Restaurant at The Clinton Inn

The Restaurant at The Clinton Inn is a home town, all american comfort food restaurant. We feature many delicious dishes for lunch and dinner. We’re well known for our soups we make from scratch, and you never know what we might be featuring on any given day. Pair the soup with one of our hot sandwiches and you’re in for a tasty treat. We frequently offer “When it’s gone it’s gone” home cooking dinner items such as pot roast and stroganoff. And our “fairly new” Sunday Brunch menu delivers delicious and hearty items you won’t get anywhere else like our Southwest Chicken Waffle and our Huevos Rancheros Beef Brisket Skillet. It’s “fairly new” because we introduced it in June of 2019 when the Huffaker Family purchased The Clinton Inn, and it’s become a popular brunch spot that many people have come to love and enjoy.

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Holiday Hours and Special Event Schedule

Date / Holiday / EventRestaurant Hours
Feb 14, 2020 / Valentines DayReservation Only Valentines Dinners
Feb 29, 2020 / SaturdayClosed for Private Function
Apr 4, 2020 / SaturdayClosed for Private Party
Apr 12, 2020 / Easter SundaySunday Brunch, Easter Special
May 10, 2020 / Mothers DaySunday Brunch, Mothers Day Special

The Restaurant Lunch and Dinner Menus

Friday Fish Fry

Every Friday is Fish Fry Day! Or is it Fish Fry YAY! Come check us out, we serve classic Fish and Chips style fish fillets featuring different seasonal types of wild caught fish and batter it using our own secret beer batter recipe. Regardless of how we do it, you always get frys, coleslaw, and a hush puppy.

Frequent Favorites

Wild Caught Alaskan Cod. Moist, flakey, and delicious with a smooth and mild flavor. Beer battered with our secret recipe.

Wild Caught Pacific Pollock, beer-battered with our secret recipe. This cold water ocean fish is mild-flavored, moist, and delicious.

Wild Caught European Zander (Pike Perch). A sweeter fish that is flakey and delicate with a complex and delightful flavor, it’s breaded with cornmeal and a blend of herbs and spices.

Beer Specials

What better way to wash down Beer Battered fish than with a bucket of ice cold beer! We feature iced beer buckets all day long.  A bucket of 5 craft/local beer is just $16, and a bucket of 5 domestic beer is only $14.

Restaurant Business Hours

Our normal business hours for the restaurant at The Clinton Inn are shown below.

Day of WeekVenue TypeBusiness Hours
MondayClosedClosed
TuesdayLunch and Dinner11:00am - 8:00pm
WednesdayLunch and Dinner11:00am - 8:00pm
ThursdayLunch and Dinner11:00am - 8:00pm
FridayLunch and Dinner11:00am - 9:00pm
SaturdayDinner4:00pm - 9:00pm
SundaySunday Brunch10:00am - 2:00pm

Online Sunday Brunch Menu

Download our current Sunday Brunch menu here

Sunday Brunch

Our Sunday Brunch happens between 10am and 2pm and is a Sunday Only menu offering that features some unique items you won’t find anywhere else.

Clinton Coffeehouse Coffee

Enjoy a Nutty Mocha or a variety of premium coffee drinks such as Lattes, Mochas, and Espressos with your brunch, exclusively for brunch from the Clinton Coffeehouse! 

Mimosas and Sangrias

Enjoy our awesome Mimosa’s and Sangrias with brunch, served after 12PM.

What’s Up With The Waffles!

Legend has it that in the early part of the century (circa 2002), Marvin Huffaker had been asking his wife for a Waffle Maker for Christmas for several years. However, for the longest time, she thought it was a joke and bought him socks and underwear instead. Then on a business trip to California, Marvin stumbled upon the most incredible waffle maker he had ever witnessed. He just had to buy it right then and there. It was a Professional grade Belgian Waffle Maker, and it soon became a fixture on top of the countertop at the Huffaker Household.

Marvin’s love for waffles turned from making waffles for the family on Sunday morning, to making waffles for neighbor kids that stayed over. Soon after that, the waffle craze turned into complete Waffle Parties. This was in Arizona, and friends from all over would come splash in the pool or hot tub, play board games inside, hang out and enjoy the back patio, and of course enjoy a variety of waffles and cocktails. We would experiment with different types of waffles as well as toppings.  Some were sweet dessert waffles, while others were savory and hearty.

Rightfully so, many people didn’t understand the waffle party concept, nor could they grasp the concept of a savory waffle. Most people think a waffle is just a sugary snack that holds syrup neatly in a little square. And many people questioned how a Cornbread waffle could even be considered food. But anybody that tried the waffles were quickly turned into raving fans.

