Where to Eat in Moline: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Madelene Haan

Moline (/moʊˈliːn/ moh-LEEN) is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. With a population of 43,977 in 2010, it is the largest city in Rock Island County. Moline is one of the Quad Cities, along with neighboring East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois and the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa. The Quad Cities have an estimated population of 381,342. The city is the ninth-most populated city in Illinois outside the Chicago Metropolitan Area. The corporate headquarters of Deere & Company is located in Moline, as was Montgomery Elevator, which was founded and headquartered in Moline until 1997, when it was acquired by Kone Elevator, which has its U.S. Division headquartered in Moline. Quad City International Airport, Niabi Zoo, Black Hawk College, and the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Moline is a retail hub for the Illinois Quad Cities, as South Park Mall and numerous big-box shopping plazas are located in the city.
Things to do in Moline

1. Lemon Grass

1419 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265-1335 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 309-797-4100
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Lemon Grass

Reviewed By Mike S - Davenport, Iowa

We decided to try Lemon Grass for the first time today. Had some idea what to expect but it exceeded our expectations! The restaurant is kind of quaint, not really big. The menu is well planned and offers really good selections for everyone. I had the Tangerine Chicken and my wife had a noodle soup. Both excellent and unique. The waitresses were really efficient and helpful. If you are in downtown Moline and want somewhere unique, do visit this restaurant.

2. Jimmy's Pancake House

2521 18th St, Bettendorf, IA 52722-3214 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 13 +1 563-355-2799
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Jimmy's Pancake House

Reviewed By 332Rich - Aurora, Illinois

We had to wait for about 10 minutes for a table, it was busy. Monday was -30 below wind chill. Suzie brought me Hot Tea w/Honey & Lemon, that did the trick! My partner had the Denver Omelet with a side of 2 Pancakes and I had Sausage, Eggs, Toast & Hash browns, with more Tea. We had our food in less than 10 minutes. The food was great and our waitress Suzie, was very attentive. We'll be back here in a heartbeat.

3. QC Coffee and Pancake House

1831 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201-8021 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 +1 309-788-9589
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

QC Coffee and Pancake House

Reasonable prices, family friendly, best breakfast and burgers in town, homemade soup, daily specials - all prepared by Chef/Owner, Jose Zepeda.

Reviewed By jtob01 - Rock Island, Illinois

Breakfast is great. Eggs, omelets, and pancakes are great. Especially the cinnamon roll pancakes. Heaven on a plate!

4. Cafe d'Marie

614 W 5th St, 614 West 5th Street, 52801, Davenport, Iowa, Davenport, IA 52801-1005 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 563-528-1350
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 153 reviews

Cafe d'Marie

Reviewed By Donna B

Was in Davenport shopping and needed some lunch. Found Cafe` d'Marie on Tripadvisor. The building is old and very quaint. The owners were very friendly and upon learning that it was our first time there, brought us a sample of soup and a free dessert. Now for the food. I ordered the cream of mushroom. It was fantastic. They brought us a sample of the cream of Brussels sprouts. I have never cared for Brussel sprouts. I loved it more that the mushroom. The panini sandwiches were very good and made with fresh ingredients. They also have a divine assortment of coffees and teas to choose from. For dessert she brought us a carrot cake bread pudding. Oh my was it good. The only drawbacks that I could see is that it is a bit pricey for the amount of food you get and the tables are a bit cramped. But I will definitely go back. Would be a great place for a ladies day lunch.

5. Exotic Thai

3922 38th Ave, Moline, IL 61265-6471 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 309-797-9998
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Exotic Thai

Reviewed By Kelli W

My son and I ate here last night. Our good was awesome. They have just added new dishes to the menu, so being adventurous, I tried something new. It was amazing! My meal had mango, asparagus, broccoli, pineapple, basil and chicken in it, with the chicken being grilled and not fried. It was a nice combination of both sweet and hot with both being just the right amount of sweet and hot that it was not overbearing. I absolutely loved it!
My son ordered pad tai old. He loved his meal also. I appreciate when waiters know about the menu they are serving and ours was current on what each dish was like to describe what it would taste like also. Our family loves this restaurant and we try and stop when coming into the quad cities.

