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Clara's on the River

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44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550
+1 269-963-0966
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Everyone can find something here. The menu is goes on forever. From tacos to pizza this place has it all. The food is decent and the restaurant is family friendly. If you have a large group this is the place to go. Everyone can find something. The Michigan salad is my person favorite. Vegetarians have lots of options and meat... More 

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1 Thank Christin L
Gardner, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with colleagues here during an event at Kellogg's Arena. Great spot for lunch..huge menu and more than decent prices. Had great drinks and service. If in the area, I would definitely go back. Between us, we had soups, salads, wings, sandwiches, fries. All very good.

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2 Thank Sari E
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and I loved the entire vibe of this place. Staff was very helpful and I loved the selection of items on the menu. Thanks for a nice experience.

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2 Thank JoeMalento
Saint John, Indiana, United States
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here...great French onion soup and sandwiches are big! Historical building adds to the ambiance. Definitely a keeper!

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2 Thank Arlene M
Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a very large group (40+) including a whole baseball team of kids 11 year olds and some siblings. The restaurant was very helpful and patient with us, we were comfortably arranged which considering the size of our group was impressive! The menu was gigantic! Food was great and timely, ambiance was fun and full of history. Plus... More 

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2 Thank ELM426
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Liked to decor. They have keeped the interior all the old wood. The breakfast buffet was very nicely done with a variety on it. Would recommend it to out of towners very nicely done.

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2 Thank Greg E
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were impressed with the history of the restaurant and all the decor throughout...so interesting! This place was less than half a mile from our hotel. The hostess was really friendly and accommodating. She visited us during our meal to check on us. The food was very good. You can get a light meal (like quiche) to a full dinner... More 

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2 Thank Judy M
Battle Creek, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Loved all of the historic photos and relics on the walls, really, everywhere you looked! Sign at the bar says something about "Rule R" or something like that, about how if you drink too much you could be booted off the train. Since this restaurant is an old train depot, it was pretty fitting! The menu is huge, and had... More 

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2 Thank kimberlytU6294BA
Battle Creek, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Clara's has great sandwiches and meals. They have a very good Sunday brunch. Something for all tastes. Even the children. Great waitresses and atmosphere. Little pricey.

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2 Thank klr49015
Shelby Township, Michigan
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food and generous portions. We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant is in an ld train station depot located on a riverbank in downtown Battle Creek, MI. My spouse ordered the Seafood Croissant which was huge and stuffed with a seafood mixture. It came with french fries and she said it was "Awesome". I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?