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Clifford Lake Inn

561 Clifford Lake Dr, Stanton, MI 48888-9363
+1 989-831-5151
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“walleye” (9 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
561 Clifford Lake Dr, Stanton, MI 48888-9363
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know I know it’s the holiday weekend and a Saturday night on top of it. But when the waitress tells you “the kitchen is a little behind” beware that could mean a three hour meal for four! With that said, the food was very...More

Thank Pplhaze
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Dinner with my wife Thursday night. She had a wonderful salad and I had a pasta dish with chicken. My pasta was so loaded with garlic that I could only eat half of it. I REAKED of garlic for the next day and a half...More

1  Thank jvd007
Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

I am sorry about your experience. There is nothing worse than having garlic stay with you for days after you have eaten. I will pass your comment on to our chefs. If you decide to come again, please check with your server to make sure...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Awesome dinner, great service, couldn't ask for more. Definitely will return in the future!! Love our local restaurant on the lake.

Thank Shannon B
Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you very much. Please come and join us again!

Reviewed 22 January 2018

There is a fantastic view here - Clifford Lake is busy, and people can dock their boats and come in to dine. Also, in the winter, small airplanes land on the ice and head there to eat. The food is standard, but people love the...More

Thank jessiev
Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you very much. Come again and try some of our chef specials - you may enjoy!

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The service, food and ambiance are all so lovely. The salad was fresh and flavorful, the tomato soup seasoned perfectly. The totes appetizer was such a delicious, guilty pleasure. Half-off wine on Wednesdays was tempting! I've been going to the Clifford Lake Inn for 50...More

Thank birdie H
Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thank you very much. Please join us again soon!

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Clifford Lake Inn has lovely views of Clifford Lake in the fall, both from their deck and inside. We were seated immediately and received wonderful service, even though it was very busy on a Saturday evening. Now the yeah, but part: it was so noisy...More

2  Thank Barb C
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Great service and welcoming staff. Food good-maybe a bit heavy on meat dishes? Entertainment excellent too. Air conditioning a bit too forceful though!

3  Thank Annie B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I love the atmosphere inside and out. It has a nice outside patio by the lake and the inside is a charming old restuarant/bar. My service was great, food was very average at best. I wanted the walleye, but they were out so I got...More

6  Thank GrannyTammy01
Reviewed 17 August 2017

You will find delicious food and excellent service at this historic treasure. It is somewhat "off the beaten' path" but well worth traveling a few miles to enjoy a delightful experience. A glorious deck overlooks a beautiful Michigan lake and to sit out there for...More

Thank schaatze
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The service was very good, and friendly. All the food we ordered was tasty. You must get the Clifford Lake Mushrooms! a hearty amount to share for the table. the Clifford Lake Burger was delicious-with the classic mushrooms, cartelized onions and swiss cheese, and cooked...More

2  Thank Gerald H
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26 August 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there is one. Anyway, I am not a happy hour person.
17 October 2016|
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Response from Mary S | Property representative |
We will be opened during the winter. We are closed on Mondays. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Clifford Lake Dr, Stanton, MI 48888-9363
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Montcalm County  >  Stanton
  • Phone Number: +1 989-831-5151
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Historic lakeside inn, with a beautiful beachfront view and relaxed atmosphere, offers outdoor dining and cocktails on the lakefront deck. Menu features a variety of steaks, chicken and seafood plus an array of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and burgers. Admired, respected and culinary trained chefs create the perfect dining experience, using the freshest local ingredients.
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