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Hotel Nauvoo Inn & Restaurant

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1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
+1 217-453-2211
16:30 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 20:30
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful location and building. Clean comfortable rooms with enough historic charm mixed with the essential modern conveniences. Beds were very comfortable. Restaurant was closed for the winter. If you come in the off season be sure to bring your own food as there aren't many choices in town. Everything closes at 5pm. Wonderful historic location with no crowds. The town... More 

Thank Dean B
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint old hotel that sits on the main street of Nauvoo, IL. The trip to Nauvoo is scenic on a highway nestled along the Mississippi river. We ate at the buffet at the Hotel Nauvoo last Friday one of the last days of the season. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is charming. There is a... More 

Thank Barbara T
Normal, Illinois
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470 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the main street of Nauvoo is this old 19th century building with quaint appearance until you go in and there are lots of rooms full of tables and always full of customers, sometimes busses full of people stop by to be accomodated. Upstairs is a few hotel rooms with private bath. Has full bar. 40 years ago they... More 

Thank nen f
Tempe, Arizona
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly, there are few choices for dining in Nauvoo. This one provides an adequate, tasty, moderately priced buffet. Next time I would do just the salad bar

Thank Lloyd B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always wonderful! Everything is great! We have never had any issues. Staff is friendly and attentive.

Thank Kerrie B
Galesburg, Illinois
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My family has taken a fall trip here every year for nearly 60 years. A few changes now and then, but the food has been consistently amazing. We all look forward to the ham balls, wild rice stuffing, cinnamon rolls and blue cheese. It's my second-favorite family holiday of the year!

Thank Giraffiegirl
Los Gatos, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday brunch has a very good salad bar and buffet Fried chicken is the best meat Vegetables mostly fresh Homemade rolls very good also All you can eat for $16.49

Thank CalifDoug
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Our party of 6 celebrated a 90th birthday tonight here. We've been coming here for over 50 years and very little has changes. Very good buffet, super friendly helpful and timely service, extremely clean, and our dining room "the gathering place" was just perfect for our dinner. The restaurant and hotel are intertwined and has a homelike look and feel.... More 

Thank jmpaule
Washington, UT
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37 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

There are not many places to stay in Nauvoo. This place is old fashioned, but nice. Reservations were only taken by phone. There are 8 rooms upstairs in the hotel and a very large restaurant area downstairs. Our room was quite small with a queen bed but very clean and well kept. TV worked fine. Wifi was very poor if... More 

Thank stephcar56
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

In no universe is this buffet a logical option. Over $16 for a very basic, food service buffet. If this were $10 it might be worth a decent rank. At $16+, not including drinks, this is insanity. However, when you consider that there are not a lot of dining options in Nauvoo, you probably will end up eating here one... More 

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HotelNauvoo, Management Representative at Hotel Nauvoo Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Please try our budget-friendly a la carte options for only $8.99. Also, our world-famous buffet is very family-friendly: It is only $8.95 for a child age 7-11, $4.49 for a child age 3-6, and FREE for a child age 2 and under! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Mulholland St, Nauvoo, IL 62354-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Nauvoo
  • Phone Number: +1 217-453-2211
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 DINING ROOMS OPEN FOR THE SEASON ON FRIDAY MARCH 11, 2016. OVERNIGHT GUEST ROOMS REMAIN OPEN ALL YEAR.

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