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Circa 21

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Address: 1828 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201-8020
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+1 309-786-7733
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 22:00 - 00:00
Thu 00:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 22:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 00:00 - 18:00

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Always a treat.

One of the best dinner and show places around. Actors are so good and they put on the best plays after you eat a great meal. It's truly a great evening out and nobody should miss... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rock Island, Illinois
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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best dinner and show places around. Actors are so good and they put on the best plays after you eat a great meal. It's truly a great evening out and nobody should miss this if you are from this area or are from out of town. A must!

Thank gymdoggrams
Burlington, Iowa
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468 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just saw the opening of Ghost, the musical from 1990 featuring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore adapted to the stage. The dinner part of the dinner theater was great, served buffet style. Hard working young attentive staff. Stage performance was excellent.

Thank mark m
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Went to circa 21 last night had a great time. the buffet was really good. the production was top notch. We would definitely go again.

Thank Jeffrey B
Rock Island, IL
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We went to the Million Dollar Quartet for a evening dinner and show. The buffet was very good, the bootleggers pre-show was very good and fun, and the main performance was excellent. The audience was enthusiastic. What a fun evening. Hope the production returns at a later date.

Thank teedoe50
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We saw the Million Dollar Quartet on November 5, 2016. Unfortunately, it was the final night or we would have gone back for another performance. These four young men are excellent!! We hope they are invited back. The play/musical was the story if Jonny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis meeting at Sun Records and the ensuing... More 

Thank Nora M
Andover, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went to Circa last night to see Million Dollar Quartet. It wasn't the greatest but it wasn't for lack of enthusiasm. I loved our waitress Brooke. She was attentive and sweet. The food was just okay. Nothing to brag about but honestly we didn't go for the food. The Million Dollar Quartet was a day at Sun Records with Sam... More 

Thank Vickie S
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Circa 21 is the place to enjoy live entertainment in a restored historic theater. I recently attended a matinee performance of Million Dollar Quartet. It was an excellent production delivered to an enthusiastic nearly sold-out crowd. The Bootleggers energized the audience with a fun pre-show. There was a choice of entrees and desserts. If you enjoy the music of Johnny... More 

Thank Mae45
Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our family has attended numerous dinner shows at Circa 21 over the years, including special tribute shows, national touring artists, and Broadway plays produced and staged by the theatre. We've seen outstanding productions of classics such as 'Fiddler On The Roof' and 'Oklahoma', to touring concert acts like '1964 The Beatles Tribute' and 'Hank Williams - The Lost Highway', and... More 

Thank BlindDogElvis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is a classic dinner theater with delightful shows, surprisingly talented acting, excellent food, nice acoustics, lots of parking, friendly Midwestern folks, good prices...do I need to go on? OK, I will...I saw The Million Dollar Quartet, which has a boatload of challenges for a local production, but Circa 21 pulled it off well.

Thank John H
Port Byron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We went with 4 other couple. We didn't all get to sit at same table, so it was hard to visit with everyone. Food was very good, service was excellent. We really enjoyed the show. They had a pre show the staff puts on which was very good and then the main show.

Thank JanetP61

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