We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Candlelight Inn Restaurant

2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
+1 815-626-1897
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
Write a Review
Reviews (143)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This iconic restaurant in Rock Falls Sterling is still fantastic now with drive-thru service Cucumber salad dressing is amazing

Thank T K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love Candlelight Inn! The chicken george is to die for! I don't know what they do or where they get their chickens but it is the best chicken I've ever had! My husband likes the salmon on a plank. I also love the...More

Thank LetsGoTraveling1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a busy Friday night.. we were seated, and served quickly. Food was good. They had a margarita special and it was very good! Definitely would go back on a Friday night for another margarita or three!

Thank G9269YHmichellee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are known mostly for their chicken. We have had a variety of menu items when we dined there for a birthday party. The service was excellent. The food was good but I was not thrilled with my steak Minon.

Thank Michegirl7
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Went to lunch with my family. Service was decent, food was okay. Prices were a little on the high side. Not much value for what you get.

Thank gregn847
Reviewed 3 May 2017

There are two Candlelight Inn Restaurants, one in Rock Falls and one in the next community Sterling. Three guys made up our group at the Rock Falls location earlier today We all had different things and all were pleased

Thank LongTimeResident43
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

They have the best chicken strips I've ever had!!! And the Jan tastes great on everything!!! I even save it and dip pizza in it!!! If it wasn't for fried food so bad for you I would eat chicken George everyday!!! And be sure to...More

Thank Melissa E
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you! We were just voted #1 place for chicken in the Sauk Valley area! Thank you for your patronage as well. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review for us! PS--- Chicken George can be ordered grilled, grilled with prime seasoning,...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I took a friend to Rock Falls Candlelight yesterday and had a wonderful meal. I chose the grilled chicken tenderloins and the sweet potato fries for a side. Both were extremely delicious. My friend chose the to talapia and say it was also good. The...More

Thank _john_marshall_933
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback and thank you also for your patronage! We developed a new lunch menu recently thinking specifically of our lunch patrons who don't want to spend more that $10. We came up with 12 lunch menu...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

The restaurant is beautiful and impeccably clean. Always wonderful service. Food is good for the price. Too bad they had to take away my favorite salad with lunch entree. I really loved that. 1000 island dressing is no longer available, my favorite, is also gone.More

Thank 2leaves
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback and for your patronage! You can still get 2 sides with your lunches and the cost didn't increase at all to do this. We decided to make lunch available with one side because so many people said it was too...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home from CHI. Our waitress was awesome and recommended the Chicken George so we went with that. It was very good. I really enjoyed them.

Thank Allen G
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thank you for stopping and trying Candlelight! And, we are of course glad you enjoyed your GEORGE! We do hope that you will stop again and try some of our other menu items as well. Hope to see you soon!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Arthur's Garden Deli
48 reviews
.85 km away
Culver's
36 reviews
.29 km away
El Tapatio
8 reviews
1.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Selmi's Greenhouse and Farm Market
22 reviews
2.55 km away
Birthplace of Ronald Reagan
27 reviews
16.46 km away
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
79 reviews
19.35 km away
Crystal Lake Recreation
5 reviews
.59 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Candlelight Inn Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rock Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 815-626-1897
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing