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701 buddy holly pl, Clear Lake, IA
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never a disappointment!

Always good, never disappointing. Their prime rib on Friday night is great, and I love their broiled shrimp. I would definitely go there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
LBKennedy52
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Mason City, Iowa
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Mason City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Always good, never disappointing. Their prime rib on Friday night is great, and I love their broiled shrimp. I would definitely go there!

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Thank LBKennedy52
Sioux City, Iowa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The menu had several steaks and a few fish options. The special that nite was a the BBQ ribs and I could have gotten a full slab for 16 dollars. I love ribs but got the chopped steak for 10 dolllars, as did my wife. It came with choice of potato and I chose the steak fries while she ordered... More 

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Thank Frank G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

My real estate office is located across the street from the Half Moon so most days find me lunching at the half moon. The lunch specials change every day with menue items also available. Whether lunch or evening meal, the food is always excellent

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Thank David P
AMES
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is a classic supper club. Excellent food. We ordered the special of a queen cut prime rib, salad and potato. The prime rib was exactly as we ordered it, rare. It was very tender, seasoned on the edges just enough without overwhelming the favor of the meat. The salad was mixed greens with carrot, tomatoes and cucumber slices. The... More 

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Thank Kady B
Clear Lake, Iowa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Hald Moon and been in Clear Lake for many years and has maintained the quality we all love. Family owned.

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Thank Roadwarrior196818
Midwest
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

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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2 Thank MarJar26
Omaha
1 review
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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Thank Jim P
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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Thank dlm60_10
Wisconsin
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25 reviews
6 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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Thank Mujissa
Clear Lake, Iowa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

great food and service

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