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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“calzone” (7 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good. The house salad was fresh adn the onions were sweet. The roll was warm and delicious. My steak was cooked just right. The server was attentive without being annoying.

Thank TheRubberKitty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited this place and it was better than I expected. I anticipated mediocre food that was overpriced because it's a"novelty" restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food really was. I had the pasta with mushroom cream sauce with a grilled...More

Thank Trenderhoof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best restaurant we ate at in Battle Creek! Charming both inside and out. Great river walk outside, and close to everything in the downtown area. The food was superb! We had salads, hamburgers and desserts! All were top notch, and that was...More

2  Thank Q8237GXamyg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is extensive but use your imagination: the wait staff and kitchen personnel aim to please, so do not hold back on ordering a non-menu item. It will exceed your expectations. Located in a former train station the atmosphere is charming. It is fun...More

2  Thank Geri1441
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is a must-eat at place. The food is always delicious and plentiful. There are so many items to choose from that it is hard to make a decision on what to order. Prices are reasonable and staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere really...More

3  Thank marybT5775QN
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We've enjoyed dinning here for over a decade. Staff is friendly, and it's nice having a choice from the chain-choices. The menu is almost too large. I'd prefer a smaller one, with a few specialty dishes. But overall a nice change for a family meal....More

2  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Cajun meatloaf was obviously microwaved and most likely frozen and reheated. It was bland...so bland I put extra salt on it just to have SOMETHING to taste. Disappointing considering the cost

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The building is very nice! The food us usually pretty good. Great place for big groups or parties. We like to visit here

1  Thank Corey P
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Thursday evening. Very slow service from very nice server. Average food served lukewarm. Beautiful old building with interesting decor.

Thank daniclipp
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great menu and excellent staff. Had a great lunch with old friends. The staff made the experience enjoyable.

1  Thank sallyeldridge2017
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Questions & Answers
Keaton M
30 August 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
3 August 2016|
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Response from Julia H | Reviewed this property |
You have to call and make reservations.
7 July 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
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
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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