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Clara's on the River

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American, Bar, Pub
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44 North McCamly, Battle Creek, MI 49017
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Outdoor dining with good food but slow service! Our waitress told us she just started three weeks & had most of the outdoor dining customers. She seemed a bit flustered and kept forgetting portions of our order! Unable to provide children's menu, "They had to run some more off!" Restaurant entertainment venue had to compete with public entertainment in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm just stuck on the wet burrito they are so good, it is a lot to eat. Gator wings are like made at home wings fresh tasting food

Thank Julia H
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a nice meal here. They have a big menu with plenty of variety to it. I had a Hawaiian-style tuna melt that was unique and tasty. But the food wasn't what would bring me back. The outdoor garden seating was the best part. It was so beautiful and relaxing. If you can get here on... More 

Thank Laura S
Chicago, il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Clara's was a short walk across river from hotel. Nice unique setting in old train station. Food and service were good . Plenty of food and drink options to choose from. Will seat large groups ( sports teams) , if needed.

Thank Benson4
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many items to choose from off of the menu. Restaurant is located inside of the old train station. Their French Onion soup is the best.

Thank BradySmith
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is really cool. It is an old train depot right in downtown with outdoor seating along the public walking path, so the atmosphere and location are perfect! The food was not bad, but not great. The wait staff was ok, but not anything that I would consider above what is minimally required. I would suggest staying away from... More 

Thank Ben B
Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for dinner on a road trip. What a great place to stop, have a good meal and drinks and live music. Sitting outside on a summer night, just beautiful.

1 Thank AuroraMom
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I ate at Clara's on the River last week while i was in Battle Creek for a Bombers Game. Lots of history in the building as it is an old train depot. Beautiful patio on the river, very relaxing and perfect on a summer evening. Word of warning the menu is Huge, so don't go I there... More 

1 Thank Terri G
Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was impressed by this restaurant. The interior was an old train station and I enjoyed walking thru the front door and being greeted by a train that ran above the door around the track. The stain glass windows were beautiful. Our waitress was very friendly and made us feel at home. The food was great. You can dine either... More 

1 Thank rbrise
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Clara's numerous times. We are from out of town but my folks love the place so whenever we visit we try to enjoy one meal here

1 Thank dbrandenburg6218

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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, Pub
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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 North McCamly, Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • 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?