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“Same Great Mushrooms - Food and Service Very Good”
Review of Clifford Lake Inn

Clifford Lake Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Stanton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Two other recent reviews gave low marks, so we were hesitant about returning to the Inn despite many prior visits which were positive. We were so glad that we didn't listen to the poor reviews (maybe the restaurant was just having a bad day - it happens). We arrived for lunch on a Sunday afternoon, and it was moderately busy, mostly outside on the deck. We first ordered our usual first course, the broiled-in-butter mushrooms, which came out in about 5 minutes and were sizzling in butter, seasoned well, and exactly as good as ever. For entrees, we had the BBQ Pork Round w/cornbread and mashed sweet potatoes, and the "Fried Mac and Cheese" with cole slaw. The Main dishes came out in about 10 more minutes, and were nice and hot. The BBQ is excellent - we could smell the smokers as we walked in, and the meat was falling apart it was so tender. The cornbread was - I kid you not - the size of a loaf of banana nut bread - HUGE - and very good. The mashed sweet potatoes - a large serving- were also very good. My husband wasn't wild about the Fried Mac & Cheese, but I think it was tasty...just an unusual preparation. Cole slaw was creamy and cold. We had plenty to box up and take home due to the large portions. Our server, Shalaun, was very attentive and pleasant, and kept the drinks filled and checked on us often without hovering. The price was very reasonable considering the amount of food. I hope the recent reviewers who had bad experiences will give the Inn another try - our experience was just as positive as it has been on many past visits. We will be back!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

After sitting at our table and waiting 35 minutes for the beer we ordered and never received, they brought our lukewarm mushrooms and water.......since they were not busy we decided it was time to go, so we paid for our mediocre mushrooms and left. This is the first time we have been there since the change in owners and we will not be back.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The ambiance of Clifford Lake Inn is always pleasing. This time my siblings and I had lunch and found it better than ever. The Sangria is as good as any I have had-even in Spain! If you want a dessert to share they have something chocolate that is amazing! Try it!

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