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The Landing

€€ - €€€American,
1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
+1 641-357-5123
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good23%
  • Average32%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar
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1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spectacular views with good food. Parking is horrible! We had to ask permission to park across the street, at a business. The parking is shared with a hotel. (A crazy set up.) Seating is too close, and chairs are uncomfortable. Take the good with the...More

Thank TravelingCriticChic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine having something to drink or to eat or both while chatting with some friends and some family--for lunch or for dinner or whenever--the Landing is the place to be. Special nights with music during the summer are definitely fun. The food and drink are...More

Thank nanookune47
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Liked it because the patio is nice and has good view of the Clear Lake. Prices are reasonable and menu simple. Later Sunday afternoon, there was no wait. Waitress was so-so good at first but poor on checking in during the meal and bringing check.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had to wait a little while for a table because the dining area is pretty small, and it's a popular place. It was well worth it. The views of the sun setting on the lake were spectacular. The food was also surprisingly good. I...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Simple food and drinks. Eating lakeside makes this place good. There isn't much room and definitely no room for a large group. Prices and service are good.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had lunch there & the food was good, prices were reasonable & we had lakefront view on a gorgeous afternoon!

1  Thank Joan F
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

View is great, but every time we ha e are there the service is slow or not enough wait staff? This time, fries weren't fresh but soggy.

Thank sherrbear2015
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We love stopping through Clear Lake, IA during our many trips between KS and MN for family. We decided to give a new place a try and happened upon this hidden jewel. There aren't any signs on the marquee of the South Shore Inn to...More

1  Thank T W A
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We searched for dining on the lakeshore and this appeared to be the only spot. We love dining so close to the water overlooking some docks and watched boats coming in for dinner. It was obvious that this was a local favorite and was busy...More

1  Thank MMM_and_MPM
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a great place to watch the sunset, but it is pretty cramped most evenings. Plus, the west sun is beating in on you. Food leaves a lot to be desired.

Thank Betty50428
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24 July 2015|
Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen any dogs the times I have been on the outside patio. I would call them to ask their policy to be sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Bar
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 641-357-5123
  • E-mail
The Landing Patio Bar & Grill is a large lake front bar, restaurant and live entertainment venue with perfect views of Clear Lake, Iowa. We have a large dock where you can conveniently tie up your boat during the day or evening for food and great atmosphere. The Landing Patio Bar & Grill is located at 1603 South Shore Dr, attached to the lakeside of the South Shore Inn in Clear Lake, IA. Stop by for great food, specialty drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere!The Landing is open daily, serving our full menu from 11am - 9pm. We serve breakfast every Saturday & Sunday from 8am - 11am.
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