Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen in Clarkston, Michigan

At the Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen, located in Clarkston, Michigan, we found a feast like no church supper we’d ever had.

Clarkston Union offers American comfort food on Main Street America from an 1840s building that was once a church.

Stained-Glass Window at Clarkston Union Bar

Today, the pews that once sat congregants now seat families and friends around their dining tables. The original stained-glass windows add interest.

While they maintained many of the former church’s characteristics, they’ve added a few touches of their own.

The Mac & Cheese

For example, the digital sign tallying a running total of Mac & Cheese dishes served at Clarkston Union since 1995 has a prominent position. At last count, it was 1,166,722 and counting.

The Starter

We wanted something that we couldn’t get at home, so that took the chips and salsa out of the running. Our server quickly resolved the issue by mentioning the cracker crust.

Our version was something original, featuring hotlink, bratwurst, kielbasa, jack cheese, peppers, onions, sauerkraut, and accented with a whole grain mustard sauce.


Our dessert selection was a shared plate of three profiteroles— filled with vanilla, chocolate, and salted caramel finished with a mound of whipped cream, topped with a cherry.

Housemade chocolate sauce surrounds each pretty profiterole, and one even is brushed with edible gold. If I had to choose a place for my last my last supper, this could be it.

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