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Candlelight Inn

511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
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Ranked #2 of 61 restaurants in Clinton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Description: Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL
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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
Mount Vernon, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

SO busy on a Friday night with $2 margaritas! But the food was good & the wait staff very accommodating for 2 of the picky eaters in our group. I'd recommend sitting outside the view of the Mighty Mississippi was beautiful.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A group of 15 with adults & kids. We had the best waitress ever, Bree, who did a great job from start to finish. The food was delicious, the ambiance is gorgeous. I would recommend making reservations if you can. A gem for Clinton for sure!

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new jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were visiting from New Jersey and met my son's future in-laws at this fantastic establishment. It didn't hurt that the weather that night was stellar as we sat out on the deck along the Mississippi! Drink, food and service was great!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was visiting from out of town, and everyone kept telling me about this famous chicken george so I had to try it out. Absolutely amazing, and the sauce was the best part! Beautiful view while you enjoyed the food too.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Candlelight Inn was a very busy place on the Friday night that our group had a reservation for dinner. We were a large group of 20 plus. We were seated immediately and two very courteous servers took beverage orders immediately. The organizers of our group had decided upon a menu of three entrees for us to chose from which... More

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Fenton, Illinois
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247 reviews 247 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant is a few years old but has become a favorite of many in the Iowa-Illinois area as it is right on the Mississippi River. It does have a nice view and has a dock where boaters can come in and eat. Their specialty is Chicken George and it is delicious especially when dipped in their own "Jan Sauce".... More

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Tega Cay, South Carolina, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Thd restaurant is located on the Mississippi River bank for a pleasant view while dining. The food is good, the service first class and prices are moderate.

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Savanna, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Although we found it somewhat difficult to find because there seems to be only one street with access to the dike, it was worth the trouble. The restaurant is located right on the Mississippi River overlooking the Clinton marina. It is on the 2nd floor of the marina building and has an elevator for those who can't handle steps. Large... More

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St. Louis, MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is right on the Mississippi River with fantastic views of the river and the lighthouses. Staff was friendly, food and service were fantastic.

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Clinton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love sitting out on the deck overlooking the river when the weather is nice. Love the chicken George with the homemade sauce.

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