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Thursday, 18 April 2013 07:40
The River Cities’ Reader’s dining survey was open from October 2012 through February 2013. Respondents needed to provide reasonable answers in at least 15 categories for their votes to be counted.

Vote in the current survey at RCReader.com/y/survey through August 31! Results will be published in the fall/winter Dining Guide.

Restaurant
1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
3) The Crane & Pelican Cafe

New restaurant (opened in 2012)
1) Crust – Stone Oven Pizza
2) Pepperjack’s Restaurant & Lounge
3) Doc’s Inn Bar & Grill
3) Goombazz Big City Eatzz

National chain restaurant
1) Texas Roadhouse
2) Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
3) Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
3) Granite City Food & Brewery

Fine-dining restaurant
1) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
2) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
3) Steventon’s

Best-kept secret
1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) The Crane & Pelican Cafe
3) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Mexican restaurant
1) Azteca Mexican Restaurant
2) La Rancherita
3) Los Agaves

Italian restaurant
1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
3) Lunardi’s

Pizza
1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) Harris Pizza
3) Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor

Chinese restaurant
1) Dynasty Buffet
2) Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
3) Ming Wah

Thai restaurant
1) Exotic Thai Restaurant
2) Lemongrass Cafe
3) Kong’s Thai Bistro

Japanese restaurant
1) Osaka Japanese Steak House
2) Red Ginger Sushi, Grill & Bar
3) Osaka Buffet

Indian restaurant
1) Mantra Indian Cuisine & Spirits
2) The Great Indian Restaurant
3) Indian Rasoi

Mediterranean restaurant
1) Olive Tree Cafe
2) Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant
3) Olympic Gyros

Steaks/steakhouse
1) Texas Roadhouse
2) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
3) Bass Street Chop House

Restaurant for vegetarian diners
1) The Crane & Pelican Cafe
2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) Cafe Fresh
2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Seafood
1) Red Lobster
2) Thunder Bay & Birch Bar
3) Miss Mamie’s Restaurant & Bar

Romantic atmosphere
1) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
2) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
3) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Restaurant wine selection
1) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
3) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Restaurant beer selection
1) Old Chicago
2) Bier Stube
3) Bent River Brewing Company
3) Granite City Food & Brewery

Locally brewed beer available year-round
1) Uncommon Stout (Bent River Brewing Company)
2) Mississippi Blonde (Bent River Brewing Company)
3) Roller Dam Red (Great River Brewery)

Locally brewed beer available for a limited time
1) Sweet Potato Ale (Bent River Brewing Company)
2) Jingle Java (Bent River Brewing Company)
3) Pumpkin Ale (Great River Brewery)

Dining bargain
1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
3) Riefe’s Family Restaurant

Dining bargain that will also impress a date
1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
3) Thunder Bay & Birch Bar

Distinctly Quad Cities fast food
1) The Hungry Hobo
2) Maid-Rite
3) Dr. Gyros

Coffeeshop
1) Starbucks
2) Cool Beanz Coffeehouse
3) Coffee Hound Coffeehouse

Smoothies
1) Orange Julius
2) Bubble Tea
3) Greatest Grains

Greasy spoon
1) Ross’ 24 Hour Restaurant
2) Maid-Rite
3) Tommy’s Cafe

Kid-friendly restaurant
1) Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor
2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
3) McDonald’s

Restaurant to please both young kids and their parents
1) Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor
2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
3) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
3) Machine Shed Restaurant

Pub food
1) Barrel House 211 Pub & Grill
2) Front Street Brewery
3) Bier Stube

Late-night eats
1) Ross’ 24 Hour Restaurant
2) Village Inn
3) Taco Bell

Bakery/breads/bagels
1) Panera Bread
2) Olde Towne Bakery
3) Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery

Desserts
1) Village Inn Restaurant & Bakery
2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
3) Olde Towne Bakery

Ice cream/sweets
1) Whitey’s Ice Cream
2) Dairy Queen
3) Lagamarcino’s

Barbecue
1) Jim’s Rib Haven
2) Famous Dave’s
3) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Breakfast
1) Village Inn Restaurant & Bakery
2) Machine Shed Restaurant
3) Tommy’s Cafe

Burgers
1) Boozie’s Bar & Grille
1) Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
3) The Filling Station

Deli sandwiches
1) Hungry Hobo
2) Arthur’s Garden Deli
3) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Gyros/Greek
1) Dr. Gyros
2) Uncle Pete’s
3) Doc’s Inn Bar & Grill

Sunday brunch
1) Granite City Food & Brewery
2) Thunder Bay & Birch Bar
3) Bix Bistro Restaurant & Lounge

Wings
1) Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
2) The Filling Station
3) Hooters

Sushi
1) Osaka Japanese Steak House
2) Red Ginger Sushi, Grill & Bar
3) Osaka Buffet

Buffet
1) Osaka Buffet
2) Dynasty Buffet
3) Calypso’s Buffet at the Isle
3) Golden Corral

Chips and salsa
1) Azteca Mexican Restaurant
2) Los Agaves
3) La Rancherita

Soup
1) Panera Bread
2) Mama Compton’s
3) Arthur’s Garden Deli

Business lunch
1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
2) Woodfire Grill
3) Cafe Fresh
3) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Catering
1) Hy-Vee
2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
3) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Mobile food vendor
1) Big Dog’s Hot Dog Stand
2) Erawan Chinese
3) Hill’s Hot Dogs
3) Mean Cuisine Chinese
3) Roy’s All Fed Up Hot Dog Stand

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