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Clarkston Cafe

18 South Main Street
Clarkston, MI 48346

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(248) 625-5660


  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Monday: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thursday: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Friday: 4:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 4:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Cuisine: American Restaurants, Cafes


4.4 of 5.0 from 53 reviews

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  • ChefMozI grew up in Clarkston and the Clarkston Cafe was "the place" for fine dining. It lost its luster a long, long, time ago. But with the remodeling and the exquisite cutting-edge twist on classic fine French cuisine, it's back. Incredible food... I have to warn you though that it is so good that once you eat here you won't be happy with other area restaurants. Truly on a par with NYC and Chicago dining.

    by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozNo longer the tired institution of yesteryear. Clarkston now has yet another fine dining establishment that will rekindle and excite the foodie in all of us. The menu is fresh with creative offerings that allow you to first feast with the eyes and confirm all expectations the first moment it passes across your palate.Our party of 5 first sampled the tuna tartare with wasabe ice served with won ton chips. The tuna, cubed, very tender with a delicate application of sesame oil. Placed on a won ton chip and topped with a bit of wasabi sorbet delivered the perfect contrast of heat and temperature. Very creative. All of our party ordered a variety of entrιes ranging from succulent seafood to tender steaks bursting with well aged flavor. All were served perfectly finished and beautifully presented. The wait staff knew the menu from memory and deliciously described their offerings.Now I will tell you, and my friends will attest, that I can turn down the best of deserts. I was smitten into having the chocolate mousse. served in 2 chocolate shot glasses, supporting a slivered bridge of chocolate that held three clear delicate cubes of gelatin.Wine pairings recommended by our waitress were good recommendations without pretension and well within our price point. what started out as a simple dinner out with friends ended as a 5 hour delightful culinary tour that left me tormented to return within 3 days to sample their hamburger that is prepared with lobster and served with a lobster infused butter that will take your mind directly to the north east coast.My travels around the country have afforded me the opportunity to experience many of North Americas finest restaurants and I am delighted to find the Clarkston Cafe on par with the best I have tasted.

    by ChefMoz.org

  • ChefMozFilet - perfectly preparedHouse salad - heavy garlic, but goodGreen Beans - FantasticGarlic Mashed potatoes - FantasticSaffron Ice Desert - interesting, a little blandService - Extremely pleasant and skilledPrice - High/a la carte

    by ChefMoz.org

  •  If you don't know what to get because you don't want to narrow it down to just one thing and maybe regret not ordering the other thing you wanted to try then order the woodshop 101 πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    33333 by Nicholas P.

  •  Best pizza ever!!

    55555 by Miranda S.

  •  They have great BBQ!

    55555 by Kim E.

  •  Like tangy and spicy? Make some Killer Ketchup. Mix 1/3 of their Hell Michigan BBQ sauce with 2/3 of their Bama sauce. Perfect sauce compliment to their meat.

    55555 by David M.

  •  The smoked ribeye was awesome!

    55555 by Gregg N.

  •  Amazing atmosphere. Skee ball, foosball and good staff.

    55555 by Kerri C.

  •  At least they're apologetic!

    22222 by Jared M.

  •  Great food. Mac n cheese is amazing. Also the ribs are awesome

    55555 by Jay G.

  •  Food was awesome. Emily was the server, was great as well.

    55555 by Otis W.

  •  Not an in a rush place, sit outside, calm down, start with the wings, split a salad. Order the porker, pulled pork, or brisket, roasted veg, Mac and cheese side, and pudding for dessert

    55555 by Carlos S.

  •  Upstairs is a great reason to wait! Fried pickles, pulled pork, and butterscotch pudding!! YUM!!

    55555 by Jessica F.

  •  Try the fried pickles.

    55555 by Lindsay A.

  •  They have great Belvedere here.

    55555 by Jon T.

  •  Try their macroni and cheese...and homemade ice cream.

    55555 by Yolanda W.

  •  Pig on pig on pig is where it's at

    55555 by Kevin M.

