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Candlelight Inn

511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
+1 563-243-3200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“chicken george” (101 reviews)
“prime rib” (27 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Maybe, some time ago, this was a nice restaurant. The location can't get any better. Right on the river and at the marina. The view is terrific. However, I can only assume that the dining experience used to match the scenery. My wife and I...More

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating June Bug’s birthday here should have been perfect along the Mighty Mississippi. But: 1. The portions of Chicken George were much smaller than usual. 2. The dishes travel buddy and I always order when here had been removed from the menu. 3. They were...More

Thank NosyTrekker
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, We are so sorry that you had this experience. We strive each day to offer the best quality food and service. It sounds like this is not what you received on the evening of your visit. I would like to get a few...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying just down the road and saw they were the home of the famous Chicken George so we had to check it out. The restaurant has a great view of the Mississippi and the service was very good. The Chicken George is basically...More

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I frequently come to Candlelight for a nice meal. Our favorite thing to order is the Chicken George, it is so good! The steak is also great. We have never had a bad meal here at Candlelight. The service is also normally...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service we received was very good and the view from the restaurant as dusk settled and the marina lights came on was very nice. The food was just average and nothing to write home about. The prices were reasonable but Chicken George - their...More

Thank TheOldHacker
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Got their famous dish the chicken George which is essentially a deep fried dough breaded chicken. Why do you lunch special at nine dollars was a good value the food did come out lukewarm as opposed to piping hot which would’ve made it better. Onion...More

Thank Love L
Reviewed April 5, 2018

My husband's company sent us all here for a "thank you" dinner. NO THANK YOU!!! This place is depressing food is poor quality, not hot very slow and I absolutely got a better prime rib at the little restaurant in the middle of town BREAKFAST...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

because it isn't worth a drive. Everything but the river setting is underwhelming. The famous Chicken George is rin of the mill chicken strips with a cold, sweet dipping sauce. The AUCE jumbo shrimp were small and came slowly in small portions. The Red Quinoa...More

2  Thank dmarkiowa
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Great restaurant, great view, great service. We ordered off the menu and had a delicious meal, we couldn't have been more pleased! Various entree's to choose from, great appetizers and great selection of adult beverages. Quick and courteous service was top notch also. Would definitely...More

Thank director1535
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Having been to the Candlelight many times over the years while visiting family, it will no longer be a "go to" for us. We understand a restaurant can have an off day, but the Candlelight, to us, is no longer up to the standard it...More

2  Thank Larry D
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Questions & Answers
January 17, 2017|
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Response from Melissa R | Property representative |
Members of our Candlelight Gives Back Program receive birthday cards in the mail for a free entree. :) If you mention to the servers that someone in your party has a birthday, they will gladly give you an ice cream dish... More
Shelly J
December 10, 2015|
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Response from Randy L | Reviewed this property |
I think "Curly" had the best solution.
Abby F
May 1, 2015|
Response from Roberta J |
I just called them with same question. They do not have a separate room, just the lounge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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: +1 563-243-3200
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Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL
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