Who knew that one of the best places to eat in Illinois is just outside of Rockford?

Actually, I did, because I've been there a few times, and it is wholly underrated.

According to Only In Your State, "Surrounded in the beauty of White Pines Forest State Park, this restaurant offers delicious food and a gorgeous setting."

That's right, the White Pines Inn was named as one of the 10 best places you should eat in Illinois in 2017 and they are so right.

If you've never been before, go on a Sunday and hit up White Pines' excellent brunch buffet. If you're looking for lunch, breakfast or something in between, White Pines Inn serves up comfort food reminiscent of what your mom used to make.

In case you were wondering, the number one restaurant we all should eat at in 2017 was a place called Alinea located in Chicago. So fancy.