Delicious Dining & Drinks at the Driftwood Pub on the Mississippi River

I have found a new restaurant on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa. Located a short walk west of the Davenport Sailing Club, which is one of the oldest sailing clubs in the country, and on the bike/pedestrian path, the Driftwood Pub is a wonderful addition to the area. If you crave good food with a river view and an outdoor dining experience, I highly recommend the Driftwood which offers the best view of the river in the Quad Cities.

The Sailing Club and Bike/Pedestrian Path
The Sailing Club And Bike/Pedestrian Path


Front of the Driftwood Pub
Front Of The Driftwood Pub

The exterior of the restaurant is nicely landscaped with plenty of parking. I have gone to the restaurant twice, once during the week and once on a Sunday. Both days were excellent experiences for a leisurely dining experience.

Outdoor Dining With A Fabulous River View
Outdoor Dining With A Fabulous River View

On my first visit with a group of 3 other friends, we chose the fish tacos.  Prepared by Chef Gianni, the fish is brought in from Wisconsin where the owners owned another restaurant. The tacos were excellent with perfect seasoning.

Fish Tacos With Avocado Sauce And Fresh Fruit
Fish Tacos With Avocado Sauce And Fresh Fruit

On my next visit, which was on a Sunday afternoon, I ordered the Peel and Eat Shrimp which was wonderful. The red sangria was a perfect accompaniment and not overly sweet.

Peel And Eat Shrimp
Peel And Eat Shrimp
Red Sangria
Red Sangria

To finish the meal, we tried the giant chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet and the homemade raspberry cheesecake. Both were delicious and well presented!

View Of The River From Inside
View Of The River From Inside

I plan to try the salmon on my next visit. How can I miss with a river view and good food? I will take a walk after dinner on the bike/pedestrian path and watch the sunset which will be outstanding.

Driftwood Pub

1201 East River Drive

Davenport, Iowa 52803

(563) 323-1041

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About the author

Deborah Doehler As a life-time resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah is a multi-media artist who works in jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and design. Deborah is retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. Since 1975, she has had her own design company and studio. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts where she was a board member for 8 years. She supports art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area including volunteering for events at MidCoast Fine Arts Bucktown Center for the Arts where she leases a gallery space. She served as Marketing Director for Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts for 15 years.

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