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511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A nice place to dine

We have eaten here a couple of times now and we were not disappointed. We were warned Friday nights are next to impossible to get in because of Margarita nights so we went on a different night. The view is beautiful and the décor is very nice as well. I have several food sensitivities and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
mamabice1
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Vesper, Wisconsin
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Got a steak. Over cooked. Burnt on the outside. The cook does not know how to cook. I would not go there again. Salad plate was warm. Scared to eat it. Weak drinks. Service ok. but not good.

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Vesper, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times now and we were not disappointed. We were warned Friday nights are next to impossible to get in because of Margarita nights so we went on a different night. The view is beautiful and the décor is very nice as well. I have several food sensitivities and they did a nice job... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you love the restaurants signature dish the "Chicken George" (chicken deep fried in tempura batter) this place comes in second against my personal favorite Angelos (also in Clinton) Sadly I don't have anything nice to say about the service. I accidently left my sweater there and called that night so they would hold it. The manager said they would.... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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198 reviews 198 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My hotel told me this was the nicest place in town to eat. It is a lovely spot on the water, so I ordered a vodka tonic, sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the view. The menu is heavy on carbs like pasta and fried foods. I think everything comes straight from Sysco. Chicken George is a big specialty.... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Candlelight is the place to be on Friday nights for 2.00 Margaritas, The food is good and they have a vast menu that fits anyone's budget Bartenders are very good and make great Martinis and they also have a good selection of wine and beer on tap.

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Clintin, IA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The view from the Candlelight Inn is very nice., particularly if you can get a window table. In warm weather, the outside tables nearly all have a good view, but check to see what the bugs are like before going outside. The food at Candlelight is just average. The selection is pretty limited, and, although the Chicken George dishes are... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have lived on the Mississippi river my whole life and I never get tired of it. Candlelight is the perfect place to go for a lovely view of the river. If the weather is good and you can sit on the deck make sure you do, it's beautiful! The food is good, the service is very good, I find... More 

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Long Grove, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have eaten here a few time but mostly on Fridays since they have $1.99 margaritas. Although that is a perk, I find their kickin beef bites to be a great appetizer if you like bleu cheese. The prime rib and baked sweet potatoes are good, as is the seafood alfredo. I just get the shrimp but its wonderful. Here... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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374 reviews 374 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Been told this is the nicest restaurant in town. It certainly has a nice location along the Mississippi River with decent views. However, for my taste, the food is lackluster and is in need of a "Restaurant Impossible" overhaul. If you like fried food you will be happy here. You may be tempted to order the Chicken George (essentially chicken... More 

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Richmond, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were visiting family in Clinton and looking for a nice place to have dinner. Since there are not many nice restaurant options in the area, the Candlelight Inn was a very pleasant surprise. The restaurant is located right on the banks of Mississippi river, which provides a excellent setting. The food was surprisingly good along with very good service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?