Updated: Jan 7
From cocktail hour stations to end of the night... we gathered some food highlights from reviews and put together a list of unique food options at Rock Island from past weddings that were a hit!!
Smokehouse Bacon (Cocktail Hour)
Smokehouse Bacon is one of our most famous cocktail hour stations. Personally, I've heard multiple people comment on the bacon bar when I've told them I work at Rock Island. "Omg, you work at Rock Island Lake Club!? I went to a wedding there and there was a bacon bar! It was amazing!" This mouthwatering station has proved on multiple occasions to be memorable!! It's no wonder we keep it on our menu every year.
All of our guests are still raving about the cocktail hour almost 3 months later. It was *that* good. Do yourself a favor and get the Bacon Station during cocktail hour - you won’t regret it.
Cheesy Mac Bar (Cocktail Hour)
Mac n cheese is the ultimate comfort food. We love to see people's reactions when they see that cocktail hour has a mac n cheese bar! This choice is guaranteed to be a hit.
Everyone LOVED the mac & cheese bar!
Greek on the Street (Cocktail Hour)
This station was inspired by one of our Greek couples who wanted a custom station made for the groom's side of the family. The station was such a hit, we decided to add it to our menu!
My now husband is Greek, so he was looking for some Greek food, and they created an entire station for us with all of his family’s favorite food! And it was so fantastic!!
Fresh Mozzarella (Cocktail Hour)
Freshly pulled mozzarella... who can resist?! This station looks awesome and tastes even better. Guests will be sure to take advantage of this one!!
The food was absolutely fantastic, our guest still have not stopped talking about the fresh mozzarella station.
Lite Bites (Cocktail Hour)
This wedding really chose the right lite bites! These are popular picks for cocktail hour that nobody ever regrets.
We were getting rave reviews about the mini lobster tacos, coconut shrimp, chicken and waffles and grilled cheese shooters.
Braised Lamb Shank (Dinner Entree)
Our delicious lamb shank entree is always a hit, at tastings and weddings!
Everyone is raving about the food, saying that people were fighting over the lamb at dinner.
Deep fried Oreos, funnel cake, deep fried twinkies and all the classic boardwalk/fair food... who doesn't love it?! We only get to indulge in these guilty pleasures on special occasions, so why not surprise your guests with it?!
Our guests told us how nice the bartenders were, how attentive the wait staff was, and how delicious the boardwalk station was that we added as a dessert.
The Brick Oven (End of Night Station)
Not only does everyone love pizza, but everyone loves pizza when they drink. The brick oven is a great way to send off your guests in place of a favor and thank them for coming.
Over one month later, our guests are still talking about the phenomenal food and service; everyone was absolutely wowed by the pizza to go station at the end of the night!
Midnight Diner Stop (End of Night Station)
Remember the days of going to the diner with friends late at night; maybe after a football game in high school or after the bar in college? This is just a staple of growing up in New Jersey. The Midnight Diner Stop is a nice personal touch to embrace your Jersey roots and a great way to relive those memories with friends and family.
In lieu of favors, we added on the Midnight Diner Stop and that was best! Guests cannot stop talking about the amazing food even two weeks after the wedding.