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The Blue Cat

113 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8708
+1 309-788-8247
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (17 reviews)
“blt” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
113 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8708
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 5 December 2017

Amazing beers and good food choice. Worth trying at least a couple of beers in here. Food is very nice so a good all evening location!!

Thank fatty38
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend wasting here. Very good food, reasonable prices, clean, even some house specials on menu at times.

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Terrible. Went there for lunch. Not busy. My "medium" hamburger was overdone, pretzel bun hard as a rock. My friend's open face rueben was also over cooked & hard as a rock. Won"t be back.

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The Blue Cat is a cute concept- a modern pub in an old space- but falls short of offering unique or even good dishes. The decor of the place is a mix of the old and the new, and in certain areas it does not...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Without fail, fling in from Boston, my first stop was always the same... The Blue Cat! And no matter what you may think of it, you must try the meatloaf, it’s incredible!!! Great service! Great food! Great beer!

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We had a party of 14 and our waitress was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal, from burgers, catfish, BBQ pork, and ribs. The beer drinkers in the group enjoyed their offerings.

Thank IchbinSchwule
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Husband and I went for dinner. They had a special on poached scallops with rice and vegetables. I ordered that and hubby got pork. My entree was delish. It came with a salad and veggies. Also a great hot roll. Loved the salad and all...More

Thank caseymarie
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I rarely write a bad review but here is one. My first time to this restaurant. I travael frequently for business. I like to go tout of the way places like this, normally. I ordered the wings "nipper" style, they came out traditional. I ordered...More

Thank alanf479
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended visiting The Blue Cat for a beer and it was a good decision. The beers were good, ranging from IPAs to stouts and porters. The pale ale is a traditional English pale ale, not an American style. It was very good and...More

Thank Eugene K
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Been there numerous times. Nice menu that differs from most places. The place is clean and the prices are reasonable. Great beer made in house. Plenty of seating too.

Thank Kevin C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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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