Waffle House

2255 N Charles G Seivers Blvd
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Stopped by for a quick bite on travels from Florida to Michigan. The restaurant was clean. Service was fast, and our waitress, Gina, was excellent! The food was very tasty too - a great place!
Have to agree with Cheryl. Well done WH. Granted we live just 2 miles down the road for most of the year but we still feel we're unbiased and able to write a fair and balanced review: WH is great! At least this location is. They are fast accurate and make the best Texas Cheesesteak around. They don't skimp on their waffles like some locations and they keep that coffee cup filled.

(865) 457-9985

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Hoskins Drug Stores

111 N Main St
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Went there for a Friday lunch, wasn't crowded and there is a parking lot around the corner. Something like Jefferson's in Oak Ridge but that feels more like a restaurant with an attached gift shop a la Cracker Barrel. Hoskins is an even older feel lunch counter in an active drugstore like a Norman Rockwell painting, complete with authentic brick wall tiny bathroom. Soup and grilled cheese was nothing special, Philly steak sandwich and rings were pretty good though not very large, though I did exit feeling satisfied. Also had a shake which is a plus. I would say if you had a hankering to go to Mc D's or Hardees and weren't going to eat in the car you should go here instead.
I grew up in Clinton and have always enjoyed going to Hoskins. I still go once every few weeks. The staff is wonderful, the food is great, and you'll be in a historic part of Clinton.
An old-time soda fountain and lunch counter, inside a still-operating pharmacy. Excellent burgers. It is worth a side trip just to see it.

(865) 457-4340

Drugstores, Diners

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El Tepame

506 Clinch Ave
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Great place to eat, and reasonably priced. Everything I've had there so far has been excellent. Clean and good service. Food is always prepared quickly and served hot and fresh. This has become my favorite Mexican restaurant in town and there's several very good ones to choose from.
Fast service, hot food!! I wasn't crazy about the enchilada the burrito was good, my husband liked them all!!
Have heard great things about this restaurant. Came to try it out with our family and were not impressed. Service was terrible and rude. Unfriendly and not once asked if we needed refills or asked how our food was. We will not be coming back.

(865) 457-2227

Mexican

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Harrison’s Grill & Bar

110 Hillvale Rd
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
This place was very convenient as it was close to our hotel. The service was pretty good, and the food was not bad. I had a 6 ounce sirloin which was tasty enough. My wife had a Jamaican jerk chicken entrée that was just so-so. The real draw to this place is that it is the only place in this county that serves liquor. The fried pickles were better than most places. Prices were pretty good. We paid six dollars for a cocktail, and $3.50 for good draft beer.
Great overall experience. Ordered the fried pickles as app and our group couldn't get enough. Crunchy batter and fresh pickles along with tasty dipping sauce. Ordered the black and blue burger. Tasty , juicy and plenty of blue cheese and bacon. Then had warm apple pie with ice cream. Ice cream was still very frozen, needed a knife to cut through it but apple pie was delicious. Service was also very good. Friendly and helpful. Highly recommend Harrison's for anyone traveling thru Kentucky like we were!!
If your over 50....this is the place for you... the patio would be great like it used to be years ago when they had karaoke...

(865) 463-6368

American (Traditional)

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Gondolier Restaurant

116 Tanner Pl
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Amazing food and service. I've been here three times - the Greek salad - the home made pizza - both UNBELIEVABLE!! Today I came in late for lunch - Cyndi was about to eat lunch but she immediately set her meal aside and helped me - joyfully and checked on me a few times too. Awesome Job Cyndi- Thank you. Best meal to date: the Gondolier Salad!!!
I found Gondolier to be a great restaurant. It's clean and new looking with a Greco-Roman decor that offers a formal appeal to a casual restaurant. They offer complementary bread sticks that are soft, warm, and ever-so slightly seasoned; they were quite good. I ordered the large house special (supreme) pizza that was 14 inches an big enough to feed a family of 4. The pizza was average not spectacular, but not bad either. The worst thing I could say about the food was that the pizza oven might be cooking at the wrong temperature as the crust wasn't cooked to perfection. The ingredients were ultra fresh though; it was probably the best tasting sausage I've had on a pizza yet. Oh, and the offer domestic draft beer by the pitcher. They also have a very extensive menu in addition to your classic Italian cuisine. Well done Gondolier! Keep up the good work.
In town for the weekend and tried this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. It was on a Friday at about 5 pm. We were seated quickly. We desided to eat out on the patio area. Our server was polite and knowledgeable. We had a large pizza and it was pretty good. Better than eat at one of those national chain pizza joints. If I ever have to stay in the area again I will definitely go back.

