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half moon inn

701 buddy holly pl, Clear Lake, IA
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  • English first
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English first
Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Address: 701 buddy holly pl, Clear Lake, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
Cuisine: American

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