When one thinks about iconic foods of Illinois, cheese fries from Rockford’s beloved Beef-A-Roo have to come in near the top of the list. In fact, it would be safe to say that Beef-A-Roo’s cheese fries have a cult following.

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Whether they’re empirically the best Illinois cheese fries or not, Beef-A-Roo fans certainly have no doubt. Beef-A-Roo has several locations in the Rockford area, including Loves Park and Machesny Park. You can learn more on the Beef-A-Roo website.

If you’re in the Rockford area, consider washing down your cheese fries with a beverage from Prairie Street Brewing, the oldest brewery in the Land of Lincoln.

Are you a fan of Beef-A-Roo’s cheese fries? What other Illinois dishes enjoy a cult following?

To discover even more of the best food in the state, check out our three-day road trip to the best restaurants in Illinois. With three meals a day and snacks outlined, you will still have lots of time to see the sites as you drive across the state. Before you head out, take a look at our road trip packing guide so you don’t forget any critical items.

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