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Clara's on the River

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American, Bar
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44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Coldwater, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delightful sitting outside on the patio. Service was delightful. Food outstanding. Very enjoyable! Will definitely go back when in Battle Creek.

Thank BowWowMama
Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A ginormous menu from appetizer, soups, salads (a complete meal), sandwiches, pizza, calzone, mexican, and steaks. Awesome selection that fits the needs of a family with young children especially.

1 Thank CommishFriz
Battle Creek, MI
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of four ate overlooking the river walk. We ate diverse meals, from meatloaf to seafood and were all satisfied. The food was hot and the service was friendly. Their menu is extensive and I have never had a bad meal. Afterward we took a stroll on the grounds.

1 Thank KLake
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant at random because one of us had eaten there years ago, and we were curious how it would be today. Incredibly surprised does not do it justice! The menu was extensive and eclectic. Prices are fair and portions big. I had the spinach and crabmeat quesadillas while husband chose the quiche and fruit.... More 

1 Thank KyleeMichigan
Battle Creek, Michigan
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place for big gatherings to small parties. It has tons of food and beverage choices. If you want fast service , great food and lots to pick from this is the place to relax and enjoy.

1 Thank Beth W
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for a family friends baby shower. We had a small group in one of their rooms. The food was good the service was excellent and the facility was cool. Clara's is an old train station that has been converted to a restaurant and banquet facility. If you get a chance to go there you gotta go!

1 Thank Gary D
San Diego
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the Chicken Fajita wrap ($10.50) and California chicken sandwich ($10.50); both were delicious. Restaurant is in the old Battle Creek New York Central Railroad passenger station and they preserved many of the original pictures, decor, and entrances. Offers both indoor and outdoor in season dining areas. Would definitely come back; extensive menu of American style food. Plenty of... More 

1 Thank jim727
Fairbanks, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have jazz here a few times a week, and I came with my grandfather because he loves jazz. The band was great and the food was very good. I had chicken marsala and while it was different from traditional it tasted very nice. They also have an extensive original cocktail menu... Next time I'll have to try one or... More 

1 Thank Kristina C
Saugatuck MI
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we toured the whole building. This is a treasure. Has an enormous menu so there is something for everyone, except for a food snob. It has standard American fare you see everywhere. Had a beer in the outdoor garden. Too bad the "on the river' didn't include a river view. Still, the beer was good and the garden was... More 

Thank Saugatuckian
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat re-purposed historic train depot. Met friends for lunch. Good service from a pleasant waitress. Had the Michigan cherry chicken salad and found it lacking in flavor and rather disappointing. It was busy though so the locals must like it.

Thank lewmurray

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
  • Phone Number: 269-963-0966

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