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The Lighthouse Inn Supper Club

6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
+1 319-362-3467
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“ribs” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
6905 Mount Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403-7188
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Reviewed 31 March 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 17 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 13 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

1  Thank mikethepike67
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The Waterboy, which we saw once in the beginning, when asked for his recommendations informed us he had never eaten there. That should have been our first clue. Our waiter recommended the ribs. I received a plate of barbecued bones. What little meat was on...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This parking lot is always packed, so we thought we were in for a treat. We walked in to an over -tired decor (I kept thinking of the Titanic going down)we ordered the onion rings to start and they were doughy and under cooked. The...More

Thank dimillage
Reviewed 4 January 2017

There were three of us in our party and we all ordered different foods. The walleye was excellent, scallops were gritty, and chicken breast was good. It was a very laid back atmosphere where conversation with your dining partners was easy and relaxing.

Thank 902lmm
Reviewed 4 January 2017

You can count on good service and good food. There is a reason it's been in business so long. Worth going to.

Thank jimages
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed a few meals at this place and find it to be a first rate restaurant. The lounge is pretty cool and is a great place for a nostalgic cocktail experience. Very good specials and exceptional service. Much better than chain restaurants.

1  Thank John N
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Sheila G
How to get there from 380 South
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
Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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!