Restaurant Review: Clipper Inn

I’ve driven by the Clipper Inn of Clayton, NY dozens of times; however, I was never in the area when the restaurant was open. I finally worked it in as part of a Mother’s Day outing with my daughter. We found our food to be delicious and the whole dining experience most enjoyable.


Upon Arrival

I’m glad I made reservations, as suggested on their web page. It was prom night in Clayton, and the main dining room was full. We had a table reserved in the lounge area, and that suited us perfectly.

I was pleasantly surprised that one of our favorite wines, Freakshow, was on their wine list. The wine was reasonably priced and delightfully smooth. Within five minutes, we were seated with a glass of wine in hand and viewing the menu.

Our waitresses, Maureen and Paige, were very knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous.


The Menu

The menu was vast, and included choices from seafood to lamb, and everything in between.

I ordered the Delmonico steak with Alaskan king crab. My daughter had Davy’s Locker, consisting of Alaskan king crab, shrimp, scallops and cod.

Our meals came with a huge garden salad that looked so delicious I quickly devoured it, forgetting to get a photo. It contained mixed greens, Greek olives, Mandarin oranges, onion, pepperoni, red cabbage and carrots.

We chose baked potatoes and a roasted vegetable medley for our sides.

Everything was perfectly prepared.



Just Desserts

I was pleased to see there were gluten-free options on the dessert menu.

I ordered the creme brûlée. It was quickly served and absolutely delicious! The presentation was impressive. It arrived in the traditional ramekin atop a fancy doily and clear glass plate.

It was encircled by fresh fruit, which really turned it into two desserts!


The portion sizes were generous and we both left with doggie bags. It was a great dining experience. Sharing this dinner with my daughter for our Mother’s Day weekend soirée in Clayton, NY is a memory I will always treasure.

Enjoying a glass of Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon

You can find more information on the Clipper Inn, including their restaurant, lounge and motel by clicking on their logo below:


That doggie bag hit the spot. Now time for my nap.

Thank you for reading! – Barb, the River Blogger (Btrb)

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