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Hotel Nauvoo Historic Inn & Restaurant

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1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
+1 217-453-2211
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (21 reviews)
“catfish” (17 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

We ate here twice while in Nauvoo. The food was good and the atmosphere charming. Since it is a buffet you have minimal contact with the wait staff, yet the Inn automatically adds 12.5% to you bill as a tip. So the staff really has...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Took our grandchildren and was told by the overbearing waitress the kids would get ice cream. Well they got their ice cream and upon check out we were charged $7.00. The folks at the register were rude about it and said that misunderstanding has happened...More

Thank Winterhawk2015
Reviewed October 10, 2017

The Buffet was gourmet. The Beef was tender and juicy, the Chicken was moist (even the white meat), the veggies were cooked just right, and the cinnamon roles were to die for. The Salad bar had very good variety with quality components. for example; whole...More

Thank caribcruiser2015
Reviewed October 6, 2017

I would not recommend this place to anyone, the food was terrible and the staff was not helpful or friendly, very bad experience for our group

1  Thank Shirley C
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Large buffet with good home cooked food, fried chicken and catfish! Great salad bar also. Lots of history to look at also.

Thank knightsjunkmail
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Service was outstanding and food was well prepared although very basic. This is not a "foodie" destination but it is set up for family dinners which they do very well. Large seating area that is well kept and clean. Servings are generous and staff is...More

Thank Noel J
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We spend several days here every year and have done so for the past 10 years. We stay at their cottage house rather than the hotel itself. The Cottage House gives the kids room to spread out a bit which is the main reason we...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Nauvoo is a restaurant desert, and this is really the only acceptable place to eat in the entire town. There are some decent restaurants in Keoukuk, IA and Fort Madison, but these are 20 to 30 minutes from Nauvoo and across the river. The Hotel...More

Thank Tallcop
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

I have to qualify this review by the fact I do not like buffet style of meals or service. Given my qualification, this is a very good restaurant. Since I grew up in central Illinois and since my wife and I have traveled the world,...More

1  Thank Ron W
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We were starving and a member of our party said that this was the best place to eat in Nauvoo. I believe our expectations were not met. First of all, we weren't very hungry and just wanted a small meal-not the buffet. We were tired...More

1  Thank 960LisaA
HotelNauvoo, Management Representative at Hotel Nauvoo Historic Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Our menu offers the "Salad Bar Only" at a greatly reduced price. We are so sorry that you missed it, but we hope that you will be our guest again in the very near future.

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May 15, 2017|
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Response from nenf | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am a customer not the owner.
March 10, 2017|
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Response from jmpaule | Reviewed this property |
If you have a seating preference, you should make a reservation. We always request a table in one of the smaller dining rooms so we always make a reservation. On weekends, I would recommend a reservation, regardless do to... More
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Brent M | Reviewed this property |
The Hotel Nauvoo restaurant closes during the winter when there are few guests in Nauvoo. They typically reopen in March. Check them on-line. I just phoned them - the dining room will reopen on 17 March.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $27
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Nauvoo
  • Phone Number: +1 217-453-2211
  • E-mail
The Hotel Nauvoo Historic Inn & Restaurant is Nauvoo's Genuine, Original Inn. Built in 1841, it is now fully restored, retaining Pioneer Mormon Architecture. The clean, comfortable and affordable overnight guest rooms are AAA-approved, with Free Wireless Internet and Cable TV. Located just 1 block from Temple Square, you can walk to the Nauvoo Pageant and many restored sites. THE HOTEL NAUVOO DINING ROOMS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 SEASON.
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