Whether you are in the Quad Cities for the first time on a Main campus visit, planning your move to the area, or looking for a new place to take your family to, one important thing to know is, “where is a good place to eat?”
From current students*, here are some of the favorites!
Van’s Pizza, Pub & Grill
Wise Guys Pizza – White Coast Pizza
Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
Lopiez – Pizza of the months are always a must.
Los Agaves Mexican Grill
Baja Tacos and Shots
Oishii – All the sushi is delicious!
Miss Phay Cafe (Thai) – Plus it’s right by campus!
Eddys Snack Shack – Sushi burritos
Indian Cafe (Indian)
Zeke’s Island Cafe (Caribbean)
Mantra Indian Cuisine & Spirits (Indian)
Olive Tree Cafe (Mediterranean)
Taste of Ethiopia
Red Ginger Sushi Bar & Grill
QC Coffee and Pancake House
Cafe d Marie- Monte Cristo
Food Affair Bistro
Jimmy’s Pancake House
Casual Restaurants (Eat or Drink):
Sippi’s American Grill & Craft Beer
Central Standard -Craft Burgers & Beer
Foundry Food + Tap – everything in the menu is good
The J Bar
The Machine Shed Restaurant
Grilled Cheese Bar
Best Outdoor Seating Options:
The Tangled Wood (Live music)
Barrel House- Shrimp tacos
Me & Billy Kitchen and Bar – Steak Sandwich
Trattoria Tiramisu – Pinwheel Lasagna
Duck City Bistro
Monarch Kitchen and Bar
The Phoenix Restaurant & Martini Bar
The Half Nelson
Granite City Food & Brewery – Slider Tower
Whitey’s Ice Cream
Hurt’s Donuts (Great for late-night runs!)
Cookies & Dreams – All are so good!
Olde Towne Bakery
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie
Here’s the Scoop
Atomic Coffee Bar
Iron + Grain Coffee House
Redband Coffee Co. – Chorizo Sandwich
The Coffee Revolution
The Brewed Book
*This list was published in spring 2022.
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