We're pretty lucky that Iowa is full of tasty local restaurants. Some of my favorite dining spots in the Quad Cities are smaller cafes, including The Crane and Pelican in Le Claire, which was recently listed as one of the most charming small town restaurants in Iowa by Only In Your State.

I completely agree with Crane and Pelican making the list, not only because they're located in our own QCA town, but also because their food is house made and delicious. And the restaurant's setting, inside an historic Le Claire home with amazing views of the Mississippi, oozes with charm.

Exterior of Crane and Pelican: 

Crane and Pelican's gorgeous interior: 

A sampling of their food offerings:

Check out the rest of Only In Your State's list here.