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Candlelight Inn

511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
+1 563-243-3200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken george” (98 reviews)
“prime rib” (27 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got their famous dish the chicken George which is essentially a deep fried dough breaded chicken. Why do you lunch special at nine dollars was a good value the food did come out lukewarm as opposed to piping hot which would’ve made it better. Onion...More

Thank Love L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband's company sent us all here for a "thank you" dinner. NO THANK YOU!!! This place is depressing food is poor quality, not hot very slow and I absolutely got a better prime rib at the little restaurant in the middle of town BREAKFAST...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

because it isn't worth a drive. Everything but the river setting is underwhelming. The famous Chicken George is rin of the mill chicken strips with a cold, sweet dipping sauce. The AUCE jumbo shrimp were small and came slowly in small portions. The Red Quinoa...More

1  Thank dmarkiowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant, great view, great service. We ordered off the menu and had a delicious meal, we couldn't have been more pleased! Various entree's to choose from, great appetizers and great selection of adult beverages. Quick and courteous service was top notch also. Would definitely...More

Thank director1535
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Having been to the Candlelight many times over the years while visiting family, it will no longer be a "go to" for us. We understand a restaurant can have an off day, but the Candlelight, to us, is no longer up to the standard it...More

2  Thank Larry D
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The waitress was very cheerful and gave us good service. The view was beautiful. We even saw an Eagle fly by! My Chicken and vegetables was most delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant! The interior is very nice also. Check it out!

Thank PhotoChris456
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This is place to have a good meal and see the river. Huge portions. Chicken George was very good included a salad and one side. So much food. The salad had way to much dressing for my taste so you might ask for one the...More

Thank traveltravel2018
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Nice menu, good service, free parking, good bar scene. Food as good. The best item we had was the steak.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We really enjoy the wonderful view of the river here. The staff is so pleasant. The menu has a plenty of items for any taste bud! Chicken George is their special! They have a full bar for those who predfer a cocktail. And a great...More

Thank swingingtails
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to have dinner and relax on the Mississippi river. The price for margaritas was a great deal. Everyone should stop by and enjoy the river view. Great food, great drinks and great view of the river.

Thank Joseph M
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2017|
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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
11 December 2015|
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Response from Randy L | Reviewed this property |
I think "Curly" had the best solution.
Abby F
2 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
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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