The thought of opening a Waffle restaurant or even a Waffle Party catering business crossed Marvin’s mind quite a bit, but with scheduling and other business committments, it wasn’t a feasible option at the time. Not until Marvin and his family purchased The Clinton Inn anyway.  With the Clinton Inn, and the acquisition of the full commercial kitchen, we were presented with lots of options and  possibilties. So with Sunday Brunch, we decided to start introducing Michigan to Waffles… Huffaker Style.

We’ve taken many of our favorites and expanded or modified to make them even better, and we have some great hits and a few misses.  But to this day we have numerous Waffles on our menu, and regularly feature specialty waffles for limited time periods.  We hope you’ll come check out our Sunday Brunch and see what kind of waffles we’re offering that day. And once you try them we know you’ll be hooked! Here are a few waffles we have delivered:

  • Southwest Waffle.  A Cornbread waffle with black beans, cherry tomatoes, avocados, diced sweet onion, cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

  • Southwest Chicken Waffle. An Amped up version of the Southwest Waffle. We add grilled chicken, a fried egg, and salsa.

  • Chili Cheese Waffle. It’s a cornbread waffle with vegetarian chili, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

  • Holiday Turkey Waffle. This is a special presenation we offered from Thanksgiving week through the end of December. It’s a cornbread waffle with roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes, dressing, and topped with turkey gravy, a slice of cranberry, and a side of sweet baby gherkins.

  • Chicken and Waffles. This quickly became a fan favorite. We use a gluten free sweet waffle, then top it with three fried chicken tenders, and then smother it with syrup (that has thick bacon crumbles in it).

  • Chocolate Waffle. A sweet waffle made with chocolate batter, topped with crushed chocolate bits, toffee, and drizzled with chocolate and caramel.

  • Cinnanon Apple Waffle.  A fall treat we introduced, this is a sweet waffle more on the dessert side. It’s a sweet gluten free waffle. We top it with baked apples that are baked with brown sugar and cinamon, and topped with caramel sauce and whipped cream.

  • Strawberry Waffle. A simple fresh waffle, it’s a gluten free sweet waffle topped with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

  • Very Berry Waffle. A summertime favorite, it’s a gluten free sweet waffle topped with fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

  • Nanners and Bluebs Waffle. Also a summertime favorite, a gluten free sweet waffle topped with fresh blueberries, fresh sliced bananas, and a dollop of whipped cream.

  • Banana Split Waffle. It’s a dessert waffle, sweet gluten free waffle topped with carmelized banana, walnut crumbles, fresh strawberries, drizzled with chocolate sauce and topped with whipped cream.

  • Double Stack Waffle. Any waffle we offer, with two waffles stacked on top of each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since purchasing the Clinton Inn, we do occasionaly get questions about the restaurant in comparision to what the previous owners did during their 20+ year tenure of owning the restaurant. It’s important to understand that we are a new business with a new vision, and we have and continue to make many changes. Here are answers to a few of the questions we receive. If you have other questions that aren’t covered here, please feel free to fill out our contact form or reach out to us on Facebook.

Is the Sunday Brunch a Buffet?

No. Our Sunday Brunch is NOT a buffet. It will never be a buffet. Our Sunday Brunch is a featured menu of awesome freshly cooked items you won’t find anywhere else.  Lots of different styles of savory waffles, sweet waffles, french toast, eggs benedict, omelets, breakfast burgers, and other tasty treats.

Do you offer Gluten Free Options?

We have gluten-free bread and gluten-free buns that can be requested for any sandwich or burger. We use a gluten-free waffle mix for our sweet waffles, and we can make pancakes with the same batter. We can use gluten-free bread for french toast.  We currently are not able to accommodate any gluten-free fried foods like french fries or chicken due to only having a single fryer.

Do you accept reservations?

We accept reservations for parties of 8 or more. We do not take reservations for smaller parties except for on special occasion dinners such as Valentines Day or Thanksgiving Dinner.

Can you accomodate large parties?

Yes we can accomodate large parties in the restaurant up to 20 people.  If you have more than 20 people we suggest you contact us about our Private Parties and events.

Will you be doing a Thanksgiving Dinner? Will you be doing Easter and other Special Occasion Dinners?

Yes, we did a special presentation for Thanksgiving 2019, and we will continue the tradition. We will serve dinner from a special menu just for Thanksgiving. We plan to do other special occasion dinners for Easter and Mothers Day. Reservations are recommended for this and any other special occasion dinners.