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Clara's on the River

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44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
+1 269-963-0966
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“calzone” (7 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

There are soooo many choices at this restaurant. But, I love the black bean soup!. The first time I ever heard of it was here. Then, I went home to duplicate it!!! Everything from steak, seafood, great salads. .. to pizza. Also, in the summer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After our first visit here, we had mixed views. The food was the highlight, which I guess is most important, but this looks like a once grand place sliding downhill. The staff was young and not trained properly. Our waitress never cleared anything off our...More

Thank coachdshafer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clara’s used to be one of our favorite restaurants and their Sunday Brunch a special treat. What happened???? The brunch would best be described as a breakfast buffet with a bowl of white lettuce and purchased desserts. The scrambled eggs and cheesy potatoes were good,...More

Thank Ellen49o93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here several times and the food and service has always been good. Stopped in before a concert at firekeepers. We had the bread sticks as an appetizer and they were awesome as always. I had the cowketcher burger and the prime rib...More

Thank 540paulz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice last week while in town for work. First night was pretty good with friendly, relatively prompt service and our food was average to good. Our server was very helpful in getting dietary questions answered by the kitchen and I ended up ordering...More

Thank aimeeln
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called to get 2 orders of just chicken strips, 2 house salads, order of potatoe skins to go. Wow, $42.74, last time in May it was $27.00!! Called back and asked what did you order to be cooked. Fries, coleslaw, chicken strips, plus the salads...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Food, service and portions! We were impressed with the prime rib, steak and salads. The desserts are delicious. We had the turtle cheesecake and the chocolate mousse pie (which we ate for 2 days!). We also brought our leftover steak home and had another...More

1  Thank 243DLP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch sat outside, Food was good, Service ok, not the best , Would imagine it would be much nicer for dinner, sit outside by the river . nice menu

Thank sunnie7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food from a large and varied menu. Casual dinner on July 4th with indoor and outdoor seating available. Very relaxing place with great food and prices.

1  Thank rdra619
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I went to Clara's for dinner. I got the Fettichini Alfredo, which the noodles were good but the sauce was very watery and didn't taste fresh . She got the tuna, which was ok. The live entertainment was very nice, and the...More

Thank Beth E
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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 Julia H | Reviewed this property |
You have to call and make reservations.
July 6, 2016|
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Response from Past0r_R1c | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, the answer would be no... but I agree that there's no harm in giving them a quick call to make sure.
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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, 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: +1 269-963-0966
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