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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: Dinner, Lunch
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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Out to diner with family !

The chicken Goerge is awesome, great service ... Was busy so waitress took a lil longer to get to us ... But over all very nice place to dine & the riverfront view is beautiful !

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Rhondaswilson
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Cherokee, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Many choices on the menu. Everything we had was very good. They were very busy, yet made sure we had food coming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The chicken Goerge is awesome, great service ... Was busy so waitress took a lil longer to get to us ... But over all very nice place to dine & the riverfront view is beautiful !

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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have eaten here twice. Once in Rock Falls, Il and once in Clinton, Ia. Both times were very good. I had the salmon once and it was fantastic. We also had chinken George for the first time. It was also great, esp. the dipping sauce..

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Wheeling, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went here for dinner after dutch days. Grwat location rigjt on river. Outdoor patio seat was so relaxing just hanging out after dinner watching the boats go by on the river. While it was busy with prom groups the staff provided excellent service and despite a full house wait was only about 35 minutes.

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Coralville
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this wonderful eating establishment that's been in existence since 1944. My first visit there in the fall was to determine if the women's club I belong to would be interested in having lunch there the following spring. From almost the minute we pulled into the spacious parking lot, I knew the answer was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I eat there with my family five or six times a year. We have never had a bad meal though I always have the catfish Charlie and my wife always gets the chicken George. So outside of those two dishes and their appetizers it may not mean much. We were told that they are getting rid of the catfish Charlie... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

One person takes your order and another brings the food but has no idea who gets what. The result is they place food on the table and you get to trade plates around. Not very considerate of whether or not they'd like you to come back. I forgot a full order of Chicken George on the table. Went down the... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My husband and I recently joined my son and his family in Clinton for the weekend. We had dinner one night, and lunch the next day, at the Candlelight Inn. The food is always well-prepared; just the way we order it, the service is quick, and the staff is friendly. It's a VERY busy place, so if you are arriving... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A local person suggested this place for lunch. The place is on the Mississippi River with amazing views. There were 3 of us; I had the lunch bowl (veggie) and it was superb (veggies cooked perfectly and ginger sauce had a wonderful flavor). It was the mac & cheese that surprised me - OMG! White cheddar cheese, crunch on top... More 

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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?