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half moon inn

American, Bar
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701 Buddy Holly Pl, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1362
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traveling across the country, we stopped in Clear Lake for a couple nights. This restaurant was recommended by some local folks. It is located near downtown and not far from the Surf Ballroom where Buddy Holly played his last concert. The restaurant was busy, but we were seated after a short wait. We decided to try the Canadian Walleye. It... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and service has always been great. Very reliable place to dine. This place is where many of the long time Clear Lake residents go for a nice dinner.

Thank Nate B
Rochester, Minnesota
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had this place recommended by a local and had a amazing experience! Our steaks were cooked to perfection and our server was very attentive and friendly! Our meals were perfectly timed. Great find! Appearance in and out remind you of old school supper clubs, but don't let that fool you! Stop in and enjoy!

Thank Melinda S
Clear Lake, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Steak sandwich was good and at 1 0.95 a good price Linen t.cloths are nice touch

Thank jojools2
Dodge, Wisconsin
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We were told about this place from a couple that have a cabin along Clear Lake. So glad we checked it out. Nothing fancy but good service and food. I had the salmon and husband had steak and both very good. Don't let outside of place change your mind. Will try again if in the area.

Thank Peggy K
Clear Lake, Iowa
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Really good food, their ribs are my favorite. If I had any complaints it would be the tight fit on the inside, just trying to move around some tables to get to your seat, but that's not really a big deal and from looking at the outside, is expected. The most important aspect is the meal, and we certainly enjoy... More 

Thank B902
Chula Vista, California
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182 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place didn't look too great from the outside, but since it had good reviews we decided to give it a try. Inside it was much nicer and the service was very friendly and efficient. My wife absolutely loved her fish (torsk, which she had never tasted before). My ribeye was good but not spectacular. Overall it was an enjoyable... More 

Thank DCH47
Largo, Florida
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

My sister and I stopped here for dinner because our parents have always told us it was their favorite place, but for some reason we just never stopped in. Boy are we regretting that now! Even though we shared our dinner of ribeye steak, baked potato, salad and rolls, we both left stuffed and very satiated! Truly was an excellent... More 

Thank Julie B
Willard, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Good food at a fair price...place was a bit crowded, but well worth it when our food arrived. Super friendly waitress.

Thank stretchman007
Mason City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Always good, never disappointing. Their prime rib on Friday night is great, and I love their broiled shrimp. I would definitely go there!

Thank LBKennedy52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Buddy Holly Pl, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1362
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
great food and service

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