Quad-Cities Restaurant Week returns

Restaurant Week has returned to the Quad-Cities for its fifth consecutive year. Giving Quad-Citizens a chance to try meals from countless local eateries.

This year’s lineup includes more than 30 restaurants, each offering their own “meal deals” between February 27 and March 5. Here are just a few of the restaurants who will be participating in Restaurant Week and what their deals will offer for patrons who are looking to broaden their taste bud horizons.

The JBar – Davenport, IA

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Submitted photo: The J Bar in Davenport, Iowa.

The JBar, 4215 Elmore Ave., Davenport, is offering a $10 per person lunch deal as well as a $25 dinner.

Lunch deal choices at the J Bar are a pastrami reuben sandwich or a salad sampler, which includes samples of the pesto chicken, caeser and grilled vegetable salad.

The pastrami reuben sandwich features thinly-sliced pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing on marble rye bread. The deal also includes a pickle, kettle chips, and a non-alcoholic drink.

The dinner deal is three-courses, starting with a caesar salad and then your choice of three unique entrees; the gaucho steak, the saffron herb-spiced salmon or the chicken saltimbocca.

Dessert is a bittersweet chocolate almond flourless torte with vanilla bean buttercream, orange syrup and toasted almonds.

The Machine Shed – Davenport, IA

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Submitted photo: The Shed in Davenport, Iowa.

The QC’s beloved Machine Shed Restaurant, 7250 Northwest Blvd, Davenport, is offering an $8 lunch deal that includes your choice of their hardy homemade sandwiches. These sandwiches include the pork tenderloin, beef brisket, chicken bacon dijon, reuben or turkey reuben.

The Shed’s dinner deal is $25 per person for a three-course meal beginning with your choice of white cheddar melts or country fair onion rings as an appetizer.
Entree choices being offered include top sirloin, parmesan crusted America’s cut, golden shrimp platter and more.

The meal finishes off with The Machine Shed’s famous apple dumplings as a dessert.

“We always participate in restaurant week because we get a good response from customers,” said a representative of Heart of America Group, which consists of many different hospitality locations in the area including Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Machine Shed, Thunder Bay Grille and The JBar. “We like to offer our customers a deal for them to enjoy the experiences we offer.”

Barley & Rye Bistro – Moline, IL

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Fried bread pudding from Barley & Rye in Moline, Illinois. Photo credit: Alexandra Olsen

Barley & Rye Bistro, 1320 5th Ave, Moline, is offering a four-course dinner deal that is $30 per person.

Jared Lynn has been the co-owner and chef or Barley and Ryes for 3 years and said this is the bistro’s first time participating.

“We’d like to get more exposure and new customers,” Lynn said. “We just want to offer everyone a taste of what we do here every day.”

The appetizer course offers cinnamon ridge fried Boetje’s cheese curds. The second course is then a choice of soup or salad fallowed by the main course where you can choose from five of Barley & Rye’s most popular entrees, including the gnocchi bolognese, the chicken marsala with polenta and the smoked brisket mac & cheese.

The meal is then topped off with what Chef Lynn says is their “signature” dish and a favorite among regulars, the fried bread pudding, for dessert.

Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill – Princeton, IA

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Submitted photo: Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill in Princeton, Iowa.

Go Fish Marina Bar & Grill, 411 River Dr., Princeton, is offering a $9 lunch deal where patrons can choose from any of their burgers, wraps, sandwiches or flatbreads all day long.

Kris Kay, who co-owns Go Fish with husband John, said Go Fish has participated in Restaurant Week before and that seeing new faces walk through the door is what she looks forward to the most each year.

“[Restaurant Week] is a great incentive for people who wouldn’t normally drive out here to come see what we are all about,” said Kay. “It’s a good way to meet new customers and hopefully make them customers for life.”


Restaurant Week lunch deals range from $7 to $10 and dinner deals start at just $15 and can go up to $30. All prices are per person but do not include tax, gratuity or drinks, unless otherwise indicated.

Other QC favorites participating in Restaurant Week include Bass Street Chop House, Bierstube Bar and Grill, Johnny’s Pizza and Slices, Me and Billy Kitchen and Bar and Sippi’s American Grill among others.

For a full list of restaurants and their meal deals visit qcrestaurantweek.com. This blog post was also published on the Quad-Cities Visitors Bureau blog.

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