Davenport

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Davenport is one of the Quad Cities, in Eastern Iowa.

Understand[edit]

Antoine LeClaire House

With a population of 101,363 (2012 estimate) Davenport is the largest city in the Quad Cities and the third largest city in Iowa. It was founded in 1836 by Antoine LeClaire and was named for George Davenport, a colonel during the Black Hawk War stationed at nearby Fort Armstrong and a local merchant. The treaty that ended the Black Hawk War was signed in 1832 by Chief Keokuk, representing the Sauk and Mesquaki tribes and United States Army General Winfield Scott, at what is now Fifth and Farnum Streets. LeClaire, who was fluent in English, French, Spanish and a dozen Native American dialects, served as the interpreter. This treaty opened large tracts of land in Eastern Iowa to American expansion.

Previously, the Quad Cities was the sight of two of the western most battles of the War of 1812. Major Zachary Taylor, future US President, commanded American troops in a couple of skirmishes against the Sauk tribe. One of them was at what is now know as Credit Island on the Mississippi River in the west end. The city also served as Iowa's military headquarters during the American Civil War as the telegraph wires at the time did not continue any further west. A marker was placed in Lindsey Park along East River Drive to mark the location of Camp McClellan, the largest of five army camps that were located in the city. The same sight was also the location where members of the Dakota tribe were interred for four years following the Dakota War of 1862 in Minnesota.

Davenport is known for a couple of "firsts" in history. The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River was built between Arsenal Island and Davenport in 1856. The first chiropractic adjustment was performed by Daniel David Palmer in a building downtown in 1895. Two years later he established the first school of chiropractic in the city.

Climate[edit]

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 31 36 49 63 73 83 86 84 77 64 49 35
Nightly lows (°F) 15 19 29 40 50 60 64 63 54 42 31 19
Precipitation (in) 1.5 1.7 2.9 3.6 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.5 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.2

Under the Köppen climate classification, Davenport is considered to have a humid continental climate (Dfa). Summers tend to be very warm to hot with high levels of humidity. Winters have cold temperatures and often high winds. Snow is likely to fall from November through February, however it has been know to snow as late as April. Average snowfall in Davenport is 30.7 inches (78 cm) per year. January is on average the coldest month, while July is the warmest. The highest temperature recorded in Davenport was 103 °F (39 °C) on July 18, 2006. The lowest temperature, −22 °F (−30 °C), was recorded on February 2 and February 3, 1996. Spring and Autumn can be difficult seasons to dress for as the days can be quite warm while the evenings can be quite cool.


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Check the weather forecast for Davenport at NOAA.

Flooding can occur along the Mississippi River due to the lack of a flood wall. During the Great Flood of 1993, the river crested at 22.63 feet (6.90 m) on July 9, nearly 8 feet (2.4 m) above flood stage. Flooding, however, only affects the river front parks and River Drive in the downtown area. Most of the city is above the bluffs that overlook the river and most of the city below the bluffs is not directly affected.

Visitor information[edit]

  •    Davenport - Union Station102 S. Harrison St. +1 563 322-3911 ext. 114. Summer hours: M-F 9AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-4PM; Winter hours: M-F 10AM-4PM, Sat seasonal. A full-service visitor center and gift shop on the main floor of Union Station in downtown Davenport. It includes interactive TVs, visitor information, maps, gifts, souvenirs, postcards, locally-made food and drink, Quad Cities merchandise, bike rentals, and Segway tours.
  • Moline - Quad City International Airport2200 69th Ave. +1 309 757-1773. Staffed: M-Th 8AM-4:30PM; Doors to the visitor center remain open for accessibility to brochure racks, maps, and visitor guides when the airport is open. The airport visitor center is located diagonally across from the gift shop, near the hanging monocoupe plane, and assists visitors and passengers with information about the airport as well as Quad City visitor information.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The vast majority of visitors to Davenport arrive via Interstate 80. Brady Street (US Business Route 61) is the most popular exit off I-80. When Brady becomes a one-way south of the exit the southbound lanes are called Welcome Way. The Northwest Boulevard exit is a good exit for accessing the northwest part of the city, but it also angles toward the central city and intersects with Welcome Way south of Kimberly Road (US Route 6) and becomes Harrison Street. Harrison is a one-way that connects to the downtown area.

Many also arrive using Interstate 74, the easiest route if arriving at Quad City International Airport. The Bettendorf exits are also the primary entry points from Bettendorf. Grant Street (US Route 67) is a one way that becomes River Drive before it enters Davenport. Middle Road becomes Locust Street and is a cross-town street though the middle of the city. The Kimberly Road-Spruce Hills Drive intersection (US Route 6) straddles the border between the two cities and Kimberly Road is a cross-town street though the north side. The 53rd Street exit is completely in Davenport. To access the city via I-80, travelers on I-74 should exit onto I-80 West (Des Moines).

