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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: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Nice restaurant with good food

The restaurant is very nice with lovely views of the river. I've been here several times and have never had a bad meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Clinton, Iowa
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Snellville, Georgia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Candlelight Inn on the river has an awesome atmosphere and the food in wonderful. Bree was our server and she provided outstanding service to a party od 12. We were celebrating our granddaughter's 12th birthday and your staff made it very special. We will come to this restaurant every February as we travel in from Atlanta, GA each year... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is very nice with lovely views of the river. I've been here several times and have never had a bad meal.

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Thank skylite0
Thomson, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A restaurant with Good food and a Great view of the Mississippi River! It has a nice outdoor seating area too!

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Thank lin76
Le Claire, Iowa
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160 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classic full service dinner club on the Mississippi. Great food selections. Reasonable prices. Will visit again for anniversary.

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Thank wsteinhauer
Dubuque, Iowa
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Steaks, soups, salads, desserts, drinks, location location location, the chicken George and the staff make this a vacation destination! We had Rikki for a server both times we ate there. The chicken George (homemade chicken strips) is the main menu feature which is great anyway it is served fried or grilled. Everything is housemade including the sauces. The sweet and... More 

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Thank PutJer1
Hanover, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a particularity cold and rainy Tuesday, my boyfriend and I enjoyed a cozy lunch and a beautiful view at the Candlelight. This was my first visit here, and I was impressed by many things. The hostess and server were both very pleasant and friendly, and the restaurant was immaculately clean and comfortable. Our entrees had beautiful presentation, and the... More 

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Thank Laura C
Galena, Illinois
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here over the holiday period. It was a great experience. The atmosphere is friendly, comfortable and well-appointed. On a busy Saturday night, three of us barely ordered drinks at the bar when we were seated in the restaurant section. It's a big busy place with a fun vibe. Lots of families and large groups - like being... More 

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Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Monticello, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice now, and was impressed each time. Interior is nice, with a great outside view of the Mississippi. Service has been excellent, and prices are in line with what I would expect from this kind of restaurant. Highly recommend a stop here if in the area.

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Thank michaeld1960
Port Byron, Illinois
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The Candlelight has large windows giving a great view of the Mississippi River. The food is excellent. Not on the menu but available on request is wonderful scallops.

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Thank Lawrence B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We dined at the Inn on a Friday evening. It is a very popular place and we had s short wait. That wasn't a problem though given it was $2.50 margaritas. Our riverside window table offered a lovely view of the Mississippi. Our meal was tasty and reasonably priced. The service was good though the dining room was crowded 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?