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half moon inn

701 Buddy Holly Pl, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1362
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“filet mignon” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
701 Buddy Holly Pl, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1362
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My husband and I had the prime rib and it was wonderful and done perfectly the service was good I would go back

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was our 2nd visit to Clear Lake and our 2nd dinner at the Half Moon. I tried the filet mignon and my wife went for the smothered chicken and both meals were delicious. Our server was friendly but a little distracted. Walking distance to...More

1  Thank Yankee33
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food was fabulous, fresh and tasty. The Torsk was especially great. Had great local flare, but the service was shelter-skelter. The homemade bread (which was mouth-watering) was supposed to come with our salads, and instead came with our entrees. The waitresses were also clearing...More

Thank Amy M
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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
great food and service