Downtown within 2 blocks of show.
Mississippi Brew (1/2 block up Iowa Ave) – Good burgers and Beverages. Outdoor beer garden and can see park from garden!
Avenue Subs – Right next to Mississippi Brew, best subs in town and everything is made fresh and sliced on the spot.
Port City Underground - In the basement of the Pearl Plaza which is a neat setting for pizza.
Contrary Micro Brewery - . It just opened right across the street from the park and slightly downstream. Opens at 4:00pm on Friday and Saturdays.
Boonies (1.5 blocks up Iowa Ave) – Best Onion Rings Ever with Bojie Mustard and Pretzel Sticks! All food is great but go early or later, as usually packed on the noon hour.
Tantra – Thai Restaurant – Right across street in Hotel. Best Thai we have ever had! Try the Mango Coconut Fried Rice with Chicken or the Shitake Mushroom dish!
Guadalajara (1/2 block up Sycamore and right ½ block)- Mexican food, Nachos Rancheros and the Sancho are great. Margaritas are also good.
Salvatore's (1 block up Walnut Street and left 1/2 block) – Great True Italian Pizza! Everything is good, but we love Romano Ranch pizza!
Elly's Tea Room – (One block north of Pearl City Station in mall) Great unique sandwiches and coffees. Outdoor dining overlooks Mississippi.
Francesca's Steak and Pizza (one block north of park on Sycamore) – Italian and steak, neat restaurant with great food.
On Park Ave by hotels –
Muscatine's Family Style Restaurant that has great breakfast and burgers. New owners, and we know them from their other restaurant.
Peking – Chinese, everybody says it is the best Chinese they have had! Try the Tomato Beef at night if you like a twist on BBQ and Chinese Beef! Everything is great!
Los Lomas – Mexican and everything is great! Tortilla Soup is full of Mexican Cheese so stir well and enjoy! Fajitas Texanas and everything is great!