The west end of Davenport can be accessed from the I-280 bypass. The River Drive exit (US Business Route 61) provides direct access to downtown. Rockingham Road (Iowa Route 22) will also access downtown, but there are more traffic lights and the street is narrower.

US Route 61 is a major north-south highway in eastern Iowa. It used to traverse the city using Brady Street/Welcome Way/Harrison Street north to south and River Drive east to west. The highway now bypasses the city using I-80 on the north and I-280 on the west. The old route through the city is now Business Route 61.

By plane[edit]

  •    Quad City International Airport2200 69th Ave, Moline (enter the city via I-74 West),  General information: +1 309 764-9621; Public Safety: +1 309 757-1739. Administrative Office Hours: M–F 8AM–4:30PM; Closed from 12PM–1PM, and all major holidays. The airport in Moline serves the regional Quad City area. Currently, four airlines offer non-stop flights to major markets primarily in the Midwest, the South and Southwest United States. Major rental car companies serve the airport and there are also taxi and shuttle companies available. There is generally not a line of taxis at the airport, but there is a list of taxi companies, as well as shuttle services, associated with the airport on the Ground Transportation page of the airport's website. It is best to make arrangements before arrival. MetroLINK Route 20 bus, also known as Route 20 Blue, makes two stops an hour at the terminal near the baggage claim area, however, the connection to Davenport is difficult. It is best to make other arraignments.(IATA: MLI).
  •    Davenport Municipal Airport9230 Harrison St. (US 61 and County Road F-55 exit),  Fixed Base Operator and Airport Operations: Carver Aero, +1 563 391-5650. Private planes and small private jets. Work is underway to upgrade and lengthen both runways so larger jets can be accommodated.

By bus[edit]

Charles J. Wright Ground Transportation Center
  •    Charles J. Wright Ground Transportation Center300 W. River Dr. CitiBus: +1 563 888-2151; Greyhound and Burlington Trailways: +1 563 326-5127. The interstate bus terminal is served by both Greyhound and Burlington Trailways. The center is also the main terminal for the CitiBus system, the main public transportation service in the city.

By train[edit]

As of 2014 there is no Amtrak service to the Quad Cities. The closest station is in Galesburg, Illinois. However, there are plans to inaugurate Amtrak service in 2015 with direct service between Chicago and Moline, Illinois.

Get around[edit]

Most people commute through Davenport by car, but there is a very reliable city bus service. While a few cab companies operate in Davenport and surrounding communities, visitors from larger metropolitan cities should not expect the cars to be waiting outside hotels or other places. It is advisable to place a call to a cab company at least 30 min prior to when you want to be picked up.

By car[edit]

Wayfinding sign

Davenport is generally an easy city to navigate. The city streets are basically laid out in a grid pattern, even as the city climbs the bluff above the Mississippi River. Some of the newer residential sections of the city do not follow a grid, however. For the most part, east-west streets are numbered starting near the Mississippi River and progressing in order as one travels north. There are several major east-west thoroughfares that are named and not numbered. River Drive (US Route 67 from Western Avenue east to Bettendorf and US Business Route 61 from Brady Street west to I-280) is on the south side of the city near the river. Locust Street travels through the middle of the city from I-280 to Bettendorf. Further north is Central Park Ave, which is a four-lane street from Brady Street west to Emeis Park. Kimberly Road (US Route 6) travels from I-280 in the west to I-74 in the east before it turns south and enters Bettendorf. The only major numbered street across the city is 53rd Street, which starts at about North Pine Street in the west and turns into 53rd Avenue when it enters Bettendorf. Third Street, Fourth Street, Welcome Way, Harrison Street and most of Brady Street are one ways. It is important to note that the Mississippi River generally travels through the Quad Cities from east to west before heading in its normal southerly direction. Thus, Rock Island, Illinois is to the south of Downtown Davenport and east of the west end.

Addresses on east-west streets are numbered from Brady Street, and on north-south streets from West First Street or River Drive in the downtown area. The direction 'South' in street and address numbers are only located in the west end of the city as it sits at a lower latitude, and downtown from Perry Street to the west. The river bank on the east side of the city is at a higher latitude so there are no 'South' streets there, but some streets use 'North' in their names. It can be a little confusing as some businesses will give their address, for example, as "North Brady Street" while others will only give it as "Brady Street". It is all the same as "South Brady Street" is less than a block long, is essentially an entrance to a parking lot and it has no buildings on it. That is true for most of the streets from Harrison Street in the downtown area and to the east.

The Quad Cities has a wayfinding color code system for signs that direct people to various venues and attractions in the area. The area is divided into quadrants with their own colors and identifying headers on direction signs have the appropriate color for each quadrant so that travelers know, by color, which quadrant you are in and to which color you will have to travel to reach other attractions. Davenport is in the northwest quadrant and its attractions are on signs that use the green color in the header. The northeast quadrant (Bettendorf) is yellow, the southeast quadrant (Moline-East Moline) is blue and the southwest quadrant (Rock Island) is red.

