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Clifton Mill

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Great lunch, lovely setting friendly staff

Our stop fell on an unfortunate day when the AC failed inn 1/2 of dining room. The staff explained... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
David L
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Worth a day trip to

Found out about this restaurant while doing some research on breakfast places near John Bryan State... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Tariq R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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75 Water St., Clifton, OH 45316
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I have been to Clifton Mill on a Saturday afternoon in March, May, and October. It is not the same place as it is on a Saturday evening in December. Outside of December, it is kind of a quaint, historical place. There is a restaurant...More

3  Thank GalileoSmith
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 25, 2017

From the website, the Clifton Mill sounded very special, historical and interesting. The restaurant looked good too. We arrived around noon on a Tuesday in October. The area is so historical and has amazing potential. However, it is terribly run down. The food at the...More

4  Thank muskratroadtroupe
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I drove 3 hours just to see Clifton Mill decorated for Christmas and it was totally worth it! It's not just the lights, it's a show you can't miss!

Thank BuckeyeAdventures
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting an hour to be seated we were not waited on. I got up and asked how until someone can take our order we were told 40 minutes. Sad could be a fun place. There was no one in our dining area with food...More

2  Thank 486luannec
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Wanted to set out in the sun room with view. Owner gave up her set where she was working to give us the best view. Food is good and home made. Staff is friendly and attentive. The view, grounds, and gift...More

Thank CrowCroteau
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We came from Columbus for a day trip, and the Mill was our first stop. Our wait was over an hour, but we somehow entertained our antsy toddler. We walked around the grounds - the mill is pretty, but things are definitely run down. Once...More

1  Thank BlaireLu
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Pretty scenery, but just an okay restaurant. Unfortunately the mill and gas station weren't open the day we arrived, but we did enjoy the quick walk and the mill. The restaurant food took quite a while to get to us, and it was just a...More

Thank Amber D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Our stop fell on an unfortunate day when the AC failed inn 1/2 of dining room. The staff explained the situation and apologized for being only at 1/2 capacity. Menu had several common menu items with subtle unique changes that made them special. I had...More

Thank David L
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Found out about this restaurant while doing some research on breakfast places near John Bryan State Park. Went hiking at the State Park and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve on a Saturday morning. Had brunch at the restaurant and we were back in Cincinnati by...More

1  Thank Tariq R
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Arrived on a Saturday morning. The buildings and grounds need some up keep. The gift shop is nice. Took quite a while to get service after being seated. It wasn’t busy yet and had to ask for a waitress a few times to get drinks...More

Thank Pirate393
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is an interesting restaurant. My wife and I had been to Clifton Mill before for the annual Christmas lights, but just never made it over to the restaurant until now. We really enjoyed seeing the mill, the race, the covered bridge and walking about...More

Thank DaytonOhio
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Stopped for breakfast after family wedding the day before. Good food, very generous servings. Great atmosphere at the old mill. Excellent service.

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November 3, 2017|
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Response from lparzero | Reviewed this property |
Go into Yellow Springs and go to all the little shops, there is pottery, wine and all sorts of things to explore. There are two really good restaurants in the city you can try. Can't remember their names but you could google... More