To successfully make pizza, one must toss the proper ingredients into a concrete mixer, wait for the mixture to harden, and then drop in a few sticks of dynamite to blast slices from the drum walls. Today’s deal leaves delicate pie creation to the professionals: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza, steak, chicken, and seafood at the historic Clifford Lake Inn, located on Clifford Lake in Stanton.
Since the bygone age of horse-drawn buggies and telegrams mailed aboard horse-drawn buggies, the hotel on Clifford Lake has been housing wayward travelers and feeding escapees from the hubbub of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. The building has survived the Great Depression, was reconstructed after a major fire in the 1940s, then was given a stone-floor, wood-fired oven in which new owners Larry and Connie McKeown have perfected many a pizza. Artisan pies ($8.95-$15.95) include the Americana topped with Italian rope sausage, pepperoni, shaved ham, and vegetables, and the Maui, a disk overflowing with shaved ham, apple-wood-smoked bacon, and pineapple. Clifford Lake Inn also serves classic American dishes with inventive, gourmet twists; let the flavors of pan seared walleye (served with apple smoked bacon, wild mushroom hash, fried potatoes, and asparagus, $13.50) come to life on your tongue.
561 Clifford Lake Dr.
Stanton, Michigan 48888Get Directions