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half moon inn

701 buddy holly pl, Clear Lake, IA
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Ranked #2 of 43 restaurants in Clear Lake
Cuisines: American
Description: great food and service
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Description: great food and service
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English first
Novi, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went with friends to the Half Moon Inn in Clear Lake. It had been many years since we ate there. The food was still as good as we remembered. We had some of their lunch specials. The salmon patty sandwich was very tasty. Service was excellent. You know it is a good place when the locals frequent it.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Best pork chop in Iowa! If you are close to Clear Lake, this is the place to go PERIOD!!! If you blink driving by, you might miss it.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

As always, the Half Moon does not disappoint. My favorite is the torsk. It's enough for two meals. Comes with choice of potato and a nice crisp side salad with a loaf of bread. I get the baked potato with butter and sour cream . My husband also gets the torsk with hash-browns and cheese. It's an older establishment without... More

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Shorewood, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Half Moon Inn is a great little local restaurant! The atmosphere is friendly and the food is very good! So glad we took the recommendation of others on Tripadvisor and gave the Half Moon a try,It was a very fun night!

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Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The service is great simply because the help here has been the same for years. The waitress is always friendly and food is served quickly and it is always very good. Nothing fancy to brag about but just good food and service.

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Anamosa, Iowa
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We avoided going to the Half Moon for five days because from the outside it looks pretty scary. After reading reviews on tripadvisor.com we decided to give it a try. It is very nice inside. Quaint and clean. The kitchen closes at 2:00 p.m. (at least Monday - Friday) and doesn't reopen until 5:00 p.m. Please be aware of this... More

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Mason City, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The placed was packed so we had a reservation. The food was very good. The service was great. We will come back again.

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Meservey, Iowa, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I honestly don't remember what else I've had there, except for their cheese balls. There were 2 different kids of cheese, and they were melted to perfection. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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Windsor Heights, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Great food & service, excellent menu & good bar...what else do you need? This is one of those "make you feel like you're at home" restaurants...I will eat here every time I'm in Clear Lake!

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a small, 40s era restaurant with excellent food. Summertime can mean a waiting list for a table but it's worth it.

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