With a population of just of 43,000, Moline is the largest city in Rock Island and along the Great River Trail. The trail in Moline is highlighted by its parks and connection to a growing downtown district.
At the Rock Island-Moline border is Sylvan Island, an island with a rich industrial history that is now a recreational gem that is used for hiking and mountain biking. The downtown area includes the I-Wireless Center, John Deere Commons and central business district with restaurants, pubs and shops.
Ben Butterworth Parkway stretches for miles along Moline and provides trail users with panoramic views of river.
- For more information about the City of Moline, visit the City’s website.
- For more information on the where to eat, drink and play near the trail, visit Moline Centre’s webpage.
Brix is offering unique creations from pasta to sandwiches and, of course, their signature brick oven pizza.
“We are set beautifully alongside the Mississippi River with fantastic views. Starting with the freshest seafood, finest quality meats, homemade dressings, sauces and desserts.”
“Our coffeehouse was designed to be a warm, open atmosphere with a modern rustic feel. We believe that from the moment you walk in the door, through your first sip of coffee to the last bite off your plate, Milltown will feel like home.”
Restaurant with a full bar.
Great people, great service, great atmosphere
“Chef/Owner Jared Linn and the staff at Barley & Rye Bistro, Inc. believe in local, sustainable food. Along with many local farmers we pride ourselves in providing our customers with the freshest and most local ingredients.”
“Barrel House offers the best food, drinks, and nightlife at both of our Davenport, IA locations as well as our downtown Moline, IL location. Whether you are looking for a relaxed lunch or an exciting night out, our restaurant and bar can give you what you need. ”
Bass Street Chop House is a traditional fine dining chop house in Moline, Illinois, providing casual, yet elegant dining 7 nights a week.
Located in the heart of the National Registered Historic District of Moline, this turn-of-the-century building—with its decorative stone arches—has become a leader in the rejuvenation campaign of the Moline Centre. Within walking distance of the I Wireless Center and the John Deere Commons in downtown Moline, Bent River Brewing Co. is a popular destination for the best pub fare and beer garden in the Quad Cities metro area.
A German-American Bar and Grill. Where everyone can get a little German in them.
The Saddle is the only place in the QC area that brings Country and Western Flare to the Urban area. With its hand-built bar, custom-built tables, hand-scraped floors and other nice appointments the Saddle is truly a gem in Moline.
Featuring fine Bourbons, Whiskeys and Tequilas in addition to some of Pa’s or Gramp’s Favorite Brews. We even threw some Coctails in for your ol’ lady. Stop in rest your feet and relax…where you belong.
“Café fresh eatery & wine bar was created to be a place unlike any other, a place that is not just a job for our team, or just a meal for our guests. Our menu is unique, our atmosphere sophisticated and classy, yet comfortable.”
Locally owned coffee shop serving both breakfast and lunch.
“Dead Poet’s Espresso is a family owned coffee shop located just one block east of John Deere Pavilion. We roast our own medium and dark blends and take pride in serving our customers with the best quality drinks and food without breaking the bank.”
“Come to Funky Desi and enjoy our ethnic fusion and traditional Indian cuisine. We have something for everyone! Our food is made fresh daily, and we are proud to offer a wide variety of seasonal items.”
“We serve tasty deli sandwiches and salads, handcrafted from locally-sourced produce by our talented artisans. We also offer catering services.”
Traditional Greek Deli in the Historic District of Moline Centre.
Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse features steaks, chops, seafood and Italian specialties. Enjoy classic martinis, specialty cocktails or our extensive wine list at the Blue Bar. Private dining, banquet and meeting space make it perfect for any occasion.
New Mexican Grill in Moline, IL.
525 19th St, Moline, Illinois 61265
“La Flama is owned and operated by brothers Juan, Alex and Martin. We have been in the restaurant business for more than a decade. In January 7, 2004, we opened La Flama. We are proud our customers consider us one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Quad Cities.”
“Sit in an old fashioned mahogany booth with a milk glass table and watch flavored fountain cokes, ice cream sodas and sundaes being made. Sip on an authentic Green River (a 1920’s phosphate) while you munch on our baked ham sandwich on our homemade Swedish rye bread. Top it off with our hot fudge sundae (“Just maybe the best hot fudge in this solar system or any other.” Jane and Michael Stern Roadfood).”
Las Regias is a friendly Mexican restaurant located downtown Moline. Offering authentic dinners and a full bar for all occasions for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
“Le Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant offers fine dining. We serve the best Vietnamese cuisine you can find. Quality You Can Taste!”
Freshly made Thai food in the heart of Moline Centre!
“McManus offers a “club life” feel in a cozy atmosphe. We have a LIVE DJ every night and great drink special threw out the whole week.”
“By creating a Warm Irish atmosphere, with a combination of Great Specials and Friendly Service, Okeefe’s Sports Pub and Grub has become the place to be. Our St. Patricks Day Parties are classic and a must for everyone in the Quad City area.”
“Soon to be your favorite spot in Historic Downtown Moline for drinks, laughs and lots of fun!
Where a good time is OUR tradition!”
“River House Bar & Grill features a wide ranging menu such as steaks, burgers, seafood and pasta. We also offer free outdoor concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings all summer long.”
Unique beers, liquors and wines.
“Back in 1965, Fred DeLuca set out to fulfill his dream of becoming a medical doctor. Searching for a way to help pay for his education, a family friend suggested he open a submarine sandwich shop.”
As the original casual dining bar and grill, TGI Fridays offers authentic American food and legendary drinks, served with genuine personal service. Bringing people together to socialize and celebrate the freeing and liberating spirit of “Friday” was the concept’s founding premise, from which the brand promise “In Here, It’s Always Friday” was born.
1302 4th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265
1415 River Drive
Moline, IL 61625
2501 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
1200 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
1601 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, Illinois 61265
1701 1st Ave.
Moline, Ill. 61265
1201 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
It’s all here. The machines. The history. The technology. The innovations. A chance to see where agriculture, construction and forestry are heading, here in America and around the world. It’s fun. It’s educational.
And best yet, it’s FREE.
Location: 41.510521, -90.516978
4913 Great River Trail
Moline, IL 61265