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Clara's on the River

44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
+1 269-963-0966
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Clara's has never given us a bad meal or poor service. The location is very, very nice - along the Kalamazoo River in the heart of downtown. Park-like atmosphere outside and former train-station vibe inside.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sue E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had a nice setting and a huge selection. Coffee was great and comfort food was good. Interesting decor with historical items. Efficient and courteous service.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DeschutesSMC
Reviewed October 30, 2018

It's a great restaurant in an old train station in downtown Battle Creek. Besides the cool old building, it has a great menu, fabulous food, and excellent service. Don't forget dessert, then walk it off in the Linear Park right next to the restaurant that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Drew48160
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Clara's was a place that my wife had talked about going to many times but we never seemed to be able to clear the time but since this was her birthday I decided to treat us to an overnight in Battle Creek and dinner here....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JeffryDH
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Our new friends recommended this place. I ordered a Boston Tea Party cocktail. Not bad, I could taste the different ingredients. I ordered the Chicken Tortellini in Basil Cream. It came out nicely warm. It was tasty and flavorful. My only complaint was that it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mongo234
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Seen the Billboard on MI 94 and had to try it. Did lunch one day and it was great, The food was good and the service even better. I wish you could see the water (River) from inside the restaurant, but that's not happening.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We spent the day in Battle Creek ,Michigan and it was close to dinner time. We did a search and found this quaint restaurant. This restaurant is a converted train station from years gone buy. The interior had many antiques and local memorabilia. The menu...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Buttonguy52
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Stopped at Clara's on the River on our way through Battle Creek. We got there before the restaurant opened, so we took a walk down by the river, which was very pretty. The restaurant is in an old train station and has a lot of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank UnbreakableKimiSwift
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Have not been here in years, I was glad to revisit a recent Saturday evening. It was so pleasant sitting outside and enjoying the peacefulness along the river. Ordered a white fish meal with a baked potato, and it was enjoyable. Our server checked back...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 61tmd
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Food was good and service was great! Restaurant is downtown Battle Creek, on the river in an old train station. We left feeling satisfied with the experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Donna L
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Connie P
November 6, 2018|
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Response from 12NancyG | Reviewed this property |
Suggest calling them rather than relying on other customers.
Keaton M
August 29, 2017|
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Response from kimberlytU6294BA | Reviewed this property |
The back of the restaurant faces the Battle Creek River and has a huge outdoor seating area right along the river bank. Beautiful tall, mature trees and lots of flowers there too. They will take reservations, but walk ins... More
August 2, 2016|
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Response from JuliaH2098 | Reviewed this property |
You have to call and make reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
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: +1 269-963-0966
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