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The Landing

1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
+1 641-357-5123
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average31%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked it because the patio is nice and has good view of the Clear Lake. Prices are reasonable and menu simple. Later Sunday afternoon, there was no wait. Waitress was so-so good at first but poor on checking in during the meal and bringing check.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed November 1, 2017

We had to wait a little while for a table because the dining area is pretty small, and it's a popular place. It was well worth it. The views of the sun setting on the lake were spectacular. The food was also surprisingly good. I...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Simple food and drinks. Eating lakeside makes this place good. There isn't much room and definitely no room for a large group. Prices and service are good.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We had lunch there & the food was good, prices were reasonable & we had lakefront view on a gorgeous afternoon!

1  Thank Joan F
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

View is great, but every time we ha e are there the service is slow or not enough wait staff? This time, fries weren't fresh but soggy.

Thank sherrbear2015
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We love stopping through Clear Lake, IA during our many trips between KS and MN for family. We decided to give a new place a try and happened upon this hidden jewel. There aren't any signs on the marquee of the South Shore Inn to...More

1  Thank T W A
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

We searched for dining on the lakeshore and this appeared to be the only spot. We love dining so close to the water overlooking some docks and watched boats coming in for dinner. It was obvious that this was a local favorite and was busy...More

1  Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is a great place to watch the sunset, but it is pretty cramped most evenings. Plus, the west sun is beating in on you. Food leaves a lot to be desired.

Thank Betty50428
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Ambiance and location are amazing!!!! We have come here a few times on vacation and the 1st time the food was bar food plus a nice elegant menu of specials. Not it's mostly bar food and not as good as remembered. However on a warm...More

Thank Melinda S
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

The Landing has the best views of the lake! It is a great place to stop and get a drink and bite to eat! The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff is friendly.

Thank Heather S
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July 24, 2015|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen any dogs the times I have been on the outside patio. I would call them to ask their policy to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $12
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 641-357-5123
  • E-mail
The Landing Patio Bar & Grill is a large lake front bar, restaurant and live entertainment venue with perfect views of Clear Lake, Iowa. We have a large dock where you can conveniently tie up your boat during the day or evening for food and great atmosphere. The Landing Patio Bar & Grill is located at 1603 South Shore Dr, attached to the lakeside of the South Shore Inn in Clear Lake, IA. Stop by for great food, specialty drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere!The Landing is open daily, serving our full menu from 11am - 9pm. We serve breakfast every Saturday & Sunday from 8am - 11am.
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