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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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Rock Island, Illinois
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

Thank rthornton3
Davenport, Iowa
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90 reviews
50 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 

Thank hawktraveler8
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hadn't been here in a while so decided to give it a try. Will be my last visit. Not busy the night we were there, only had a party of six, but the service was very sloooowwwww for drinks and especially for food. Wanted salmon---they were out. Ordered a chicken salad sandwich-- had to send it back because it tasted... More 

Thank Sharryn J
Bellefontaine, Ohio
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here with some friends on a Saturday night while in town for a reunion. The service was friendly and helpful and food was tasty. Although our appetizer (pretzels) were served fairly promptly, it took over an hour and 10 minutes from the time we ordered to get our food (2 steak salads, a meatloaf dinner and pulled pork... More 

Thank mauricesbelle
La Crosse, WI
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369 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We got reservations for six at 7:30 on a Friday night and were 10 minutes late, but the hostess was very gracious and there was even a reserved sign on our table. Service continued to be excellent and friendly, so disregard some of the negative comments. Very nice draft beer selection and LARGE wine servings. Known for seafood, steaks and... More 

Thank occdocbill
Moline, United States
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215 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Local favorite brewery - typical bar food - nothing incredible to say about it. I have gone there several times - and food is always a little disappointing. Staff - well sometimes you get a good one - sometimes well they have forgotten about good customer service - sad to say. Beer selection is nice - atmosphere of patronage is... More 

Thank Suzanne C
Kewanee, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went there for lunch about 11 AM and when we arrived, there was hardly anyone there. The waitress did come over and take our drink order relatively quick. One of the girls ordered a Diet Coke… Only to find out it was completely flat. We called the waitress over and explain the situation to her. She... More 

Thank Laura V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We live in the QC but just hadn't ever been here until tonight. My sandwich was one of the best I've ever eaten--and we eat out a lot. The meat was plentiful, flavorful, and so tender, and the topping were great as well. We'll be back!

Thank Kathy H
Staunton, Illinois
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Due to a large rehearsal dinner, we had to wait about a half an hour. But they sent us upstairs to another private bar and the bartender was very accommodating and friendly. Had the tuna filet which was very good.

Thank Daycare2015
Lansing, Michigan
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203 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Stopped in for a drink and dinner. The stout was tremendous and the tuna was delicious. I had it prepared blackened and rare and it melted in my mouth. Way bigger portion than I'd have anticipated as well. Also had some type of chip and cheese for an appetizer and that was a nice set-up for the salad which came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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?