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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 55
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner

Clinton the light is not only a beautiful place to eat but the food is exceptional. The staff is always friendly and courteous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Colorado Spring
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Clinton the light is not only a beautiful place to eat but the food is exceptional. The staff is always friendly and courteous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had made reservations for a group of 25 hungry bikers for a Saturday evening dinner. The restaurant had no problem with our request even on a very busy night. This place is right overlooking the Mississippi River with a nice sized patio outside and inside seating with large windows over looking the river. We were seated immediately upon our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

When we arrived it was around 8pm. Not a long wait for a table maybe 10 minutes. there were only 2 people in our party. The table they gave us was for 6 so that made it a little awkward. We could see the river and it was a nice view. The wait staff was nice but not always prompt.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Candlelight Inn is a must stop on your trip to Clinton, the food is amazing, the staff friendly & welcoming and the view is gorgeous. Everything we had here was divine, I highly recommend the Prime Rib Sandwich but the Seafood Alfredo & Chicken Alfredo were delicious too, as was the blackened Catfish, something for everyone's taste on this... More 

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Green Valley, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Four of us went in for lunch. I had taco salad with chicken and sis-in-law had taco salad with beef. They were good. I liked that the dressing was a salsa with a nice bite. One hubby had the vegetable beef soup, which he said was average and did not taste homemade. The other had sizable bowl of french onion... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

40 years ago there were probably restaurants and supper clubs like the Candlelight Inn in every town in the Midwest. They served food that wouldn't pass for East Coast gourmet but was more complicated than Mom usually made. Vegetables, if you had to, came in a steamer plate on the side. Salads were just lettuce. Maybe they had one or... More 

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Fenton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We love to come here to watch the Mississippi River and eat a delicious meal. We usually order their specialty-Chicken George-named after the first owner. It is to be dipped in a sweet and sour sauce. We love our Chicken George. This visit we had a waitress named Abbey who was terrific. She was friendly, sweet and did such a... More 

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Muscatine, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A very nice restaurant with a variety of selections on their menu. They are located by the river and have outside and inside seating. The breschetta and crab topped salmon was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great place to gather. Great view of the Mississippi River. It has a wonderful, second level, outdoor area as well as a huge inside area. The service was excellent. It's a clean, comfortable restaurant with a great bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Our family visited on a Thursday night and only waited about 15 minutes to get a table for 10. We were seated on the patio which has a great view of the river. Overall the food was good. We had the bruscheta (excellent), chicken George (really just chicken tenders but they were good), caprese salad, kids burger, coconut shrimp and... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?