Where to eat American food in Battle Creek: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 9, 2019 Malia Yoakum

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Known as "Cereal City," Battle Creek, Michigan is home to both the Kellogg and Post corporations. These two companies have left their mark on the city, building both office buildings and local attractions. The Leila Arboretum, part of Battle Creek's 7,000 acres of parkland, was created by the widow of CW Post, founder of Post Cereals. Post himself had been inspired to go into the cereal business after a visit to the now-historic Battle Creek Sanitarium, which was then run by John Kellogg.
Things to do in Battle Creek

10. Pancake House

185 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49037-8487 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Table Service +1 269-964-6790 https://www.facebook.com/PancakeHouseBC/
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4 based on 41 reviews

Pancake House

Reviewed By DavidJ298

Went with a family group and service was fairly quick. Good menu. Huge portions. I had country fried steak with eggs, toast, and hash browns. Nothing spectacular. Lots of corn syrup based compote and fake maple syrup. Can't get more than a 3 star rating with those sugary based sweeteners

9. The Fire Hub

175 Kendall St S, Battle Creek, MI 49037-8468 American, Pizza Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 269-753-0065 http://www.firehubbc.com/
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4 based on 21 reviews

The Fire Hub

Reviewed By puhnkee

It is located in an obscure area (no other restaurants around) but it is worth the searching out to visit! Hubby and I stopped for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. It reminded me of a restaurant you would find in like Traverse City. Like someone stated...you do place your order at the counter and then seat yourself. The dining room has a sign that says it holds 44 people so its not huge. (but right now they have 4 big picnic tables located outside for additional seating) My hubby got the deep dish pizza and loved it and I ordered the Smoked Chicken pasta which I absolutely would recommend!!!

8. JB's Whiskey Creek

3905 W Dickman Rd Suite B, Battle Creek, MI 49037-7592 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 269-965-4511 http://www.facebook.com/JBsWhiskeyCreek/
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4 based on 32 reviews

JB's Whiskey Creek

Reviewed By KathyE739

We came here after a memorial service for my father in law. There were 14 of us. I asked for the back room, it wasn't set up. But the waitress got all the stuff and I put it out on the table. Note: it was still the lunch hr on a Monday. She did she she was sorry and got all our drink orders. We got appetizers chicken fingers, onion rings, cheese bread. All of it was really good! Lunch meals were, hamburgers, tacos, shrimp poor boy, pizza, salad. The meals are huge and most of us took doggie bags home. We will be back under happier times.

7. Red Lobster

2565 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015-4193 American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 269-968-1448 https://www.redlobster.com/locations/list/mi/battle-creek/2565-capitol-ave-sw
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4 based on 52 reviews

Red Lobster

Reviewed By Dyan M

Came here while in town visiting for baseball. We have no Red Lobster within 40 miles of our house. This did not disappoint. The garlic cheese biscuits are so good! The meals were large and did not take long to arrive. The waitress was really friendly and helpful with questions as well in our group of 6. She even brought me out a birthday ice cream treat. When one growing teenage boy wanted to order MORE food she brought it out quickly. I miss Red Lobster near our house! Surprisingly the restaurant was not busy at dinner time on a Friday night. We had even done the call ahead seating and they were ready for us!Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at our Battle Creek Red Lobster!

6. Nibi

11177 Michigan Ave E Firekeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek, MI 49014-8904 American Dinner Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 877-352-8777 http://www.firekeeperscasino.com/default/index.cfm/dining/nibi/
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4 based on 91 reviews

Nibi

Reviewed By kayw1029

Went to Nibi for my 60th birthday, do not care for the new menu at all, and then I ordered a medium filet and it came out well done, my sister had the sea bass which she has had several times there, but it was so undercooked that she spit it out, we sent that back also. My steak came out and it was ok nothing special and I have had it here before and it was melt in your mouth perfect, tis time it was just ok. At the beginning of our meal we also had a bug inside our bread, the server Taylor seemed pissed off after all of our complaints but they were legitimate. The manager came over and said he could not do anything for us!!!! What kind of a manager is that, needless to say will never return to Nibi again and hopefully from seeing other reviews nobody else will either.

