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Lighthouse Inn Supper Club

6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
+1 319-362-3467
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (35 reviews)
“baked cod” (3 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Steakhouse, American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Cod, which came as 1 very small tail piece. At first, I thought that maybe I had a children's portion, but was informed that this was the normal serving. The waiter then tried to give me some story about the density of...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends of ours are leaving midwest, Iowa, to move to Washington DC. We wanted a fun, cozy place with good food. We couldn’t have picked a better choice. Service was excellent and food was delicious. I had Salmon with teriyaki. Cheri had trout and guys...More

Thank Patti P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here many times over the years which says a lot, given that there are lots of dining options in the area. Most recently we took our visitors. The owner welcomed us which set the tone for the evening. The wait staff was excellent...More

Thank 26Diane
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

First time eating here but we'll be back! Might have been the best piece of prime rib I've ever had. Seasoned and cooked (rare) to perfection. My wife had the ribs which she loved. After dinner we moved into the lounge and enjoyed listening to...More

Thank Russ G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

An acquaintance said they had been here and liked it, so we decided to make a trip to try it out. We were not disappointing at all. We got there early on a Sat. It is a quiet restaurant with somewhat vintage nautical decor. Very...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is the place to go when you want a quality dinner! There is no such thing as a bad meal here. I’ve been going here for years and the food is perfect EVERY TIME! Try the ribs, they’re too die for! Thanks Lighthouse for...More

Thank Megan J
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We met family there for a birthday dinner. 5 had ribs and I a pulled pork sandwich. All were really good. Side salad was just that but the entrees were very tasty. Service was slow with one less cook in the kitchen but they did...More

Thank Popeyebird
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have enjoyed the LIghthouse numerous times over the years and always keep coming back. On a Tuesday night it was relatively quiet and that is one thing we like about this place. It feels like a step back in time to dine here compared...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Went here to celebrate one of our friend's birthday. The Lighthouse always has great Iowa food and the best staff in the world. The Lighthouse is a place to go for a casual dinner or a nice dinner. We all enjoyed our meals and portions...More

Thank Birdlps
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The prime rib was excellent and I sampled the ribs from my spouse and would definitely try those in the future. I did think the side dishes were above average, but not as good as the meat. Our server was great. Will return here in...More

Thank Dan K
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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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