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“If you've got the time...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ross' Restaurant

Ross' Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 83 Restaurants in Bettendorf
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“If you've got the time...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

I came to this place three times on a recent three week business trip because it was the only 24 hour breakfast place that I could find. I always tried to allow enough time for breakfast because I needed to get to work. The biggest issue I have is everything is SLOW. Slow to be addressed, slow to get the order taken, slow to get the food, slow to get the check, once I even had to stand at the cash register for about five minutes just to pay. Currently I'm sitting here and there are four people at the kitchen counter area and two people in the dining room.

Also of the three times I went there the cinnamon rolls were only available once at 6am. The other two times they weren't ready yet. They are much better than the famous Machine Shed's.

Staff was generally very nice.

Allow yourself enough time if you need to get somewhere.

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English first
Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“GREAT EATS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

you alwas get a good value for your money here and the staff are wonderful. dont forget some king size cookies for the road

Visited March 2013
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2 Thank HAWKFISH74
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Rural Arkansas
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Who doesn't marvel at the sight of a magic mountain?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

This place is heaven at 2 in the morning. Can't get much better than having a heaping mound of everything when you've been drinking or going to the casinos. I don't know what they do, but the hamburger buns are incredible. Great prices, also. Wish they had places like this in Arkansas.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank heidilore76
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Hampton, Illinois
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Old favorites with a modern sensibility”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a true midwestern diner and features old favorites like chicken and noodle with mashed potatoes and swiss steak. The "Magic Mountain" is the stuff of local legends...however, Ross's also features fresh local farm-to-table ingredients. Hormone-free and organic products make this landmark a responsible and healthy choice. (For those who pass up the delicious home-made cinnamon rolls.) Vegan soups and gluten-free pancakes are also on the menu.

This restaurant is great for family breakfasts or "after closing time" cravings with friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stephanee J
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Sarasota, Florida
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Greasy spoon”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a greasy spoon restaurant to be avoided at all cost. If you want to eat a something that is less appealing that a truck stop, then this is your place.

Visited November 2012
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