Sara Williams serves up a customer’s order with a smile at Clifton Mill. Bill Lackey/Staff

Legendary Clifton Mill focused on serving ‘comfort food’

Restaurant: Clifton Mill

Location: 75 Water St., Clifton

Website: www.cliftonmill.com

Telephone: (937) 767-5501

Background/overview

Anthony Satariano, Sr. and his wife Patricia bought the Millrace Restaurant in Clifton in 1988 from Texas businessman Larry Davis. The simple, rustic snack-shop at the old mill was known to be a “tax write-off” for the previous owner. The Satariano family respectfully decided the old site deserved renovating to preserve its historic worth.

The giant restoration project began with a covered bridge to secure the route for visitors. The front entrance way of the dilapidating structure wasn’t built to amply invite a multitude of patrons so more space was added to accommodate this era’s clientele in numbers. After refurbishment, the restaurant is now fitting to welcome ninety-five patrons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Anthony Satariano, Jr. is the Clifton Mill president; who maintains the daily processes of the entire grounds. The restaurant’s general manager is Jess Noes, and the kitchen manager is Chef Vincent Summers. The kitchen necessitated many upgrades for the staff to adequately serve the “comfort food” to its guests. The experienced team keeps the place in order for you to take pleasure in “great food with a view” at the legendary Clifton Mill.

The menu

Beverages: Telemetry coffee $1.99; Pepsi products-$2.25; Sioux City bottled drinks-$2.95; domestic beers-$3; Sam Adams-$3.50; wines-$5.50 a glass.

Children’s Menu (12 years and under): Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/potato chips & pickle-$3.99; Chicken Strips (four) w/potato chips & pickle-$4.99; Breakfast Sundae is scrambled eggs on a pancake topped w/crumbled bacon-$5.75.

Breakfast (served all day): Clifton Mill’s Sausage Gravy-$4.25; Homemade Corned Beef Hash-$4.99; Miller’s Mush-$6.79; Cheesy eggs w/raisin toast-$6.99; Chicken & Waffle-$9.99.

“Soup-of-the-Day” (could be): Broccoli & Cheese, Chili, or Ham & Bean is each served with cornbread-$4.89/$7.29.

Salads: Garden salad-$5.50; Savory Spinach Squares is spinach, herb, and bread in egg custard on leaf lettuce w/tomato & hollandaise sauce-$7.99.

Lunch: Sausage Sandwich w/potato chips & pickle-$7.29; Grilled Chicken Breast

Sandwich-$7.69; Angus Beef Burger-$8.99.

Appetizers: Homemade Hush Puppies & Onions-$5.99; Stuffed Potato Skins-$6.99.

Dinner (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.): Clifton Carver is an open-faced roast beef w/salad-$13.49; Bleu Ribbon is pan-seared chicken & apples served on linguini-$14.99; Pub Platter is fried cod fish w/hush puppies, fries, and homemade tarter-$14.99.

Desserts: Homemade pies-$3.99 a slice; Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake-$5.75; Chef Vinny’s Double Chocolate Ganache Cake (feeds two)-$8.75.

Hours

Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.;

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;

Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information

Clifton Mill’s craft beer and wine tasting events are held the fourth Friday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m., and reservations are required!

Clifton Mill restaurant and gift shop will be closed Easter Sunday, April 16.

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