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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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: Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I rank it good, but for Battle Creek it's excellent

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Boulder, CO
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English first
Boulder, CO
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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
89 helpful votes 89 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Montreal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In a town with very limited restaurant choices, Malia's is nested between pubs and stores and stands out as the only establishment offering great food and service. The wine list is impressive for such a small restaurant and the menu offers a nice variety of pasta, limited meats, fish and sea-food. The flatbreads (appetizer) are fantastic! Ingredients are fresh, meal... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A true gem in Battle Creek. Great tasting gourmet food, but not out of reach for a commoner like me. Also, the friendliest service and quietest, stress-free kitchen I have ever encountered.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Oh my dear, the food here is absolutely amazing! We have not eaten this great in years! We both had the chicken fettuccini Alfredo, and a flatbread with prosciutto, onion, artichoke, and balsamic vinegar. Oh my, wow. Then we opted to try dessert, a brownie sundae to share. Sooooooooo good. The only issue we had was we didn't know to... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the place I pick in Battle Creek to go eat every time I want a really nice meal - great food, real linens, small. I do recommend reservations. Have had both lunch and dinners there and I'd pick lunch just because the price is less.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is amazing. Their Mediterranean influence is clear in every dish. They are friendly and professional and appropriately priced

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

On a recent business trip, I was surprised with an absolutely tremendous meal in Battle Creek. Great service, a delicious seafood stew / pasta, and excellent craft beers made for a truly memorable home cooked meal on a cold winter night! Hope to be back on my next visit!

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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
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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