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Clara's on the River
Ranked #5 of 164 Restaurants in Battle Creek
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Claras on the River is usually a great place to eat but we didn't have a good experience this time. It was very short staffed on a Friday night. Not good. It won't keep us from coming back though because as I said....it's usually a nice place to eat.

Thank Nurselinda52
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place for a large group. We had trouble finding a place that could accommodate 16 at the last minute. It was crowded but is a very large restaurant on the river downtown. Several of us had the pork chops. They were very good and filled us up. Great service and very fast for a group this size.

Thank jsar34
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Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. The prep time (especially at lunch) is way to slow. The food is no better than heated up frozen GFS or SYSCO fare. Menu huge, but no menu item is worth coming back for. In short, decor is awesome, food isn't worth the price or the experience. I really hope restaurant impossible makes a visit!

2  Thank Dkaytch
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Had the occasion to have lunch at the highly recommended Clara's. I am not sure why this place receives such admiration from the locals, perhaps a lack of decent food establishments in Battle Creek. Who knows?

While the restaraunt enjoys a history of being in a decent location as well as an old depot, it is overcrowded with "junk", as well as one of the dirtiest restaraunts I have ever been to.

I would like everyone who has written a glowing review to actually look at the lights above your food, covered in layers of filth, as well as the tops of the backrests in the booths.

The food is overpriced for what you could call adequate bar-food. Not too many fresh ingredients, lots of heated frozen pre-made food.

9-10 dollars for a mediocre, unremarkable sandwich, coupled with the dirtiness will keep me away from Clara's for quite a while.

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