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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 good25%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar
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1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428-2720
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Husband and I stopped here while traveling because this place had been recommended and the reviews were good..... what a joke.... The service is horrible .... waitresses not friendly at all.... and the food I have eaten better food from A convenience store..... would not...More

Thank mkk06
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We're had a fabulous new menu item off pulled pork sandwich with spicy coleslaw on top. It's a winner!! Great view, fast service, and great food and drinks! The landing breeze drink is amazing!!

Thank MarciaKay
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Great spot on the lake with a great Boardwalk offering lakeside tables and chairs. Quaint with great entertainment! Great Bar and Grill focusing on lake traffic as well as car and foot travelers!

Thank jkmcurley
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Must stop while at Clear Lake, access by boat or car. If the parking is full, leave car across the street at Tourist Park. Best food and service on the Lake. Excellent bar service.Closed Tuesdays in July 2018.

Thank jensentj01
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Hubby and I stopped here to check it out. Awesome view, fun atmosphere, very cold beer, and friendly waitress! I bet it’s really hopping on weekends for younger people...but too much for us 60+ year olds! Lol. We don’t think we would ever stay at...More

Thank gagawester
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The changes to the dock and deck are fantastic!! Having individual slips for your boat or jet ski make for hassle free watercraft parking and there’s an abundance of parking in the water now which is fantastic! The extension of the deck on the water...More

Thank CARCOR2014
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We have been here 2-3 times now and the service has been fast and always friendly. Good food, good drinks and a nice view of the lake while enjoying your day. There has always been a dock to tie up to as well.

Thank TheMonte
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Nice staff, decent food, pretty good view. Nice place to have a cocktail by the lake, but the drinks aren't great and are a bit overpriced.

Thank jackmeggers
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

New management, new owners. Great food, prompt service. Child friendly. Try it out! Very nice atmosphere. Great sunsets.

Thank LBKennedy52
Reviewed 18 January 2018

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
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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, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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