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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
Ames, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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
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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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