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Old 01-21-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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What's the best pizza in the Quad Cities, eastern Iowa and western Ilinois? I've heard Harris in Davenport is the run away best from several people.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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I don't think you'll get a consensus, because everyone has their own idea of what's best. Personally I'm not really a fan of Harris.

Best overall to me: Happy Joe's, but its also overly expensive.

Best pizza per dollar: Even though is a chain, I may have to go with Papa Murphys... I guess they put the money they save on not cooking your pizza into making them better.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I'm confused, I thought this was for the Quad Cities, but then you put Eastern Iowa in there which, to me, means CR, Ia city, Wloo and those towns, if those are included I'd be more than happy to tell you the best in that region (doughy joey's)
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Morris, MN
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Digging far back into my memories, I remember a great pizza place in Preston, IA about twenty minutes out of Clinton.

Funny, I grew up in the Quad Cities and really don't care for Harris Pizza-- but I don't hate it either. If you're looking for Chicago deep dish or Chicago south suburban thin crust flavor, you won't really find it in the Quad Cities.

To rank popular QC establishments (exclusive to the region and independently owned) I give you this list to try:
1. Happy Joe's (best Taco Pizza hands down)
2. Frank's (in Silvis)
3. that cornbread pizza place downtown Rock Island. Is it still there? Huckleberry's?
4. Harris
5. St Guiseppe's sp? (east side of Moline-- off of 53rd?)

Good luck on your pizza hunt. I know a lot of Chicago transplants never really find what they are looking for in the QC. Don't fight it; just go with it. You'll eventually find something you like.

disneyrecords
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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I think Pizza Palace in Mt. Vernon is great stuff.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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For deep dish, there was a place called Nancy's out on 53rd that had 3" thick pizza, but I think it may have changed names.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Batavia, IL
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Pizza Shack
Harris
Happy Joe's
Franks

All are unique to the QC and good in that. And chains ( not originating inthe QC can be considered, as they arent unique and thus add nothing to the experience ) are all bland and generic.
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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And whatever happened to Beaver's East? Best deep dish ever....
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:52 AM
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I lived in IA for the majority of my life, and we would drive 30 minutes just for good pizza.

Maybe a little further than you would want to drive, but its a nice area to visit too.

Manny's Pizza in Savannah, IL.

Its really thin pizza and cut into squares, but man its good.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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I remember Godfather's Pizza was so good. But this was years ago in Cedar Rapids. Is there still a Godfather's Pizza there? And I remember Happy Joe's Pizza Parlor. I don't remember if it was any good or not. My sister used to work there years ago. Sorry I am just going down memory lane. Oh and does anyone remember Shakey's Pizza in Cedar Rapids? I used to love to watch them make the pizza through the glass window.
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