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Candlelight Inn

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511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
+1 563-243-3200
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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DeWitt, Iowa
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit this restaurant fairly regularly and absolutely love the view! Even in winter it is absolutely breathtaking! The restaurant itself is clean and very nice. Staff is knowledgeable and professional. I would say the food is mediocre. Not bad but generally average. Great drinks but they don't have a cocktail menu so know what you want.

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Thank 3doglovr
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank your your patronage and for taking the time to leave us this review! We appreciate it! Great idea on developing a cocktail menu, we are looking into it! More 

Sterling, Illinois, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CANDLEIGHT INN IN STERLING HAS THE BEST CHICKEN GEORGE AROUND. WE HAVE A Candlelight Inn in sterling has the best chicken George. We have a favorite waitress, her name is Paige. she is friendly , fast and very thorough. we go there every Friday.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We especially love how you complimented your server. They work so hard and it often goes unnoticed. We are proud of our staff, quality of food, and our facilities. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Iowa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you find yourself in or near Clinton, Iowa, make sure you find a way to get the Candlelight Inn on your agenda. The food is incredible and the view is magnificent. If the weather is warm, take advantage of the outdoor deck for a tasty Margarita. You won't be disappointed. Be sure to ask about the Chicken George.

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

Thank you so much for your patronage! Loyal customers like yourself help us each and every day. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate you! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Long Grove, Iowa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Service was great, chicken George what can you say was awesome. Only down side that is we like to have a booth but either they don't have booths for Big people or they just wanted to watch us Squeeze into a booth for "model size" people! 😃lol. They have plenty of tables

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

Thank you so much for your patronage! And, your humor made us laugh as well! Thank you for your patronage and we hope to have you dine with us again sometime soon, at a table! :) More 

Sterling, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We love our date nights at Candlelight Inn. Service and food are always great. This is our go to restaurant selection for any other family gathering as well as our date night.

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

Thank you for choosing Candlelight Inn! We appreciate your patronage. We especially love that this is your date night place and your family gathering place both! Hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

Davenport, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I ate lunch at the Candlelight Inn today with a friend of mine. We both drove 15+ miles to get to this restaurant and have eaten here before. This is a nice, reasonably priced restaurant situated along the Riverfront in Clinton, IA. Today I dined on the Fish & Chips. There were 3 pieces of lightly battered Cod along with... More 

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Thank IowaCyclist1990
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We appreciate you taking the time to do this. We also love that you commented on more of our dishes that just the chicken george. We have so much on our menu to offer! Thank you for your patronage and we hope to have you dine with us... More 

Clinton, Iowa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Really enjoy sitting by the window and watching the Mississippi River roll by. Depending on the time of the year, you might even see a bald eagle fly past the window. Best prime rib on earth is Candlelight's prime finished on the grill!

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Thank Nikita6319
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your patronage! We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review. We love the view that is offered at Candlelight! And, the Prime Rib YES! One of our customer favorites. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Rogersville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 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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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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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

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 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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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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
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +1 563-243-3200
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?