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The Lighthouse Inn Supper Club

) #150 of 346 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids $$ - $$$ American,
6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
+1 319-362-3467
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“ribs” (29 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had better meals at this place over the years. The best part of this experience was the wait for dinner. The lounge act was really great and something of a lost art in my part of the world. Dinner was good, though not...More

Thank KatrinkaSD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, let me say my mother-in-law, who is 94, used to eat here and wanted to take us out "to a a nice place". Although I read the TA reviews, it was important for her, so we went. Second, this is not fine dining. It's...More

Thank tahkli71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I always to try the Lighthouse Inn Super Club. First, I want to say is, save your money! The barbecue ribs were dried out and hard, couldn't even taste the bbq i sauce, the bread was hard, the baked potatoes were microwaved!...More

Thank pigtails65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we walked in the place was full because they do not take reservations. The took our name and then we went to their bar area which had very good live music. They came and got us about 1/2 hour later and we were waited...More

Thank 2871Bill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant with a party of 6, where three family members ordered the "fall off the bone" barbecue ribs and I ordered the prime rib. We started with onion rings that weren't even close to being done, with the batter falling off the...More

Thank jennelliott14
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Friends have been telling us for years we should try the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club and tonight we finally did. We really have been missing out! We were seated immediately and were greeted by a hostess to pour water in crystal goblets old style. Our...More

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great ambiance and music. Unfortunately, after receiving our meal, our waitress disappeared. Food was average.

Thank maspence
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had been to the Lighthouse several time is the past, but it had been a couple of years since our last vist, We were there to enjoy memories, but our expectations did NOT match the experience. On the plus side, and our server was...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are from the era where you would drive along the two lane highways until you got hungry for good food, this place is for you! We stopped in on a Saturday night (they don't take reservations) and had a 20 minute wait for...More

Thank wenthe
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Has been six years since last visit to The Lighthouse due to poor service and less than average food. Recent trip here I have to say the service was very good in spite of a busy night. How ever the food I can only say...More

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Sheila G
25 October 2016|
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
Lighthouse is on a little road called Mt Vernon Road. Mt Vernon Road connects to Downtown Cedar Rapids on one end and Highway 13 on the other. If you take 380 to Cedar Rapids you can take Diagonal Exit , east bound, onto 8th... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-362-3467
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The third oldest restaurant in the state of Iowa (2nd longest running ) sits just on the outskirts of Cedar Rapids and still offers a great supper club atmosphere for folks looking for a home cooked night out. The Lighthouse Inn Supper Club opened in the summer of 1912 attacting travelers from Higway 30. The restaurant operates out of the original building-although it has undergone remodeling over the last 100 years but it still maintains the trademark Lighthouse out front. The Lighthouse Inn boasts alot of history and infamous guest , including Al Capone and John Dillinger. The Lighthouse Inn is best known for our Barbeque Ribs. It's our secret sauce that will keep you wanting more. We still do things the Old fashioned way!
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