Swag’s Quad City eats……Updated

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Ok, give me your best three places to eat in the QC… I already did Portillos yesterday so that’s out and I will hit Whiteys on my way out of town

@torbee no Rudy’s or Harris Pizza
 

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Food affair, steel plow, tantra, 11th st precinct, miss phays Cafe, stouts. These are all on the iowa side
 
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I'll break down my personal faves by category:

Asian
1. Exotic Thai
2. Miss Phay's
3. Soi 2
HM: Eddy's Snack Bar

Finer dining
1. Hemispheres
2. Monarch
3. Faithful Pilot
HM: Duck City Bistro

Locally owned non-fancy
1. Tommy's
2. 'Sippis
3. Boozie's
HM: Bent River (Have the best spicy Nashville style chicken sandwich in town)

Mexican
1. La Finca
2. La Rancherita
3. Coya's Cafe
HM: Nally's

Pizza
1. Uncle Bill's
2. Frank's
3. Pagalo's
HM: Tony's

Bar & Grill
1. Me & Billy
2. Central Standard
3. Armored Gardens
HM: Filling Station
HM2: 11th Street Precinct (though the owner is a homophobic/racist pig)

Breweries
(not all have food)
1. Wake
2. Radicle Effect
3. Adventurous
HM: Front Street (more for atmosphere)

Places I've heard good things about but haven't tried yet: The Combine, D'Lua's, Food Affair Bistro, Kitchen Brigade, Bayside Bistro


 

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Zeke's Island Cafe, Village Corner Deli, Mac's Tavern
I should have had Zeke's on one of my lists, good call. And Village Deli is the best non-chain deli in the QC, also a good call.

I haven't eaten at Mac's in probably 20 years, forget they have food. Unfortunately, they tend to have a super dooshy clientele.
 
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I should have had Zeke's on one of my lists, good call. And Village Deli is the best non-chain deli in the QC, also a good call.

I haven't eaten at Mac's in probably 20 years, forget they have food. Unfortunately, they tend to have a super dooshy clientele.
Mac's has fantastic bar food. I'd definitely give it another shot

 
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I'll break down my personal faves by category:

Asian
1. Exotic Thai
2. Miss Phay's
3. Soi 2
HM: Eddy's Snack Bar

Finer dining
1. Hemispheres
2. Monarch
3. Faithful Pilot
HM: Duck City Bistro

Locally owned non-fancy
1. Tommy's
2. 'Sippis
3. Boozie's
HM: Bent River (Have the best spicy Nashville style chicken sandwich in town)

Mexican
1. La Finca
2. La Rancherita
3. Coya's Cafe
HM: Nally's

Pizza
1. Uncle Bill's
2. Frank's
3. Pagalo's
HM: Tony's

Bar & Grill
1. Me & Billy
2. Central Standard
3. Armored Gardens
HM: Filling Station
HM2: 11th Street Precinct (though the owner is a homophobic/racist pig)

Breweries (not all have food)
1. Wake
2. Radicle Effect
3. Adventurous
HM: Front Street (more for atmosphere)

Places I've heard good things about but haven't tried yet: The Combine, D'Lua's, Food Affair Bistro, Kitchen Brigade, Bayside Bistro


WTF? No mention of Harris Pizza in your top 4?

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I'll break down my personal faves by category:

Asian
1. Exotic Thai
2. Miss Phay's
3. Soi 2
HM: Eddy's Snack Bar

Finer dining
1. Hemispheres
2. Monarch
3. Faithful Pilot
HM: Duck City Bistro

Locally owned non-fancy
1. Tommy's
2. 'Sippis
3. Boozie's
HM: Bent River (Have the best spicy Nashville style chicken sandwich in town)

Mexican
1. La Finca
2. La Rancherita
3. Coya's Cafe
HM: Nally's

Pizza
1. Uncle Bill's
2. Frank's
3. Pagalo's
HM: Tony's

Bar & Grill
1. Me & Billy
2. Central Standard
3. Armored Gardens
HM: Filling Station
HM2: 11th Street Precinct (though the owner is a homophobic/racist pig)

Breweries (not all have food)
1. Wake
2. Radicle Effect
3. Adventurous
HM: Front Street (more for atmosphere)

Places I've heard good things about but haven't tried yet: The Combine, D'Lua's, Food Affair Bistro, Kitchen Brigade, Bayside Bistro


D’Lua’s Chorizo Omelettes and Churro pancakes are righteous.
 
