- 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:
- 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.
Geographic coordinates are 43.022329° N, 85.68984° WLatitude: 43°1′20.384″N
Aside from the Restaurant's usual specials, members of the West Michigan Blues Society received 25% off their meals.