  •  Holy Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato Mash!! Totally worth the 1 hour wait!! We will definitely be back.

    55555 by Sal

  •  Don't leave without sampling the Sweet Potato Mash

    55555 by Roxy H.

  •  Fifty wings and two growlers for $50!

    55555 by Julia P.

  •  Awesome food! Worth the drive out to the middle of nowhere!

    55555 by Erik N.

  •  Best Mac n cheese ever

    55555 by Danielle M.

  •  Bloody Hell, it's not your usual bloody Mary.

    55555 by Don D.

  •  Bland food, will never return. Very, very disappointed.

    11111 by Bill

  •  Went here for the first time last week, and I must say it was a lot of fun and they have amazing food! Their woodfire pizzas are amazing, and I highly enjoyed their hard cider jks solstice!! :)

    55555 by Christina G.

  •  Grilled chicken club is delish!!!

    55555 by Lynn

  •  There's a cool IPhone for diners drive-ins and dives. Has this place and everyone else Guys beenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fan-app-for-diners-drive-ins/id593294244?mt=8

    55555 by Matt Q.

  •  3 Hour Wait!

    22222 by Andrew L.

  •  Delicious! Get the steak ο˜ƒ

    55555 by nick g.

  •  I am hammered

    33333 by Bret L.

  •  Gotta try the fried pickles. So yummy!

    55555 by Kristen P.

  •  Suggested: The Woodshop

    22222 by Devon

  •  The porker was so big I didn't think I would be able to finish it but it was so good that I couldn't stop.

    55555 by Alan M.

  •  Get the fried pickles!

    33333 by Randy

  •  The food is AMAZING!!! We were a party of 14 and the staff were accommodating and friendly.

    55555 by Valerie M.

  •  Next season I'm going to fill my pool with their butterscotch pudding, and swim in it ALL SUMMER LONG!!!

    55555 by Laura L.

  •  Stay away from rob

    22222 by Adam D.

  •  Avoid the weekend hassles and order a pizza or slab to go. Very fast and little wait! Enjoy a glass of Bad Ass while you wait upstairs in the lounge or at the bars.

    55555 by Bill N.

  •  Great American fare. Mac & Cheese is a must. Maple Bourbon Ice Cream is big enough for 2 or 4 to share. They don't take reservations so be prepared for a 30-45m wait in peak times. It's worth it.

    55555 by Tyler L.

  •  The Baby Back's are not to be missed. Neither is the Brisket. SERIOUSLY!!! Best BBQ in my life!!!

    55555 by Tricia N.

  •  Ask for the Hell, Michigan sauce it's really good!!

    33333 by Chandler C.

  •  Delirium Tremens, have one.

    55555 by Micheal H.

  •  If you like spicy, ask your server for the Hell sauce. It's not on your table.

    55555 by Rajeev K.

  •  Try the Bourbon Ice Cream - So sinful! Bourbon ice cream with bourbon sauce and Spanish peanuts! Must try! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Deborah C.

  •  Best Mac 'n Cheese on earth. But be prepared for a long wait to get a table.

    55555 by Terri L.

  •  Wtf is all this hype about the Mac n cheese? It's mediocre at best. Go to Clubhouse BFD. Now that is some proper Mac n cheese.

    33333 by Andrew M.

  •  The stools at the bar don't have backs on them. The lounge chairs are tight though.

    33333 by Scott M.

  •  Wait times can be extreme, its best to call ahead to check wait times before coming.

    55555 by Greg S.

  •  This place is sooo awesome! Im sure it'll be swarming soon when people start to discover it.

    55555 by Sara J.

  •  Mix Tenn and Hell sauce - amazing!!! Best BBQ north of Memphis.

    55555 by Sherry

  •  The BEST mac and cheese you'll ever have. Make sure to get it with ham!

    55555 by Maddy M.

  •  Watch for random Bob sightings. And notice how he doesn't drink that nasty Badass Beer

    33333 by Guido

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