6. Arthur's Garden Deli

3727 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201-7078 Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 309-793-1230
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Arthur's Garden Deli

Reviewed By jpadc - Indianapolis, Indiana

A busy Saturday but the staff are so professional they handle it with ease. Portions are not large, but certainly sufficient. The potatoes were great. Maybe a better bread selection for sandwiches would improve the menu. Put this place in a "major" city and the prices would be twice as high. Come try it... Its worth the trip

7. Duck City Bistro

115 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801-1504 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 563-322-3825
Excellent
67%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

Duck City Bistro

Reviewed By MMM_and_MPM - Bettendorf, Iowa

This is our go to place for special occasions. For Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holidays or any other reason, it never disappoints. The food, wine, service, and atmosphere consistently deliver a top dining experience! On this birthday we enjoyed a bottle of Champagne, Steak Melissa (Filet Mignon) and the Halibut. We began our meal with the Shrimp Cocktail, the largest and freshest we’ve ever had! The steak was butter knife tender and the Halibut was perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. There was a birthday greeting written on the table and chalkboard and the waitstaff sang happy birthday to add to the happy occasion. Duck City is our favorite because the food is consistently wonderful, the service is outstanding, and Chef Jeremy is always welcoming. We are looking forward to our next visit as our anniversary nears.

8. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Moline

1300 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265-1356 Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Italian, American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 21 - SGD 46 +1 309-736-0100
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 329 reviews

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Moline

Hot Steaks, Hot Music, Hot Italian….Cool Place!Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is reminiscent of supper clubs of the past known for their great food and good times.Steaks take center stage at Johnny’s whether it is the signature Steak DeBurgo or the ever-popular Drunken Steak. The Italian menu features favorite pasta entrees including Lasagna and tasty and unique creations like Veal Sinatra or the Chanel No. 5 (Marilyn’s favorite!). Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails and an extensive wine list, all of which sets Johnny’s “Stage” for lunch or dinner. With new-fashioned luxuries, old-fashioned service and personal relationships, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse brings the Rat Pack era to the 21st Century. Join the party that is always in full swing, with new-fashioned luxuries and old-fashioned service and relationships, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse brings edgy cool of the Rat Pack era into the 21st century.

Reviewed By #1Cubsfan - Pensacola, Florida

I’m writing this review based on my 16 year old daughter’s experience 2 days ago. My wife made reservations for our daughter and her date on a Saturday evening for 6:45pm. There was a dance at a local HS so the restaurant was busy. My...MoreDear Cubs fans - Thank you for letting us know. We would never intentionally ignore a guest no matter the age of that guest. We apologize if that was what she experienced. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

9. Harris Pizza

3903 14th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201-3807 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 309-788-3446
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Harris Pizza

Reviewed By Lynn K

We LOVE Harris Pizza!!! The pizza is scrumptious! It is always our go to Pizza place! We love the crust, and the blend of spices. We especially like that the sausage is very fine and distributed nicely, not in big chunks. The ingredients are fresh. Our favorite is: sausage, mushroom, onion and black olive!!! YUMMY!

10. tony's chicago style pizzeria

1610 7th St, Moline, IL 61265-3711 Delivery, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 14 +1 309-797-1800
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

tony's chicago style pizzeria

Family chicago style pizza joint

Reviewed By jacobreilly2017 - Davenport, Iowa

If you're looking for a great authentic tasting Chicago Style deep dish, you need to check this one out! The flavors are outstanding, the cheese is great. There are a lot of Quad City locals that talk highly of their Quad City pizza. However, this pizza is outstanding and I would rank as the greatest pizza in the area. The only better pizza one would have to drive to Chicago!

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