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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
11:00 - 03:00
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Moline, Illinois
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 - especially the bathrooms. The bathrooms are in need of an complete renovation. It would be... More 

Thank Allyson A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
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
Level Contributor
50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 good. The three pig sandwich is also good.

Thank Marcel d
Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 were brought out rare. Not ordered that way. Onion rings with meals were burnt with... More 

Thank AmericanIngenuity
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 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
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Rock Island, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 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 it's really delicious. I've had many other dishes, too, and the taste and quality of... More 

Thank pjhalladay
Moline, Illinois
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 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.

Thank 506snj
Southern Maine
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 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 

Thank MainerGirl90

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