Serving Clinton, one plate at a time.

Serving Clinton since the 1870's


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Quality Southern food served to you by friendly folks in a welcoming and relaxing environment.  Whether you’re hungry for one of our delicious hot plate lunch specials or looking for great steaks and seafood, come visit us on the brick streets in Old Town Clinton.


Lunch Specials


Meat and Three: A Southern Tradition...

A revered Southern culinary tradition - the hot plate lunch, consisting of a meat and three vegable sides, is so much more than a delicious, hot meal. We welcome you to come & sit down, have a glass of sweet tea, and experience this uniquely Southern tradition where taste and heritage collide.  

We feature several hot plate lunch specials each day of the week, ranging from our famous red beans and rice to our succulent fried chicken. Make sure that you come in and try all of our delicious options!



*NOTE: Plate lunches are subject to change. For up to the date notifications regarding lunch specials, be sure to check our social media pages. Dessert not included.


Our History

History of 303 Jefferson Street

303 Jefferson has been serving the community of Clinton since the 1870's. Then, Lot 15, as it was labeled on the City plats in 1829, was occupied by a livery stable built by Civil War Hero, Captain William Lewis.


The Livery Stable served as a popular place among men for talk of news, politics, horses and trade. Captain Lewis, wanting to reside in the hub of town, moved the house that sits next door from the outskirts of town on Norrell Road using oxen and carts.


In 1921, The Livery Stable was sold to Ed and Fred Ratliff who set up a buggy and bicycle shop and began selling fuel for automobiles. In 1925, the Ratliff brothers met Charles Lindbergh after he landed his plane, a Curtiss JN-4 called "Jenny", in a field south of town and walked to the shop for fuel.


In the 1930's the building housed Neely's Hardware later bought by Dave Callahan Sr. in 1944. The hardware store was passed down to Callahan's son, Dave Jr. who ran the family business until the mid 1970's. Jr. also served as chief of the Clinton Volunteer Fire Department and when a fire arose in town the phone would ring right here in the old hardware store.



At 303 Jefferson, we respect our longstanding tradition of community service. Like the owners before us, our aim is to serve the people of Clinton. Maybe not their horses, bikes, auto's, or airplanes, but serve them great food and great service in the historical hub of Olde Towne Clinton. We take great pride in serving Clinton one plate at a time.


At 303 Jefferson, we’re all about our local community. In many ways, we feel like we’re just continuing the history of service that our building has – it’s been a centerpiece of the Clinton community since 1870!





Hey barkeep...

303 Jefferson's talented bar staff  and signature cocktails will keep you and your party entertained throughout the night. Ask about the Bacon-Bloody-Mary or The Learning Curve.


The Olde Towne Leisure and Recreation District, creates an area where the “possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages, beer or light wine” will be allowed.  The “To-Go Cup” Ordinance as it is commonly referred to, requires Restaurants wishing to participate to post a map of the District boundaries in their establishments, making it easier for pedestrians to determine where they can walk and enjoy their beverage.  Beverages must also be in a paper or plastic cup, no greater than sixteen ounces.  Once a person exits the establishment, they cannot re-enter. 

With the passage of the Ordinance, Clinton becomes another City to take advantage of a State law passed in 2016.  Clinton joins more than twenty other Cities eligible to create Leisure and Recreation Districts.    The new ordinance does not restrict open containers to special events, but allows diners at Olde Towne restaurants to partake of an alcoholic beverage while also strolling the historic brick streets.