Where to Eat in Clayton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Clayton is a town in Jefferson County, New York, USA. The population was 5,153 at the 2010 census. The town is named after John M. Clayton, a federal political leader from Delaware.
Things to do in Clayton

1. Clipper Inn

126 State St, Clayton, NY 13624-1314 Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 38 +1 315-686-3842
Excellent
69%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Clipper Inn

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.

Reviewed By gijoejr53 - Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Great food and service. Everyone had a different meal and all of it was served at the same time and hot. My ribeye was awesome. Others had duck, scrod, Thai chicken, and dessert to follow, and all agreed - we could not have asked for better food or service. Our waitress was a delight and made the evening a wonderful last night out.

2. The Scoop

423 Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY 13624-1050 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 315-686-3676
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

The Scoop

The Scoop is a fun, cozy eatery in Clayton, NY. We have something for everyone! Get yourself a treat at The Scoop!

Reviewed By Fire6257 - Syracuse, New York

What can you say, it's Ice Cream ... Good anytime or day. Service good, prices decent, and in a easy spots to get in and out of with plenty of parking and flavors.

3. Lyric Coffee House

246 James St, Clayton, NY 13624-1040 Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 315-686-4700
Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

Lyric Coffee House

Reviewed By laurahollenbeck - Binghamton, New York

The place is beautiful, many desserts. We had the best mocha Latte ever. Then we both picked our own quesadillas. All were great. We were too full for desserts. Waitress were wonderful. Also near river rat cheese Co. One of my favorite places for cheese and chocolates.

4. Koffee Kove Restaurant

220 James St, Clayton, NY 13624-1010 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 18 +1 315-686-2472
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 436 reviews

Koffee Kove Restaurant

Fast and friendly service in "old River" atmosphere.

Reviewed By Fred B - Albany, New York

We ate breakfast here. The servings were decent, the food was good, and the prices weren't too bad. For a coffee place I wasn't impressed with the coffee. Kind of bitter. Service was good as well.I hope we can make your next visit even better

5. The Castle

750 James St, Clayton, NY 13624-1414 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 315-686-2753
Excellent
42%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Castle

Reviewed By SuperVisor1000 - Clayton, New York

Can't beat this for the food, the price, the friendliness and the service. Every order does the way it's asked for. Great doughnuts! Open at 6. Try the breakfast burritos. NYS trooper recommended. Try their custard and lunches as well. Don't miss this one.

6. Wood Boat Brewery

625 Mary St, Clayton, NY 13624-1156 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 315-686-3233
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Wood Boat Brewery

Reviewed By nramsier - girard, pa

We had lunch here after visiting the antique boat museum. We were greeted promptly. Ordered the wood fired pizza which was amazing.

7. Bella's

602 Riverside Dr, Clayton, New York, Clayton, NY 13624-1043 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 315-686-2341
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 651 reviews

Bella's

Reviewed By DoubleBBB - KINGSTON

We have been at Bella's before for dinners and have always enjoyed them. We stopped by this month however were too early, we didn't realize dinner service does not start until 5 pm. After some discussion among the staff who were clearly busy with other things, we were offered the lunch menu and seated on the porch. We like the porch overlooking the water very much however we felt in the way while they evaluated whether to put the heaters on, where to position them, which tables were reserved for dinner etc. Not the usual warmth we had come to expect at Bella's (we wish they had just suggested to come back in 40 minutes, rather than make us feel awkward). Our waitress was pleasant and we ordered fish tacos (soggy), the half-sandwich & soup of the day (tuna melt, nice, and lobster bisque, delicious). Our food came very quickly. Then we ordered dessert. The waitress got side tracked with some dinner prep tasks however dessert did finally come. Being a bakery, and with our previous awesome desserts here, we were disappointed in the pie a la mode. The pie was served crammed in a jar and was ice cold, the fruit was very firm (we had been imaging warm pie with a scoop of ice cream slowly melting on top). The ice cream had that taste that it had been in the freezer too long, or near something else. We didn't finish it. We will definitely go back though for dinner as that has always been excellent. We will just be sure not too arrive before 5 pm again. (lunch prices are certainly reasonable though)

8. Coyote Moon on the River

524 Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY 13624-1027 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, Wine Bar, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 315-686-4030
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Coyote Moon on the River

Located in the heart of Clayton on Riverside Drive, is our Coyote Moon Wine & Dine. Stop inside to sample wine, grab a bite to eat, shop, or listen to local musicians. Enjoy our award-winning wines! Hang out at the bar and sample 6 wines for $4 (take home a souviner glass for just $1 extra) or sit down and relax with a glass (or bottle!) of wine. We also offer wine slushies, wine cocktails, and New York State craft beers! In our Coyote Moon Wine & Dine, we offer more than just wine! In addition to a complete selection of our award-winning wines, visitors can shop for a variety of wine accessories and Coyote Moon apparel. Also available are prints of Mary Randazzo's artwork, Clayton Distillery and Dark Island Spirits Liquors, and Finen Maple Products. Throughout the year, local musicians flock to Coyote Moon to perform on the intimate Wine & Dine stage. Stop on by any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening to enjoy outstanding performances!

Reviewed By nyfamily1234 - Syracuse, New York

This was a great find in this small town. We were able to enjoy wine tasting and the friendly service. The atmosphere and views were very relaxing. The wine choices were explained in full and were varied. We bought a few bottles to enjoy at home.

9. ChannelSide Restaurant

506 Riverside Dr, Clayton, NY 13624-1027 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 315-686-2940
Excellent
43%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 212 reviews

ChannelSide Restaurant

Reviewed By MiMinPap - Falmouth, Massachusetts

We each ordered a rib eye for dinner, I believe that they were $39 each. Dinner came with your choice of potato and a small salad and veggie. Steak was so fatty, very disappointing. Flavor was good but to much fat..Staff was nice and we had a river view.

10. Tricia's Rondette

40685 New York 12, Clayton, NY 13624-2159 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 315-686-4760
Excellent
56%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Tricia's Rondette

Reviewed By Sherrill999 - Valatie, New York

We were not having good luck with restaurants in the Clayton NY area when we decided to stop at Tricia's for breakfast. The food was great. Homemade bread toast was a nice touch. The coffee was good. Julie, our waitress was fantastic. She was very helpful. She was very upbeat with all her customers which was a nice way to start our day. We plan to go back for breakfast tomorrow.

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