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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“calzone” (8 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Seen the Billboard on MI 94 and had to try it. Did lunch one day and it was great, The food was good and the service even better. I wish you could see the water (River) from inside the restaurant, but that's not happening.

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day in Battle Creek ,Michigan and it was close to dinner time. We did a search and found this quaint restaurant. This restaurant is a converted train station from years gone buy. The interior had many antiques and local memorabilia. The menu...More

1  Thank Buttonguy52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped at Clara's on the River on our way through Battle Creek. We got there before the restaurant opened, so we took a walk down by the river, which was very pretty. The restaurant is in an old train station and has a lot of...More

Thank UnbreakableKimiSwift
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been here in years, I was glad to revisit a recent Saturday evening. It was so pleasant sitting outside and enjoying the peacefulness along the river. Ordered a white fish meal with a baked potato, and it was enjoyable. Our server checked back...More

Thank 61tmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good and service was great! Restaurant is downtown Battle Creek, on the river in an old train station. We left feeling satisfied with the experience.

2  Thank Donna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great tasting perch basket. The perch was deep fried but still not too greasy, The cole slaw was a little limp. We were there around 2pm so maybe it was left over from the lunch crowd. The french fries were perfect, crispy...More

Thank greenjackie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Building is fantastic, food was good to very good. Bruschetta was very good. French Onion soup was ok. Barbecue chicken pizza was tasty but creamy because of the large amount of Boursin cheese they put on it. Chef salad with turkey was a big hit....More

Thank Clarkston_Rambler
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The food was barely ok. I would not go there again for food,,maybe a beer and some wings. The atmosphere, cleanliness and staff were above excellent. This place could be great if they scaled down the menu used fresher ingredients. I would still recommend stopping...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This place was very neat. They had a huge menu! Good cocktails and beer! Wait staff is very attentive and helpful! Food was very good too! Definitely impressed with our stop for lunch! Had a calzone, stuffed breadstick. Baja burger and fries... had fresh ricotta...More

1  Thank APRIL P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

While touring downtown Battle Creek Michigan last summer, we stopped by and had lunch at Clara's on the River. The river was a little low and dirty, but that didn't detract from the charm of the restaurant itself. It is located in the former train...More

1  Thank Denise D
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Keaton M
29 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 JuliaH2098 | Reviewed this property |
You have to call and make reservations.
6 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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