Weather you’re looking for a romantic getaway, an anniversary destination or you have a need for an upscale restaurant, below is list of some of our favorite Valentine’s Day restaurant destinations or romantic restaurant in or near the quad cities.

Woodstone Restaurant

444 Eagle Ridge Dr
Galena, IL 61036

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This location actually hosts six restaurants including the Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge as shown above that are designed to meet all expectations. From casual to formal dining, the hallmark of the Eagle Ridge culinary approach is a strong partnership with local farmers, butchers, fishermen, and artisans – ensuring the freshest regional ingredients and superb seasonal cuisine throughout the year.

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Potter’s Mill Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ

300 Potter Dr
Bellevue, IA 52031

We don’t think we can say it any better than Southern Living Magazine:

Southern flair infused with Cajun and Creole influences is brilliantly executed at this restored 170-year-old grist mill. Under the spell of live music, take in the smells of brisket, gumbo, and smoked sausage wafting from the kitchen. Venture to this spot on a Thursday when the daily special is the mouthwatering Crawfish Pie, or on Tuesday when it’s all-you-can-eat barbecue spaghetti.

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Rapid Creek Cidery

Dingleberry Rd NE #2
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Nested within an apple orchard with sweeping views of a rolling hill valley this restaurant has the potential to knock the socks off your date if they are country at heart. Not overly upscale or remote the drive up alone will set the overall soft romance for a wonderful evening.

Call ahead to make sure they are not hosting a private party as they are very popular for weeding and parties. Visit the website today for complete details

White Pines Inn

6712 W Pines Rd
Mt Morris, IL 61054

About halfway between Chicago and the quad cities you’ll find this gem. Nestled in a quiet forest, White Pines Inn is a historic log and limestone lodge and cabins. The Inn has a unique style of accommodations to suit families or couples in one of its cozy cabins equipped with modern conveniences with a wonderful restaurant onsite.

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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036

With a little planning and reservations you can make this destination into a Harry Potter themed getaway. Make sure you email the company on the website for reservations on the dinner train or any of the express themed journeys. The dinner menu is American cuisine but you may need to bring your own wine.

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Remember to have fun and never give up on your curiosity!

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