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Candlelight Inn

511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
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Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Clinton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Description: Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL
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Clinton, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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359 reviews 359 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok. I had the chicken fried steak which was fine, breading was too salty with canned gravy on top and boxed mashed potatoes. My grandmother loved her friend chicken, that was probably the best meal on the table. My sister had some pretty inedible chicken Broccoli Alfredo, chicken was not good and the pasta was overcooked, broccoli... More

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Clinton, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Candlelight is such a welcome addition to Clinton. The menu has something for almost everyone. The prime rib is a favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love the river, love the view, love the Chicken George and Jan's sauce, love the price, and the service is great.....$2 margaritas on Friday (all day) isn't bad either!!!!!

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Quad Cities
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Candlelight's location on the river is beautiful, with great views, especially with the outdoor seating in the summer. Inside atmosphere is by far the best in Clinton. Food is great, although it is a little expensive for home-style foods, but it is definitely still worth it. Make sure to get the French Onion soup!

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Wilton, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had dinner here on a Thursday evening, Sept. 25, 2014. No problem walking in at 1800 with no reservation. Great setting, on the Mississippi River, and the restaurant looks good inside. I had the Parmesan chicken, others in the party had prime rib, and salmon. The other meals were okay, but spaghetti on the Parmesan chicken was dry, and had... More

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Clinton, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You can never go wrong with the Chicken George but the grilled Prime Rib is out of this world! Joining the Candlelight Gives Back is a worth while investment! You pay $25 up front. Then after 3 visits, they donate your $25 to the charity of your choice and give you $25 credit! Then you earn $25 credit for every... More

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

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