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Candlelight Inn Restaurant

2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
+1 815-626-1897
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“chicken” (30 reviews)
“onion rings” (6 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building and atmosphere were better than great for a local place. The service was far from upscale but it was enthusiastic and prompt. The fried chicken was some of the best we have ever had, and the sample of their boneless specialty was very...More

1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here while in town on business and while I immediately enjoyed the atmosphere, but was ultimately let down on the meal itself. The Chicken George was highly recommended--crispy batter-fried chicken tenders with a very good honey mustard dipping sauce. Ultimately, the breading held...More

Thank Midwest416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the better restaurants in the area. Chicken George is the go to meal here. I ventured tonight with the Ribeye and it was overdone, very disappointing. They made it right by not charging us for the dinner and bring us another entree. Give...More

Thank JimLopez57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was referred to this restaurant by the locals. Try the Chicken George, everybody LOVES it. Well they had that right, I loved the dish. While they have a menu that includes steaks, chops and burgers I can never get past the Chicken George. Large...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was great and a good value for the portion. Service was really good. The waitress kept checking back to see if our food was prepared the way we requested and if we needed anything else. She kept checking to make sure our drinks...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This iconic restaurant in Rock Falls Sterling is still fantastic now with drive-thru service Cucumber salad dressing is amazing

Thank T K
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I just love Candlelight Inn! The chicken george is to die for! I don't know what they do or where they get their chickens but it is the best chicken I've ever had! My husband likes the salmon on a plank. I also love the...More

Thank LetsGoTraveling1
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

For a busy Friday night.. we were seated, and served quickly. Food was good. They had a margarita special and it was very good! Definitely would go back on a Friday night for another margarita or three!

Thank G9269YHmichellee
Reviewed 28 May 2017

They are known mostly for their chicken. We have had a variety of menu items when we dined there for a birthday party. The service was excellent. The food was good but I was not thrilled with my steak Minon.

Thank Michegirl7
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Went to lunch with my family. Service was decent, food was okay. Prices were a little on the high side. Not much value for what you get.

Thank gregn847
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rock Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 815-626-1897
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