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Clifford Lake Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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561 Clifford Lake Dr, Stanton, MI 48888-9363
+1 989-831-5151
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

While leaving an event in Stanton, we noticed a roadside billboard that showed an old Inn called Clifford Lake Inn, 5 mins up the road. So we stopped in and had an appetizer and a beverage, while out on their lovely, lakeside back deck. Magnificent scenery, great service, and good value.

Thank grr8one
Gowen, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The new owners have revamped the menu and take great pride in excellent food, desserts, and service.

Thank Jerry M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Terrible service, expensive, nothing special food! Never going back! Ordered walleye, did not get it due to walleye not being delivered to restaurant, but waitress did not know that when we ordered it. Salad(spinach and strawberry) was forgotten by waitress, finally brought as I was finishing my meal. Salad was just a huge bunch of spinach with 4slices of a... More 

1 Thank Sharon M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

My husband and I heard and read many good reviews of this restaurant, so with much anticipation and a huge appetite for walleye, off we went! So excited to get the pretzel encrusted walleye, my husband and I enjoyed the 90mi. drive from our home in Perry. We arrived at the Inn and was seated at a very nice shady... More 

1 Thank terry m
Vestaburg, Michigan, United States
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant near our home. We recently took 14 family members there & thoroughly enjoyed our meal which was served on the deck. The waitstaff was great and everyone was happy. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!!

Thank Cindy V
Long Island
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Went here for dinner with a friend and four children. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. The restaurant is on Clifford Lake which was a beautiful as the sun was setting. We dined outside. The children loved to get up and play on the grass when they were finished eating which allowed time for the adults to... More 

Thank jumps4
Manhattan Beach, CA
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We had a table on the deck right by the lake on a beautiful evening with lots of activity going on in the water. Our pretzel encrusted walleye dish was so layered with flavor and unique - it was just fabulous. One had macaroni and cheese that was also spectacular. We learned that it was one of the top 10... More 

Thank EWB-in-MB
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I had lunch today with a friend on a glorious Michigan Summer day! Outside seating on Clifford Lake is fantastic. Service (Amy) was super friendly. I had the fish and chips basket and my friend had an arugula salad with chicken. Everything was prepared nicely and brought to our table with a smile. Lots of people enjoying the view of... More 

Thank Dave B
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

When our family went to the Clifford Lake Inn, it was a beautiful evening. We sat down by the water and enjoyed the view while we waited for our food to come. The menu is varied and the servings plentiful. There is inside seating as well, but I think outside is far superior (unless it's raining!). Really loved my cup... More 

Thank patshane
Lansing, Michigan
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

The view is great! I was there with family on the 4th of July. It's out in the country and not over loaded with people. We just had lunch. We did not stay at the Inn. The food was good. The wait staff was below average.

Thank Melissa H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?