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Clocktower Restaurant & Bar

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Buffalo Chicken Wings
Buffalo, hot, BBQ, asian, or jerk dry rub served w/ carrot & celery sticks w/ a choice of our ranch or bleu cheese dressing
Shrimp & Spinach Quesadilla
Sauteed shrimp, fresh spinach, monterey jack & cheddar cheeses folded in a grilled flour tortilla served w/ our chipotle ranch
Cheese Fries
A generous portion of our specialty brew city beer battered french fries, topped w/ monterey jack & cheddar cheeses w/ crumbled applewood bacon
Stuffed Onion Ring Tower
Beer battered onion rings stuffed w/ our house smoked carolina pulled pork BBQ & served w/ our chipotle ranch
Mozzarella Sticks
Served w/ our marinara sauce
Fried Green Tomatoes
Slices of green tomato coated in bread crumbs, fried crispy & golden brown served w/ chipotle ranch
Margarita Flat Bread
Homemade grilled italian style pizza topped w/ marinara, mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil & a drizzle of balsamic glaze
Fried Ravioli
House breaded cheese ravioli fried til golden & crispy served w/ our marinara sauce
Dowtown Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Our version of a home classic! Parmesan & cream cheeses blended w/ fresh spinach leaves, garlic & artichoke hearts served hot w/ crispy tri-colored tortilla chips
Roasted Corn & Jalapeno Dip
Roasted corn & jalapeno's blended w/ monterey jack, cheddar & cream cheeses, garlic, white onion & chili powder served hot w/ tri-colored tortilla chips
Chef Salad
Fresh romaine greens, hand-carved turkey breast, black forest ham, monterey jack & cheddar cheeses, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions & hard boiled eggs
Downtown Chicken Cobb Salad
Crispy fried chicken tenders or grilled chicken breast on a bed of fresh romaine greens w/ crumbled bleu cheese & bacon, tomatoes, red onion & hard boiled eggs
Asian Grilled Chicken Salad
Crispy fried chicken tenders or grilled chicken breast served on a bed of fresh romaine greens, red onion, cucumber, mandarin oranges topped off w/ sliced almonds & garnished w/ crispy fried julienne potatoes served w/ our sesame soy vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon Salad
Atlantic salmon filet served on a bed of fresh romaine greens, tomatoes, cucumbers topped w/ grilled red onion & garnished w/ crispy fried julienne potatoes served w/ our lemon balsamic dressing
Chicken $+3.00
Drunken shrimp $+4.00
Classic Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach leaves, crumbled bacon, red onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs & croutons
Large Classic Caesar or House Salad
All below are served w/ our housemade chips......brew city french fries, sweet potato fries, veggies or cup of soup.99 onion rings......1.25 substitute a fried green tomato on any sandwich......99 split charge 2
Buffalo Chicken Tender Wrap
Chicken tenders or sliced grilled chicken breast w/ buffalo sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, monterey jack & cheddar cheeses w/ your choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing
Grilled Downtown Burger
Ground angus served w/ lettuce, tomato & red onion on a grilled pretzel roll
Towering Club Sandwich
Sliced smoked turkey breast, black forest ham, swiss, cheddar, applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo served on toasted white or wheat bread
Our famous crabcake made w/ jumbo lump crab meat served w/ lettuce, tomato & red onion on a grilled kaiser roll
Philly Steak & Cheese
Sauteed steak, grilled onions, red & green peppers, melted provolone cheese served on a hoagie roll
Shrimp Po' Boy
Shrimp marinated in legend brown ale dredged in our flour mixture & flash fried to a golden brown served w/ lettuce, tomato, red onion & chipotle ranch
New York Reuben
Sliced corned beef or turkey breast, 1000 island dressing, swiss cheese & sauerkraut on marble rye bread, grilled to perfection
Pulled Pork BBQ
House smoked pulled pork w/ choice of sweet or carolina vinegar BBQ sauce & homemade coleslaw
Applewood BLT
Crispy applewood bacon, lettuce & tomato on toasted white or wheat bread
All panini's are pressed in ciabatta bread & come w/ our housemade chips....brew city french fries or sweet potato fries,.99 extra split charge 2
BBQ Turkey Breast
Sliced turkey breast, applewood bacon, red onion, cheddar cheese & sweet baby rays BBQ sauce
Tuscan Chicken
Sliced grilled chicken breast, tomato, roasted red peppers, red onion, provolone cheese & basil pesto
Mozzarella Caprese
Slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato, basil leaves drizzled w/ olive oil & balsalmic glaze
Ham & Swiss
Black forest ham, swiss cheese & stone ground honey mustard dressing
Turkey w/ Creamy Spinach & Artichoke
Sliced turkey breast, swiss cheese, our creamy fresh spinach artichoke dip
Grilled Chicken & Applewood Bacon
Sliced chicken breast, red onion, applewood bacon, spicy mayo & smoked gouda cheese
House smoked pulled pork BBQ, black forest ham, swiss cheese, dill pickles & mustard
All pasta dishes include bread & a choice of side caesar, house salad or cup of soup
Piccola portion $8.95
Grande portion $11.95
With our homemade meatballs $+2.00
"Pastabilities" w/ Fresh Housemade Pasta
Your choice of our house marinara or meat sauce spaghetti or fettucini pasta
Our Homemade Baked Lasagna
Layers of lasagna noodles, our marinara & meat sauces, ricotta cheese baked w/ melted mozzarella cheese
Portabello Mushroom Ravioli
Jumbo ravioli filled w/ portabello mushrooms topped w/ our parmesan cream sauce & more sauteed fresh mushrooms
Chicken Parmesan
A boneless chicken breast dredged in bread crumbs & fried to a golden brown. Topped w/ red sauce & melted mozzarella cheese served w/ a side of our fresh housemade pasta
4 Cheese Ravioli "Alforno"
Ravioli in our rich & creamy alfredo sauce topped w/ panko crumbs, a drizzle of our red marinara & basil pesto then baked til golden & bubbly
Downtown Shrimp Alfredo
Sauteed shrimp, caramelized onions, tomatoes, applewood bacon & fresh spinach tossed in our creamy alfredo sauce & served over fresh housemade pasta
Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
Slices of grilled chicken breast, mushrooms, red onion, tomatoes, black forest ham & crumbled bleu cheese in our creamy alfredo sauce served over fresh housemade pasta
Chicken Marsala
Pan seared chicken breast w/ sauteed mushrooms in our sweet marsala cream sauce served over our fresh housemade pasta
All entrees (except tender platter) include bread & a choice of side caesar,
House salad or a cup of soup
Salad $+0.99
Chicken Tender Platter
Crispy tenders fried golden brown or tossed in buffalo sauce served w/ our brew city french fries & coleslaw
Cedar Plank Salmon
An atlantic salmon filet roasted on top of a cedar plank then smothered w/ our roasted red pepper & onion confit. Served w/ a vegetable medley & your choice of yukon mashed or roasted red potatoes
Drunken Shrimp Platter
Marianted in legend brown ale beer, dusted in our light flour mixture & flash fried to golden perfection served w/ a vegetable medley & your choice of yukon mashed potatoes or roasted red potatoes w/ homemade cocktail or chipotle ranch
Maryland Style Crab Cake
Our famous crab cakes using lump crab meat served & served w/ a vegetable medley & your choice of yukon mashed potatoes or roasted red potatoes. With homemade cocktail or remoulade sauce
2 Crabcakes
Bourbon Street Sirloin Steak
Our tender 8 oz. Seasoned sirloin served w/ a vegetable medley & your choice of yukon mashed potatoes or roasted red potatoes
Choices below, except pastas, are served w/ choice of housemade chips or french fries
Grilled Cheese
Mini Pizza
Cheese or pepperoni
Mini Corn Dogs
Chicken Tenders
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Spaghetti w/ Red Sauce
Fettuccini Alfredo
Includes Fountain Drink or Tea (Unlimited Refills)
Juice or specialty drinks I.E. Shirley temple's are not included
$6 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
American, Bar
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today via mobile