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1. Exotic Thai

Great place!

I'd say Duck City but probably a little too upscale for just Swag. If you do go there, get the Lobster Bisque. Amazing! John Deere Classic may impact it's availability though.
 

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Great place!

I'd say Duck City but probably a little too upscale for just Swag. If you do go there, get the Lobster Bisque. Amazing! John Deere Classic may impact it's availability though.

I hit up Duck City last time I was here, I thought it was good.
 

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I hit up Duck City last time I was here, I thought it was good.
A very unique option that I love (but didn't list) is Crane & Pelican in Le Claire.

It is in a former riverboat captain's house and you basically eat in the old living room. Cool atmosphere. They have a very eclectic menu, too --- and often use ingredients grown by their neighbors (a friend of mine in LeClaire has provided them collard greens and other garden items in the past).

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A very unique option that I love (but didn't list) is Crane & Pelican in Le Claire.

It is in a former riverboat captain's house and you basically eat in the old living room. Cool atmosphere. They have a very eclectic menu, too --- and often use ingredients grown by their neighbors (a friend of mine in LeClaire has provided them collard greens and other garden items in the past).

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That's the kind of stuff the Mississippi Viking cruisers will demand big time.
 

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I went to Exotic Thai, it was good. I expensed it so when procurement looks and sees the phrase “Exotic Thai” they may think it’s a skript club….

which, I’m ok with those questions
 

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I went to Exotic Thai, it was good. I expensed it so when procurement looks and sees the phrase “Exotic Thai” they may think it’s a skript club….

which, I’m ok with those questions
to the locals it’s “Erotic Thai”

very good none the less
 

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On my way out of town I hit a place up called Teriyaki Madness….

I’ve had it before and it was quick. The spicy chicken is great
 
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I'll break down my personal faves by category:

Asian
1. Exotic Thai
2. Miss Phay's
3. Soi 2
HM: Eddy's Snack Bar

Finer dining
1. Hemispheres
2. Monarch
3. Faithful Pilot
HM: Duck City Bistro

Locally owned non-fancy
1. Tommy's
2. 'Sippis
3. Boozie's
HM: Bent River (Have the best spicy Nashville style chicken sandwich in town)

Mexican
1. La Finca
2. La Rancherita
3. Coya's Cafe
HM: Nally's

Pizza
1. Uncle Bill's
2. Frank's
3. Pagalo's
HM: Tony's

Bar & Grill
1. Me & Billy
2. Central Standard
3. Armored Gardens
HM: Filling Station
HM2: 11th Street Precinct (though the owner is a homophobic/racist pig)

Breweries (not all have food)
1. Wake
2. Radicle Effect
3. Adventurous
HM: Front Street (more for atmosphere)

Places I've heard good things about but haven't tried yet: The Combine, D'Lua's, Food Affair Bistro, Kitchen Brigade, Bayside Bistro



You hate to see a top 3 pizza place list without Godfathers.
 
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Tom Paris

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A very unique option that I love (but didn't list) is Crane & Pelican in Le Claire.

It is in a former riverboat captain's house and you basically eat in the old living room. Cool atmosphere. They have a very eclectic menu, too --- and often use ingredients grown by their neighbors (a friend of mine in LeClaire has provided them collard greens and other garden items in the past).

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This is on my list to try.
 

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to the locals it’s “Erotic Thai”

very good none the less
Glad to hear it is still popular. I was friends with the owners, used to work with the husband who was in our Friday happy hour group, before I moved away from the QC 15 years ago.
 

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