The Quad Cities offers many entertainment and dining options to enjoy on your trip. With several casinos in the area, you can always catch a top name musician or performer playing. And, when it comes to dining there are several selections, including those at the Isle Of Capri Casino and Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf, Iowa. The Isle Of Capri Casino is located along the Mississippi, and is easy to get to via the bridge or by the Channel Cat Water Taxi, which I loved because of the nice views along the river.
We dined at Farradday’s that has a casual and elegant atmosphere, which is ideal for a couples night out or for celebrating a birthday or other special occasion. Of course, what really made Farradday’s a hit was the wonderful food they offered, and the great service. The delicious steaks are tender and cooked to perfection, and they offer five new entrées for under $20 that include side items. Then there is Farradday’s famous coconut shrimp appetizer; a popular favorite on the menu, which is now available as an entrée as well. Farradday’s also has a award winning selection of wines to enjoy with your meal, in addition to the bar service. There is a nice casual bar located in the front of the restaurant where you can enjoy a meal with family and friends and watch the latest sports action!
Located within the Isle Casino Hotel are other options for dining in addition to Farradday’s; there is Calypso’s that offers all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and seafood dinner buffets, the Tradewinds Marketplace, which a great for a late night snack or quick meal, and the Oasis, where you can enjoy the sunset along the river while eating a snack, or sampling a selections of beer, wine and other beverages.
We enjoyed our savory meal at Farradday’s, and then headed over to the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center for the Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show, which is connected by a walkway. It was a perfect evening to enjoy the great food and service at Farradday’s, and then a funny and entertaining performance. Vicki Lawrence was amazing; she practically had everyone rolling in the aisles with laughter, and this was before Mama came out. Other upcoming performances include Gloria Gaynor, “The Queen of Disco” and Shirley Jones, who was the star in the star from “The Partridge Family”, “Oklahoma!” and “The Music Man” that are both performing in Mid October.
Whether you’re looking for a casual evening meal, a night out before visiting the Isle Of Capri Casino, or a group or special gathering spot, Farradday’s is the perfect restaurant for any occasion!
By Melody Schubert
Farraddays’ is located at the Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf, Iowa at 1777 Isle Parkway. For reservations, call 563-441-7111. For current menu selections, events, and news on Farradday’s and The Isle Of Capri Casino visit http://bettendorf.isleofcapricasinos.com.