For 15 years, Five Forks served up incredible food in Rockford until 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting restaurants around the area.

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Five Forks created a community of guests that will truly be missed. And, none of what was accomplished would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the amazing staff members we had over the years.

The owners do have another dining option in Rockford at Edgebrook, Baker Street Burgers.

ANOTHER RESTAURANT OWNER IS EXPANDING

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The owner of Omakase, Matt Idzikowski, is a restauranteur who also owns Vintage @501 is bringing Rockford another top-of-the-line eating option.

Idzikowski's new venture will be dishing up succulent mouthwatering steaks, seafood, and more.

Rockford Illinois’s Premiere Italian Steakhouse. Featuring the highest quality steaks, seafood, and daily made pastas. Come enjoy a dining experience unrivaled elsewhere.

The name? PRIME.

The new steakhouse's sitter restaurant, Omakase shared this on Facebook.

We are excited to announce the coming soon of our new food adventure Prime!! Prime will be Rockford's premiere Italian Steakhouse located at 6565 Lexus Dr (the old five forks). And, we are officially hiring ALL positions. Go apply...or if you have a job, tell a friend who doesn't and

have them apply!

The new restaurant will sit in a heavily trafficked area in Rockford just a matter of time before a big change happens in Rockford. PRIME will be just over a mile from Rockford Casino (A Hard Rock Opening Act) and just less than 2 miles from the permanent Hard Rock location.

PRIME isn't open yet so here are 25 other steak joints in Illinois people are raving about.

If you are anywhere between the Illinois/Wisconsin border and into the deep suburbs of Chicago, this list is for you.

Can you guess with these vacant buildings in Rockford used to be?

Can You Guess The Abandoned Rockford Business?