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Clara's on the River

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44 North McCamly, Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-963-0966
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First time at Clara's

Beautiful evening on the patio for first visit. Hubby had fried perch (loved it), I had the tortellini. Service was exceptional. Really like seeing historic buildings repurposed and thriving. Clara's appears to be doing that for the long term. Would have given 5 stars, but the tortellini was over... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Sue E
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Wichita, Kansas
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful evening on the patio for first visit. Hubby had fried perch (loved it), I had the tortellini. Service was exceptional. Really like seeing historic buildings repurposed and thriving. Clara's appears to be doing that for the long term. Would have given 5 stars, but the tortellini was over cooked. Almost made up for that with the bounty of crispy... More 

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Battle Creek
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I enjoy going to Clara's for the wonderfully large number of choices for meals. My favorite is the chicken BBQ pizza which I always order without red onion, it is my go to when I am at Clara's. Also there is a full bar for those who enjoy adult beverages with their dinner. My boyfriend enjoyed a Bell's porter with... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent menu have about anything you would like too eat a big variety. And the service is wonderful...

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Traditional average food. Always good. Interesting place to visit. views are really great. Outside seating is very pleasant. Wait staff could be more friendly. Food is typical perhaps too many choices causing little creativity. A reduced menu with really specific one of a kind recipes would make them stand out more. Great brunch food is awesome and fresh.

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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was okay but the staff was excellence. I can't recall our server but she was tall and blonde. She was extremely polite and kept our glasses full. Would definitely visit again!

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Three Rivers, Michigan, United States
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I didn't like the food, I thought it was just barely average. The service was good though, but because of the quality of the food i wouldn't go back.

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Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Steak, salmon....yummy! Great atmosphere and wait staff were very attentive to the special needs of our family member...will go again.

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Arcanum, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is an old train depot with lots of history. Be sure to read the story in the back of the menu to appreciate the different rooms within the restaurant. Great place to see and eat at especially if you like history. The sandwiches are big enough to share. We shared a delicious chicken salad sandwich and homemade coleslaw. Lots... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stayed around the corner and walked over for the Buffet. Food fresh and delicious. Wait staff was pleasant and a joy to talk to.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I met with a music ministry group here back in May and absolutely loved the atmosphere at Clara's. The choices on the menu are endless and it's hard to choose what to get. I went with the blackened shrimp salad which was quite tasty. The homemade rolls made at Clara's are fabulous and addicting. Clara's on the River is definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 North McCamly, Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
  • Phone Number: 269-963-0966

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?