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Candlelight Inn

511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
+1 563-243-3200
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (25 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
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Reviews (225)
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Reviewed yesterday

the view of the Mississippi river was beautiful, the food was great - I had the Chicken George & a craft beer - somethibg alien themed in the name although that info currently escapes me. The service was rather slow which was a surprise as...More

Thank Foxy_Enigma
Reviewed 4 days ago

For years I have heard how fantastic Candlelight Inn is so we decide to try it. First off the other patrons were rude. After our buzzer went off, we make our way to the hostess. Only to be cut off by not one but two...More

Thank Tara-and-Patrick
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked a local person for a recommendation for a good place to eat in Clinton, IA. Neither of us was happy with our dinner. We nearly chose a restaurant we were familiar with...we should have.

1  Thank 509hopeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of food is above average yet not quite fine dining yet, the bar is an excellent place to bring a group and catch up on your social life. Margarita special Friday gets seriously packed as the price is cut to to only a...More

Thank tylerjC3580NQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome restaurant on the Mississippi River beautiful views and chicken is to die for! Great service!

Thank maellen106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals love this place, it has the fabulous riverfront location, two dollar Margaritas on Friday evening, excellent prime rib (but expensive) and decent Chicken George for a fair price. Also their marketing is great. But I wish they would put more effort in their food....More

Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We actually drove an hour and a half just to come eat here. We have visited the Candlelight Inn in Sterling, IL, but wanted to see what this one was like. We knew that it had views of the Mississippi River, but not like this!...More

Thank Tooshortgirl
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

As always, great food & great service. I had the chop salad, it was more food than I could eat! I called it " a bottomless salad" because I just couldn't get it to go down, no matter​ how much I ate.

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Having been to Candlelight many times, I was surprised and pleased today to see a new menu. My friend and I were there for lunch and had the fish tacos, the special for Friday, and margaritas, of course. Our waiter Trevor was quite attentive and...More

Thank Carol M
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for the great feedback! We appreciate your patronage. We do strive to make menu changes that we feel would be best for our customers! We are so pleased that you enjoy the Candlelight experience.

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We save trips to the Candle light as special meals because we enjoy it so much. Always great food and good service.

Thank TimmCrew
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for choosing us as your special place to celebrate! We appreciate your patronage!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you for something special for bdays?
17 January 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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
Hi! Can I get a gift certificate online? My son lives in Clinton and I don't, but want to get him and his wife a gift certificate. Also, what is the average cost of a meal for two? Thanks
10 December 2015|
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Response from Randy L | Reviewed this property |
I think "Curly" had the best solution.
Abby F
Do you have a private event room available? I'm looking to seat 20 people and have a business presentation. Thank you, Abby Fredericksen
1 May 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
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 563-243-3200
  • E-mail
Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL
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