6860 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, Illinois 61114
STEAKHOUSE and oyster bar
We know you all are interested in the food and cocktails most, but here is our story!
Josef Barbados, formerly owned by Chef Josef Schwaiger, opened Josef's in 2005. The restaurant, which Schwaiger opened with his wife, Cherri Rittenhouse, a Rockford artist and professor of art at the nearby Rock Valley College, focuses on fresh seafood, aged Angus steaks and innovative preparations of classic dishes. In 2019, Josef transferred ownership to a long time friend and employee Laura "Lola" Renner. Lola continues to bring Josef's vintage menu items with a modern twist. Josef's is one of Rockford's finest dining experiences with an indoor dining room, bar area, a secluded patio and room for private parties.
Have a drink
at the bar
The cozy bar at Josef’s is a destination in itself.
It's a stop for most guests for a pre-dinner cocktail and many choose to dine in the bar as well.
Fresh seafood and prime-aged steaks
Traditional steakhouse & oyster bar, with a modern twist.
Serving the finest cuts of meat & seafood.