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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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10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The atmosphere has changed slightly along with the food some, close to the end of 2015. Last couple years this has been my only first choice spot for my business meetings because the menu is full of fantastic foods. Just get the chefs special, you cant go wrong. But around november the food tasted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew H
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots to look at at this old train depot. Many antiques, you could even imagine yourself here to pick up family or friends or get ready to take a trip yourself. Well, that was then and this is now. This old train depot has lots of historic charm, starting right at the front door, as you enjoy the ambiance. We... More 

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1 Thank rcfeen
Michigan Center, Michigan
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a while since we have been to Clara's but I remember it was good. NOT TODAY. First, the waitress was very nice and the service was excellent. However, good service cannot make up for just terrible food. I had the perch that was so bad - it had to be frozen like cardboard. The coleslaw looked like... More 

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Thank nomadforeverandever
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday brunch. The kids liked it, but adults might think the food is below average to poor. Nothing seemed fresh. The made-to-order omelet was burnt on the outside/raw on the inside. The place needs a thorough cleaning.

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Thank mrugli
Saint Ignace, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic place to stop and eat on a day trip to Battle Creak! The staff always greet you at the door. All in all, a great restraunt

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Thank Aubree V
Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere has changed slightly along with the food some, close to the end of 2015. Last couple years this has been my only first choice spot for my business meetings because the menu is full of fantastic foods. Just get the chefs special, you cant go wrong. But around november the food tasted less flavorful but still palatable. Its... More 

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Thank Andrew H
Battle Creek, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't beat the location...can't beat the atmosphere...can't beat the old world Cham of this historic building! Huge menue that is hard to get to the end...too many choices... I like this place but I can't tell you what to order...some is good some not so much...

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Thank 106tom
Union City, Michigan
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Our family met with some long time friends for a visit during the holiday season. Being Clara's is about half way for both parities it was a nice location for us. We met for lunch asking for a table that was set apart out of the busy area so we could have a long visit. They placed us in the... More 

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1 Thank carlen t
Battle Creek, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Clara's on the River is a great place to eat dinner, have a great Sunday brunch. In the summer, nice outside area to eat, entertainment on weekends. In the winter, great view of the cities Christmas lights.

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1 Thank Bbarea
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went there for NewYears Eve dinner. Food was obviously frozen, not fresh. Nothing could be special ordered. Unfortunately the very friendly waitress could not help the $7 cocktails whose prices werr not listed on the menu. My shrimp wad tough and tasted like fried eggs, and my steak wad tough and chewy. We wont be back.

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Thank Jenny R
Cedarville, Ohio
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We saw the sign for this pizza place on the highway and decided to stop. The atmosphere is unique - the woodwork especially is interesting. I've had similar pizza before and it was good - nothing especially noteworthy there. My kids ordered their own personal pizzas and loved it. We also got the mozzarella sticks as an appetizer and they... More 

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Thank Brandon W

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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?