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Candlelight Inn

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511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
563-243-3200
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Rogersville, Tennessee
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything including my side dishes was on point with taste. The price is average for a good dinner and would say you would spend estimated 25 to 35 a person. It's a unique place with a view! I'm not sure why this place isn't number one in Clinton because up to this point in my stay here I haven't had... More 

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Thank Darrin J
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We strive to offer the best food, staff, and facilities. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Colona
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is great, beautiful view. Service was good, no complaints or high praise. The Food, the food was wonderful! From the appetizers on everything we had was delicious. The chicken George was great(not good reheated), the Prime Rib was melt in your mouth amazing. Definitely worth a visit, and we will absolutely be back.

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Thank Jen117213
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to dine! We appreciate your patronage and you taking the time to leave this review. We have heard that if you reheat the Chicken George on a stone in the oven it is amazing. Just a tip! :) Can't wait for you to return, we did release a new menu this week so stop in... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The river view is the best in town over the marina. American cuisine based around Chicken George. While I've tried other things on the menu, I keep going back to the Chicken. Prices are higher than I'm used to paying with a party of 4 easily spending $100.00 with drinks. Service is good. The place packs on weekends and some... More 

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Thank Mark W
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Candlelight Inn. We appreciate your patronage. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This one of our favorite restaurants. Although we live over an hour away, we eat here several times a year. No matter where you sit (inside and outside) you have a great view of the Mississippi River. The menu offers a wide variety and we have liked everything we have ordered. Plus, service has always been great.

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Thank Joy1948
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and for being a loyal customer. We appreciate you and hope to see you dine with us again sometime soon. More 

Midway, Arkansas
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I bragged to my best friend how great this restaurant was the first time I visited it in 2015 on my way home from Minnesota to Arkansas. So, when I went up to visit him, we decided to take his twin three year old boys on a "Boys Weekend" and went to Niabi Zoo (Wonderful) and decided to drive up... More 

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Thank ArkansasEagle
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review. We are so proud of all our families who went tech free during our valuable family time promotion. We are so grateful for you taking the time to leave this review and being a loyal customer. Please return sometime soon. Thank you! More 

Maquoketa, Iowa
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207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I will admit that I am so boring when I come here because 90% of the time I order the signature dish, the Chicken George! I love it, I call them the best chicken strips on the planet. But the best thing about this destination is the deck or window tables with a nice view of the busy Mississippi River.... More 

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Thank Michael V
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Candlelight Inn. We appreciate you! We hope to have you dine with us again sometime soon. More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We will definitely be returning to the Candlelight Inn. We rarely get appetizers but after asking about the onion rings, they sounded too good not to try. The server was right. They were amazing! They cut them there and batter them with a light coating. Whatever it was, they were the best we've ever had! The meals were great as... More 

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Thank Emptynesters50613
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving this review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Thank you for choosing Candlelight Inn. We hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Had the combo basket and it was very greasy. Mention it to the waiter and he said it's fried and it will be greasy. Prime Rib sandwich was great and the sweet and sour chicken stir fry was great.

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Fenton, Illinois
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495 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We ate here again and had another fine meal. Our waitress, Olivia, did a great job of serving us. We have found all their help to be excellent. We had the chicken George with Jan sauce which is so tasty. Another one had the salmon with a sweet potato and it was good too, just maybe a bit pricey at... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Had an appetizer of chicken George and had the cajun tilapia. Both were excellent. Beautiful views, good servers.

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Thank js136202
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 563-243-3200
Description
Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?