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Hotel Nauvoo Inn & Restaurant

1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
+1 217-453-2211
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ham” (21 reviews)
“catfish” (17 reviews)
“apple crisp” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nauvoo is a restaurant desert, and this is really the only acceptable place to eat in the entire town. There are some decent restaurants in Keoukuk, IA and Fort Madison, but these are 20 to 30 minutes from Nauvoo and across the river. The Hotel...More

Thank Tallcop
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have to qualify this review by the fact I do not like buffet style of meals or service. Given my qualification, this is a very good restaurant. Since I grew up in central Illinois and since my wife and I have traveled the world,...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were starving and a member of our party said that this was the best place to eat in Nauvoo. I believe our expectations were not met. First of all, we weren't very hungry and just wanted a small meal-not the buffet. We were tired...More

Thank 960LisaA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here many times and I can't recommend it highly enough, BUT a recent incident has to be told. Phoned for reservations at 4:00pm on Friday afternoon. Hoping for a 6:00 or so reservation for two of us. Left a recorded message with a...More

Thank ndo38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not hungry enough to come here, not by any stretch. The meal is expensive enough to warrant a hearty appetite, especially given all the options. I enjoyed a salad bar and apple cobbler.

Thank hedrickk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buffets are good for one thing...eating too much...and that's what we've done before at Hotel Nauvoo Inn and Restaurant. The salad bar is large and tasty, everything was very good on it. I've learned to pick the best dishes on the main entrée buffet and...More

Thank Glenda1947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a high quality buffet! It is rather pricey, but my wife and I feel it worth both the cost and the time it takes us to travel to get there.

Thank pgsmith1231
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went for the buffet it was really good everything was hot and yummy , they had turkey and ham and beef plus catfish, all were good. The veggies were tasty especially the corn. Dessert is apple crisp which was amazing . THe service is...More

Thank Lovely903
Reviewed 8 July 2017

...there's only 3 places to get a meal, so there's no competition. Drive the 10 minutes up or down river and get a decent meal at half the price.

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Surprisingly good! Set in an old time hotel with lots of period kitsch, there are several rooms for dining. They have a menu featuring things like steak, seafood, prime rib etc. But most people come for the buffet. That word entails a range of experiences...More

Thank Sagebrusher
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16 May 2017|
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Response from nenf | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am a customer not the owner.
11 March 2017|
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Response from jmpaule | Reviewed this property |
If you have a seating preference, you should make a reservation. We always request a table in one of the smaller dining rooms so we always make a reservation. On weekends, I would recommend a reservation, regardless do to... More
22 January 2017|
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Response from Brent M | Reviewed this property |
The Hotel Nauvoo restaurant closes during the winter when there are few guests in Nauvoo. They typically reopen in March. Check them on-line. I just phoned them - the dining room will reopen on 17 March.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Nauvoo
  • Phone Number: +1 217-453-2211
  • E-mail
The Hotel Nauvoo Historic Inn & Restaurant is Nauvoo's Genuine, Original Inn. Built in 1841, it is now fully restored, retaining Pioneer Mormon Architecture. The clean, comfortable and affordable overnight guest rooms are AAA-approved, with Free Wireless Internet and Cable TV. Located just 1 block from Temple Square, you can walk to the Nauvoo Pageant and many restored sites. THE HOTEL NAUVOO DINING ROOMS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 SEASON.
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