Clara's on the River

Clara's on the River

Relax and and enjoy yourself while we take you on a trip through time to the 19th century. Ready? All Aboard! The Michigan Central Railroad Depot was built in 1888 to support the growing transportation needs of Battle Creek and the U.S. Army training center at Fort Custer. It was heavily used by soldiers departing for overseas duty in World War I and World War II. The Depot is on the National Register of Historic Places for its age and architectural significance. Masonry of Lake Superior red sandstone, noted for its distinctive patterns, provides one of the most striking aspects of the depot's exterior. Another prominent feature of the Depot is its clock tower. The tower clocks have been replicated to look exactly as they once did over 100 years ago. Although the Michigan Central Railroad Depot stopped serving passengers in the early 1980's, today the Depot continues to serve customers making stops from all over the country as Clara's on the River. We celebrate the spirit of the past here at Clara’s. Good friends, great food (huge menu) in beautiful surroundings reminiscent of a simpler time. Clara’s is a place where you are always welcome to get together… celebrate a birthday, rendezvous with old friends or just to get away.

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Contact Information


44 N. McCamly Street

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Driving Directions

Phone: (269) 963-0966


Location of Clara's on the River

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Battle Creek Weather

CLOUDY, humidity 85%, barometer 30.30,
wind 8 mph S
Variable cloudiness
36°F | 28°F
Variable cloudiness
Mostly cloudy
41°F | 38°F
Mostly cloudy
Periods of rain
48°F | 42°F
Periods of rain
Breezy; a.m. showers, then snow showers
43°F | 32°F
Breezy; a.m. showers, then snow showers
Windy with a thick cloud cover
37°F | 30°F
Windy with a thick cloud cover

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