By bus[edit]

Public transportation is operated by Citibus. There is a connection with the Illinois Quad City's MetroLINK from the downtown transportation center to downtown Rock Island (Route 7). There is also a connection with Bettendorf Transit in downtown Bettendorf and at Duck Creek Plaza (Route 10).

The LOOP is a riverfront circulator bus that crosses two bridges in two states and services downtown Moline, Rock Island, Davenport and Bettendorf. Ride for $1 per trip, during these hours: Thursday - Saturday 5PM - 1:30AM; Sunday 11:30 - 6PM. Buses run approximately every 20 minutes.

By bicycle[edit]

In general Davenport does not have dedicated bicycle lanes on the streets, especially the major thoroughfares so use extreme caution. Also, snow removal in the winter can be hit or miss depending on the street, so bicycling may not be the best option at that time of year. This is not to say that Davenport is a bad place for bicycling. There is an extensive system of recreation trails through the city. The Riverfront Parkway follows the Mississippi River and cuts through numerous parks as well as downtown. It is part of the larger multi-state Mississippi River Trail. A bridge has been added to connect Credit Island to South Concord Street so cyclists no longer have to ride on busy River Drive. The Duck Creek Parkway is a second trail that runs through the middle of the city from Emeis Park in the west to Duck Creek Park in the east where it connects to the Bettendorf Trail and runs down to the Mississippi River. In between it connects several other parks. In time it will connect to the Riverfront Trail. Other connections are also planned. While it is possible to use these trails for commuting, their intent was recreational and so their connection between residential and business centers is limited. Both trails travel east to west and there are no recreational trails that travel north to south at this time. They do a better job of connecting parks and other recreational facilities.

By water taxi[edit]

A unique way to see the Quad Cities is from the Channel Cat Water Taxi, an open air boat that transports people and bicycles to the Iowa and Illinois shorelines. The four stops are located at the Celebration Belle and at John Deere Commons in Moline, the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf and the Village of East Davenport. It operates in the summer months.

See[edit]

  •    Davenport Skybridge. A pedestrian cable-stayed bridge that spans River Drive in downtown Davenport. It provides views of the Mississippi River, its bridges and the downtown area.
Figge Art Museum
  •    Figge Art Museum225 W. 2nd St. +1 563 326-7804. Tu-F 10AM-5PM, Th 10AM-9PM, Su 12PM-5PM. The Figge has a collection of approximately 3,000 works that includes works from the Renaissance to contemporary art, with particular strengths in American Regionalist, Mexican Colonial and Haitian Art. In addition, the Figge now houses the over-12,000-piece collection University of Iowa Art Museum. Adults $7, Seniors (60 and older)/students with ID’s $6, Children (ages 3-12) $4, Free to members.
  •    German American Heritage Center712 W. 2nd St. +1 563 322-8844. Tu-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 12PM-4PM. Housed in a former hotel where German immigrants lived when they first came to Davenport, it features an interactive, audio-visual permanent exhibit, “The German Immigrant Experience,” which takes visitors on an exploration of what it was like to be an immigrant to the region in the 1800s. The exhibit is interactive and includes a theater, audio-visual stations, artifacts and two restored hotel rooms. Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children (ages 5-17) $3, Free to members.
  •    International Fire Museum2301 E. 11th St. (Village of East Davenport). May 1-Oct 31, W&Sa 10AM-2PM. The museum opened in 1986 in the former Hose Station Number 4. The museum houses fire fighting memorabilia including a 1951 Mack pumper that belonged to the city of Riverdale, Iowa.
  •    LeClaire Park (River Drive along the Mississippi River downtown). Davenport has fought long to maintain this riverfront as a nice place to see. You can stroll along the River and watch bald eagles fish in the wintertime, or pleasure boats and barges work the channel in the summer. LeClaire Park is home to a bandshell where various festivals and concerts are held. Free.
  •    Nahant Marsh4220 Wapello Ave. +1 563 323-5196. Nahant Marsh is a 265-acre preserve in southwest Davenport. It is part of a 513-acre wetland complex that is bordered by the Mississippi River, Interstate 280, and Highway 22. The marsh area encompasses different wetland community types including bottomland forest, open-water habitat, and a marsh–all surrounded by suburban, industrial, and agricultural land. The Nahant Marsh Education Center was formed to educate the public about this local ecosystem.
  •    B.J. and Mabel Palmer Residence808 Brady St. +1 563 324-1933. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. The residence was home to B.J. and Mabel Palmer from 1912 until their deaths in 1949 and 1961. They developed the chiropractic profession and Palmer College of Chiropractic, which owns the house. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 because of the uniqueness of the porch, a showplace of the Palmer collections. The house holds a fraction of the collections once owned by the Palmers, who were known for their collecting mania. $5.
Putnam Museum
  •    Putnam Museum1717 W. 12th St. +1 563 324-1933. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. The museum features five exhibit halls plus changing traveling exhibitions. Black Earth/Big River is an interactive display of ecosystems of the Upper Mississippi River Valley; the Hall of Mammals lets you see and hear life-like African and Arctic animals in their natural settings; River, Prairie and People explores the history of the Quad Cities region; and the Asian/Egyptian Gallery explores the mysteries of ancient civilizations and includes a 3,000 year-old mummy. The National Geographic Giant Screen Theater is five stories high and seven stories wide, and features both 2D and 3D films. Adults $7, Senior/Student/Military $6, Youth $5, Free to members; extra charge for movies.
  •    Vander Veer Botanical Park215 W. Central Park Ave. (Located between Brady and Harrison Streets and Lombard Street and Central Park Avenue). The 33 acre park was established as Central Park in 1885 on the site of the old Scott County Fairgrounds. The Botanical Conservatory offers various floral displays during the year. The Municipal Rose Garden, which features almost 145 different varieties, is an All-America Rose Selections garden. The Hosta Glade is one of the first gardens registered as an American Hosta Society National Display Garden. And the All-America Selections Display Garden is one of 180 public gardens in the United States, Canada, and Japan that grow AAS winners for display. The Children’s Sculpture Garden was established in 1999 and the renovated Grand Allée was dedicated in 2001. Free.

