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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 good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“calzone” (7 reviews)
“yeast rolls” (4 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All 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

I go here at least once a month. They have a hugh menu, and everthing I have tried has been very good.

Thank Gene S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a nice setting and may have been nice a long time ago. The food is very average. I've never been to a place where there are so many options on the menu and nothing is appetizing to you.

Thank Gigi T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. The building is amazing. After eating we wandered around a few minutes to see it. We both had soup and sandwich. I had the BLT and French onion soup. It was good but very salty. Hubby had the healthy sandwich...More

Thank CS124578
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clara's has a very large and diverse menu. Lots of choices, almost too many. The atmosphere is fun. Staff are nice and efficient. My wife's favorite restaurant in Battle Creek.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy on a Friday in August, but well worth the wait. Clara's has attentive wait-staff and great food as well.

Thank Shane G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good! Fun cocktails and delicious dessert drinks! Good prices and amazing variety. Service was average. Right by River walk.

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've frequented Clara's regularly over the years. They have a large and diverse menu, ranging from Mexican, to Italian, to Seafood and American fare. The Chef there prepares all of the ethnic variations equally well. Our sandwich favorite is the Chicken Hawaiian with the Clara...More

Thank Trillium1724
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The setting of Clara's is great. The restaurant is located in an old train station , built in the late 1800s, which has been renovated. We both ordered the whitefish combo platter. The meal was tasty, however the whitefish portion was a bit small and...More

Thank all4cabo
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

It was good. Nothing over the top. Well the salad was great and the yeast roll that came with the salad was delicious. All eight of our meals outside of that were just ok. The menu is huge. You can't have that much on the...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Was traveling from out of town and Clara's on the River was recommended. The first problem was to find how to get into the parking lot. Adjacent lots that do not connect left me seeing the restaurant long before I could find the entrance to...More

Thank drgah
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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