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Candlelight Inn

511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
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Ranked #3 of 65 Restaurants in Clinton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Palatine, Illinois
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185 reviews 185 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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
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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
301 helpful votes 301 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Additional Information about Candlelight Inn

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

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