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701 buddy holly pl, Clear Lake, IA
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: great food and service

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Half Moon Inn

The food and service was very good. Many people were there so it took a few minutes to get seated. I will enjoy coming back this summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Jim P
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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food and service was very good. Many people were there so it took a few minutes to get seated. I will enjoy coming back this summer.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent food, drinks are top notch, great service, well run restaurant, wonderful local establishment

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Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a typical steak and potatoes place. We ordered an appetizer of a combination of deep fried mushrooms, cheese, and onions. We couldn't distinguish between them much. They were heavily battered and fried a little too long. I think they could make a better appetizer if they used a lighter batter so the taste of the food came through... More 

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Half Moon Inn has been around as long as I can remember. It's good food at reasonable prices. A little "hole in the wall" if you will. They recently remodeled and I was impressed with their new decor. We recently had walleye and their surf and turf and it was all delicious and cooked as ordered. If you like hash... More 

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Mason City, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Poor atmosphere, poor service, average food, too expensive. Don't look up at the ceilings. Lives on it's long past reputation. Just so disappointed.

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Iowa
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190 reviews 190 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Ate here with my wife on a Thursday night. Got there at 6pm and room was pretty full, but we found a table. I had the ribeye while my wife had salmon. The dinner salad was mostly iceberg lettuce with other items, and was very good. The wine was very good and a full glass was given. When the food... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is one "must go" restaurant in Clear Lake. Don't leave town without having enjoyed a dinner there. I have had their filet mignon medium rare that almost melts in your mouth; a mouth-watering garlic scallops special, prime rib (but come early on Saturday evening or you will miss it). Each entree served with salad , choice of potatoes or... More 

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Northwest Arkansas
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177 reviews 177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went to this little restaurant based upon Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed! This little jewel has been family-owned and in business since 1972 and I could see why! It has a quaint, comfortable atmosphere where you would expect everybody to "know your name" and the food was excellent and very reasonably priced! Service was friendly and... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family goes to Clear Lake for a few days each summer. This year, after reading reviews in Trip Advisor, we decided to eat dinner at Half Moon Inn on the 4th of July. It was very busy but our group of 6 only waited about 10 minutes to be seated. The atmosphere is a little retro/old-fashioned supper club, which... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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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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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 701 buddy holly pl, Clear Lake, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

great food and service

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