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Candlelight Inn Restaurant

2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
+1 815-626-1897
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (29 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
2200 1st Ave, Rock Falls, IL 61071-1251
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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There are two Candlelight Inn Restaurants, one in Rock Falls and one in the next community Sterling. Three guys made up our group at the Rock Falls location earlier today We all had different things and all were pleased

Thank LongTimeResident43
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

They have the best chicken strips I've ever had!!! And the Jan tastes great on everything!!! I even save it and dip pizza in it!!! If it wasn't for fried food so bad for you I would eat chicken George everyday!!! And be sure to...More

Thank Melissa E
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you! We were just voted #1 place for chicken in the Sauk Valley area! Thank you for your patronage as well. We appreciate you taking the time to leave this review for us! PS--- Chicken George can be ordered grilled, grilled with prime seasoning,...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I took a friend to Rock Falls Candlelight yesterday and had a wonderful meal. I chose the grilled chicken tenderloins and the sweet potato fries for a side. Both were extremely delicious. My friend chose the to talapia and say it was also good. The...More

Thank _john_marshall_933
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback and thank you also for your patronage! We developed a new lunch menu recently thinking specifically of our lunch patrons who don't want to spend more that $10. We came up with 12 lunch menu...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

The restaurant is beautiful and impeccably clean. Always wonderful service. Food is good for the price. Too bad they had to take away my favorite salad with lunch entree. I really loved that. 1000 island dressing is no longer available, my favorite, is also gone.More

Thank 2leaves
Melissa R, Public Relations Manager at Candlelight Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your feedback and for your patronage! You can still get 2 sides with your lunches and the cost didn't increase at all to do this. We decided to make lunch available with one side because so many people said it was too...More

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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