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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
delicious & safe for food allergies

By far the best restaurant in Battle Creek! I have dairy & gluten allergies and they are terrific to work with! The wait staff are very knowledgeable of the ingredients in all dishes and very helpful with choices and ,BEST of all the food is delicious!!! Very delicious!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Battle Creek, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

By far the best restaurant in Battle Creek! I have dairy & gluten allergies and they are terrific to work with! The wait staff are very knowledgeable of the ingredients in all dishes and very helpful with choices and ,BEST of all the food is delicious!!! Very delicious!!!

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Battle Creek for one night for a meeting, and decided to check out Malia because it was rated #1 on my most trusted travel site... TripAdvisor. I am from Southern CT and lived in Boston and then New York City for 8 years before moving to Indianapolis. I would consider myself a foodie and have a lot... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food. My only complaint is that they are not open longer hours or for lunch/brunch on weekends. The service is outstanding. Malia is as good as anything in Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills.

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Thank GinnyClausen
Augusta
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch on our first visit to Malia today (1/7/16). Food is excellent, chef really knows his craft, and plating/presentation execution details are top notch. Locally sourced, uber fresh ingredients. Freshest fish we've found anywhere in southwest MI. Service staff is competent and pleasant, dining room is comfortable and tables spaced appropriately. We will return for... More 

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Thank BillB68
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice meal. Roasted olive appetizer followed by linguine genoa and lobster ravioli. Everything was nicely presented, good size portion (filling & we took leftovers) and tasted great. Atmosphere is nice bistro-style. Do call for a reservation. We were there on a Wednesday over the holidays and they explained they only had some tables at the back... More 

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Thank ijbegg
Brooklyn, Michigan
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is a really good place for a business lunch, the lobster ravioli is very taste and the enviromenr is perfect for a business meeting

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Thank John A
Marshall, MIchigan
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192 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had been here before, and we always loved it. Returned for a family holiday meal, and I was blown away. All of us thoroughly enjoyed everything, our server was superb, and it was a fantastic experience. I think the quality of the food is better than a year ago, and that is saying something. Most of us had one... More 

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Thank ChristiB50
Battle Creek, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I had friends in from out- 0f-town and wanted to take them to fine dining. The Mediterranean-based menu fit everyone's interest. The food was excellent, the service was superb. We do not drink alcohol so I am afraid I cannot comment on the wine list. Overall this was a very pleasant experience.

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Thank bcent
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We had a business dinner here recently and the food and wine were excellent. Nice Mediterranean feel to the restaurant. Service was friendly and attentive, and not rushed or slow. I expect to return in the future. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jim W
Frankenmuth, Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The ambiance, waitress (Molly) and cuisine were outstanding. Not sure why they have the word Mediterranean in the name because the cuisine seemed more American to me. Nonetheless, I only wish I lived closer! Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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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: Mediterranean, 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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