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Candlelight Inn

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American, Bar, Pub
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511 Riverview Drive, Clinton, IA
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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 2 weeks ago

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
Davenport, Iowa
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom loves their Chicken George so for her 89th birthday we took her here. I have had the Chicken George so opted for something different. I ordered the shrimp. What arrived was shrimp that looked like Chicken George. I got 6 decent sized shrimp but they were lost in Chicken George batter. A light batter would have been far... More 

Thank Tireguy7
Milford, Michigan
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257 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Candlelight Inn for lunch. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the Mississippi River. Great view and very good food. Their special is something they call Chicken George. Basically fried chicken breast strips with their own special sauce. One person from our group very much enjoyed it. They also have a very nice variety. Helpful hint:... More 

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
Bettendorf, Iowa
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262 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great view of the Mississippi River and enjoy outdoor patio seating, then this fits the bill. Service is friendly and responsive. Food is all American supper club without the salad bar. We had a crab cake appetizer, that was loaded with crabmeat. For entrees, we had a prime pork rib eye and the "Chicken of the... More 

Thank MMM_and_MPM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a wonderful experience! First server was the worst! Second one was great! Food was the best I've had in a long time! I had shrimp, lobster, and scallops in white sauce over fettuccine! I rated it 5 star! And the price was reasonable! Would recommend to everyone! Enjoy!

Thank Terri S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 25 of us, adults and kids. That had the table waiting and an extra table as requested. We were seated right away and the service began. They were very busy during their lunch service but we also got great service. All the orders were taken and is a short amount of time being they were very busy we... More 

Thank billinVB
Pearl City, Illinois
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 1pm for a late lunch. Not a very busy place. We asked to sit outside to enjoy the good weather and wonderful view of the river. Instead of seating us at one of the many empty tables with the better views we were given a table next to the building 20 feet back from the railing. We... More 

Thank Kurt M
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went during the afternoon, we walked up the stairs to the deck area, they had signs on the tables,"drinks and appetizers" in one area and "drinks and dinner" in another area. I found this very uninviting. We planned on getting drinks and an appetizer, so that wasn't the problem. We went inside, and encountered the same setup! We sat... More 

Thank 407path
Scottsdale, Arizona
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I come to town once a year, my friends and I always come here. It is a great place for family or friends. We had a large group and the restaurant is big enough for a large group. There is indoor or outdoor seating. The view is breath taking day or night. The drinks are top notch and the... More 

Thank mzona18
Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was just at the Candlelight Inn this past weekend for lunch. The view was perfect from inside the restaurant and the food worth waiting for even though it took a while to come out. Starters were the bruschetta and the beef kickers and the main was buffalo chicken george. The AC could have been turned on as the fans weren't... More 

Thank ryan s

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
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 Drive, Clinton, IA
  • 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?