Once we arrived in Muscatine, we were quite hungry and needed a "restroom stop".
We parked across from the Pearl Plaza, a Shopping and Eating location made from six renovated old buildings.. Here, after being amazed by the architecture, the quality of renovation, and the astounding beauty of the place, we found the elegant restrooms and then proceeded to find a place for lunch.
We chose the convenient Greens Tea & Coffee based on it's menu. This is a grand place that specializes in coffees and teas; however, they also specialize in yummy desserts and amazingly delicious sandwiches.
They also have a huge deck where you can sit and view the Mississippi River.
You go to the counter and give your order and pay the bill. All the sandwiches, salads, and desserts are on display. The only difficulty is making up your mind about which savory food you wish to order.
Favorite Dish: Jill and I shared a Chicken Salad Sandwich. Jill had a green tea, and I had a frozen coffee/mocha drink. We each ordered a separate dessert. Mine was a chocolate coconut sumptous dessert that was small but very rich. Jill ordered a brownie of some kind that was huge and also quite rich. We tasted each other's dessert for the variety of it.
I must admit that the Chicken Salad Sandwich was the best that I have ever eaten. It had walnuts in it, garlic powder, onion powder, chicken breast meat, and a very mild mayo.
small diner south of Muscatine. That area
is called the Island. It is no longer an Island because the route of the Mississippi has been altered. It is a very sandy area now, that is excellent for growing watermellons. Hoopes Melon shed is right there also.
The good Earth serves wonderful desserts and has a very friendly staff.
Favorite Dish: Mushroom and Swiss burger and
the Hot beef sandwhich.
If you want a casual place to eat outside or in, by the banks of the Mississippi, you must go on the river highway toward Davenport, to the ssmall city of Fairport and eat at the Chart house.. boating people and just good old fashioned American Food.. You can eat on a screened porch overlooking the river.. Dont come dressed up!
Favorite Dish: Unbreaded Tenderloim