QC Black Owned Eateries

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Celebrating Black History month is a great reminder to support Black owned business in the Quad Cities. We have several Black owned restaurants, lounges, and coffee shops to devour all year long.

Tags: Eating, Indulging, Locally Owned, Small Business

  • WHOLLY GRINDS Coffee Shop, United States

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      Wholly Grinds Coffee Shop Revs. Darryl and Kimberly Thompson as well as their kids are keeping the Quad Cities caffeinated. From energy drinks to ice mochas to smoothies and shakes, Wholly Grinds in Rock Island sure will perk you up. Don’t miss out on their waffle breakfast sandwiches and delicious pastries to accompany your cup of joe. No need to get out of your car, use their pull up window for an iced coffee made with coffee ice cubes. They have leveled up the coffee game in the QC. 2409 11th St., Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 430-3044

  • Taste of Ethiopia in Davenport, United States

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      Taste of Ethiopia Genet Moraetes learned to cook from family while growing up in Ethiopia and has brought African cuisine to the Quad Cities. Step out of your comfort zone and come experience new flavors, tastes, and textures that come with Ethiopian cuisine. Start with a sambusas, a thin pastry shell stuffed with yummy goodness with delicious flavors. You also have to try the tacos, flour tortillas filled with steak, jalapenos, onion, and ayib (Ethiopian cheese). If you’re still wanting more, the Combination Platter is a must have. A combo of six sides is served on spongy Injera (sour fermented pancake-like flatbread) to sop up the incredible flavors that Genet is serving. *Taste of Ethiopia is closed for the month of February for their family trip. 102 S Harrison St., Davenport, IA 52801 (563) 424-1848

  • Skylight Luxury Lounge, United States

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      Skylight Luxury Lounge Opened at the end of 2022, Skylar Willingham brought a luxury wine bar to the city of Rock Island. Serving wines from around the world, by the glass or bottle, Skylight is a chic date night spot or a relaxing evening for girls and guys night out. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming comedy shows, concerts, enrichment activities, and other special events.

  • Pee Wees restaurant., United States

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      PeeWee’s Restaurant A Rock Island icon, PeeWee’s is THE place to grab Soul Food in the QC. For the past six years Will Clay has been serving up the best fried pork chops, ox tails, catfish and do not miss out on the sides! Collard greens, macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice, cole slaw, and cornbread are just the beginning of the sides on the must order list. The food is made to order, so we suggest calling ahead of time to place your order for takeout. Be sure to add a peach cobbler or sweet potato pie to your order, you won’t regret it! 2035 Martin Luther King Dr., Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 283-7930

  • Grubeez in Davenport, United States

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  • Bayside Bistro, United States

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      Bayside Bistro This scratch kitchen is full of love! Ms Tish and Darryl Howlett have been the magic behind Bayside Bistro in Rock Island. Accommodating many diets, such as keto, gluten free, and vegetarians, the bistro has something delicious for everyone. Thirsty? Slurp down a homemade Arnold Palmer or ginger lemon tea, smoothies, and cold press juices. They also offer catering for your next big or small event. 2704 18th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 468-8028

  • Aunt Bea's Cafe, United States

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      Pull up a stool at the counter and Aunt Bea will tell you all about how business has been going for the past 30 years as she whips up your order on the grill. This family restaurant serves up omelets, pancake meals and homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast. Stop in for lunch or dinner and Auntie will be standing behind the counter fixing ribs, meatloaf, fried catfish and a spaghetti dinner. This is down-home southern cooking! 2429 9th St., Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-0905