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511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
+1 563-243-3200
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11:00 - 22:00
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 the food was great. It was hard to choose from among the many new menu... More 

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Thank Carol M
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 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.

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Thank TimmCrew
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

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

Louisville, Kentucky
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194 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We decided to visit here for the $1.99 margaritas. They were O,K, but the price was right. I got a bowl of clam chowder. Very salty and not much in the way of clams. I also got the Mediterranean salmon. Very tasty It was on a bed of quinoa. My wife got the pork prime rib eye. Fantastic. Cooked to... More 

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Thank Clarence D
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great detail here! We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review as well! We hope to see you soon! We do have a LENTEN FEATURE MENU through Easter is you wanted to try anymore of the seafood dishes! See you soon! More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We don't generally do the national chain restaurants, and so we always enjoy an opportunity to go to Candlelight. I prefer the location in Rock Falls, which has a dark and "old world" sense about the restaurant, but the Clinton location has the most. magnificent. view. My favorite time is a summer afternoon when you can sit out on the... More 

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Thank hohaha
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We appreciate your patronage! Hope to see you at one of our 3 locations soon! :) More 

Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

What a delightful experience to dine at the Candlelight Inn! After parking , I enjoyed the waterfront walk along the docks to the restaurant. After entering on ground level I chose to walk up the stairs vs. the elevator. Once upstairs I enjoyed the great river view through the enormous windows facing the water. We ordered the famous Chicken George... More 

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Thank _pscalif
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for your sharing your great experience! We take pride in ensuring that every person has the best experience. We hope you choose to stop and see us again sometime soon. More 

DeWitt, Iowa
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I visit this restaurant fairly regularly and absolutely love the view! Even in winter it is absolutely breathtaking! The restaurant itself is clean and very nice. Staff is knowledgeable and professional. I would say the food is mediocre. Not bad but generally average. Great drinks but they don't have a cocktail menu so know what you want.

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Thank 3doglovr
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank your your patronage and for taking the time to leave us this review! We appreciate it! Great idea on developing a cocktail menu, we are looking into it! More 

Sterling, Illinois, USA
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

CANDLEIGHT INN IN STERLING HAS THE BEST CHICKEN GEORGE AROUND. WE HAVE A Candlelight Inn in sterling has the best chicken George. We have a favorite waitress, her name is Paige. she is friendly , fast and very thorough. we go there every Friday.

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Thank Barry D
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We especially love how you complimented your server. They work so hard and it often goes unnoticed. We are proud of our staff, quality of food, and our facilities. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Iowa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you find yourself in or near Clinton, Iowa, make sure you find a way to get the Candlelight Inn on your agenda. The food is incredible and the view is magnificent. If the weather is warm, take advantage of the outdoor deck for a tasty Margarita. You won't be disappointed. Be sure to ask about the Chicken George.

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Thank MarkerVB
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your patronage! Loyal customers like yourself help us each and every day. Thank you also for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate you! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Long Grove, Iowa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Service was great, chicken George what can you say was awesome. Only down side that is we like to have a booth but either they don't have booths for Big people or they just wanted to watch us Squeeze into a booth for "model size" people! 😃lol. They have plenty of tables

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Thank Don A
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your patronage! And, your humor made us laugh as well! Thank you for your patronage and we hope to have you dine with us again sometime soon, at a table! :) More 

Sterling, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We love our date nights at Candlelight Inn. Service and food are always great. This is our go to restaurant selection for any other family gathering as well as our date night.

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Thank Brenda S
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Candlelight Inn! We appreciate your patronage. We especially love that this is your date night place and your family gathering place both! Hope to have you dine with us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
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: 511 Riverview Dr, Clinton, IA 52732-4184
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 563-243-3200
Description
Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Additional locations in Sterling and Rock Falls IL

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