Celebrating more than half a century in business, Tom's Drive-In sates speedy appetites with a multifarious menu of quality eats and prompt, courteous service. Swing by for the signature Tominator combo and have the flame-broiled quarter-pound burger patty with a slew of toppings saunter into the stomach alongside french fries and a regular soda ($4.59). Feed a whole household or a gaggle of orphaned condor hatchlings with a family pack, which includes six Works cheeseburgers topped with a choice of four unique sauces and paired with a box of fries ($9.19). While relaxing in a sleek, space-pod¬–styled booth and soaking in the retro décor, treat taste buds to an arctic blast of ice cream and chewy sweets ($2.50+) before driving off into the dim sunset or groping forward into a beaming eclipse.
Stimulating senses by way of meat and 17 television screens, Sliders Bar & Grill boasts a full menu of burgers and brews. Chow down on classic piles of wisconsin cheddar cheese curds ($5.49) or loaded nachos ($7.99) before your stomach dons a cape and tights for Sliders' super wings available regular or boneless and dressed in your choice of 10 different sauces ($3.99–$12.99). Each of Sliders' signature burgers weigh in at a half-pound of premium ground beef ($6.49+), while the cheeseburger sliders prove that not all shrinking-ray experiments are bad ($6.99 for three). Other eats include a loaded beef burrito ($7.99), a three-sausage pizza ($14.49), and, for those training for upcoming crossword puzzle-solving marathons, a low-fat turkey burger ($6.29).
Chefs at Mr. Taco stuff steak, seasoned pork, chicken, and beef tongue inside flour tortillas to make burritos, quesadillas, and, of course, tacos. But they really get to display their artistry when an order of sopes is placed, topping a small circular canvas with savory meats, sour cream, and cheese, the same way Monet painted his water lilies during his little-known salsa phase. Margaritas, beer, and fruit water help to wash down other fare such as stuffed peppers, grilled chicken, and enchiladas.
Papa John's has carefully crafted a menu of specialty pizzas to satisfy any taste or mouth shape. Order a Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, or go all-out and get The Works, a top-heavy combination of pepperoni, ham, spicy Italian sausage, fresh-sliced onions, green peppers, gourmet baby portabella mushrooms, and ripe black olives. Satisfy herbivores and herbivoyeurs with a Tuscan Six-Cheese or Garden Fresh pie. The full list of specialty pizzas includes several more; take the hassle out of haggling over individual ingredients and boldly cast your straight-ticket ballot for the pizza party that your conscious dictates.
The sandwich smiths at Uncle Ned's Deli build handheld meals of piled-high cold cuts and tasty fixings layered between freshly baked bread or rolled into a tasty wrap. The hefty between-bread eats on Uncle Ned’s menu double as paperweights, pinning down land deeds and Vitruvian men with ingredient-packed selections such as Blackbeard's bicorn, a maritime mélange of tuna salad, provolone, lettuce and tomato ($5.25), or the rustic roast-beef Stetson, a sizable package of deli meat, cheese, mayo, onion, and pickle ($6.45). All sandwiches arrive on oven-fresh slabs of french bread, wheat sub rolls, swirled rye, or sourdough, while meals such as the chicken cordon bleu ($5.95) greet mouths inside an edible gift wrapping of flatbread. Uncle Ned's Deli serves meat-free treats such as the egg-salad sandwich, stuffed with provolone, tomato, and lettuce ($3.85), or the cheesy Panama, a mixture of cheddar, pepper jack, and red roasted pepper bound with a tangy mortar of whole-grain mustard ($3.85), which patrons can wash down with sips from their soda followed by a potato-chip palate cleanser.
Rock Island is a place where everyone can feel at home, whether you love coffee or you detest coffee. (We make lot's of other drinks, too!) Our mission is to build community through art, music, and other shared experiences. Many people, both young and old, consider us their home away from home. Smiles are always free!