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Crane & Pelican

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127 S 2nd St, Le Claire, IA 52753-7725
+1 563-289-8774
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in town looking for a nice restaurant by the Miss River. We followed Trip Advisor and walked uphill to the Pelican. It's not by the river but you can get a view from some of the Pelican's windows. Kyrie, our waitress, did a great job serving us. Both the chicken salad and the resotto were... More 

Thank RobtELee
Le Claire, Iowa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I loved the atmosphere of the Crane & Pelican. Not a generic chain restaurant! The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. I loved the variety of the menu. Nothing ho-hum. Definitely a must stop on any visit to LeClaire.

Thank cagilli
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We were here twice during our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. I had meatloaf sandwich one day and pulled pork the next. Both were good but I would definitely recommend the meatloaf. It was moist and flavorful. I had the smashed potatoes both day. They were delicious. My mom ate lighter. She had a bowl of the chicken... More 

Thank 50sjm
Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We went to LeClair to visit Antique Archeology and were told by the hotel clerk to give the Crane & Pelican a try. We were seated right away even tho we did not have reservations. My steak and sides were excellent. My wife's seared ahi tuna was as good as she had in places on the East Coast. My steak... More 

Thank marksmaravilla
Saint Louis, Missouri
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Our group had dinner here tonight. What a delightful experience. Our server, Sarah, was very attentive. We started with the summer sangria which was quite refreshing. The pecan encrusted salmon was perfect. Others in the group tried the stroganoff and the lobster mac and cheese and found both of these really tasty. The fact that the restaurant is in an... More 

Thank maryo7
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The food is changed seasonally here. I had salmon with a blueberry compote that was delicious.. My husband had a half portion cobb salad that he loved the old house that the restaurant was in was really cool. You can see the Mississippi River from all the windows and I am sure there are pleasant ghosts residing there.

Thank Steve L
Moline, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We decided to go a little out of town - 25 minutes away, for a quiet dinner and some walking. Chose The Crane and Pelican after reading reviews, and glad we chose to eat there. Husband ordered the meatloaf w/mushroom sauce which came on homemade bread on a bed of mashed potatoes, with a side of broccoli. I ordered the... More 

Thank sybil k
Sedona, Arizona
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We came in on a Thursday and had the whole restaurant to ourselves. Wonderful view of the river. The restaurant is built into a house which creates a cool vibe. I thoroughly enjoyed my gluten free beef stroganoff. Service could have been a little better I guess. Still an excellent experience overall.

Thank Austin C
East Moline, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, great view, great service. New twist on mom's meatloaf and sweet/savory salmon. Completed our night with the best root beer float. We will be back!

Thank jah3560010
Oak Park, Illinois
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The restaurant is in a large Le Claire mansion and has a bright, classic historic atmosphere, I had the beef tenderloin sandwich with a side of mushroom risotto, and for dessert, I had the homemade blueberry cheesecake ice cream. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was prompt and well-executed. Well worth it for lunch or dinner. I would stop... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S 2nd St, Le Claire, IA 52753-7725
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Le Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 563-289-8774
Classy comfort food served in an 1851 River boat Captain's home.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?