Food

Too Tired to Cook?

Order something from our American food menu in Rockford, IL

We've all been there - you come home from a long day at work and just don't have the energy to cook dinner. Why not bring the family to Screw City Tavern? We're an upscale bar and restaurant with an expansive American food menu, so everyone is sure to find something they love.

In fact, we were even nominated for the best burgers and wings in Rockford, IL by What Rocks Rockford. If you want delicious food and big portions for a reasonable price, visit our restaurant today.

Satisfy your cravings with our mouthwatering fare

We take pride in cooking upscale bar food that will leave you craving more. Our American food menu includes favorites, like:

  • Wings
  • Burgers
  • Mac 'n cheese

We also have breakfast available on Sunday mornings that includes:

  • Eggs
  • French toast
  • Avocado toast
  • Steak and eggs
  • Breakfast bowls
  • Biscuits and gravy

Want to try our upscale bar food? Come by our restaurant today.

    APPETIZERS

    GRILLED SHRIMP COCKTAIL

    Jumbo grilled shrimp skewers, grilled lemon, cocktail sauce

    $11

    MASA BATTERED PICKLE FRIES

    Crisp pickle fries, grand island sauce

    $8

    SCT PRETZEL BITES

    Bavarian pretzel bites with smoked salt, pimento cheese, beer mustard

    $8

    * BURNT ENDS POUTINE

    Crispy fries, bbq brisket burnt ends, cheese curds, white pepper gravy

    $12

    WHISKEY BARREL ONION RINGS

    Crispy onion rings, grand island sauce

    $7

    WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE CURDS

    Beer battered curds with a hint of garlic, buttermilk ranch sauce

    $9

    * BUFFALO SHRIMP

    Beer battered jumbo shrimp, buffalo sauce, choice of smoked blue cheese or buttermilk ranch sauce

    $12

    ARTICHOKE DIP

    Fire-grilled artichokes, whipped cream cheese, brie, parmesan, crisp tortilla chips, fresh veggies

    $9

    PIMENTO CHEESE DIP

    Roasted red pepper cheddar spread, crisp tortilla chips, fresh veggies

    $8

    CHICKEN PLANKS

    Beer battered chicken, smoky bacon ancho aioli

    $9

    SCREW CITY WINGS

    * BONELESS

    (1/2 lb) $7
    (1 lb) $12

    TRADITIONAL BONE-IN

    Choice of smoked bleu cheese or ranch dressing. Add carrots & celery +1

    (1/2 dozen) $7
    (dozen) $12

    FLAVORS:
    BBQ, Buffalo Hot or Mild, Gochujang, Spicy Honey, Nashville Hot, Moonshine BBQ, Garlic Parmesan

    BOWLS & GREENS

    DRESSINGS
    Ranch, Smoked Bleu Cheese, Grand Island, Honey Mustard, Italian, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Caesar

    ADD
    Grilled Chicken | $4
    Grilled Shrimp | $5
    Shaved Prime Rib | $5

    GRILLED SHRIMP GRAIN BOWL

    Grilled jumbo shrimp, avocado, rice, grilled peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, chopped greens

    $13

    * ASIAN STYLE PRIME RIB GRAIN BOWL

    Gochujang shaved prime rib, rice, grilled peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, chopped greens

    $13

    BUFFALO CHICKEN GRAIN BOWL

    Buffalo spun grilled chicken, pickled red onions, chopped bacon, carrot celery slaw, rice, smoked blue cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes, chopped greens

    $13

    CAESAR WEDGE

    Artisan romaine wedge, bacon, tomato, pickled red onion, cherry peppers, avocado, cucumber, smoked bleu cheese crumbles, choice of dressing, garlic breadstick

    $10

    GRILLED WEDGE

    Grilled artisan romaine wedge, bacon, roasted tomato, pickled red onion, roasted cherry peppers, smoked bleu cheese, balsamic reduction, garlic breadstick

    $10

    MICHAEL'S CHOPPED SALAD

    Chopped Romaine, tomato, cucumber, red onion, black olives, mozzarella cheese, genoa salami, grilled chicken, caesar dressing, garlic breadstick

    $13

    ENTREES

    All entrees come with soup or salad along with one side and served after 4:30. Add additional sides for +2

    THE NEW YORKER

    14 oz. certified angus beef, tavern butter, crispy onion rings

    $25

    MALT VINEGAR BATTERED SHRIMP

    Light beer battered shrimp, malt vinegar tartar sauce

    $16

    KOREAN SHORT RIB

    Crispy bone-in short ribs, gochujang sauce, smoky ancho bacon aioli

    $21

    SCREW CITY PASTA

    Corkscrew pasta, peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon, grilled chicken, parmesan cream sauce, garlic breadstick

    $15

    * TOMAHAWK PORK CHOP

    Long bone duroc pork chop, smoked salt, peppercorn mélange, moonshine BBQ glaze

    $21

    SMOTHERED CHICKEN

    Grilled chicken breasts, mushrooms, onions, bacon, bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, honey mustard

    $15

    MAC & BEER CHEESE

    All Macs served with a garlic breadstick.

