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“Big Disappointment”

Clara's on the River
Ranked #5 of 163 Restaurants in Battle Creek
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Big Disappointment”
Reviewed September 19, 2010

My husband and I were excited to take the in laws here a few weeks ago. We usually check reviews online before we try out a new place and were pleased about how many positive reviews this place had gotten. The service was so-so, teenage girl who had more important things on her mind and was slow to take our order and deliver food.
The food was a MAJOR disappointment. The fries weren't homemade, the steaks were burnt and it was not worth the $75 bill. If you want the same kind of food but at a cheaper price, just check out Applebee's, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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Battle Creek
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't go here for Lent”
Reviewed March 20, 2010

Visited this restaurant once and won't be back. Service was good, but food (all seafood) was overcooked and the vegetable medley was burnt. Complained to management and received a gift card, but gave it away. I won't subject my family to such horrible food. I can't believe that they are highly rated amongst the locals.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great night out”
Reviewed February 4, 2010

Very nice quality restaurant with excellent food, and large menu to choose from. Close to downtown and right on the river walk for a romantic night. Very close to hotels and night life for easy walking. A must stop when your in the Battle Creek area, lots of parking and top notch deserts.

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Midland, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My favorite place in BC”
Reviewed July 21, 2009

Great menu selection. Has my favorite pasta dish in the world. Go early to avoid a wait. But it's worth a wait!

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“Haven't been there in awhile, but the menu alone makes it worth the trip.”
Reviewed July 20, 2009

Haven't been there in awhile, but the menu alone makes it worth the trip.

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