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Lighthouse Inn Supper Club

6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
+1 319-362-3467
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“ribs” (31 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed the LIghthouse numerous times over the years and always keep coming back. On a Tuesday night it was relatively quiet and that is one thing we like about this place. It feels like a step back in time to dine here compared...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to celebrate one of our friend's birthday. The Lighthouse always has great Iowa food and the best staff in the world. The Lighthouse is a place to go for a casual dinner or a nice dinner. We all enjoyed our meals and portions...More

Thank Birdlps
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The prime rib was excellent and I sampled the ribs from my spouse and would definitely try those in the future. I did think the side dishes were above average, but not as good as the meat. Our server was great. Will return here in...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I have had better meals at this place over the years. The best part of this experience was the wait for dinner. The lounge act was really great and something of a lost art in my part of the world. Dinner was good, though not...More

Thank KatrinkaSD
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

First, let me say my mother-in-law, who is 94, used to eat here and wanted to take us out "to a a nice place". Although I read the TA reviews, it was important for her, so we went. Second, this is not fine dining. It's...More

Thank tahkli71
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I always to try the Lighthouse Inn Super Club. First, I want to say is, save your money! The barbecue ribs were dried out and hard, couldn't even taste the bbq i sauce, the bread was hard, the baked potatoes were microwaved!...More

Thank pigtails65
Reviewed 27 June 2017

When we walked in the place was full because they do not take reservations. The took our name and then we went to their bar area which had very good live music. They came and got us about 1/2 hour later and we were waited...More

Thank 2871Bill
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I visited the restaurant with a party of 6, where three family members ordered the "fall off the bone" barbecue ribs and I ordered the prime rib. We started with onion rings that weren't even close to being done, with the batter falling off the...More

1  Thank jennelliott14
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Friends have been telling us for years we should try the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club and tonight we finally did. We really have been missing out! We were seated immediately and were greeted by a hostess to pour water in crystal goblets old style. Our...More

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great ambiance and music. Unfortunately, after receiving our meal, our waitress disappeared. Food was average.

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Sheila G
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
Lighthouse is on a little road called Mt Vernon Road. Mt Vernon Road connects to Downtown Cedar Rapids on one end and Highway 13 on the other. If you take 380 to Cedar Rapids you can take Diagonal Exit , east bound, onto 8th... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 32
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-362-3467
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The third oldest restaurant in the state of Iowa (2nd longest running ) sits just on the outskirts of Cedar Rapids and still offers a great supper club atmosphere for folks looking for a home cooked night out. The Lighthouse Inn Supper Club opened in the summer of 1912 attacting travelers from Higway 30. The restaurant operates out of the original building-although it has undergone remodeling over the last 100 years but it still maintains the trademark Lighthouse out front. The Lighthouse Inn boasts alot of history and infamous guest , including Al Capone and John Dillinger. The Lighthouse Inn is best known for our Barbeque Ribs. It's our secret sauce that will keep you wanting more. We still do things the Old fashioned way!
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