A Taste of LeClaire Restaurants – all with a River View. Print
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 13:14
You can’t find many businesses in LeClaire that don’t have a picturesque river view and the restaurants are no exception. Combine an amazing view with a delectable meal and you have a winning combination. Following is just a sampling of the full-service restaurants in LeClaire.

When you enter LeClaire from I-80 and turn up river, you will see Steventon’s on the bluff to your left. The restaurant has a full wall of windows that provides a great view for inside diners and a beautiful deck and fire pit for your fun, outdoor dining experience.  Enjoy an extensive menu of exquisitely prepared American Classics, served in a modern yet elegant atmosphere. On Sunday, delight in a brunch that has been voted “Best Sunday Brunch” in the Quad City area.

To your right, next to the river, is the Bier Stube. They offer authentic German fare, sandwiches, soups, full bar and a large selection of German beers on tap, all with a beautiful river view with outdoor seating.

As you enter the downtown area you will find the Crane & Pelican at Dodge & 2nd Street – just one block up off of Cody Road and they also have a river view. They serve wonderful comfort food with locally sourced produce and meat. Crane & Pelican has won awards for Best New Restaurant, Best Kept Secret, and Best Vegetarian Dining in the Quad City area.

Next up on your right is the Faithful Pilot Café & Spirits offering a river view with exquisite menu items created by award winning Chef Robert Day. They offer an outdoor dining experience, too, and have won awards for Best Fine Dining in the Quad City area.

Also on your right is Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor. Voted Best Pizza in the Quad City area, you can also enjoy pasta, sandwiches, salads, ice cream and a weekday lunch buffet. Grab a window seat or sit outside on their new deck.

In the mood for Mexican food, then try the Blue Iguana. It is a fun Mexican cantina with blue margaritas, full bar, great food, and outdoor seating on the street side and riverside of the restaurant.

Beside Blue Iguana you will find Sneaky Pete’s Woodfire Grill, but don’t wear your favorite tie. It will soon become a trophy to be hung from the ceiling of the restaurant.  Fun aside, you will dine on some of the best steaks west of the Mississippi River. Other entrees include hamburgers, catfish, salmon, shrimp, and ham and all are cooked on a wood fire grill. Included with your meal is a full salad bar served up in an old claw-foot bathtub.

Other eateries include everything from snacks like popcorn, fudge, candy, ice cream and shaved ice to casual dining, fast food, and pub food. It really is “All there… In LeClaire!”

A complete list of LeClaire eateries can be found at http://www.visitleclaire.com/dining.html

LeClaire, Iowa is located at a point where the Mississippi River makes a sharp bend to the southwest. LeClaire's historic bond with the river and the bold men who tamed the Upper Rapids is still visible in the homes and buildings they left behind. On May 7, 1979, their homes were recognized as part of the nine-block Cody Road Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. LeClaire’s other attractions include the Buffalo Bill Museum/Lone Star Sternwheeler, Mississippi River Distilling Co., and Antique Archaeology, home of the American Pickers.

For more information on LeClaire visit www.visitleclaire.com.