Do[edit]

  •    Mississippi Valley Fair2815 W. Locust St. +1 563 326-5338fax: +1 563 326-3111. Late July-Early August. This is essentially a large-scale county fair. It includes a midway with rides and games, concessions, livestock and other 4-H events. The grandstand hosts high-quality, nationally and internationally known performers. Most of the entertainers are Country-Western singers with at least one Rock music night. Admission to the grandstand is by FunCard only. Contact the fairgrounds for information..
  •    Rhythm City Casino101 West River Drive +1 563 328-8000. Open 24 hours. The Casino features 900 slot machines and video poker, including Super Times Pay, Spin Poker, Multi-hand play, 14 table games, Hit Parade Buffet and Twist 'N Shop Grab 'N Go.

Convention Center[edit]

RiverCenter's south building
  •    RiverCenter136 E. 3rd St. +1 563 326-8500fax: +1 563 326-8505, e-mail: . The facility flanks East Third Street and hosts events throughout the year that include events geared towards the public, as well as trade shows and conferences. The Iowa/Illinois Regional Auto Show takes place annually in early February. The Adler Theatre is also a part of the complex (see below).

Art[edit]

  •    Quad-Cities Beaux Arts Fair, e-mail: . Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 10AM-4PM. Fine art of all kinds is available at two festivals that are held in May and September in front of the Figge Art Museum Plaza on 2nd Street. The festivals include juried fine art and fine crafts, musical entertainment, a children's art project area, and a food court. Free Admission to the Art Fair.
  • Riverssance Festival of Fine Art +1 239 728-4289, e-mail: . Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 10AM-4PM. Held annually in September in Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport showcases paintings, prints, ceramics, glasswork, leather, wood pieces and more. The juried two-day festival includes live entertainment, a wine garden, food vendors and a children's art tent. $4 - 12 years and older, free - 11 years and younger..

Music[edit]

  • Quad City Symphony Orchestra327 N. Brady St. +1 563 322-0931fax: +1 563 322-6864. Box Office: M-F 8:30AM-4:30PM. Since 1915. Subscription concerts are held at the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport on Saturday nights and Centennial Hall on the the campus of Augustana College in Rock Island on Sunday afternoons. The Riverfront Pops Concert is held in LeClaire Park in early September.

Theater[edit]

  •    Adler Theatre136 E. 3rd St. +1 563 326-8500fax: +1 563 326-8505, e-mail: . The Adler Theatre is a 2,400 seat performing arts center that is adjacent to the RiverCenter. It was opened as the RKO Orpheum on November 25, 1931. The Art Deco style theater was designed by A.S. Graven of Chicago, and Henry Dreyfuss of New York City designed the interior. Restoration of the old RKO Orpheum began in 1981 and further renovations, which included increasing the size of the stage, took place in 2005 and 2006. The theater is home to the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Quad Cities. It also hosts Broadway touring companies and other productions and performances. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  •    New Ground Theatre2113 E. 11th St. +1 563 326-7529. New Ground is housed in the Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport. It stages contemporary and original theater in the Quad Cities.

Dance[edit]

  • Ballet Quad Cities613 17th St, Rock Island +1 309 786-3779. Based in Rock Island, the ballet performs at a variety of venues throughout the Quad City region, including the Adler Theatre.

Sports[edit]

  •    Centennial Park (River Drive along the Mississippi River just west of downtown.). The park features a boat ramp, basketball courts, playground, skateboard park, spray park, gazebos, cricket and rugby fields, and a dog off leash area. Free.
  •    The River's Edge700 W. River Dr. +1 563 322-5220. The facility is the only indoor ice facility in the Quad Cities. It features over 70,000 square feet of frozen playing surfaces, indoor turf field, indoor golf range, team rooms, food service, meeting space and lobby area.

