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$8 - $30
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American, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

What a fabulous lake side inn! We always have great meals here, sitting close to the lake! The service is exquisite and the chef is talented! Easy to find pescatarian options here and it is romantic to sit outside or inside for lunch or dinner!

Date of visit: September 2020
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T3366LLmarys, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Thank you very much for your great review. Please come back again soon.

Reviewed August 24, 2020

Three of us had a mid afternoon dinner and the food was excellent. The service was very good and the outdoor dining was very nice.

Date of visit: August 2020
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T3366LLmarys, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Thank you. We are set up inside for social distancing dining with great views of the lake, so come back and visit in the fall.

Reviewed June 24, 2020

We had an excellent prime rib dinner for Fathers Day. The food was excellent and the service was great. The restaurant has a very nice indoor as well as outdoor atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

I made a special trip just to enjoy Sparky's Lounge in December. I hope they do it again because I am still smiling about how cute the place was. The cocktails were clever and good. The food was good, too.

Date of visit: February 2020
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T3366LLmarys, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Sparky's will be back next year. Thank you very much!!

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Great menu, service staff, and atmosphere. Must try the sauted mushrooms. They are excellent. Out of the way, but highly recommended!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

Clifford Lake In is located in a serene, peaceful location serving some of the best, thoughtful culinary creation we’ve ever seen. They’ve taken simple everyday ingredients to make extraordinary dishes. It’s surprising they’re not more renowned than they are. The kitchen, staff and ambience is...perfect indoor and out. This is where you want to be.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

Thank you for such a great review. I will definitely pass along to the staff. Please come back again!

Reviewed August 20, 2019

Three of us had the steaks and they were very good. One had the hamburger and the child had the corn dogs. The corn dogs were unique in that they were smaller pieces. The mushroom appetizers are super. Go for them! Great service also.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you very much. We hope you can join us again soon!!

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Eating lakeside is so relaxing. The food and service are good. On a nice day there isn't another local place to sit outside, enjoy great food and relax with friends.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you. Clifford Lake is one of Michigan's gems. Please come back soon!

Reviewed August 3, 2019

Had dinner there with friends. The dinner was very good and service was also very good. A little pricey for the area and amount of food but still a nice place to visit.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you for coming. Hopefully you are able to come back soon!

Reviewed July 6, 2019

We showed up for our 6:30 reservation at 6:15 and were seated right away. We ordered shortly after and weren’t served dinner until 8:25! We watched multiple tables come in, eat, and leave before we got anything. When we finally complained at 8:00, our food...came out in an array of burnt, cold, and incomplete. The only reason I give it two instead of one star is because some of the food was really good and they gave us our appetizers for free. *our server really wanted to do well, it was the kitchen and the manager that made this such a terrible visit.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Hi Jamie. Thank you for coming. We are very sorry your party was not able to sit on the deck. We are not able to take reservations for the deck, but we try our best to seat you where you prefer. It was a beautiful...More

Reviewed July 4, 2019

The view on the deck lakeside is so lovely and peaceful. Everything we ordered was excellent. I had the Italian Meatloaf which was prepared and seasoned to perfection. Others in our group had chicken and perch dishes which they also rated as very tasty. The...special mushrooms in garlic butter and sherry are unique. The yummy blonde brownie topped off a perfect meal. Our waitress was excellent and accommodating. There was a nice singer to accompany the meal in this historic inn.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2019

Thank you very much!

Reviewed June 13, 2019

Was here with a large group of friends. We started outside but got moved inside due to some rain. The service was great and the food very good. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The deck in the summer is the place to be for sure. The...inside is well kept and comfortable though.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Hopefully we will have some sunny summer days so you can return and really enjoy the deck. Thank you very much for coming.

Reviewed May 8, 2019

What a neat place, and with good food! The ribeye steak was as good as it gets, and coupled with the view, what a great find. The menu is varied, fish, steak, burgers, and the Maitre Dee didn’t know the definition of Gluten Free, so...be aware! All said and done, a great find!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Mary S, Owner at Clifford Lake Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

Thank you very much for coming. We are training new staff for the summer and will definitely spend some time explaining Gluten Free. We have several options on our menu as well as options for vegetarian.

Reviewed January 6, 2019

They could make better choices in hours and food. The staff was great. The food was not good at all. This is a place you have to seek out. You won’t just stumble on it. Don’t get the calimari! It has carrots in it! Truth!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Always fabulous with wonderful friendly service ..... this time I tried the new “Impossible” Burger ...... it is truly amazing. If you are a vegetarian yet crave a burger this is for you!!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
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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.
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Response from T3366LLmarys | Property representative |
We will be opened during the winter. We are closed on Mondays. Thank you
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Yes, Clifford Lake Inn offers takeout services.

Clifford Lake Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4