Crane & Pelican Cafe

127 S 2nd St, Le Claire
(563) 289-8774

Recent Comments


Had an excellent meal with eight colleagues. Service was fantastic as was the food. Several had steaks and some of us enjoyed the salmon. The cauliflower and chutney were perfect accompaniments for the salmon. Wonderful balance with the draft Blue Moon. Neat historic setting in a traditional house. Worth repeating!!

Jane Griggs

Food was good. Nice view of the river. Very noisy at lunch time.

Jason Kaw

Really beautiful old house converted to a restaurant

Jake Overstreet

Great restaurant! Love the staff, service and food!


We found this gem crossing the country. In an old house that used to be the home of a boat CaptYouain on the Mississippi River, there now is this great restaurant. The menu is unusual and unusually good. The service is stellar.

Josie Coberley

I had the Blue Moon Cheese Soup, Garlic Salad, and Chicken Salad Sandwich. It all was absolutely amazing. This place is a must go to when in the area.


Loved this place. What a wonderful place with so much history. The views were spectacular and the food was magnificent. Loved the Chicken and Dumplings, the prime rib sandwich was quite tasty and the pea salad is a must! The ending to a great meal was a delicious blueberry pie. We definitely will be back and we have reserved for a large luncheon when we make our travels back with a large group. Can't wait for them to try such a unique and wonderful place. A Definite Must!

Mike Decker

Amazing service and food!

Sheryl Weber

Wonderful old home with delicious food! Try the limonccello (sp?) delicious!!

Rico Hendricks

Everyone is so friendly and the food mouth-watering delicious!


We had seen good reviews of this place, so we went there for lunch on our weekday visit. Try to arrive early if you can, because it is a busy, popular place. The service was excellent, even though there was only one waiter there--he was so energetic and attentive! The food was yummy! we can vouch for the salmon patties on beet salad, the homemade vanilla icecream, and the crumb topping apple pie, served warm was truly the best I have ever had, and I'm picky about pies. The view from the house's rooms is delightful, but the food is worth it even if you are not by a window. And you are allowed to stroll about the place and see the decor and the garden, which is a lovely thing to do after you finish your meal.

Lois Williams-Webster

I loved the homey atmosphere. The staff were friendly, food was super good, and was so excited they actually have a gluten free menu. That's a win, win for me. Can't wait to go back.

Julia Scott

What a great little place this is!! Located inside an old historic mansion, The Crane and Pelican overlooks the Mississippi River right at the great bend. The food is wonderful, the service is excellent, the atmosphere is quaint, and you don't want to miss the experience of dining here. And as if I can't say enough about this place....they welcome everyone. There is a sign on the door that welcomes everyone no matter your religion, ethnicity, gender identity....all may come and enjoy this amazing little restaurant in historic Leclaire, Iowa.

Brian Robinson

Great service and super friendly staff. Excellent food and very good beer.

Stephen J.

A nice quint place. Food is good, but quite starchy. A very limited menu. We'll go back, but only for lunch. They need to up their game to be a Foodie destination. We were there on a Thursday evening & we were one table of three for the whole evening. Nine years of the same ole thing isn't cutting it. Reinvent yourself please.

Leanne Marie Henderson

A beautiful old home overlooking the river with great service and great food. I canā€™t wait to go back, and that is a 7 to 8 hour trip for us!

Melissa McMahon

Great prime rib, one of the best I've had in the area. Only downside was everything on the plate came out pretty cold. The home made hot fudge was phenomenal! I will be coming back for sure, highly recommend!

James Bull

Great place. Good views from windows. Homemade ice cream. Autumn is great server/ bartender. Good food. Good deserts

Lisa M.

Love coming here when I visit Le Claire. Food is always amazing and the restaurant itself is beautiful with amazing character. Wait staff is always very friendly.

Ray Oehme

Half sandwich & soup

Crane & Pelican Cafe

127 S 2nd St, Le Claire, IA 52753