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Candlelight Inn

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511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
563-243-3200
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling...
Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view!

Went to eat supper on a Sunday evening and the place was packed! Very nice and attentive staff with a great sense of humor. I had a taco salad and my husband had a steak with two sides and both were perfect! The prices are too high for my wallet, but a good friend was paying so we had nothing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
christleyohmy
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Clinton, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a first class restaurant with a million dollar view! Perched right beside the Mississippi River, visitors can choose from a large menu while watching over the boats on the dock and the constant river traffic. This would be an outstanding place for lunch or dinner in the fall with the leaf color. The specialty of the restaurant is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Myself an attorney and 3 other regular Joe's stopped there while out on our Harleys and the bartender literally just ignored us while 2 of the guys are standing there with money out. It wasn't like we were in a gang or not properly dressed, we are all just shy sixty. We were just friends out to ride and have... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went to eat supper on a Sunday evening and the place was packed! Very nice and attentive staff with a great sense of humor. I had a taco salad and my husband had a steak with two sides and both were perfect! The prices are too high for my wallet, but a good friend was paying so we had nothing... More 

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South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Maybe I just lucked out and got an exceptional waitress (she had been there since it opened and was a supervisor filling in a shift.) But she carefully explained and evaluated the wide range of unique preparations on their menu, even offering me a side that was unlisted. The food was well prepared and served extremely hot right out of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I took a day trip to Clinton to see my Dad's childhood home and we had to have lunch at the Candlelight. The staff was helpful and the food was very well prepared. It was a cool day, but the management staff felt the need to keep the Air Conditioning going any way, so that made for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Its just a beautiful place. Sitting inside with all the glass windows, comfortable private feeling booths, the Deck with the VIEW!!!! and the bar!!! there is no bad view there.!!!! I GO here all the time because of it. The staff is well organzed and work as a team, the do a great job. Friday nights are too busy, I... More 

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Coldwater
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed a family gathering on a Saturday night. I made reservations 2 days prior for our party of 11 and requested a table by the windows with a view of the river. Our huge corner table surrounded by windows was ready when we arrived and the service through the entire meal was excellent. Our large party ordered a variety of... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great service in an incredible on the water Restaurant. The French Dip was prepared to perfection. My wife had the Taco salad which was large and a great value. I would recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here the other day with my wife & daughter. We tried the Crispy Bob's Super salad, Parmesan George & Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. The portion size for our meals were very generous. It was nice to have a table next to the windows to watch the river action & Pelican flyby's

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McHenry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Enjoyed the view of the Mississippi river while eating our supper. I had salmon with sauteed spinach & a herb flavored crab & bread crumb topping along with a side of fresh vegetables. Salmon was delicious & perfectly cooked. My husband had a rib eye steak with fresh vegetables & it was also good. Waitress was super nice too!

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Additional Information about Candlelight Inn

Address: 511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
Phone Number: 563-243-3200
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 563-243-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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