Golf

Davenport has two well-maintained and popular golf courses in two of its city parks. Both are located off Locust Street. Emeis Park is on the west side and Duck Creek Park is on the east side along the Bettendorf border.
  •    Duck Creek Golf Course3000 E. Locust St. +1 563 326-7824. The golf course is an 18-hole, par 70 course. It is a 140-acre (0.57 km2) course and is 5,759-yard (5,266 m) long. The course features mature trees and rolling hills. 18-holes: $13-19; 9-holes $9-13.
  •    Emeis Golf Course4500 W. Central Park Ave. +1 563 326-7825. The golf course is an 18-hole, par 72 course. It is a 155-acre (0.63 km2) course, 6,500-yard (5,900 m) long, and built on gently rolling hills. It is Davenport’s most challenging public golf course, and has hosted the qualifying rounds for PGA Tour's John Deere Classic. 18-holes: $14-20; 9-holes $10-14.

Off-road biking / Equestrian trails

  •    Sunderbruch Park4675 Telegraph Rd. The park features off-road biking trails with difficulty ranging from green to black diamond in its seven mile (11.2 km) system. The green trails are two miles (3.2 km) of wooded scenery. It features a few small log crossings, one ladder bridge and one corduroy feature. The blue trails provide moderate changes in elevation, some rooted and off-camber terrain and a variety of corduroy sections and log crossings. The black trails have more challenging ascents and descents in elevation, creek crossings, narrow winding trails, roots, skinnies, drops and multiple log crossings. In addition to the biking trails there are also 4.5 miles (7.24 km) of equestrian trails.

Professional Baseball

Road Race

  • Quad-City Times Bix 7 +1 563 383-2489. Held the last weekend in July, it features a variety of road races and culminates in a seven mile foot race through the hills of eastern Davenport.

Learn[edit]

Main Library
  • Davenport Public Library Davenport has had a library in one version or another since 1839. The city's public library opened in 1904 with the assistance of Andrew Carnegie. The present main library downtown was designed by noted architect Edward Durell Stone.
  •    Main Library (Downtown), 321 N. Main St. +1 563 326-7832fax: +1 563 326-7809. M 12PM-8PM, Tu-Sa 9AM-5:30PM.
  •    Fairmount Branch (West side), 3000 N. Fairmount St. +1 563 326-7832fax: +1 563 326-7806. M,W,F 9:30AM-5:30PM, Tu,Th 12PM-8PM, Sa 9:30AM-5:30PM.
  •    Eastern Branch (East side), 6000 Eastern Ave. +1 563 326-7832fax: +1 563 888-4894. M,W 12PM-8PM; Tu,Th-Sa 9:30AM-5:30PM.
  •    Kaplan University1801 E Kimberly Rd #1 +1 563 355-3500. Founded as the American Institute of Commerce in 1937, the Davenport campus became part of the Kaplan community in the early 2000s.
  •    St. Ambrose University518 W. Locust St. +1 563 333-6000, toll-free: +1 866 440 4420. Founded by the first Catholic Bishop of Davenport in 1881 it remains an institution of the Catholic Church. It confers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. It has a respected business school.

Buy[edit]

The Village of East Davenport
  •    Bucktown Center for the Arts225 E. 2nd St.. W–Sa 11AM–6PM; During Final Fridays open until 9PM. Located at the corner of East 2nd and Pershing, this historic building now houses a number of art studios.
  •    Elmore Avenue and East 53rd Street. Shopping district made up of big-box stores and strip malls.
  •    Freight House Farmers Market421 W. River Dr. +1 563 322-6009. Year-round Tu 3PM-6PM, Sa 8AM-1PM. Located in an historic railroad freight house, you will find farm fresh fruits, vegetables, delicious baked goods, poultry, beef, lamb, pork, cheese, wine, eggs, honey, jams, jellies, dips and salsas, candy, fresh cut and dried flowers, seeds, bedding plants, annuals and perennials, house plants, amazing art pieces, homemade soaps, doggie treats, beautiful heritage quality crafts, and you could even enjoy a massage from a licensed massage therapist. The offerings change as the seasons do.
  •    NorthPark Mall320 W. Kimberly Rd. +1 563 391-6773. M–Sa 10AM-9PM; Su 12PM-6PM. A regional mall that is anchored by Dillard's, JC Penney, Sears, Von Maur, and Younkers.
  •    Village of East Davenport (North of East River Drive on the east side of the city). An historic district on the National Register of Historic Places that was started as an independent community in 1851 and became a part of the city of Davenport within five years. Today it is a shopping and entertainment area that features local shops, restaurants and bars.

