Clarence Travel Guide

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  • Clarence
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Clarence Hotels

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  • Village Haven Motel

    9370 Main Street, Clarence, New York, 14031, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Asa Ransom House

    10529 Main Street Rte 5

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Airport

    8005 Sheridan Drive, Clarence, New York, 14221, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Clarence Restaurants

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This is counter service, with standardized food preparation. Your meal is made after you order it (not sitting around under a hot lamp) but it is in premeasured, standard recipe, fits-all menu items. They have a set of meals you can order by menu item number sort of like the American version of Chinese take-out. You order your cheeseburger meal, they speak it into a microphone, you pay your money and they hand you a plastic disc with a light and buzzer on it. You go find yourself a table and set the plastic disc next to you on the table. When your meal is ready then the plastic disc buzzes and lights up and you go pick up your tray of food.

    The "World's Greatest Cheeseburger" actually is pretty good as are their chicken finger platter for kids. They have hots, hamburgs, chicken or fish sandwiches, BBQ pork or thin sirloin steak on a bun. You can get french fries, onion rings, crispy cauliflower, bowl of soup or a basket of shrimp.
    Kids love the place because there are no rules on how loud you can be. In fact, along the wall they have some kid-oriented games and regularly scheduled kid entertainment events (after 4pm).

    So if you want a nice quiet, romantic meal in a fine dining room, then this big room with its noisy kids and semi-fast food atmosphere is not for you. But if you need to feed the kids a decent meal for a relatively low price and don't like McDonalds or Wendys, then this is just right for you.

    Favorite Dish: A full basket of shrimp (enough for three people) is $12. All other meals are about $6 and some kid-sized meals are as low as $4. Drinks are another $2 and ice cream for dessert is $2.50. very reasonably priced.

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Clarence Transportation

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    by davecallahan Written Feb 26, 2009

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    Clarence is only about 5 miles from the Buffalo International Airport and incoming planes fly low over Clarence as they approach the airport.
    In early 2009, a horrible plane crash occured with 50 people being killed (1 on the ground). The turbo-prop plane had some problems with ice and wind and dove into a house in a residential neighborhood. The house, all the poassengers and crew and one occupant of the house were killed while two occupants of the house miracuously survived.

    So if you are visiting Clarence be aware of the sounds of incoming planes.

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Clarence Local Customs

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    by davecallahan Updated Oct 1, 2007

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    Clarendon was made from parts of the defunct town of Willink and the once larger township of Batavia. In its early days Clarence comprised about one third of Erie County. Today, it is smaller because of the incorporation of other towns from ands that once were Clarence.

    The present communities that are part of Clarence are:
    Clarence Center (Van Tines Corners)... northwest of Clarence on route 217
    East Amherst (Transit Station).... oon route 78 near the railroad lines west of Clarence
    Gunnville... old railroad depot area on Gunnville Road
    Harris Hill (Shimerville)
    Hunts Corners
    Mansfield Corners
    Millersport... on route 78 near route 263
    Rapids... part of this hamlet (which is in Niagara County) is in Clarence (in Erie County)
    Smiths Corners
    Swormville (Schwarmsville)
    Wolcottsburg (West Prussia)

    Clarence township
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Clarence Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Written Sep 30, 2007

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    Clarence rates better than 90% of the towns in New York State on the crime statistics. It is at the "very low risk" level on the crime risk chart. There are only 2 sex offenders in the area and that is very few compared to the size of the population.

    You will have as safe a time in Clarence as we had. There are no "bad parts of town" to beware of. There are no prominent recurring crimes which would affect tourists.

    Come and enjoy the area.

    citizens of Clarence are well-protected
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