Clarion Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Clarion

April 14, 2018 Karren Gelb

Clarion is a borough in and the county seat of Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located 77 miles (124 km) north-northeast of Pittsburgh and is part of the Pittsburgh DMA. Clarion was settled in 1839 and incorporated in 1841. In the past, the surrounding area produced natural gas, oil, lumber and coal. The population was 2,004 in 1900, 2,864 in 1910, and 5,276 at the 2010 census. It is home to the annual Autumn Leaf Festival and Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The county courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

1. Clarion River Brewing Company

600 Main St # 604, Clarion, PA 16214-1108 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 39 +1 814-226-6963
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Clarion River Brewing Company

A microbrewery and restaurant nestled in the heart of historic Clarion County, Pennsylvania. A place that takes you back to a simpler time. A place where delicious food, handcrafted beer, and history reside.

Reviewed By TJSullivan - Denver, Colorado

Was through town on business. Great location, nice vibe. The staff was really terrific. The food was decent enough, but seems like more of a place where the food is secondary to having beers with friends and enjoying a nice, casual evening. In a more competitive restaurant environment, they'd need to invest more in the food, but here, it fits and works great. Lots of local people celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. Seems to cater to a more educated crowd. The owner came up to tables to welcome folks, and he was extremely friendly. Decor is warm and welcoming. A very good experience at a good price point. Recommended.

2. Sweet Basil

21108 Paint Blvd, Shippenville, PA 16254-4024 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 814-226-7013
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Sweet Basil

Reviewed By TR26 - Dayton, Ohio, United States

Haven't sampled any other restaurants in the area, but i'm confident that Sweet Bssil is the best dining option.

This is a pretty standard pizza-Italian eatery. The physical facility is kind of like many standard pizza chains. It's convenient to the interstate, but what's telling is that the locals seem to love it--there will be conversation among neighbors at adjacent tables. The people of this area seem to be good people, this restaurant reflects it.

I had a good Pinot Grigio and the eggplant parm. It came with a small salad, and this showed how much they care--many places deliver a salad bowl of lettuce with one grape tomato and a single slice of cucumber, this salad was loaded with cheese, black olives, cuke, tomato, onion, lettuce. The balsamic Italian house dressing was fine. The eggplant parm was superb, well breaded with just the right balance of savory tomato and cheese. My wife had a pasta with chicken-garlic sauce and she reported it was all good.

This is a great option fo dine if you're in the area, or for any meal if you're passing through.

3. Starbucks

840 Wood St, Clarion, PA 16214-1240 +1 814-393-1839
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By KLK1306 - Westlake, Ohio

This was near the college campus and it was closed. Not sure why...we were very disappointed as I always enjoy a good cup of coffee from Starbucks in the morning. We had stayed at a hotel and the hotel coffee was horrible.

I would recommend you call before you go there.

4. County Seat Restaurant

531 Main St, Ste B, Clarion, PA 16214-1181 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 814-226-6332
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

County Seat Restaurant

Reviewed By tomsriver1960 - Rye Brook, New York

We were passing by en route home when we decided it was time for lunch. We looked on line from the car and found County Seat. They're easy to find--right on Main Street. They serve only breakfast and lunch and it seemed as if everyone there knew everyone else. Food was terrific, great prices and very large portions. I had the 1/2 salad and 1/2 breadstick. The latter wasn't like breadsticks we've had--this was more like a monkey bread and it's made there. It was warm and beyond wonderful. My husband had a full salad and a full breakstrick, took half of each home and loved them the next day. He decided the desserts sounded great ($2.95 a real steal), so he ordered the chocolate sundae cake which was so good I wish we lived closer. I'd be there all the time. Well worth a detour off I-80!!

5. Pizza Pub

1306 E Main St, Clarion, PA 16214-1214 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Pizza, Italian, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 814-226-8721
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Pizza Pub

Reviewed By markscott1978 - canton, ohio

Cozy stop for pizza and wings. They have three draft beer selections and several more bottled drinks. Pizza was great. Wings were above average. We ordered a Taco Pizza, White Pizza and The Works. Wings are baked, not fried but very tasty and you get a very nice portion. You can order pizza by the slice. Even specialized pizza is available in a mini order. Wait staff is super friendly and attentive.

6. Michelle's Cafe

611 Main St, Suite 1, Clarion, PA 16214-1177 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 814-227-2688
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Michelle's Cafe

Reviewed By gypsyurchin - Franklin, Pennsylvania

Nice fresh items, smoked Turkey, ham, chicken salad(great) with choice of nice multigrain bread, bagels (many flavors) or croissant (yum). Sandwiches also offer choice of several cheeses, lettuce and tomato etc. Good brewed green iced tea and the triple berry pie was A++ for good homemade filling( without consisting of corn starch) and a tasty flaky crust. Wish I could make one as good.

7. Applebee's

22296 Route 68, Clarion, PA 16214-4004 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 814-226-7590
Excellent
32%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Applebee's

Reviewed By Tedko - Hartford, Connecticut

The usual Applebees with especially gracious service. The waitress and the manager made sure everything was prepared correctly.

8. Daddy's Main St.

513 Main St, Clarion, PA 16214-1105 Takeout, Seating American Lunch, Dinner +1 814-223-4687
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Daddy's Main St.

Reviewed By colleens109 - Clarion, Pennsylvania

My husband especially liked Daddy's. It was a great place to stop for a unique sandwich and fries. Our last visit however was surprising. The place was dirty, both eating area and kitchen. You cant even see through the glass of the coffee carafe. The food was not as good, the fries tasted like the oil needed changed. What bothered me most however was the employees talking loudly about going out drinking and using foul language. Not what I want to hear when I am out for an evening after a long work week.

9. Sakura Buffet

79 Kane Dr, Clarion, PA 16214-4043 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Japanese, American, Sushi, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 814-223-4050
Excellent
55%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Sakura Buffet

Reviewed By stpracer - Grove City, Pennsylvania

Couldn't believe that a Chinese restaurant this good and this nice was in Clarion, PA. The place looks great and the food tastes great as well. It is almost worth the drive from Grove City to Clarion just to go here.

10. Red River Roadhouse

22631 Route 68, Clarion, PA 16214-4068 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 814-227-2000
Excellent
20%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
8%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 185 reviews

Red River Roadhouse

Thank you for choosing to spend some time with us at the Red River Roadhouse. Whether stopping in for a cold drink or a selection off of our new menu, as new owners, our goal is to provide an overall enjoyable dining experience. Above in house dining, we also provide catering with ease for your special event.

Reviewed By SayCheese - NJ-NY

4 adults traveling through. Our hotel gave us a 10% off coupon. We stopped for lunch. Loved the interior, very clean. The prime rib was pretty good, but the strip steak was very fatty. Do you know that you can get sweet potatoes. Server was nice. Did enjoy our meal.

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