We’ve been here twice now. Good food and friendly staff! Good place for dinner before seeing a show at the American Shakespeare Center 👍

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 403bingc
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Clocktower recently got new owners and a makeover. The chef is new, and many of the old Clocktower favorites -- such as mushroom ravioli -- are no longer on the menu. What remains is pretty much standard American burgers and sandwiches. I have had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ValleyGuy71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was friendly. Food was delivered promptly. I ordered eggs Benedict. I had the choice of hash browns or grits to accompany, and I chose the hash browns. I would not order the same again. The Canadian bacon was rubbery and difficult to cut....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cremebrulegirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok but the service was miserable. The gratuity was already calculated and added to my bill which seemed to mean the waitress didn’t need to put in any effort to provide decent service. The saving grace was the desserts.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kdavis83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was nervous to try with recent bad reviews. They have a large dining area and a bar. The staff was friendly and they had a good beer selection. The homemade potatoes chips were great, burger juicy, Mac and cheese tasty, and the shrimp and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DKMommy
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Treated a friend to lunch and was delighted with the service and the food. The bakery desserts were especially good and were made on the premises.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Madison S
Reviewed November 12, 2018

The new owners seem more concerned with changing the ambiance than delivering a quality dining experience. The service was good, our waitress Kaitlin was attentive but appeared to have been over-assigned too many tables while other waiters had time to chat by the bar. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adamsa0746
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! We had dinner here Friday November 3, 2018. We have patronized this restaurant for at least 10 years and service and food was always excellent. They are under new ownership and have changed the menu. The food and service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan C
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We came here after our seminar. I was so disappointed given earlier reviews. The waitress was pleasant and nice. But the food was terrible. I ordered a chicken panini. It had huge slices of bread and almost no chicken. There was no sauce. Just some...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Petra H
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner here during the Harry Potter festival. They had a limited menu. That was surprise #1. We chose this place after looking at their menu online. Their website said nothing about the limited menu. The food was absolutely awful. It was overpriced. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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July 8, 2018|
Response from Ralph D | Reviewed this property |
I always like to err on the side of making a reservation, whenever possible. Having said that, we didn't do that when we went and had no problem getting in. I'm sure it depends on the night and the season...
July 8, 2018|
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Response from chizzlechink | Reviewed this property |
Np Parking but parking isn't a problem. You really want to walk a block or two to see this super cute downtown anyway.
October 30, 2017|
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Response from sheerinfam | Reviewed this property |
But I'm not the owner nor do I work there. Call and ask for Kim or John Di Guardo
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