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Clark's Restaurant

1221-D Kelli Drive, Behind Raceway I-65 & Hwy 72, Athens, AL 35613
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Ranked #5 of 86 restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Clark's Restaurant is located just off I-65 and highway 72 behind Raceway. We serve fine dining & comfort food at afforable prices. The atmoshpere is bright and cheerful with quiet music that allow you to converse with your guests. We have consistantly maintained a high 90s health rating for the 5 years we have been open. All our food is cooked fresh with the finest ingredients. We have children's items available.
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English first
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We rode over to this restaurant with some friends in the WWII replica command car that he built. We did catch a bit of attention, but thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We had the prime rib and found it delicious. The sides were plentiful and quite good. Atmosphere is nice. My only complaint, and a very mild one at that, is... More

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Madison, Alabama
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99 reviews 99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I highly recommend this place for good food and atmosphere. I LOVE the Teriyaki Chicken dinner!! The side items are equally delicious. Their desserts are good enough to die for! So I recommend you try this quaint place just off Highway 72 in Athens East of I-65. You will NOT be sorry other than, sorry you did not try it... More

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Leeds, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

In Athens to celebrate our grandson's 13th birthday and he had not visited Clark's so we all agreed to treat him for dinner. Our waitress, Karen, did a fantastic job and went our of her way to make our dinner an enjoyable occasion. Their Prime Rib was great, atmosphere is pleasant and the location was next door to the Hampton... More

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Athens, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great place to eat and soak in the local flair..........my family loves this place, also Kid friendly!! My favorite is the Prime Rib!! Also the chicken fingers are Awesome!!

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stopped here by suggestion from the Hampton Inn front desk clerk. Great food and affordable prices. We each had filet mignon which was cooked perfectly. Will be stopping here again when traveling to Alabama.

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Athens, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Fairly noisy, usually packed, and sometimes a waiting line, but overall, a nice menu, and a good place to eat! No alcohol. Kinda hard to find and perhaps too easy to forget. ( Athens has a Lot of restaurants now) But Clark's is definitely a place to try!

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Athens, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great mom and pop place with good home cooked food. They have shortened hours though and are very busy Sundays after church. There is usually a wait albeit worth it. Thursday nights have specials and noon meals include home made banana pudding.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were staying one night in Athens, and looking for a place to eat that was not a chain. Found Clark's Restaurant sitting in back of the Cracker Barrel. Most customers appeared to be local residents. Charming building and good food and service. We were delighted to have found Clark's and will definitely stop again if ever passing down I-65.

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Glen Rose, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This place is great i would have given them 5 stars if we could have got a drink. Also the desert sucked i didnt eat it and they charged me for it. But the steak was very good and the sides were super tasty. I would eat here again.

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Athens, Alabama
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Worth "finding" this little treasure. It is located in the rear half of a building nestled among a beautiful little edge of woods. Lunch Special is a great deal. It includes beverage and fantastic banana pudding. They are known for their Dinner Prime Rib. We love their cornmeal rolled fried catfish filets. Chicken Fingers are soaked in buttermilk and fried... More

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