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May 13, 2009 12:22 PM

Breakfast in Burlington/Quad Cities?

Heading out on a minor league baseball tour and looking for breakfasts especially.

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  1. probably too late to reply, but you should go to Frieda's in East Moline! 561 17th Ave
    East Moline, IL 61244 Frieda is the awesomest everrrrrr!

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    1. re: aquapacata

      Any current suggestions for Sunday breakfast or brunch? What should we order if we go to Frieda's?

      1. re: Food Tourist

        Frieda's closed in July, unfortunately. I'm sorry!

        1. re: aquapacata

          by the way, i'd say my favorite breakfast in town right now is at Ganson's in Rock Island, on 38th Street. I don't know the address off-hand but they have a website. Frieda retired, and I miss her but wish her well!

          1. re: aquapacata

            Tangential: The baker at Ganson's makes wonderful desserts (not really a breakfast thing).

            Other options for breakfast include City Limits, which is supposed to be enlarging its dining room, and Riefe's in Daveport, and Joe's in Coal Valley.

            Riefes Restaurant
            1417 W Locust St, Davenport, IA 52804

            City Limits Restaurant
            PO Box 365, Colby, KS 67701

    2. If you do go to Riefe's you'll enjoy the donut holes they bring to the table for breakfast. Just your basic, good, midwest breakfast!

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      1. re: jcowen

        Since my last post on this subject I've found out about two other locations, both of which are good.

        Mulky's is a Rock Island staple just up the road from Ganson's. Kind of a local, older place. The breakfast is good in general, but like everyplace a few things aren't so good. The pancakes are great and the omelettes are good too. If you're not eating breakfast there, Mulky's is known for its Fried Chicken, which is great.

        Another location that I've just come across is Quad Cities Coffee and Pancake. I've only been there twice, but I love their Biscuits and Gravy. Two of the people I've had breakfast with have been there much more often and they say a most of the breakfast menu is very good. The French Toast has been mentioned by a couple of friends. That might have to be my next order when I'm there. Portions are large and reasonably priced. I haven't gone to QC Coffee and Pancake enough to be definitive, but it may be the best breakfast in the QC.

        Another change from my 2010 post. The Dessert Chef at Ganson's is not doing desserts anymore. The desserts are still good, but not the best in the Quad Cities like they used to be.