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Clipper Inn

126 State St, Clayton, NY 13624
+1 315-686-3842
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“escargot” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“prime rib” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
126 State St, Clayton, NY 13624
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant deserves 5 stars in comparison to other restaurants it the area. The portions were quite ample. I've never received so many sea scallops in one serving! The homemade bread was fantastic, esp. because we had so many delicious sauces to dip it in....More

Thank 14jkc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from dinner for two at the Clipper Inn. SO good. SO glad we found this place (thank you TripAdvisor, and fellow reviewers!) We both got the blackened salmon. Fabulous. Service was friendly, efficient, and attentive. Even the side (green/tossed) salads were worth...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the locals recommend the Clipper Inn. We tried it out on a family vacation after all the recommendations. Boy were we disappointed. The fresh baked bread was the best thing we ate there. We had to get another loaf because our food order took...More

Thank dawnk1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation, so we had to sit in the lounge/bar area which was nice, but noisy. The menu is the same as the main restaurant and had some interesting choices. My curry shrimp and scallop meal was excellent and my husband had...More

Thank Judy06410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Bread and dipping oil was good House salad served on a chilled plate with delicious in house made creamy garlic dressing. My husband had the homemade thousand islands which he said was delicious. My prime rib was cooked to order,...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 1 at the motel and ate dinner one night at the restaurant. We were both impressed with our delicious meals. Our room was clean, quiet, and well-maintained--just our style.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Clayton for three nights and having taken friends to the Clipper Inn on the first night decided there was no point in looking for anywhere else for dinner. Wonderful friendly and efficient staff, fabulous food and a great atmosphere. The escargots are...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Everyone had a different meal and all of it was served at the same time and hot. My ribeye was awesome. Others had duck, scrod, Thai chicken, and dessert to follow, and all agreed - we could not have asked for...More

Thank gijoejr53
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Large and a bit noisy, but an elaborate menu, including smaller sizes, early bird specials. No river views, but a nice place for special dinners. Everyone in our group loved their meals!

Thank Gddavis
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Good food, nice vibe and comfy dining room. Service a bit snooty and not one smile from our waitress. Food presented nicely but way overpriced!

Thank Gordon N
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December 31, 2016|
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Response from ClipperInn | Property representative |
We would love to email you our group menu. Please go to our website, there is a link on our trip advisor page, and use the contact tab to send us your contact information. Thank you for thinking of The Clipper Michael... More
July 26, 2016|
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Response from ear5thday | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
July 9, 2015|
Response from ClipperInn | Property representative |
Yes we have lots of gluten free options at The Clipper. We make all of our sauces with either cornstarch or rice flour. Our menu in notated with all gluten free and items that can be modified to be gluten free. Our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $29
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 State St, Clayton, NY 13624
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: +1 315-686-3842
  • E-mail
The Clipper Inn is a seasonal restaurant usually open from early April until late October. Off season usually Wednesday through Sunday, Summer Tuesday through Sunday. This well established restaurant features specials typical to United States as well as Europe and Asia. The Chef-Owner has traveled extensively for food and wine ideas.
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