Located in Raleigh's Glenwood South Hospitality District, The Rockford has been serving the community unique and delicious sandwiches since 1994.


In 1994, The Rockford opened its doors. At the time, it was the only bar or restaurant in the now bustling district known as Glenwood South. Its lack of signage provided its patrons with a lucky discovery as they stumbled upon its inconspicuous upstairs location. Many had heard through the grapevine of the Rockford’s charming copper-top bar and its now legendary ABC (apple, bacon, cheddar) sandwich.

This immediately made the Rockford a popular neighborhood restaurant and pub in the most classic sense. At the Rockford, you will find artists, musicians and professionals rubbing elbows in the comfortable, rustic atmosphere six days a week.

In January of 2015 (the year that our sweet Rockford turns 21-years-of-age), we enlisted the talents of two area chefs to help combine our love for fresh, local product with unique and fun combinations. From the skilled hands of chefs Kyle Collins (formerly of Bia, Chatham Marketplace), and James Forgey (Quality Grocery), our newest menu concept was born.

All of our produce is sourced locally from the NC State Farmer's Market and we strive to provide the freshest, local, seasonally available items in each dish.



(919) 821-9020



320 1/2 Glenwood Avenue         Raleigh, NC 27603



Kitchen- Mon-Sat: 11a–10p

Bar- Mon-Thurs: 11a–10p
         Fri-Sat: 11a-12a

Sunday: 11a-3p       Now serving brunch! 



Seating at The Rockford is available on a first-come/first-serve basis.  We are a casual, hip little spot and hope that you will be content enjoying a cocktail or local craft beer at our bar in the event that there is a wait for your table. What does this mean? WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS.

You are welcome to call up to 30 minutes prior to your arrival to be added to our wait list.

If your group consists of 6 or more guests, we do advise that you let us know in advance so that we are prepared for your arrival.

Private reservations available for groups 15 or more.

Please contact our Director of Marketing and Events for private dining or buy-out events :

Stefanie Forgey


Private Events at The Rockford

Private reservations at The Rockford are available for groups of 20 to 50 guests for a seated function, or up to 100 guests for a social reception. 

Reservation may be made by agreement to a minimum spending amount as set by the event coordinator for your function. 

For more information regarding private event capabilities, please contact our Director of Marketing and Events:

Stefanie Forgey


Let The Rockford cater your next function!

CALL 919-821-9020 TO CONFIRM YOUR CATERING ORDER TODAY (24 hour advance notice required)

Social Reception Catering





Delivery Now Available through Order-Up!