Our Best Bites: The Diner
Ever find yourself looking for a new place to grab a bite, or been stumped wondering, "where should we eat?" Us too!
Now, we know there's great food to be found in the Quad Cites and surrounding area, but having so many options can be overwhelming. It's our hope that this new web series can help you find a new spot and something tasty to try. We've got a camera and an appetite, so.... let's highlight the meals and cool stories behind these businesses. This is our Our Best Bites.
The first stop on this dining tour was at the Freight House in downtown Davenport, where we found The Diner.
The Diner's known for their breakfast and lunch selections, all served alongside a great view of the Mississippi River and LeClaire Park.
Every day The Diner serves bottomless mimosas, and some great local beers too. (Tues-Sun, 8a-2p)
While we were there, we tried out two menu selections.
Up first was the Cluck Norris Skillet. The dish is enough of a kick to wake you up, and enough food to power you for the day. It's got country potatoes, scrambled eggs, breaded (or grilled) chicken breast tossed in some honey sriracha sauce. It also has tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños, all topped with pepper jack cheese, making it a perfect combo for sweet and heat.
We also had to taste The Diner's Chicken & Waffles. (their biggest seller!) This one was especially tasty, since this restaurant makes their own waffle batter, and hand bread each piece of chicken to order. You even have your choice of Belgium or Cinnamon waffles. We had the cinnamon, which added a sweet twist to the classic dish.
What we didn't get to today was one of my favorites, the Chicken N' Biscuits. Think biscuits and gravy, with some delicious hand breaded chicken in the middle, which can even be tossed in buffalo sauce if you want it.
Be sure to stop down at The Diner, at 421 W River Drive in Davenport, just Don't Tell Mama.