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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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Battle Creek, Michigan
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restored train station is vintage and unique in its atmosphere. The food is also very tasty - I recommend any of their chicken - they have great flavor!

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2 Thank Lori C
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meet groups of gals for lunch. Service was good and food also. Chicken quesadilla is real good. Salad looked yummy as well, very good size .

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1 Thank Mary S
Battle Creek, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to eat. We've even gone without reservations. Not on major holidays though. Quick service and always polite service.

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1 Thank Carol C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to eat here rather than an excellent choice atmosphere is excellent, service was excellent, food quality was great. Highly recommend....

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1 Thank Jim P
Superior, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clara's is a wonderful celebration location. I can remember the old days when it was the actual train station, and they have preserved a lot of the historical feel. The night my mother and I ate here the restaurant was buzzing with such a wide variety of people, from high school formal dates to more casual dining. Clara's menu has... More 

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1 Thank PatMellen
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend dined here. I had dined here about 20 years ago, and wanted to go somewhere we had not gone in a while. My memory from before was the amazing salad. That had not changed. We had the rib eye steak and the chicken tortellini. They were both great. The salad was served with tasty Bread. We ordered an... More 

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1 Thank Mary H
Virginia
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I looked up a new place to go in Battle Creek and this place came up! Food was great. Place had the old charm of a train station. Fire was going which was cool! Vegetarian Sandwich was good with the guac! I am going back again!

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1 Thank theleesons
Detroit
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the ribs. The meat was over cooked and past dried out. Pictures attached. Tasted like a lot of brown sugar backed to the consistency of cement. The meat was as hard as the ribs. The half rack was five ribs and about 24 fries. Very overpriced for amount of food. The fries were over cooked also, more like potato... More 

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Augusta, Michigan
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Clara's always has great food, with a huge menu. Sometimes it is hard to decide what to choose! Their breakfast buffet on Sundays is really good as well.

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1 Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Battle Creek, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Clara's has be operating in Battle Creek for many years. It has good basic foods, drinks, and deserts. It is a convenient location, downtown Battle Creek. Sometimes very busy and a quick call to check is advised. Also, they have several rooms for special parties-small and cozy to very large. Also, a large and extensive menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?