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Any Illinois travellers know of great local food in the Quad Cities area?

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Any Illinois travellers know of great local food in the Quad Cities area?

New Havener | Feb 11, 2004 04:15 PM

I know it's not part of Chicago metro, but I'm hoping some of you Chicago folk make it out to the River now and then.

I'm a descendant of Rock Islanders but haven't been there in awhile and am about to pay a visit. I'd be grateful for any suggestions of places to eat that serve quality local fare. I don't need fancy stuff (I live in New York and get plenty of that) - just good food. As an example of what I'm looking for, my favorite restaurant in the area used to by Ry's Star Sandwich shop (formerly Fagan's) which made some of the best burgers I've ever had anywhere. I also used to love the catfish at Ben's Gourmet House. I understand both establishments have closed now, but I'm hoping that other local stars have taken their places.

Thanks, all, for any tips.

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