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124 N Main St,

Rockford, IL


(815) 965-4012


Located *Smack-Dab* in the heart of Rockford'sRiver District, Octane offers a creative spectrum of moderately priced lunches, dinners, espresso, wines, craft brews, cocktails, and desserts in unique combinations. Since its opening in 1997, Octane has been at the forefront of merging food, fun, and technology. Coining the term "InterLounge", Octane was one of the first 5 internet cafes in the country and the first to offer free Wi-Fi in Rockford. The advent of wireless technology, combined with signature coffee blends, allows professionals and artists alike to get wired, and go wireless. Octane was honored to receive the 1998 Heart of Rockford award for "Best New Business". Nineteen years later, Octane (for the past three years!), has been honored to be voted Rockford’s Most Unique Menu and one of the Top 3 Burgers in Rockford - and best LOCAL burger. Somewhere in between, Octane was voted best coffee in the region. We love what we do, and we trust that it shows!

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Just another friendly reminder.. please wear your mask inside the restaurant before you get sat and on your way to the restroom. we appreciate your coopertion for realzzz. -Pat

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

It’s going down. Classic Bleu Note Burger and big ol’ crispy wedges 🍔🍟 Serving you guys the goods from 12-9, get in here!#octanerkfd @ Octane

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

This week would be the week we would’ve celebrated our first year under new ownership. In any other circumstances we would have an awesome party to commemorate it. But unfortunately we are burdened by a very unusual situation that prevents us from doing so. But don’t fret! When this is all over or let’s say manageable we will do it right and we will party like it’s 2019! I promise you. ToEveryone that has supported Octane this past few difficult months and to those that have for years under Dan and Michelle we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We literally and figuratively wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of you we love you and appreciate you for letting us do what we do. And we will keep pushing and creating for years to come. Excelsior! - Pat

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Clamen!!!!Steamed Manila clams in White wine garlic butter broth, Peoples Market beet greens, house pickled carrots and our house made ramen noodles made with Hazzard Free Farm Flour!!! Available all week! Can I get aCL- AMEN!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Ramen feature for tonight’s Ramen Bar!Left: Eickman’s Flank and Oyster mushroom ramen with pickled carrots, Tenmen farm eggs and tonkotsu broth.Right: locally foraged oyster mushroom and Swiss chard Bao with garlic sauce.We gotcha for din-din tonight!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

We just added Tuesday’s back for Dinner service starting next week July 14th! See you then! And yeah don’t be “that guy”! Thank you for keeping me and my Octane team safe!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Summer City Flatbread! Local Swiss chard, goat cheese,White cheddar, strawberry rhubarb salsa (strawberries from Harrison Market Garden) all day baby!!!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020