Drive a little further off I-90 and you'll be rewarded
Located in Rockford, IL, is a giant restaurant called the Stockholm Inn. This place has everything for the entire community and sometimes it feels like the entire community is here. On any single day there are locals, business types, red-hat ladies, school children and a cast of thousands coming through the door. Don’t worry there’s plenty of seating for all. In addition to a large dining room there’s also an old-fashioned lunch counter, banquet facilities and a gift shop serving baked goods. Whew…just walking from one end to the other of the Saturday Night Smorgasbord (a must eat for every Scandinavian) will make Mormor’s feet sore. The service is friendly and fast and the menu has the right blend of American standards and Scandinavian specialities. I had the Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, baked beans and apple crisp. Tasty, filling and more than fair on the price. You won’t be able to leave without buying a coffee cake. The Stockholm Inn is not far from all of the Hotels and the Tollway. It can be noisy and crowded during peak serving times so this is not a quiet retreat. Great variety for the price and a lot of eating options.