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The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits

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117 N Cody Rd, Le Claire, IA 52753-9218
+1 563-289-4156
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were starving and this restaurant was very close to where we were at the time so we stopped in. The steaks were awesome and the service was good. Even had a Mike Wolfe (from American Pickers show) sighting while there. He was eating dinner there with his family.

Thank Lisa M
Pompano Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We have been coming here for years. Wonderful food in a great location. Good selection of wine. Service always good.

Thank Desi818
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for years. We have always enjoyed our food. It is delicious, fun, interesting and good looking. We cannot give it 5 stars, though. The non-food side of the house has always been a bit problematic. On about 4 occasions over the last 4-5 years, we have used their phone number for reservations when... More 

Thank Judy M
Le Claire, Iowa
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good food, entertainment and excellent staff. One of our favorite restaurants, and well worth the trip.

Thank Greg G
South Dakota
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

In my opinion, The Faithful Pilot is THEE place to dine in Le Claire! From local brews and wine to intriguing starters and finely done filets, you won't be disappointed by the creations of Chef Robert Day and his team. We happened in on an evening with live music and half price bottles of wine...a double plus! But even with... More 

Thank Charmaine H
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Celebrated our 35th. Food and service was outstanding. Had the short ribs appetizer and the Berkshire pork chop. Crem brûlée for desert. They gave us a glass of champagne. Nice touch. Will visit again.

Thank agschaser
Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Must try the steak sandwich. Cheese platter is also great. Excellent selection. Wine list and happy hour is also a must.

Thank markfF2210JR
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. Great ambience, food and service. A little pricey but a wonderful experience. The Mississippi River views are beautiful and relaxing. Will definitely return to this small town.

Thank Tammy A
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped in LeClaire enroute home from Chicago for our first visit, and the restaurant lived up to all the good reviews we had heard. The menu held an appealing mix of appetizers and entrees. My husband had a short rib entrée, and they were cooked to perfection...tender, melt in your mouth, fall-off-the-bone delicious! It was accompanied by fingerling potatoes in... More 

Thank burdsa
Des Moines, Iowa
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Faithful Pilot’s on line proclamation: “Food Should Be Fun”, it was just the opposite. There seemed to be no actual lunch menu. I feel their entrées are too $$. Had one of the cheaper entrees of crab mac 'n' cheese, but it had no detectable crab, and what seemed like frozen corn & peas The food came with no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 N Cody Rd, Le Claire, IA 52753-9218
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Le Claire
  • Phone Number: +1 563-289-4156
The Faithful Pilot is located in the scenic downtown LeClaire, Iowa. Owner & Executive Robert Day changes his menus seasonally and uses local farmers, growers, and individual buyers so keep pricing at their best and ingredients the best they can be. Chef Robert is passionate with a phenomenal wine list and Artisan brew list to keep his guests interest. The Faithful Pilot is a hidden gem for over 23 years and strives for the best food and guest experience with every plate.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?