(865) 269-4767

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Golden Girls Restaurant

2211 N Charles G Sevrs Blvd
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Nice family type restaurant. We had a BLT, a hot ham and cheese, and a roast beef and gravy. We all cleaned our plates. The bill was about $20. Great staff, sure is better than a chain restaurant.
Cute place, really really nice staff. Pork tenderloin was hot and ok. I am pretty sure the potatoes are from a box and taste like fake butter. Fried Okra tasted like they just made it. Bananna pudding was so so. The peanut butter pie was really really good but small. I love their salads and ranch dressing. In fact, I am craving one of their salads right now. The reason I only gave it 3 star is they use fake potatoes. The people who work at Golden Girls are so nice and seem sincerely happy to help you. It is because of the people that I will go back and keep trying different things till hopefully I find something there I like.
Friendly staff, small little hole in the wall restaurant. The meals are good portion, a little bland. Decent prices. Pies are amazing!!

(865) 457-3302

American (Traditional)

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China Inn

Centre Plaza Shoppin
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Fairly good. Had the general tsos chicken with white rice. Nice & fresh. I watched them prepare the food. I ordered at the counter & took less then 10 minutes. Will definitely go back & try the buffet!
Make sure you get there when the food is fresh. Not the biggest buffet, but if your "jonesing" for Chinese buffet it will give you your fix. Price is good.
It's about average for the area in buffets. Not great but ok and its pretty low cost. The beef with broccoli is good and I like the new pepper chicken.

(865) 457-5301

Chinese

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Riverview Grill Seafood and BBQ

1625 Oak Ridge Hwy
Clinton, 37716
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This place is not an amazing location nor an epicenter of ambiance. But the ribs were great and the rib eye was large. The green beans were okay but the mashed potatoes were buttery and real. Server seemed a bit frazzled but got the job done. A wide menu with fair prices and large portions. Well worth the stop!
5years ago under old management, the food was incredible. Now, the pulled pork is very greasy and has a heavy dirty almost bitter taste. (I tried once a month for a few months and it didn't improve) Edit 5/5/2015 - takeout pulled pork was inedible last time; management said they'd replace, but that doesn't do any good once I'm already home
After driving past this place between Oak Ridge and Clinton on numerous occasions, we finally stopped in for a mid-afternoon lunch the other day. We found good food, served in ample portions, and downhome service, with a nice view over the river. I particularly mention the service because of the bubbly middle-aged waitress, who took a particular interest in the baby in our party, but chatted like an old friend with everyone at the table. My pulled-pork barbecue sandwich was great, and the sides of hushpuppies and onion rings got good reviews from those of us who ordered them. I was a bit surprised by the large variability in menu prices, which range from very reasonable to a bit pricey.

(865) 463-8550

Barbeque, Seafood

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Harrison’s Restaurants

110 Hillvale Rd
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Best place in town. We're from the Chicago area. If i have ever seen a more desolate place on the planet I don't know where it is. This is the only place we could find, after a few days of searching, that had good cocktails, good service and the food was quite good. I'm only in Clinton because I must be for another conference a few miles away, so I don't think I'll be back.
Great local place. Tops are the salads, meatloaf, pot roast or grilled chicken. Skip the salmon
On the road, very good bar good and cold beer. Hotels across the road.

(865) 463-6368

American (Traditional)

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Hardee’s

210 Clinch Ave
Clinton, 37716
Reviews:
Service was fast. Food was good. Forgot to give me my receipt and had to wave my hands and honk to get their attention. Still better than the one up by the big highway.

(865) 457-8502

Breakfast & Brunch, Burgers, Fast Food

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