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Malia Mediterranean Bistro

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34 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017
269.441.2900
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food

The food at Malia's is unique. The dishes are somewhat typical but with a flare so that you don't even realize you are a typical dish. Presentation is awesome. A great place to eat. The staff is always friendly and is well versed in their menu and how the dishes are prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Laurene W
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Battle Creek, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food at Malia's is unique. The dishes are somewhat typical but with a flare so that you don't even realize you are a typical dish. Presentation is awesome. A great place to eat. The staff is always friendly and is well versed in their menu and how the dishes are prepared.

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Augusta, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I wish I could say something about the food but my wife and I went for dinner last Saturday arriving about 1 and a half hours before closing according to their posted service hours just to be told that they were closed due to having a very slow day. I would suggest the restaurant to include a statement along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Found this spot by accident during a street fair. Great food and a terrific staff (thanks Molly). Not a lot of tables so call ahead just in case.

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nice charm in a dowtown trying to transform itelf. Bread and olive oil was great and so was the psta with sausage. Very nice presentation.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

While traveling, I had a stop over in Battle Creek. My expectations were rather low in terms of food, but the hotel suggested I try Malia. I called, and even though they stop seating at 8pm the night I was in town, they were more than happy to seat my group at 7:45. Upon arrival there was a friendly greeter... More 

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McComb, Mississippi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We are former residents of Battle Creek and when we return to see family Malia's is on top of the must eat at places. Excellent food & service!!!! 5 star dinning in downtown Battle Creek.

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Boulder, CO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I've been to Malia's a few times and enjoyed each visit. In general the service has been exceptional and the atmostphere is great. The food has varied between good enough and great. In spite of that it certainly is the best fine dining establishment in Battle Creek, but in reality it is the only one. It's usually very busy -... More 

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New Delhi, India
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156 reviews 156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

After seeing so many superb reviews here.. we stopped by for some lunch here and were disappointed. The Mahi Mahi with sundried tomatoes and mushrooms did not have the flavor, the soup was too salty... the service was nice and warm though! Not sure if they were having one of their off days or it was just the dishes we... More 

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Fenton, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were celebrating a special occasion, and our visit to Malia certainly enhanced the celebration. The restaurant wasn't too busy on the night we were there, but we had made reservations anyway. We had a couple of the specials featuring seafood -- they were delicious and creative. The presentation was beautiful. Loved the herbed olive oil with the bread --... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Just took some friends who were visiting from overseas out for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. We all ordered different things and everyone agreed it was exceptional. Whenever I want a great meal this is where I go. Excellent pasta and always great fish selections that are fresh. Amazing spot and always excellent service. Reservations are highly recommended because they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
  • Phone Number: 269.441.2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?