    TAVERN MAC

    Pimento beer cheese sauce, corkscrew pasta chopped bacon, crispy breadcrumbs

    $10

    * PRIME MAC

    Pimento beer cheese sauce, corkscrew pasta, chopped bacon, shaved prime rib, pickled red onion, crispy breadcrumbs

    $13

    BBQ MAC

    Pimento beer cheese sauce, corkscrew pasta, chopped bacon, bbq pulled pork, pickled red onion, crispy breadcrumbs

    $12

    SIDES

    ***Represents available after 4:30 pm.

    FRENCH FRIES

    $3

    SWEET POTATO WAFFLE FRIES

    $3

    *** CRISPY PIMENTO BACON BABY POTATOES

    $3.50

    *** MASHED POTATO

    $3

    WHISKEY BARRELL ONION RINGS

    $3.50

    SAUTEED RICE WITH GARLIC BUTTER

    $3

    CHEFS VEGETABLE

    $3

    HOUSE SALAD

    $3.50

    CUP OF SOUP

    $3

    BURGERS

    All burgers are a prime rib steak burger grilled to perfection and served with french fries. Substitute any burger to a black bean vegetarian patty. Lettuce, tomato, pickle, and onion are available upon request. Fire up any burger with Nashville glaze +.50 Kick up your fries with cajun or garlic seasonings +1

    THE THIRD SHIFTER

    Thick cut bacon, American cheese, crispy onion rings, fried egg, hot sauce, butter toasted pretzel roll

    $12.50

    THE SOUTHWESTERN

    Cheddar cheese, grilled peppers & onions, smoky ancho bacon aioli, butter toasted brioche roll

    $11.50

    * SCREW CITY BURGER

    Thick cut bacon, cheddar cheese, garlic aioli, butter toasted brioche roll

    $12

    THE PIMENTO

    Thick cut bacon, pimento cheese spread, pickled red onion, butter toasted pretzel roll

    $12

    TAVERN BURGER

    A classic! Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, butter toasted brioche roll
    Add Cheese +$1

    $10

    * THE HORSESHOE

    Open-faced texas toast, crisp french fries, bacon, pimento beer cheese sauce

    $12

    THE FASTENER

    Grilled mushrooms & onions, horseradish chive white cheddar, garlic aioli, butter toasted brioche roll

    $11.50

    THE GRINDER

    Fire smoked ham, swiss cheese, American cheese, island grand sauce, butter toasted brioche roll

    $12

    STACKS

    All stacks served with french fries. Kick up your fries with cajun or garlic seasonings +1

    PRIME RIB STACK

    Shaved prime rib, horseradish chive white cheddar, pickled onions, garlic aioli, butter toasted pretzel roll

    $13

    CUBAN STACK

    Fire smoked ham, hardwood smoked pork, swiss cheese, beer mustard, pickles, butter toasted brioche roll

    $12

    BLT STACK

    Thick cut bacon, lettuce greens, tomato, garlic aioli, butter toasted brioche roll

    $11

    REUBEN STACK

    Shaved corned beef, fried kraut, swiss, grand island sauce, butter toasted brioche roll

    $12

    HANDHELDS

    All handhelds are served with french fries. Kick up your fries with cajun or garlic seasonings +1

    CRISPY CHICKEN CORDON BLEU

    Panko crusted chicken filet, whipped brie, thick-cut bacon, lettuce greens, tomato, garlic aioli, butter toasted pretzel roll

    $12

    SPICY GRILLED BUFFALO CHICKEN

    Grilled chicken breast, buffalo sauce, smoked bleu cheese spread, carrot celery slaw, lettuce greens, tomato, garlic aioli, butter toasted brioche roll

    For spicy request with Nashville Sauce!

    $12

    TAVERN CHICKEN

    Grilled butterfly cut chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, garlic aioli, butter toasted brioche roll

    $10

    * MOONSHINE BBQ GRILLED CHICKEN

    Grilled butterfly cut chicken breast, BBQ lacquer, cheddar, thick-cut bacon, pickled red onions, butter toasted pretzel roll

    $12

    BBQ PULLED PORK

    Smoked pulled pork, moonshine bbq sauce, carrot celery slaw, butter toasted brioche roll

    $9

    * STEVE'S STEAK SANDWICH

    Hand-cut aged USDA choice strip steak, mushrooms, onions, garlic aioli, french hoagie roll

    $15

    KID'S MEALS

    All kids meals include a drink. Age 12 & under.

    CHICKEN PLANKS + FRIES

    $6

    CHEESEBURGER + FRIES

    $6

    GRILLED CHEESE + FRIES

    $5

    MAC + CHEESE

    $5

    FRIED SHRIMP + FRIES

    $6

    GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH + FRIES

    $6