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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 good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“calzone” (8 reviews)
“salad” (35 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 1 week ago

We went to Clara's for dinner the past Saturday. The service was great - attentive but not over bearing. Quick, but not rushed. We enjoyed drinks, entrees and deserts and felt the prices were very reasonable. The filet was great, and the mustard glazed salmon...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Beavis007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with friends for a Sunday lunch. Their breakfast buffet was still on and looked pretty good, but our party was there for lunch. The menu is very large and offers a lot of selections: appetizers; seafood; entrees; burgers; tex-mex and more. We all enjoyed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Barry F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here early afternoon on a Saturday for the first time. Easy and ample parking. Very cool history and decor, with multiple rooms. The place was about a quarter filled, so not busy at all outside of a group party the far end of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank egraetze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for Sunday brunch this morning. Best part of the brunch is the made to order eggs. Not just omelets, but scrambled, sunny side up...whatever you ask for. The dessert selection is also very good. Other items included potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuit...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Gayle N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clara’s has the largest menu of any restaurant I have ever visited. There is definitely something for everyone. They have good kids meals too. Slightly average food, but it’s worth visiting.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MistyH169
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Clara's has never given us a bad meal or poor service. The location is very, very nice - along the Kalamazoo River in the heart of downtown. Park-like atmosphere outside and former train-station vibe inside.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sue E
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This place had a nice setting and a huge selection. Coffee was great and comfort food was good. Interesting decor with historical items. Efficient and courteous service.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DeschutesSMC
Reviewed 30 October 2018

It's a great restaurant in an old train station in downtown Battle Creek. Besides the cool old building, it has a great menu, fabulous food, and excellent service. Don't forget dessert, then walk it off in the Linear Park right next to the restaurant that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Drew48160
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Clara's was a place that my wife had talked about going to many times but we never seemed to be able to clear the time but since this was her birthday I decided to treat us to an overnight in Battle Creek and dinner here....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JeffryDH
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Our new friends recommended this place. I ordered a Boston Tea Party cocktail. Not bad, I could taste the different ingredients. I ordered the Chicken Tortellini in Basil Cream. It came out nicely warm. It was tasty and flavorful. My only complaint was that it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Connie P
6 November 2018|
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Response from 12NancyG | Reviewed this property |
Suggest calling them rather than relying on other customers.
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.
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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, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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