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Candlelight Inn

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511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Erie, Illinois, Usa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Out boating, decided to dock and give it a try. Ordered some appetizers: Mixed platter, Kickin' Beef Bites, and Spinach Artichoke Dip (with fresh crostinis). The Mixed platter was huge! All of them tasted great. Have also had the Crab cakes and Coconut shrimp, also great taste. Tried some 'different' cocktails, Old Fashion and Manhattan. Whoever the 'mix master' was... More 

Thank MJB399
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go out of our way to stop here for lunch when traveling through this area. We enjoy the comfort, view of eagles, boats on the river and tasty food with a generous dessert. It is an unusually comfortable and pleasant setting located immediately above the river.

Thank Duygger
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go every year for business and I always look forward to chicken George here! We always sit outside and it's usually a beautiful night. Always a great experience here!

Thank Bridget B
Randolph, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the ribs and they had a great taste to them. Mac and cheese well worth the extra $1 for a side. Would recommend to others.

Thank Steve H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great for the price! Service was good. We waited 45 min to be seated. That was the only drawback though. The view is great.

Thank Trisha E
Moline, Illinois
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to make a little trip to the Candlelight from the Quad Cities. We went on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant was not overly crowded, but busy. We got a seat by the windows so were able to enjoy the beautiful view of the Mississippi. The Candlelight is known for it's "Chicken George" which is essentially battered chicken breast... More 

Thank 13Beemer
Dixon, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually don't write a review that is critical, but I think this restaurant needs to see itself as first time customers did. It's a lovely setting and a pretty restaurant with great views, and I had heard good things about it. I called ahead to inquire how they recognize birthdays, and what they did was not as promised. We... More 

Thank dep46
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My adult daughter and I went to Candlelight on 8/5/16 at about 9:00 pm. This was the first and last time for both of us. The teenybopper hostess in her short skirt and pigtails was only interested in talking to the bus staff. She walked away from us three times before she asked if we ha b een waited on.... More 

Thank Melodie F
Orlando, Florida
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it was windy and a bit chilly, the view from the outside seating was fun. The food was very good (service was a little slow). I tried the famous chicken fingers which were good, but not really anything different to be "famous." Hubby had a burger & in-laws had fish. All was decent, but nothing really stood out.... More 

Thank cheryltasses
La Valle, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We dined here on a Saturday. The marina was very busy and we were concerned that seating at the restaurant would be a problem. The outdoor patio was open and we had literally no wait to get to our inside table. (Reservations are not accepted for small parties) The staff was pleasant and the food was excellent. We try to... More 

Thank mfromwis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 563-243-3200
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?