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Worth the Drive: Clintonville

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Dan Meyer


Chow down on Clintonville’s specialties at the diners you don’t want to miss.

Cindy B’s Pub and Grill
Looking for a local favorite with that hometown atmosphere? Cindy B’s is the place to go. Run by Cindy B herself, the Pub and Grill offers classic drinks and dining options with fantastic weekly specials. Cindy B’s is the place to go for authentic Clintonville cuisine and fantastic service.

077-CLT-Blue-BirdSchultz’s Bluebird Cafe
Schultz’s Bluebird Cafe has irresistible options for breakfast and lunch, offering classic breakfast dishes with serious authenticity. Schultz’s is the real deal, a diner surviving through the years while other restaurants can only imitate its charming appeal. Schultz’s offers homemade donuts, buns and pies and is known for its hometown hospitality. Even if you can only spend a few hours in Clintonville, Schultz’s is well worth the visit.

Big Sal and Cheesy’s Pizza
Big Sal and Cheesy’s isn’t your average restaurant. This hidden gem specializes in pizza (with monsters like The Big Cheesy Supreme), but it offers many other dishes that are just as good. From burgers to breakfast staples to wings and appetizers, Big Sal and Cheesy’s Pizza will make you feel right at home.

The Living Room Coffeeshop
The Living Room is your classic coffeeshop, replete with caffeine and comfy couches. The family-owned 077-CLT-Living-Roomshop began as little more than a dream 10 years ago, but has since become one of the most beloved shops in the area. The Living Room also offers unique gifts perfect for summer visitors.

Looking for a challenge? Head on over to The Bear’s Den, a sports bar with serious burgers. The most ambitious visitors will want to test their eating abilities with The Towering Kodiak burger, a sandwich with two half-pound patties, three third-pound patties and two brat patties along with bacon, cheese, mushrooms and onions. The burger is topped off with bacon-stuffed cheese blocks, pushing the weight of the sandwich over the three-pound mark. The Towering Kodiak is not for the faint of heart, literally or figuratively.

077-CLT-Arty'sCocktails, Clintonville Style: Arty’s Legendary Cocktails
Pay homage to Clintonville wherever you may be with Arty’s Legendary Cocktails, a brand of “twist and pour” ready-made cocktails based in Clintonville. The company was founded in 2012, although the work for its premiere recipe, the Old Fashioned, began years before. The line of drinks features classic cocktails like the Moscow Mule and Bloody Mary without any of the tedious mixing, measuring or muddling that goes along with making them. Arty’s Legendary Cocktails are available at retail outlets throughout the Fox Cities, so give them a taste before you head out to the land from which they came.

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4 Responses to Worth the Drive: Clintonville

Pat Dougherty
July 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Clintonville has great options. The Bluebird will sometimes offer you a sample of fresh baked cookies. That is a wonderful treat. The Living Room is a great place to meet people for wonderful coffee and lively discussions. Rosie’s is also in the Living Room if you are looking for a special vintage gift. Lots of interesting little stores on Main Street and a Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3 to 7.

Sandy Hager
July 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

There is an excellent restaurant across the street from The Bluebird, it is called “Who’s On Main?” You won’t be disappointed. Check it out.


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