The Clock Restaurant was a 24-hour greasy spoon diner located on Alpine Avenue in Grand Rapids.


  • The Clock opened in 1974 as part of a chain headquartered in Southfield, Michigan and was one of three Clocks in the area.
  • The franchise ended, and the Alpine Clock continued independently.
  • It closed in September 2003.
  • The Clock reopened in January 2004 under new ownership.
  • The Clock caught fire on June 16, 2005.
  • The building was demolished in early 2006 to be replaced by a Q'doba.


The Clock boasted a diverse clientele:

  • Regulars
  • Truckers
  • Kids - As one of few places that young people could gather late at night, many Grand Rapids youth frequented the Clock.


  • The sign for The Clock had a working clock on it and bore the words "The Clock" and "Fine Dining".
  • The Clock had table-top juke boxes that for $0.25 would play Neil Diamond, Elvis, Journey or Madonna tunes.


The Clock was located at 3225 Alpine Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49544 next to the Alpine Theatre.

Geographic coordinates are 43.022329° N, 85.68984° WLatitude: 43°1′20.384″N
Longitude: 85°41′23.424″W


Aside from the Restaurant's usual specials, members of the West Michigan Blues Society received 25% off their meals.