James Beard Award

Lagomarcino’s, the Main Street soda fountain that has served as Moline’s spiritual heart for nearly a century.

Recipient of the 2006 James Beard Foundation
America’s Classic Award


The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.

James Beard’s
All-American Eats

chicago trib

5 Midwestern Ice Cream Gems that Drip with Nostalgia

by Katherine Rodeghier
Chicago Tribune, June 2015


Sundaes come with a little pitcher of hot fudge at this beautiful, turn-of-the-century soda shop, complete with marble table tops and Tiffany-style lamps.

Midwest Living Magazine
April 2011


“Just maybe the best hot fudge in this solar system or any other.” and “…you won’t find better sponge candy anywhere.”

by Jane and Michael Stern
Roadfood 2008

illinois magazine

Best Homemade Candy in the State.

Illinois Magazine
July 2002


The best old-fashioned ice cream parlor in the world is Lagomarcino’s Confectionery in Moline, Illinois.

by Douglas Brinkley,National Geographic Traveler
October 2001


Breaking into a filled chocolate egg is a delicious Easter tradition.

by Allison Engel, Saveur
April 2001

chicago sun times

For an extra-special treat, I recommend the Easter egg to top all Easter eggs, which comes from a small family-owned and operated candy shop and soda fountain in Moline… The incredibly delicious chocolate melts in your mouth.

by Pat Bruno, Chicago Sun-Times
April 13, 2001

food finds

Featured in Food Finds

by Allison and Margaret Engel

Paula Deen

Lagomarcino’s … is now a renowned soda fountain and confectionery, celebrating over 100 years of continuous business. The family was even honored with the prestigious James Beard Award in 2006.

Paula Deen Magazine


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Our products have been produced on shared equipment with peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, and wheat.


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