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The Blue Cat

) #11 of 66 Restaurants in Rock Island $$ - $$$ American, ,
113 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8708
+1 309-788-8247
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
113 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8708
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have eaten here almost weekly for the past six months. The atmosphere is great and the staff is very friendly. The food is an eclectic mix of both brew pub and bistro. The not to miss soups are made in house and are great....More

Thank Bruce N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great addition to downtown Rock Island. We were only here for lunch, but found it very good. The prices for lunch were very reasonable, it was a small lunch crowd, so we had great service, The decor in this nice old building is very...More

Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The beer is good to excellent. Some are worthy of the GABF in Denver. This is my go-to brew pub. The food is ok to very good. The soups are generally very good as is the meatloaf. The physical plant could use some updating -...More

Thank Allyson A
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Poor quality of food. Food was serviced undercooked and cold. Service inadequate and very unfriendly. Won't be back.

Thank foodking4
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Portion sizes are tiny. The mac n' cheese was tasteless and a child-sized portion. Not worth $10! The burger was very average. Wouldn't eat here again.

Thank Ailie R
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

There are not many options to get a decent lunch in Rock Island. This place offers a selection of burgers and sandwiches which are not great but will do. The BLT I had came on a bun. I expected a sandwich but the taste was...More

Thank Marcel d
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I don't know if it was an off night or is a statement of restaurants in the area, but none of 5 of our entrees were prepared to an edible standard. Onion ring appetizers were burnt. Can't believe they even brought them out. 2 Burgers...More

Thank AmericanIngenuity
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Skip this place, food was not good at all. The fries tasted like the grease was weeks old. The place felt dirty and had a musty smell.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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...More

Thank pjhalladay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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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