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“Great Views, Good Food”
Review of The Landing

The Landing
Ranked #10 of 52 Restaurants in Clear Lake
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: 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.
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 had a mahi sandwich that was as good as any I've had in Florida.

The only downside was that being a bar, there were a lot of obnoxious drunks packed into a very small area. One in particular was constantly stumbling into me and my chair. It got to the point where we almost had to take it outside. It would be nice if the restaurant would monitor some of that a little so it wasn't quite so unpleasant for their sober customers.

Thank Anthony R
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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
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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
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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
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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 indicate the small lakeside restaurant attached to the back of the motel. But we found it, none the less. We arrived at 11:30 on a Thursday morning and the place was already half filled with guests.

Unfortunately we caught The Landing while it was short handed both in the kitchen and the wait staff. The staff was courteous, apologetic and friendly. And the food turned out to be well worth waiting for. I had the chicken salad wrap - nice and cold, well mixed and delicious. My wife had the fish tacos and she was impressed. They weren't all drippy wet and instead contained nice firm chunks of fish.

Give this place a try. And regards the time delay? If you are in a hurry head to McD and leave the limited seating at The Landing to those of us there to enjoy the view of the lake.

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