Eat[edit]

  •    Bix Bistro200 E. 3rd St. +1 563 322-5000, e-mail: . Breakfast 6:30AM-10:30AM, Lunch 11AM-2:30PM, Dinner 5PM-10PM. The restaurant is located within Hotel Blackhawk and was chosen as a 2012 and 2013 Award of Excellence recipient by Wine Spectator. Try the Cinnamon Brined Iowa Pork Chops, which are now on the menu at the White House in Washington, DC. $10-39.
  •    The Boat House1201 E. River Dr. +1 563 326-3663. Open for lunch, dinner and drinks. The restaurant is located on the Mississippi River with outdoor tables in the warmer months. $5-31.
  •    Café Indigo4925 Utica Ridge Rd. +1 563 359-5211fax: +1 563 359-5212. M-Tu Private parties only, W-Sa 8AM-9PM, Su 8AM-2PM (Breakfast only). American cuisine with fresh ingredients, unique dishes, full flavors in a comfortable setting.
  •    Duck City Bistro115 E. 3rd St. +1 563 322-3825. M-Sa 5PM-?. A big city bistro in the heart of the Quad Cities. Duck City uses fresh ingredients and features an ever changing menu. $9-22.
  •    The Machine Shed7250 Northwest Blvd +1 563 391-2427. M-Sa 6AM-10PM, Su 7AM-9PM. Dedicated to the American Farmer. Featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” recognized as one of the “Best Breakfast in America.” $5-26.
  •    Woodfire Grill131 W. 2nd St. +1 563 324-2227. M-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 5PM-10PM. The eclectic Americana menu features selections flavored by hickory and oak wood-fired grills. $12-30.

Bar & Grill[edit]

  •    Boozies Bar & Grill114 1/2 W. 3rd St. +1 563 328-2929. Two level bar and grill, yet somehow cozy. Great hamburgers. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  •    The Filling Station305 E. 35th St. (One block west of Brady Street),  +1 563 391-6954. M-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 9AM-8PM. Popular bar and grill with service station memorabilia throughout. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza and Mexican.
  •    Front Street Brewery208 E. River Dr. +1 563 322-1569. M-Th 11AM-11PM, F-Sa 11AM-12AM, Su 11AM-9PM. The oldest brew pub in the state of Iowa features updated pub food and good beer brewed on the premises. $7-14.

Asian[edit]

  •    Dynasty Buffet5388 Elmore Circle (Just north of Sleep Inn off of 53rd St. & Elmore Ave.),  +1 563 355-4848. M-Su 11AM-10PM. A wide variety of international cuisine including seafood, American, Chinese, made-to-order Mongolian stir fry, sushi bar, prime rib, soup, full salad bar and full dessert bar. Good buffet food. All you can eat for one price. Discounts for seniors and children under 12..
  •    Exotic Thai2303 E. 53rd St. +1 563 344-0909. M-F 11AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM, Sa 11:30AM-10PM, Su 11:30AM-9:30PM. Since 2002 Exotic Thai has provided a consistently excellent level of quality food, service, and dedication to authentic Thai cuisine. $7.49 per person.
  •    Shogun Japanese Sushi & Steakhouse3839 N. Brady St. +1 563 388-0810. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su 12PM-10PM. Fairly good sushi rolls and sashimi as well as hibachi.
  •    Tantra Asian Bistro589 E. 53rd St. +1 563 445-8898. Open for lunch and dinner. Great food, fabulous atmosphere with excellent wait staff. Lots of vegetarian options. $5-11.

Mexican[edit]

  •    Azteca4811 N. Brady St. +1 563 386-6689. Good quality Mexican style food; full bar.
  •    Los Agaves3852 N. Brady St. +1 563 386-5949. Very good quality Tex-Mex style food; full bar.

Pizza[edit]

  •    Antonella's112 W. 3rd St. +1 563 359-4411. M-F 11AM-2PM, 4PM-10PM, Sa 11AM-12AM, Su 4PM-10PM. Authentic Italian pizza, pastas and other entrées.
  •    Happy Joe's Rockingham Road (West End), 2630 Rockingham Rd. +1 563 324-0477. Su-Th 8AM-9PM, F-Sa 8AM-10PM DELIVERY: Su-Th 8AM-9PM, F-Sa 8AM-10PM. Dinner Smorgasbord
  •    Happy Joe's West Locust Street (Central), 1414 W. Locust St. +1 563 324-5656. Su-Th 8AM-9PM, F-Sa 8AM-10PM DELIVERY: Su-Th 8AM-9PM, F-Sa 8AM-10PM. Breakfast, Lunch Smorgasbord
  •    Happy Joe's West 50th Street (North), 201 W. 50th St. (just off Welcome Way),  +1 563 386-1766. Su-Th 8AM-9PM, F-Sa 8AM-10PM DELIVERY: Su-Th 8AM-10PM, F-Sa 8AM-11PM. Fun Center, Breakfast, Lunch Smorgasbord, Sunday Brunch
  • Harris Pizza. A Rock Island-based pizza restaurant noted for it's "Quad City Style" pizza. For delivery call: Good2Go Delivery:+1 563 322-2220, or order online (do not call restaurant)
  •    Harris Pizza Davenport – 3rd St. #3 (West End), 1601 W. 3rd St. +1 563 326-3551. Carry-out ONLY, appetizers available
  •    Harris Pizza Davenport – Locust St. #4 (East side), 524 E. Locust St. +1 563 322-2411. Dine-in, appetizers, salads, carry-out, beer selection.
  •    Van's Pizza Pub & Grill3333 N. Harrison St. +1 563 386-0090, e-mail: . A neighborhood restaurant & bar that features made from scratch, thin crust pizza and signature cocktails. They also offer appetizers, pastas, entrees and a wide assortment of beers, signature martinis and wines by the glass or bottle. $6-16.
  •    Wise Guys2408 E. 53rd St. +1 563 359-1200. Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM. Quad City style or Chicago Deep Dish pizza, as well as sandwiches and Henny Penny Chicken.

