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Crane & Pelican

127 S 2nd St, Le Claire, IA 52753-7725
+1 563-289-8774
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crepes” (14 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
127 S 2nd St, Le Claire, IA 52753-7725
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Le Clair is a beautiful small river town, and this restaurant offers gorgeous river views as you dine...my friend is vegetarian, and thoroughly enjoyed the asparagus sandwich, while I had the meatloaf sandwich (for lunch). Great food! No room for dessert! The vintage home where...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! The food and the atmosphere are great. I had the Dawley salad with Bleu cheese dressing, pecan encrusted salmon and cinnamon maple apple pie with ice cream. Our party of nine spent a leisurely two hours of great food and service....More

Thank IchbinSchwule
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in LeClaire, Iowa, perhaps visiting Antique Archeology of ‘American Pickers’ fame, or The Buffalo Bill Museum, or taking a tour of the Bourbon Distillery, make sure you allow time for lunch or dinner at the Crane and...More

1  Thank Jim F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meatloaf dinner is made with ingredients completely locally sourced. I also had the crepes for dessert. The food, service and atmosphere (historic home) are solid. Would definitely return in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our way west. It's in a beautiful old house with a view of the river. I had exceptional chicken salad croissant (added bacon made it even better) while my husband had meatloaf with risotto. Both were excellent, and finished with...More

Thank sheltiemom66
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The service was top notch, but that was about it. The food is average and extremely overpriced. It is a cool setup in an old house, but they don't have air conditioning. Would not return as there is nothing so unique on the menu that...More

Thank rogos7
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This quaint historic home is a delightful restaurant. The service was a bit stretched when we visited, but no matter, the food was a star. Roasted corn dip, blue cheese dressed house salads, meatloaf with risotto and Mediterranean Chicken with smashed potatoes accompanied by martinis...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Food is great, you can tell they care about what they make. It's a nice casual fancy place that has nice dinner meals plates or simple sandwiches. The building itself has a lot of charm, tall ceilings and wide trim. Pries aren't bad, $9 rubens...More

Thank tommissmio
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We ordered lunch,I ordered the meatloaf sandwich,got the dinner, I didn't make them take it back,what a mistake. the bun was like a hockey puck,the rice was dry,and the slice of meat loaf had some brown stuff on the top that stuck to the roof...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This was a unique restaurant in a very old house. Meals are a little pricy, but service and food were excellent!

Thank Alvin H
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Jeffrey F
20 April 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 S 2nd St, Le Claire, IA 52753-7725
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Le Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 563-289-8774
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Classy comfort food served in an 1851 River boat Captain's home.
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