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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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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 Delight

It was 4:30pm on a Wednesday when we missed a turn in Clear Lake so it was happenstance that we drove by the Half Moon Inn. We love to check out local establishments so when we noticed that Happy Hour started at 4:30pm we decided to check the place out. The building is basically a Quonset hut - no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
MarJar26
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Midwest
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Midwest
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

It was 4:30pm on a Wednesday when we missed a turn in Clear Lake so it was happenstance that we drove by the Half Moon Inn. We love to check out local establishments so when we noticed that Happy Hour started at 4:30pm we decided to check the place out. The building is basically a Quonset hut - no outside... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've eaten there several times. Always good service and good food. And pricing is very reasonable. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet dinner

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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
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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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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186 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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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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