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Clara's on the River

44 North McCamly, Battle Creek, MI 49017
269-963-0966
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Ranked #7 of 137 Restaurants in Battle Creek
Price range: $10 - $15
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Warsaw, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I felt this restaurant had it all and will definitely go back anytime I'm in Battle Creek. The historic building makes for a lovely atmosphere along with the great location along the scenic river. We went in the evening and the entire area was lit up beautifully. Although it was chilly and we didn't sit outside, the outdoor area was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a renovated train station next to the river downtown Battle Creek. Nice walk along the river after dinner. A mix of food with fish tacos to pasta to steak. Pleasant staff. Definitely recommend this for dinner

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Fanw
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wish I had found this little gem before I ate at a fast food joint. It is an old train station converted into a quaint restaurant. Has a nice outside seating area and seemed to be kept very clean. I only had dessert and a chocolate martini. My martini and warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream was awesome. The... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We enjoy the restaurant not only for the variety of food, but more importantly for the consistency of quality and the friendly service. With such a large menu, everyone in your party will find something to enjoy. When the weather permits, outdoor seating lets you enjoy the sun.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband & I enjoy Clara 's the atmosphere is great. There menu selection great variety. Nice and clean it use to be a train station when I was growing up, nicely turned into Clara 's.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Clara's is inside the old Battle Creek railroad depot and has been kept as original as possible. You can feel the daily hustle and bustle that was the train travel era. Private dining areas that were ticket booths, offices and lobbies keep you wonderning about or remembering the activity that was the "good ole days". Food is great with a... More

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San Jose
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Clare's hosted a wedding rehearsal luncheon for my niece's recent wedding. They had a nice, separate space for the event, and the food was wonderful. The staff was quickly responsive to our requests.

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McHenry, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were in Battle Creek for the Balloon & Air Show last weekend. I had read the reviews for Clara's and this place did not disappoint. We sat outside for lunch on the very nice patio overlooking the river. The patio is shaded with trees and plants quite nice. The wine was resonably priced and the lunch was very tasty.... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

First time in a Battle Creek Michigan and had a great time at this location for dinner. Very generous amount of food. Good prices.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

we went as a large group and the staff was great. Food was very good as well. the kids had a private room. Prices were reasonable

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