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Hotel Nauvoo Historic Inn & Restaurant

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$12 - $27
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

This is a very nice restaurant but on the pricey side. Lots of food on the buffet. i like to go on Friday night as they have a seafood buffet. I love the wild rice and cinnamon rolls

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed January 20, 2020

This buffet is a MUST DO if you are in Nauvoo or anywhere close! The food is delicious and they always have good food choices. It offers a good salad bar, hot entrees and dessert. My favorites are the meatloaf and the ribs. The meat...choices are always cooked to perfection and are moist and juicy. I love to add tapioca pudding from the salad bar to my apple crisp to kick it over the top!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

Our group stopped in for dinner during the pumpkin walk, so fun! Next time we'll make a reservation but our wait was not long and worth it. Great dinner even though they were very busy we had a great time. Lots of good home cooking,...salad bar is delicious and the cinnamon rolls are awesome!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

Nice buffet, tasty food, good selection. Staff could use customer service training. Customers seem to be an annoyance to them.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

On our way down the Great River Road, to Hannibal, Missouri we stopped at Hotel Nauvoo restaurant in the historic town of Nauvoo, Illinois. It was dinner time, and we thought we’d give it a try. The interior is decorated with charming, historic memorabilia. The...atmosphere is quaint and relaxing. The buffet included a large salad bar with much fresh food to choose from. The main course buffet had options that can appeal to every taste. The accompanying side dishes were as tasty as the main selections. The food quality was excellent and the service was friendly. The manager thanked us for stopping in, after we complimented him on the food. A great place for dinner!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

No exaggeration. My wife and I live in St Louis but we have a family farm about 45 minutes from Nauvoo. We travel a lot (37 countries, 49 states). Any time someone asks me what is my favorite restaurant in the world, it’s an easy...answer. It’s the Hotel Nauvoo. We have come here several times a year for 40+ years since we love it so much. I always get the ribs. They are incredible, and much better than I’ve had in St Louis, Memphis, Kansas City or anywhere else. Most people get the amazing buffet with all kinds of great items. And everyone starts with the fabulous salad bar with 40 or 50 items. They also have unlimited sweet rolls and blueberry muffins which are also amazing. And then there’s desserts but you may not have room left for it, or maybe that’s just me. Although you may leave a bit too full, you will have a smile on your face for days. Some of my fondest memories are of wonderful meals with family at the Hotel Nauvoo!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 4, 2019

Food was great, staff friendly, You can tell it’s good as people waited in line for seating Best to make reservations

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019

This is very popular with local people and visitors One can get the full buffet or just the salad bar. However the salad bar includes some desserts such as peach cobbler, butterscotch pudding, ambrosia, cinnamon rolls and a cheese bar. The crumbled blue cheese seemed...to be the local Nauvoo product and is worth a try. Some items won't appeal to everyone however with so many choices everyone should be pleased when eating here. Carved meats included ham, turkey, and roast beef. The room is large and made to imitate an outdoor patio with trees and outdoor lighting Service was good and prices are very reasonable Reservations are available We would eat here againMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We stayed just down the street from this restaurant and ate there 4 days in a row. They have really good dishes of everything you can imagine you would like to eat for dinner. The turkey was especially moist and tasty, and the ham and...roast beef were excellent. All the side dishes, including gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, and every conceivable vegetable and salad were on the buffet. You could also order from the menu. I am gluten free and had lots of items that were wonderful. I would eat there again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 29, 2019

There are very few places to eat in Nauvoo. The dinner Buffet is probably the best option for a full dinner for most people. Unfortunately something on the buffet made my husband violently ill. If you are in Nauvoo in July go early - dinner...gets busy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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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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