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The holidays are rapidly approaching and with that can come visiting family and friends. If you're looking for a truly unique dining experience in Rockford put this at the top of your list.

Josef Barbados Steakhouse and Oyster Bar is jumping on something that has popped up ina few spots in Illinois but not so much in Rockford.

Before you sneak a peak at what appears to be the ultimate intimate dining experience, let's have a look at some of their menu options.


This tuna looks heavenly.

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I've never enjoyed a lobster like this but I am 100% interested.

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I have no idea what this dish is but yes, please.

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I know what all of this is and I just want to jump into the photo.

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Desserts at Josef's? Don't sleep on 'em.

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And, the drinks. Oh, those delicious drink options.

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Dining has changed tremendously since the COVID-19 pandemic took over our world. Sadly, some restaurants were forced to shut their doors for good, others are doing anything and everything to remain open.

To keep indoor dining possible, and to offer a truly unique dining option, Josef Barbardos have three "igloos" waiting for guests to enjoy.

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Each Igloo seats up to six people. Each Igloo comes with 3 blankets and your own personal space heater.

Please remember to still dress warm as the temperature drops this winter.

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Reservations are required and limited to 5:30 and 7:30 PM.

Josef Barbados via Facebook

Josef Barbados owner, Lola Renner, said these are cozy and will be decorated appropriately for the upcoming holidays.

You can book a reservation by phone and find more information here.

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