Crane & Pelican Cafe

127 S 2nd St, Le Claire
(563) 289-8774
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Cranberry Hummus$6.95
A generous‏ portion of our “made from scratch” hummus flavored w/ tart cranberries & cracked red pepper, drizzled w/ extra virgin olive oil & served w/ warm pita bread & fresh vegetables.
Thai Corn Fritters$6.50
Sweet corn kernels pan fried in a red curry paste served w/ a sweet chili dipping sauce.
Stuffed Dates$5.00
Our dates are stuffed w/ a mixture of toasted almonds, tart cranberries, & creamy chevre, then gently warmed through.
Smoked Trout Mousse$6.50
Flaked washington state smoked trout whipped into a light & fluffy spread w/ ricotta cheese, fresh horseradish, scallions, & dill, served w/ garlic bagel crisps, cucumbers, & fresh lemon wedges.


House Salad$5.95
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
Romaine lettuce, red & green pepper, red onions, radishes, & fresh mozzarella. Your choice of dressing.
Caesar Salad$5.95
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, & croutons tossed in our homemade caesar dressing. Anchovies optional.
Southwest Shrimp Salad$10.00
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
Sauteed shrimp or a grilled chicken breast) top a bed of romaine lettuce w/ crispy tortilla strips, corn, onion, tomato, & cilantro salsa w/ a spicy lime ranch dressing.
Kris's Cranberry Salad$10.00
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
Romaine lettuce, blue cheese crumbles, red onion, pecans & cranberries topped w/ a light cranberry vinaigrette.
Cobb Salad$10.00
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
Crisp romaine‏ lettuce, egg, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, avocado, tomato, & chicken. Your choice of dressing.
Greek Salad$10.00
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
Crisp romaine lettuce, feta cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, & kalamata olives, w/ a light vinaigrette, topped w/ hot gyro meat.


Chicken Sandwich$11.00
Cup of soup$+2.00
Grilled chicken breast topped w/ our homemade marinara sauce & mozzarella cheese on a brioche bun.
Asparagus Sandwich$10.00
Cup of soup$+2.00
Crisp asparagus spears, roasted red peppers, arugula, & cream cheese on pumpernickel bread w/ lemon aioli.
Gyro Pita/Chicken Pita$10.00
Cup of soup$+2.00
An herbed blend of lamb & beef (or a chicken breast) served in a warmed pita w/ tomato, onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives & tzatziki sauce.
Pork Sandwich$10.00
Cup of soup$+2.00
½ Inch thick 8 oz hand cut juicy grilled iowa pork tenderloin topped w/ lettuce, tomato, pickles & mayo, served on a brioche bun.
Vegan Burger$10.00
Cup of soup$+2.00
Grilled vegan patty of mushroom, onions, black beans, bulgar wheat, & corn, topped w/ sliced cucumbers, cilantro, & a sweet plum sauce, served on a ciabatta bun.
Mom's Gourmet Grilled Cheese$9.00
Cup of soup$+2.00
Cheddar, swiss, & muenster cheeses stacked high in thinly sliced bread & grilled to gooey goodness.

Meatloaf Sandwich

Select one of the three following topping combinations to adorn your sandwich, or get it plain. Each has a large slab of our homestyle meatloaf on a brioche bun, & comes w/ choice of pea salad, cottage cheese, horseradish smashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, or kettle chips
The Lone Star$11.00
Split plate charge$+2.00
Tangy barbeque sauce, bacon, onion & crunchy dill pickles.
River Bend$11.00
Split plate charge$+2.00
Sauteed mushrooms, red onions, & melted swiss cheese.
Buffalo Bill$11.00
Split plate charge$+2.00
Melted cheddar, dill pickles, mustard, onion, lettuce, tomato, & creamy mayo.

Chef's Burger‏

Choice of toppings on a 1/3 pound sawyer farms ground beef patty served on a brioche bun w/ your choice of sandwich side.


Smoked GoudaCup$4.50
Creamy & smokey gouda cheese w/ roasted red peppers
Freda's Chicken & DumplingsCup$4.50
Our family heirloom recipe handed down for three generations. Delectable dumplings w/ shredded chicken in a thick broth
Almond SoupCup$4.50
Rich & nutty, slightly honeyed, this soup is lifted to heavenly delight w/ the tart contrast of jewel-red raspberries.


Suppers are served all day long
Beef Wellington$20.95
Tender 6 oz angus center cut sirloin w/ minced mushrooms & shallots wrapped in flaky puff pastry, baked till golden brown, topped w/ a green peppercorn cream sauce served w/ your choice of smashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes.
Open Faced Roast Beef$15.95
Slow roasted (until it melts in your mouth) beef from sawyer farms served open faced on texas toast w/ smashed potatoes & smothered in gravy.
Naked Steak$18.95
6oz angus‏ center cut sirloin grilled to order, served w/ your choice of smashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes.
Port of Leclaire$16.95
Grilled chicken breast in our scrumptious ms.Ississippi port sauce (using wide river winery port), sauteed onions, & garlic, served w/ white rice & vegetables.
Chicken & Ham Bake$15.95
A casserole of chicken, ham, water chestnuts & mushrooms slowly simmered in a rich sherry cream sauce, then topped w/ bread crumbs & swiss cheese. Served w/ vegetable & bread.
Meatloaf Supper$14.95
Our homestyle meatloaf served supper style smothered w/ savory gravy, served w/ your choice of smashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes.
Catfish Etouffe$15.95
A dark roux is the base for this dish made w/ a spicy blackened catfish filet, onion, bell peppers, & celery, seasoned w/ thyme & bay leaves, served on white rice.


Pasta Della California$14.95
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
This healthy & vegan friendly dish has fettuccine noodles w/ avocado slices, arugula, cilantro, sun dried tomato, shitake mushrooms, & broccoli florets tossed in a white wine chili & lime sauce.
Lobster Mac & Cheese$18.95
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
Pasta shells,‏ lobster meat, cremini mushrooms, & red peppers in w/ smoked gouda & cheddar cheese alfredo sauce, topped w/ bread crumbs & baked until bubbly.
River Rose Spaghetti$13.95
Grilled chicken breast$+4.00
A made from scratch vegan marinara sauce slowly simmered w/ a splash of local gin served w/ spaghetti noodles & bread.


Homemade Ice Cream$4.00
Ask about today's flavors. /Scoop
Fresh Baked Pie$5.00
Light flaky crust w/ fresh seasonal fruit. Ask about today's flavors.
Chocolate Cake$6.00
Moist chocolate cake layered w/ rich chocolate frosting.
Carrot Cake$6.00
A huge slab of our moist & dense traditional carrot cake.
Orange Crèpes$7.00
Two tender crèpes w/ sweet orange crème filling, gently warmed in orangecaramel pecan sauce.



Diet Coke$2.50
Root Beer$2.50
Cherry Coke$2.50
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea Regular & Decaf Coffee$2.50
Hot Tea$2.50

Single Servings

Great River Root Beer$3.50
Root Beer Float$6.50
Hot Cocoa, French Vanilla Cappuccino$3.00
Apple juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, grape juice, lemonade,
Green River$3.00
The soda fountain classic
Chocolate, strawberry, rose, coffee, or vanilla