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Circa 21

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Address: 1828 3rd. Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone Number: 309-786-7733
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10:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 am - 6:00 pm

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It's A Wonderful Life

Attended the production of It's A Wonderful Life last night. The food, show, and service were superb, as usual! Thus was a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carol B
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

11 ladies on girls weekend attended for "Its a Wonderful Life". Folks I spoke with to make reservations were very friendly and accommodating. Be all thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The lead couple were so passionate. Great acting! The food was mediocre at best. The worst part was the drinks. Daquari's were like slushies, no alcohol detected. Old fashioned was terrible.... More 

Thank Peg6
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the production of It's A Wonderful Life last night. The food, show, and service were superb, as usual! Thus was a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

Thank Carol B
Rock Island, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Circa 21 offers fine buffet dining with a fabulous show. Check the website so show schedules and meals. The buffet is all you can eat and has a huge variety of food. Great downtown location. Also features a pre-show. Very enjoyable outing.

Thank WillKir
Eldridge, Iowa
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Talent abounds at this venue but chefs do not. Food is buffet and mediocre. Specialty drinks are fun and desserts are the best.

Thank Iowagirl495
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155 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We enjoyed a Saturday night performance of Route 66. Not a well-known play but the cast all did a great job and the experience was enjoyable, We had great seats and the meal service was good. We were underwhelmed by the buffet dinner choices which they claimed were not catered. Overall, we had a good evening.

Thank dekalbill
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105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It's been several years since my last visit to Rock Island. It was great to see that Circa 21 dinner theatre is not only still operating but that their food, service and shows are still great. Thoroughly enjoyed the musical about a trip on Route 66 and the people along the way. A very entertaining evening which fed both the... More 

Thank Susan M
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have traveled to Rock Island a few times for group tours and the highlight has always been the Circa21 dinner show. The food and service is always first rate. You will be eating a buffet with variety of choices that may temp you for seconds. The staff is very professional and even participates in pre-show. The shows themselves are... More 

Thank pupster2
Rock Island, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I enjoy all of the shows and the dinner buffets are usually excellant, once in a while there may be an item not up to standard, but overall the meal is pretty good. They offer vegetarian and gluten free dishes as well. The beverages are included in the meal, coffee and tea only. The performances are very entertaining. I would... More 

Thank E1185HBbrendab
Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was my third trip to Dinner and a play, and it did not disappoint! The buffet menu is prepared by chefs to match the show's theme, and has worked each time. It's taylored for special needs, vegan, gluten-free, and labeled as such. The servers provide a pre-show, and then the main event. At intermission you can discuss the play... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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511 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I were there for the opening night of a comedy called "Boeing Boeing" about a fellow who is stringing along three women, all flight attendants for different airlines. It was excellent! The dinner before was very good as well. I was not expecting all that much from their buffet but I was pleasantly surprised; it was a... More 

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