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The Clipper Inn is a seasonal restaurant usually open from early April until late October. Off season usually Wednesday through Sunday, Summer Tuesday through Sunday. This well established restaurant features specials typical to United States as well as Europe and Asia. The Chef-Owner has traveled extensively for food and wine ideas.
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in a cute store on Main Street and asked about good restaurants in the area. There were 3 other shoppers and the clerk and their first response was The Clipper Inn. 4 people can't be wrong, so we tried it and it is...all they said. Delicious seafood, pastas, great cocktails Would definitely go back...More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

We were recommended to try this place for our anniversary dinner by the Harbor Hotel concierge. It was fantastic. Great salad fantastic entree and delicious desert. Total bill was less than expected.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

I would highly recommend this place!!!! It’s a little expensive but well worth it!!! Very good food and the service was awesome out on the patio!!!! I can’t wait to go back next year to the Clipper!!!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

We had a wonderful evening after our boat tour. We went to this restaurant and it was amazing. A very friendly atmosphere and delicious dinners. Our server Nicole was accompanied by another server named Samantha. This woman is amazing. She makes you feel so welcome...and knows how to serve. It's all about her guests in her book. She wants you to enjoy your drinks and meal and serves as if this was a five star restaurant. Ask for Sam or Samantha. You will be glad you did. The prime rib dinner was on the special menu and we also had veal parm when we came back the next day.. The food and service was so good we decided not to try any other place.iMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021

This place blows everyone out of the water! The service was stellar, the food was amazing and next year when we come back it’ll be the first place we stop! This is our new go to place

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021

Took my wife there for her birthday. Made sure to tell them it was a special occasion and requested that something be brought to her (and offered to pay for it). When we checked in they couldn't find out reservation and then told us "we...will have to see if we can find you something". We then pointed our our name on their list (the first one). The hostess never apologized and seemed to imply that we had pronounced our own name wrong. Sat for 40 minutes before anyone came to our table. Two hours in and we still dibnt have out food. The owner came out to talk to guests and went to every table but ours (RUDE). Waitress never came back to take a drink order and food came out wrong. I ordered a fish fillet that came out pulverized. Just a pile of broken fission the plate. When it came time for desert (2.5 hours later) nothing!!!! They never acknowledged my wife's birthday at any time. No apologies for the poor service and staff spent most of their time doting on one group to detriment of everyone else in the room. First time in my life I left a $0 tip. There are a lot better places to eat in the 1000 islands that are a lot less snobby and less expensive. May have been good at one time, but that time has passed. AVOID!!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
ClipperInn, Owner at Clipper Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2021

Todd, this dinner experience was clearly a nightmare. I'm so sorry about the totally unacceptable time it took for your dinner. I also want to apologize for the lack of a birthday dessert for your wife. Our goal is to get things right and this...More

Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

Absolutely amazing restaurant! Staff was Super friendly. The menu has some of the absolute greats on it with some great specials as well. The decor is so inviting and relaxing inside. Probably one of the best restaurants in New York State highly recommend it to...anyone in the areaMore

Date of visit: June 2021
ClipperInn, Owner at Clipper Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words. Next time you come you'll have to check out our new outdoor covered dining area. We have put together, what we think, is a great staff which is the core of any restaurant. We are constantly striving...More

Reviewed 31 May 2021

The restaurant was packed (saturday night)., but the servers were great. The food is nothing to write home about and there is no view.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 31 May 2021

The Hostest lead us to our table and at 1st it seemed ok. The waitress did come right over with menus and asked about drinks. We both had a glass of wine (cab) that was not the best, not smooth and was very peppery. Then...the fun started. Our table was right on a 1/2 wall with latice and next to the waitstaff station. They set up 3 a frame tray racks and would bring the food for other tables and set it there to service. It was literaly 6" from us and then would clear the tables using the same set up (banging and clanging of dishes 6" from us. As we looked at the menu the waitress did come over and ask if we where ready to order and the 1st time we were not. 2nd time by I did order an appitizer and had not yet decided on dinner, 3rd time by she stated last chance to order which I was not sure if she was just trying to be funny but did not sit well with us as they were not closing, it was 7pm, although we were ready to order so we did, 2 seafood plater dishes. After a while the appitizer finally came and it was potato skins that were like a slice off a potato with bacon bits and cheese, not hollowed out skins with just a little potato as traditional skins are and they were not crispy at all. Like someoone microwaived a potato in a hurry. Then the salad came which was not bad, it was decent. The main corse came and the mashed potatoes where not only cold but where old and warmed in the micro. The broiled seafood had no flavor, butter had no flavor other than to much lemon juice in it. My wife asked to try my butter as she had thought perhaps her taste were off and it was the same. She did not even use the lemon wedge on her plate, butter was very bitter due to far to much lemon in it. As to say she did not eat everything due to that. Also we had 1 small to med size crab leg that we had no way to open . Most restarants give you tools to open them but we did manage to brake them open by hand as the seafood juices ran down my arms and splattered all over. The place was very noisey, choatic , not worth the $150More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 May 2021

Got a last minute reservation and sooo glad we did!! Everything from start to finished was A+!! Diane was our server and she was awesome!! Nice atmosphere, great service, great food!! We highly recommend!! Best meal during our 3 nite stay!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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1 January 2017|
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Response from ClipperInn | Property representative |
We would love to email you our group menu. Please go to our website, there is a link on our trip advisor page, and use the contact tab to send us your contact information. Thank you for thinking of The Clipper Michael... More
27 July 2016|
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I don't think so
9 July 2015|
Response from ClipperInn | Property representative |
Yes we have lots of gluten free options at The Clipper. We make all of our sauces with either cornstarch or rice flour. Our menu in notated with all gluten free and items that can be modified to be gluten free. Our... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clipper Inn

Yes, Clipper Inn offers takeaway services.

Clipper Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5