Voted "Best Locally Owned Restaurant and Best Meal" by the 2013 Quad
City Times Reader's Choice Awards.
Come and experience wonderful views of the Mississippi River in historic LeClaire from the newly renovated Dawley House*. The Dawley House is a brick Italianate-style house built in 1851 by a riverboat captain and features Victorian-era chandeliers, a curved staircase and a metal fireplace.
The Crane and Pelican is open for Lunch and Dinner with a full service bar Monday through Saturday from 11am-9pm.
Lunch offers an easy-going dining experience with homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. If you've got a big appetite, make it a Dawley house dinner with dishes that include Beef Wellington, Chicken & Ham Bake, Greenie Linguine and the Catch of the Day. Add a cup of soup or a house salad and desserts that include homemade ice cream, orange crêpes, fresh baked pie or savory chocolate Cake.
All meals are made fresh using local ingredients that include the following businesses: Sawyer Beef (Princeton, Iowa), Wide River Winery (Clinton, Iowa), Mississippi River Distilling Company (LeClaire, Iowa), and Maytag Blue Cheese (Newton, Iowa).
Guests are invited upstairs to the 2nd floor to visit the "Crane & Pelican Gift Shop", outfitted by Deb Willaredt of Artswork, a popular shop in downtown LeClaire, and "Jo's Room", assembled by Jo McNurlen who ran "Trudy's Treasures", an antique shop in LeClaire.
Billie Davids Yellow House Studio is now upstairs as well. Stop by and meet the artist in person and see her amazing work, and buy a piece of art that will warm your heart & your home.
Private rooms are available for Private Parties, Luncheons and Dinners for 6 to 60 people. We will be happy to design a menu to fit your tastes and budget. We also have a full service bar with high quality and affordable wines available by the case, three delicious beers on tap and keg prices available, as well as open bar and cash bar options.
We looking forward to serving you!
Experience LeClaire, Iowa!
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127 2nd Street South