Clara’s on the River sits on the waterfront in Battle Creek and occupies the historic Michigan Central Railroad Depot (1888), whose weathered Lake Superior red sandstone and clock tower look much as they did in their heyday. Clara’s Lansing station is at the Michigan Central Railroad Depot which is rumored to have also been used as a backdrop in the production and shooting of the famous novel turned movie, Anatomy of a Murder. Both locations are beautifully restored with plenty for the kids to look at and learn from!
The menu at both restaurants features a diverse sampling of American and international dishes from staples like sandwiches and prime rib to Cajun meatloaf to New Zealand orange roughy. Clara’s tends to stay busy throughout the year, so reservations are suggested.