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The Blue Cat

₹₹ - ₹₹₹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
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113 18th St, Rock Island, IL 61201-8708
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 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
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great atmosphere and fantastic food and beer! Love the variety of people that hang out downtown. Walking around checking out the different businesses.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 11 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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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