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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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hudson ny
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I had the pork chop at the recommendation of 2 of their customers walking out. I am very glad I did. Friendly staff. I haven't tried anything else but that dish was a 10.

Thank jack12534
Cary, North Carolina
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230 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Careful, you may walk right past the small door on Glenwood and that would be a mistake. Rockford is a small upstairs bar/restaurant that has great food and great service. The menu is diverse and includes salads, sandwiches, burgers, full entrees and specials. The crab cakes were some of the best we have had; the bread pudding- and I'm not... More 

Thank Charlie M
Montgomery, Alabama
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The rockford was so good! We always pass by here and we finally stopped to eat. It was so worth it and why did we wait!!!!!! Buffalo shrimp, wedge salad, lamb chops..... amazing!!! Also the fillmore cocktail was delicious! Dakota was the best waitress hands down!!!! Makes sure to ask for her when you go! See ya next weekend😀

Thank KB842010
Greenville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
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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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
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?