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The Blue Cat

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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113 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8708
+1 309-788-8247
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11:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From the food, to the staff to the charming building, everything was great. Within walking distance from our hotel made the seasonally warm night a great choice to have dinner.

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Thank Steve W
Rock Island, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here often, mostly with my wife, but also with a group of senior gentlemen who get together periodically. My favorite is the Arkham Stout (yes, named for Lovecraft's fictional city) and the suasage sampler platter. The sausage comes from a local producer and it's really delicious. I've had many other dishes, too, and the taste and quality of... More 

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Thank pjhalladay
Moline, Illinois
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a Rueben sandwich & onion rings & both came out burnt. Sent it back & ordered chili in a bread bowl. Tasted like it just came out of a Hormel can. Bread bowl was stale as well. Hardly anyone was there for lunch & I can see why. Worst meal I had a long time.

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Thank 506snj
Southern Maine
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm in the area for business and honestly stopped here because I couldn't decide where to get dinner and I liked their name the best so I just went with it. I was not disappointed! I sat at the bar and received service from two different gentlemen, both of whom were very pleasant and provided excellent service. I tried the... More 

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Thank MainerGirl90
Muscatine, Iowa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I like be the Jalapeño Cornbread Catfish and the Wigged Pig Wheat beer. My wife loved the salmon that is no longer on the menu. I win, she not so much... She said the ribeye was rather bland.

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1 Thank ndbaker74
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have had both good and bad experiences with this restaurant. If you don't have any other plans after, it is worth taking the chance on timing. Was there for a small group & they knew we had plans after when the reservation was made. There were problems with the food due to a new menu, and we barely got... More 

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Thank Paul K
Borneo
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133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The menu has changed quite a bit since the last time I visited, but it was equally delicious. The lunch special was a chicken and sour cream mixture baked inside croissant dough- amazing! I saved myself from my choice by having a salad with it, and it was fresh and yummy. A perfect lunch.

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1 Thank BorneoMel
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This brewery was the best find on our recent trip to Iowa City. Felt right at home from the moment we walked in... The staff (Shout out to Dave!!) was awesome and we appreciated the story the décor told about this brewery! When we asked for a flight Dave took out a menu and started pouring all 6 brews they... More 

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Thank Ryan S
Rock Island, Illinois
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

They have a great selection of craft beers and the food is very good. They have two floors so they can hold a lot of people.

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Thank rthornton3
Davenport, Iowa
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went to blue cat for lunch the other day, tried out the new fall menu. The salads, burger, and beer braised chicken were terrific. The service was less than stellar though. The server seemed inconvenienced by our table not ready to order. We were eating there to have a business meeting with an out of town guest, not dine in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8708
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rock Island
  • Phone Number: +1 309-788-8247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?