Plow On Over To Steel Plow For Some Awesome Food
When Moline Governor’s Bar and Grill closed its’ doors earlier this year, many a community member mourned the loss of the establishment. However, on September 26, the doors of the building reopened as the Steel Plow Burger Company, where the space has been refreshed with more current ideas now being used in the kitchen.
Steel Plow is located at 2180 53rd Street and already has the community buzzing, I had to stop in a few different times to get a table without more than a 30 minute wait.
The décor of the restaurant is clean, simple, with a hint of local flair. The artwork on the wall carries an agricultural farming theme, tying the restaurant to the inspiration for its’ namesake, John Deere.
The menu has a lot of fun options, many classic appetizers as well as some new ideas, a whole section devoted to macaroni and cheese, and, of course, lots of burger options. All of their burgers are made with prime rib beef trimmings or you can opt for grass-fed beef or bison.
We ordered the Truffle Parmesan fries as an appetizer, which were served with homemade truffle sauce and an in-house ketchup. They were delicious. As we were waiting for our burgers, I took a walk around the facility and noticed a patio being constructed out back, it will be nice to have another outdoor eating option in the Quad Cities.
For my meal I choose the Mrs. Anderson Burger, which is basically a cowboy burger; cheese, bbq sauce, fried onion strings, and I chose the pretzel bun with a side of baked beans. My partner in crime ordered the Midwest Burger topped with pulled pork, coleslaw, ham and cheese, with the French fry medley (that means four kinds of fries in one basket!). I enjoyed my cheeseburger, the meat was tender and it was properly cooked.
The shining moment of the whole experience, however, was dessert. I could not resist ordering a Red Velvet shake. I was intrigued to see what a $7 shake looked like and it was amazing. It came in a huge mason jar topped with a piece of cake on top! Totally worth it, though it is something you would want to share with at least one other person.