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“A good stop off I 95”

Clark's Inn and Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Santee
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Clark's Restaurant is Santee's Favorite Place for Food & Spirits. A truly exceptional dining experience, Clark's offers guests three beautifully furnished dining rooms including working fireplaces.
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A good stop off I 95”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We go out of our way to stay at Clark's Inn and if we cannot, we still eat dinner here and it is consistently very good. Delicious homemade biscuits, fried oysters, excellent fried chicken and if you are fortunate enough to stay over, a fresh cooked hot breakfast in the morning - none of that prepared stuff that sits around.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Palm Coast, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
570 reviews
525 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Great lunch on Interstate 95”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you're traveling by car on the Interstate your meal choices usually come down to restaurants with a drive thru window or very greasy spoons. But not in Santee, Clark's is a real restaurant with real chefs and really good food. Their noon buffet (the pulled pork and sweet potatoe dishes are outstanding) is now on my must stop list when I travel through South Carolina. This is where the locals eat.

  • Visited June 2014
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Keystone Heights, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quaint (but overpriced) home cooking”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way home Sunday from NC to FL. Very nice "old southern colonial" atmosphere with several small, formal type dining rooms and "Cracker Barrel" type gift shop. Seated immediately but waited a bit for drink order to be taken, then hot fresh cornbread was brought promptly. Husband had the pot roast special $11.95 (small house salad, mashed potatoes and green beans). He said it was good - typical southern style homemade but lacked flavor, needed more seasoning. 2 Kids "meals" $6.95 we chose were chicken strips - two fresh, generously sized, batter fried strips (not overly bread-y) came with French fries and home cooked green beans. One child asked to sub side of Mac n cheese, which they did, and it was delicious - freshly homemade, baked kind with breaded topping. I chose the ham and cheese omelet special $13.95 and it was the only true disappointment to our visit. Advertised to come with fried green tomatoes, baked cinnamon apples and choice of dessert. Very small portion of omelet (looked like 1/2 the typical size I've had elsewhere) was a tad over cooked and served with ONE very small slice of tomato, small side dish of apple slices -just avg. (never got my dessert?) Disappointing since Mine cost the most of the 4 and I got the least amount of actual food... (But okay because I was full from sampling the kids food, which was better anyway!) Service was okay. Other menu items looked good -nice selection of sandwiches that sounded yummy and a variety of other hot items. As stated in other reviews, looks like they are overreaching their goal of being upscale (still hits and misses food wise for that) but overall nice place with good home cooking.

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Florida, USA
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Service, Nice Ambiance”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stopped at Clark's Inn Restaurant on our FL-PA roadtrip. Northbound, we had a nice, tasty lunch while our car was charging in the Inn's parking lot. Service was pleasant and engaging. Food was good, with nice portions. With minimal downtime, we were back on our way.

Because of our positive experience, we stayed at Clark's Inn on our return--see separate review of Inn. The complimentary breakfast offered a varied set of choices, the food was tasty & hot, and the coffee was good--this is from an admitted coffee snob. I especially liked the biscuits & gravy.

The ambiance of the dining room is very nice--soft lighting, dark woods, pleasant decorating. Service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely stop in on future trips.

Visited June 2014
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Delray Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pretty Place Bad Food”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The restaurant was pretty but the food and the service ( we ate in the bar) was not good and way over priced. The catfish nuggets, fried, were more like over cooked hard balls of hush puppies.

Visited May 2014
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