Sandwiches[edit]

  •    Downtown Deli330 N. Main St. +1 563 332-7301. Many sandwiches to choose from along with soups and salads. They also serve breakfast. Daily specials; eat-in or carry-out.
  • Hungry Hobo. Quad City-based sandwich shop that serves sandwiches on bread baked fresh from the Hungry Hobo bakery, salads, soups and baked potatoes.
  •    Hungry Hobo Elmore Avenue (East), 4810 Elmore Ave. (Across from Best Buy),  +1 563 359-1228. M-F 10AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 11AM-7PM.
  •    Hungry Hobo Old Town (North), 903 E. Kimberly Rd. +1 563 391-3323. M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa-Su 11AM-7PM.
  •    Hungry Hobo West Locust St. (West), 1432 W. Locust St. +1 563 322-2275. M-F 10AM-10PM, Sa-Su 10AM-9PM.
  •    Hungry Hobo West 53rd St. (Northwest), 1640 W. 53rd St. +1 563 386-3188. M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa-Su 11AM-9PM.
  •    Village Corner Deli1030 Mound St. (Village of East Davenport),  +1 563 323-2333. M-F 10AM–5PM, Sa 10AM–3PM. A quality deli with a variety of breads, meats, cheeses, veggies, and condiments. They also serve soups and salads.

Sweets[edit]

  •    Lagomarcino's2132 E. 11th St. (Village of East Davenport),  +1 563 324-6137. Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM. Turn of the century ice cream parlor and confectionary. Fine home made chocolates as well as soups and sandwiches. Winner of the James Beard America's Classics Award.
  •    Whitey's Ice Cream West Locust St. (West-central), 1230 W. Locust St. +1 563 322-0828. Su-Th 10AM-10PM, F-Sa 10AM-11PM.
  •    Whitey's Ice Cream Northpark Mall (North), 320 W. Kimberly Rd. +1 563 386-0600. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 12-6PM (normal mall hours).
  •    Whitey's Ice Cream East 53rd St. (Northeast), 2419 E. 53rd St. (just off Welcome Way),  +1 563 359-0001. Su-Th 10AM-10PM, F-Sa 10AM-11PM.

Drink[edit]

  •    11th Street Precinct Bar & Grill2108 E. 11th St. (Village of East Davenport),  +1 563 324-9545. Happy Hour: M-Th 4PM-6PM. The bar and grill have been in business for over 30 years and the facility was recently expanded and renovated. They are able to accommodate private parties, feature seven large High Definition flat-screen TVs, and live music every Friday and Saturday night with no cover charge. Grill: $5-25.
  •    Bleyart's Tap2218 E. 11th St. (Village of East Davenport),  +1 563 324-1661. M-Th 1PM-1:30AM, F 1PM-2AM, Sa 12PM-2AM, Su 12PM-1:30AM. Friendly neighborhood bar. TVs to catch the game.
  •    Carriage Haus312 W. 3rd St. +1 563 322-1162. M-Tu 4PM-9PM, W 4PM- 10PM, Th 4PM-2AM, F 3PM-2AM, Sa 6PM-2AM. Popular nightclub
  •    Circle Tap1345 W. Locust St. +1 563 322-9276. Don't be fooled by the outside. It looks a little dingy, but it's a popular neighborhood bar. Excellent ribs
  •    DaVinci's Cafe & Cocktails116 W. 3rd St. +1 563 424-4563. Happy Hour 3PM-6PM every day.
  •    Great River Brewery332 E. 2nd St. +1 563 343-5300. What started as a brew-pub in Iowa City in 2004 became a full-fledged brewery in Davenport in 2009. Join them to try their brew.
  •    Mac's Tavern316 W. 3rd St. +1 563 324-6227. A traditional bar with a cool vibe.
  •    Mound Street Landing1029 Mound St. (Village of East Davenport),  +1 563 323-1200. M–F 2PM-2AM, Sa 11AM-2AM. Friendly bartenders, great bar food and live music every Saturday.
  •    Stadium Club Bar and Grill2828 Brady St. +1 563 322-3500. A place to watch your favorite sports teams.

