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Candlelight Inn

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$$ - $$$
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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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Midway, Arkansas
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank ArkansasEagle
Maquoketa, Iowa
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Michael V
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 1 week ago

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 

Thank Emptynesters50613
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Christie Willie S
Fenton, Illinois
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472 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank peonyrose
Stow, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Over priced food! I ordered the Carved turkey sandwich which was nothing but toasted bread with two very thinly sliced pieces of Deli meat. It was horrible! If Chicken George is all you want to eat, then this is the place for you. Our waiter was clearly hungover from the night before. He was friendly, but slow and he didn't... More 

Thank campingisthewaytogo
Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Love love love this restaurant. The outdoor patio overlooking the Mississippi is amazing!! Then to top that off the food is very yummy!!! I ALWAYS get the Chicken George w/Jan sauce (delicious white creamy homemade dipping sauce). My husband and nephew both had the catfish and couldn't stop raving about it. Great, friendly service to boot makes this place a... More 

Thank courtneysV4246TM
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Chose this restaurant as we normally love it and wanted Iowa prime rib. Had to send it back.. Cold and the Australian jus had dried up. Why would you serve something like that? Definitely try someplace different next time. Extremely disappointed

Thank Pam W
Williamsburg, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Love dining at Candlelight. It is located out on the levee where the marina is. Follow the highway signs that' shows you where to turn to get to the waterfront. I think we took 8th. My favorite is Chicken George with onion rings. The coating is very light and does not taste greasy. I always order it with "Jan sauce".... More 

Thank Edith H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?