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Clare and Carl's

4729 NY-9, Plattsburgh, NY - (518) 561-1163
Clare and Carl's presents its Michigans in a tender bun that is similar to the traditional northeast split-top, but is thicker at the bottom and closed at both ends, forming a trough to shore in the sloppy topping. The chili is thick with minced meat, vividly spiced, not at all sweet and just barely hot. It is intriguing.
100% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Michigan

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A while go, someone sent us an email with insiders' tips about the Michigans of upstate New York. The correspondent said, "There are almost as many Michigan sauce recipes here in the 'North Country' as there are households that have a liking for the stuff. Roadside ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

4729 NY-9, Plattsburgh, NY
(518) 561-1163

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Spring
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The hot dog itself is buried beneath sauce and onions. Also not visible: mustard.
"The hot dog itself is buried beneath sauce and onions. Also not visible: mustard."
Michael Stern





Clare & Carl's has quite literally become part of the landscape over the several decades it has been a Michigan destination in New York's north country.
"Clare & Carl's has quite literally become part of the landscape over the several decades it has been a Michigan destination in New York's north country."
Michael Stern


Clare & Carl's well-worn counter has hosted thousands of happy Michigan eaters.
"Clare & Carl's well-worn counter has hosted thousands of happy Michigan eaters."
Michael Stern


While many customers dine in their cars, picnic tables are available.
"While many customers dine in their cars, picnic tables are available."
Michael Stern


If you looked in an illustrated dictionary for a definition of the word ramshackle, this is what you might see.
"If you looked in an illustrated dictionary for a definition of the word ramshackle, this is what you might see."
Michael Stern


I discovered Claire & Carl's when I moved to Plattsburgh in 1975.  Their Michigans are great..can't wait to get down there again this year!
"I discovered Claire & Carl's when I moved to Plattsburgh in 1975. Their Michigans are great..can't wait to get down there again this year!"
Toni Trottier



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