Coffee[edit]

  •    Cafe d' Marie614 W. 5th St. +1 563 323-3293. Specialty coffees, breakfast quiche and pastries, fresh homemade soup and sandwiches, salads, vegetarian options including hummus wraps, organic whole leaf teas, all fruit smoothies, juices, etc.
  •    Downtown Central Perk228 W. 3rd St. +1 563 324-9560. Coffee house and vegetarian restaurant in downtown that serves direct trade specialty coffee and tea.
  •    East Village Coffee Café1104 Jersey Ridge Rd. +1 563 424-5506. M-W 6AM-5PM, Th-F 6AM-9PM, Sa 6:30AM-9PM, Su 6:30AM-5PM. Coffee and other beverages, sandwiches, wraps and desserts.
  •    Urban Grind221 Brady St. +1 563 324-9559. Specialty coffees, pastries, fresh homemade soup and sandwiches, salads.

Sleep[edit]

Davenport has a variety of accommodations to serve a variety of tastes and budgets. Most major American hotel chains have some sort of property in the city.

Bed & Breakfast[edit]

Beiderbecke Inn
  •    Beiderbecke Inn532 W. 7th St. +1 563 323-0047. A full breakfast will be served in the formal dining room. Grocer Charles and Louise Beiderbecke (grandparents of jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke) built the home overlooking the Mississippi River in 1880. A contributing property in the Hamburg Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
  •    Renwick Mansion901 Tremont Ave +1 563 324-9678. 8-room B and B. A contributing property in the St. Katherine's Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Budget[edit]

  •    Baymont Inn & Suites400 Jason Way Court (I-80 and Brady Street exit. Follow Brady St. to the first traffic light and turn left. Turn left at the frontage road and follow to the hotel.),  +1 563 386-1600. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 12PM. Free Wi-Fi Internet, continental breakfast, and indoor pool.
  •    Motel 6101 W. 65th St. (I-80 and Brady Street exit. Turn right at the first traffic light.),  +1 563 388-9999. Indoor pool
  •    Quad City Inn6111 N. Brady St. (I-80 and Brady Street exit. Turn left at the first traffic light and then right on the frontage road.),  +1 563 391-8997. Free High Speed Wireless Internet
  •    Travelodge6310 N. Brady St (I-80 and Brady Street exit),  +1 563 386-6350. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 12PM. Free Wi-Fi Internet, continental breakfast, and fitness center.

Mid-range[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget $60
Mid-range $60-120
Splurge $120+
  •    Comfort Inn8300 Northwest Blvd. (I-80 and Northwest Blvd exit),  +1 563 324-8300. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Free breakfast, Internet access, exercise room and indoor pool.
  •    Days Inn Davenport7222 Northwest Blvd. (I-80 and Northwest Blvd. exit),  +1 563 391-8222. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Free deluxe continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi Internet access and a rec room.
  •    Fairfield by Marriott3206 E. Kimberly Rd. (I-74 and Kimberly Rd exit),  +1 563 355-2264. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 12PM. Free high-speed Internet, continental breakfast, and indoor pool.
  •    Holiday Inn ExpressN. Brady St. and Veterans Memorial Parkway (I-80 and Brady Street exit). Under construction and is scheduled to open in late 2014.
  •    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites4215 Elmore Ave. (I-74 and Kimberly Road exit), toll-free: 1 800 315 2621. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 12PM. Under construction and is scheduled to open in early October 2014.
  •    Sleep Inn5350 Elmore Ave. (I-74 and 53rd Street exit),  +1 563 355-3539. Free Wi-Fi Internet, continental breakfast, indoor pool and fitness center.
  •    Super 8410 Veterans Memorial Parkway (I-80 and Brady Street exit),  +1 563 388-9810. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 12PM. Free Wi-Fi Internet and continental breakfast.

Splurge[edit]

Hotel Blackhawk
  •    Hotel Blackhawk200 E. 3rd St. +1 563 322-5000, toll-free: +1 888 525-4455. A Marriott Autograph Collection property, the Hotel Blackhawk is an historic, upscale, boutique hotel located downtown. It has received the AAA Four Diamond Award and a Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Winner. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  •    Residence Inn Davenport120 E. 55th St. (I-80 and Brady Street exit),  +1 563 388-6444. Kitchen/kitchenette, free high-speed Internet, continental breakfast, indoor pool and fitness center.
  •    Staybridge Suites4729 Progress Dr. (I-74 and 53rd Street exit, near Trinity Medical Center on Utica Ridge Road),  +1 563 359-7829. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 12PM. Free high-speed Internet, continental breakfast, business indoor pool and fitness center. On Tuesday-Thursday evenings enjoy free beer, wine, soft drinks and a light meal.

Go next[edit]

  • Kalona, a fun small town known for its Amish population and related industries rests 85 mi to the west.
  • Le Claire, just northeast of Bettendorf with quaint shops and home of Buffalo Bill (and a museum devoted to showcasing his life).
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