first, then wander somewhere else on Glenwood for drinks or dessert.

Thank graceasinamazing
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Excellent fish tacos. I loved their homemade french fries; they had the best seasoning. Very friendly staff with great service.

Thank OneCent1981
Cape Coral
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived with my wife, niece and two daughters. THIS PLACE WAS SO FREAKIN' GREAT. Service was exceptional, efficient and friendly. Kudos to our waiter, can't remember his name....apologies, and food server. Matt, the "operational manager" was very accommodating. At Matt's recommendation, we had the made-to-order bread pudding. Let me tell you, nothing in New Orleans can ever touch this!! Highly... More 

Thank wpbsailor
Raleigh, North Carolina
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636 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I recently visited the Rockford with my husband, his brother and his aunt. First of all, I was VERY unhappy to learn that the ABC was removed from the menu. The attitude I got from the waitstaff about it was poor. Apparently it wasn't a big seller...well it was the ONLY thing I want to ever eat at the Rockford,... More 

Thank VEE1225
Mystic, Connecticut
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113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

My son and I came here for dinner without a reservation but we couldn't have felt more welcome. We were asked to sit at the bar while they got our table ready and before long we were seated. We both started off with a cocktail- I had a fig, bourbon Cointreau cocktail which contrasted nicely with the pimento cheese appetizer... More 

Thank erinontheroad
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We had lunch today after friends referred us as they had Sunday Brunch there and could not stop raving about the food, service and prices for Brunch. My wife had the short rib quesadilla and I had the Rockford burger. Both were great. We definitely will be going back there.

Thank rwalsh2432

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 1/2 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603-1407
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-821-9020

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