5. Mijem Buffet

11177 Michigan Ave E Firekeeper's Casino, Battle Creek, MI 49014-8904 American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet [email protected] 877-FKC-8777 http://www.firekeeperscasino.com/default/index.cfm/restaurants/mijem-buffet/
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4 based on 163 reviews

Mijem Buffet

Reviewed By 671perlan

We decided to do the buffet. A bit pricey but well worth it. I had a small piece of prime rib, corn on the cob, asparagus, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, some carrots, peapods, a nice spinach salad and my all time favorite....sweet potatoes with marshmallows and brown sugar. Also had half a cookie, half of creme brulee and half of a molted chocolate cake. I rolled out of there. It was surf and turf night. I didn't eat any crab legs or shrimp. My goodness I can't forget a little bit of watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple a few red and green grapes. Dang I ate like a queen today!We had a buy one get one free coupon plus some credit on our players card so we ended up paying 24.00. instead of 35.00. Also if you don't have a coupon just show them your players card and they knock off 4.00. Also if you are a veteran you get a discount as well. Mijem Buffet has always been good to me and I have no complaints. Coleen was very nice and professional surver.

4. Cafe 24 7

11177 Michigan Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49014-8904 American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 269-962-0000 http://www.firekeeperscasino.com/
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4 based on 66 reviews

Cafe 24 7

Reviewed By delaneyd

We gambled until we were really hungry which was our mistake-the casino was super busy. We went to 24/7 and they were low on servers. But Bayli who was the hostess really stepped up. She brought us our drinks...then took our order. they had people queued up in chairs and standing around even though only about maybe half the tables were seated. Clearly having server issues but Bayli also brought us our food. She was amazing! Other than that the food was ok (we stopped at other restaurants first but the menus had no vegetarian food-hello? we gamble too!!) and the wait for a table was long. Without Bayli this would pretty much be a zero. The food and drinks were just ok.

3. Griffin Grill & Pub

38 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3604 American, Irish, Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts [email protected] +1 269-965-7206 http://www.griffinbc.com/
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4 based on 177 reviews

Griffin Grill & Pub

The Griffin is an Old World Irish Pub that will make you feel comfortable and welcome. We offer a full service menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and have a reputation for the "Best Fish & Chips" in the area, locally sourced foods and our menu that is

Reviewed By Tarainjag

An Irish pub atmosphere. I was not real hungry, so I had the chili. Others around me ordered pub fare and hamburgers. Everything looked delicious. However, those who ordered the shepard's pie and fish and chips were not impressed as to authenticity. But the hamburger and wraps were praised. My chili was a bit spicy, but yummy.

2. Clara's on the River

44 McCamly St N, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3550 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music +1 269-963-0966 http://www.claras.com/menu.shtml
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4 based on 432 reviews

Clara's on the River

Reviewed By FJDriver

Arrived with a great appetite, and longing for something good to eat. We settled on sharing a Vegetarian Pizza (along with a local Michigan Porter, and a soda). It looked yummy, but after several pieces, we kept experiencing a bitter after taste. Couldn't pinpoint what was causing the bad taste. Marinara? Maybe. Some of the veggies? Probably not. Cheese? Maybe. We couldn't finish it, and we left with a sour taste in our mouths for a long time afterward. Too bad, because the restaurant atmosphere is great, and the staff is professional and friendly. Guess if you have a menu that exceeds 12 pages, and includes every kind of food imaginable, you can only expect mediocrity. Do a few things well, and try not to please every niche market. It doesn't work.

The 9 Best Things to Do in Battle Creek, United States

1. Lux Cafe

2587 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015-4160 American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 269-660-3157 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lux-Cafe/158956174119704
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4 based on 135 reviews

Lux Cafe

Reviewed By EricandVal

I was a bit concerned when we had trouble finding a place to park at 10:30 on a Tuesday morning. But, our family of 6 was seated right away, coffee cups were filled, and our orders were taken promptly. Our breakfasts were also served promptly, and the portions were not only generous, but tasted great! Coffee cups never got empty, staff was friendly, and prices were reasonable. My first time here, but now plan to make a regular stop here!

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