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“Great food!”
Review of Candlelight Inn

Candlelight Inn
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Clinton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL
Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was visiting from out of town, and everyone kept telling me about this famous chicken george so I had to try it out. Absolutely amazing, and the sauce was the best part! Beautiful view while you enjoyed the food too.

Thank Jessie R
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Candlelight Inn was a very busy place on the Friday night that our group had a reservation for dinner. We were a large group of 20 plus. We were seated immediately and two very courteous servers took beverage orders immediately. The organizers of our group had decided upon a menu of three entrees for us to chose from which worked very well. The food was served very promptly and was hot! It was remarkable that on such a busy evening in a very full restaurant that our service was nearly flawless! The food was delicious. Since many of us are "out-of-towners" the Candlelight Inn experience becomes one of the many reasons to return to Clinton.

Thank Joelyn O
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant is a few years old but has become a favorite of many in the Iowa-Illinois area as it is right on the Mississippi River. It does have a nice view and has a dock where boaters can come in and eat.
Their specialty is Chicken George and it is delicious especially when dipped in their own "Jan Sauce". They also have recently added sweet potato fries and I love them. Try a spinach salad as your side instead of a regular lettuce one. It too, is wonderful. Good place to eat in Clinton.

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Thank peonyrose
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Thd restaurant is located on the Mississippi River bank for a pleasant view while dining. The food is good, the service first class and prices are moderate.

1  Thank Harry W
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Although we found it somewhat difficult to find because there seems to be only one street with access to the dike, it was worth the trouble. The restaurant is located right on the Mississippi River overlooking the Clinton marina. It is on the 2nd floor of the marina building and has an elevator for those who can't handle steps. Large windows in the dining room and bar offer great views and there's also a big deck with outdoor seating. It was fun watching the barges, boaters, and wildlife on the river.
We visited mid afternoon on a sunny Friday in May and found the restaurant about half full so we were seated immediately at our choice of tables by the windows. Our friendly waitress appeared quickly and told us about the day's specials. Delightfully, Friday is $1.99 Margaritas - large glasses, great flavors, and not watered down like some places do on special drinks. There are a great many items to choose from on the menu, but my husband and I have a fondness for prime rib. In this area, it is usually only available on Sat. night, but the Candlelight serves it every day - even at lunch!! They have even have a smaller lunch portion available until 4PM. We decided to try their offer of it being finished on the grill with onions, peppers, and mushrooms - the BEST prime rib I have ever had, and we've been some places that are famous for their prime rib. All their dinner portions (which are available at lunch) come with 2 sides you chose from a long list, but we stuck with the standard side salad and baked potato. A large hot bread stick for each of us completed the fabulous meal. Needless to say, we had no room for dessert so can't comment on that.
Our waitress was very attentive even as the restaurant began to fill up by the time we were finished, but it looked like parking might be tight later. You can't beat the prices either. Highly recommend this restaurant for food, service and fun.

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Thank wolflover
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