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half moon inn

) #3 of 40 Restaurants in Clear Lake $$ - $$$ American, ,
701 Buddy Holly Pl, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1362
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good43%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
“filet mignon” (2 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
701 Buddy Holly Pl, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1362
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been here two times and the food and service have never let us down. Inside you feel like you stepped back in time to the supper club days, but it is well kept and clean. I have had he bacon wrapped filet and...More

Thank Melinda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Waitress very pleasant, personable. We were there a little early, but the bartender got us drinks while we waited for the waitress to arrive.

Thank hotairflyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wonderful owners of the restaurant have always maintained good preparation and execution of their food. We've been going there for decades and never are disappointed with the food or the service. In the past we could hear the daughter's infectious, uplifting laughter as her...More

Thank nanookune47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot isn't fancy, but they serve some of the best food in town. The cod dinner (broiled) is fabulous.Drinks are great and service is generally very good. The only thing I don't like is the noise level.

Thank Betty50428
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

With reading the reviews we decided To have dinner at the half moon inn. Great service! I had the torsk with drawn butter & their baked potato. Delicious! Hot potato!! My husband had their "special" pork chop which was outstanding & a hot baked potato....More

Thank Cmacy
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

After many years, "The Moon" is still one of our favorites. Good home cooking in a casual environment. Our favorites are the smothered chicken breast and all of their fish specials. Their blue cheese salad dressing is wonderful on their salads and their fresh bread...More

Thank CARCOR2014
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but the wait to get entree was pretty long. Sweet potato fries were cold. Server was pleasant. Restaurant clean.

Thank 4Bubbi
Reviewed 18 February 2017

. Nice atmosphere. Really crowded area of tables and booths, and always seems too busy. However the excellent food makes up for that. Have always had extra helpful, informed and professional wait staff. An asset to Clear Lake, Iowa.

Thank maggiemae58
Reviewed 10 February 2017

the service was friendly and prompt and the food was good and the portions were adequate as well, the atmosphere is dated

Thank V3861SErandyt
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Whenever we visit Clear Lake, we stop at the Half Moon. Great food, and only a block from the Surf Ballroom.

Thank Doug H
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Jerry K
What are your hours? Reservations required?
29 April 2017|
Response from maggiemae58 | Reviewed this property |
To make a reservation (641) 357-9339 Hours: Lunch 11-2 / Dinner 5:00- Close Hope this was helpful!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Buddy Holly Pl, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1362
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
  • Phone Number: 641-357-9339
  • E-mail
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