LemonGrass Cafe: Thai Food In Downtown Moline

Downtown Moline, Illinois, is alive with restaurants, brew pubs and locally owned shops. The area has been rejuvenated over the past several years with attractive signage and equally attractive businesses. Moline is the home of John Deere and the John Deere Pavilion is only a few blocks from one of my favorite restaurants, LemonGrass Cafe.

LemonGrass is a Thai/Asian Fusion restaurant that elegantly prepares and presents even the most simple of dishes. LemonGrass has an urban feel with the charm of a small space. The restaurant plays a nice blend of music and has a friendly and service oriented wait staff. Serving lunch and dinner, the food is always excellent, healthy, and prepared with fresh ingredients when you order.

Interior Of LemonGrass Cafe
Interior Of LemonGrass Cafe
Interior Lunch At LemonGrass Cafe
Interior Lunch At LemonGrass Cafe

My last visit to LemonGrass was for a late lunch with a friend. We ordered appetizers, soup, and main dishes.  My usual favorite appetizers are Vietnamese Hand Rolls and Lettuce Wraps. This visit we tried the Shu Mai Dumplings and found them to be very delicious. The Miso Soup was hot and brimming with tofu, scallions, and seaweed.

Spring Rolls
Vietnamese Hand Roll
Shu Mai Steamed Dumplings
Shu Mai Steamed Dumplings
Miso Soup
Miso Soup

The main course was beautifully presented along with the hot pepper condiment tray.  I often order the Pumpkin Curry because it has the perfect blend of hot and sweet flavors. My lunch companion chose the Old School Pad Thai which is an “alternative version of Pad Thai…spicy and finished with basil leaves.”

Hot Pepper Condiment Tray
Hot Pepper Condiment Tray
Pumpkin Curry
Pumpkin Curry
Old School Pad Thai
Old School Pad Thai

LemonGrass has a large selection adult beverages, street food options, and vegetarian options. The lunch menu also offers a bento box special that includes soup, a hand roll, mixed fruit, and a main dish with rice for about $10.00.

If you are hungry for healthy and delicious food, I suggest a visit to the LemonGrass Cafe!

Exterior Of Lemon Grass
Exterior Of Lemon Grass

LemonGrass Cafe

1419 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265

309-797-4100

Parking behind the restaurant in public parking lot

Hours

Monday        11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tuesday        11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Wednesday  11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Thursday      11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday            11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Saturday       11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Sunday          closed

Takes Reservations; Walk-Ins Welcome; Good For Groups; Good For Kids; Take Out; Catering; Waiter Service

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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 computer generated design including Photoshop. She has retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. She also has her own design and studio company. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts, and supporting art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area.

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