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Captain Luey's Calabash

181 Columbia Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49015-3734
269-964-8865
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Ranked #33 of 138 Restaurants in Battle Creek
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Wed 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Calabash style seafood originated in the small town of Calabash, North Carolina. In eastern North Carolina, just twenty miles north of Myrtle Beach, S.C., This "seafood capitol" is located on the banks of the inland waterway. This style of seafood became famous because of both the seasoning and preparation. The freshest of seafood is lightly breaded and fried to perfection. At Captain Luey's you can enjoy either "original" or "salt and pepper" calabash recipes, or you can choose from Captain Luey's delicious broiled or chargrilled selections. And of course it can't be Calabash without hush puppies and sweet tea!
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English first
Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We always take out of town guests here for a relaxed atmosphere and very good seafood. The staff is very friendly and it is locally and family owned we were told. One of Our daughters was visiting from Birmingham,Al with her husband and we made it a family outing. There were twelve of us and the waitresses served us in... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit to Luey's. The wait staff was very friendly. I had the popcorn shrimp in the salt and pepper batter and it was good. Their special was all you can eat shrimp that night but my single order was all that I needed and more. Hush puppies were great, the slaw was good and the French... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were introduced to this family run restaurant several years ago. I have never been a fan of fried fish so was skeptical. What a great surprise! The special seasoning makes all the difference. Lots of great fish choices. The veggies are institutional. The hush puppies are wonderful especially with the honey butter. However they seem to be getting smaller... More 

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Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Captain Luey's Calabash is worth a visit. Good service and waiting staff, food comes fairly quickly and good size portions. I had the shrimp and Hushpuppies which were mouth watering. I like the cosy atmosphere in this seafood restaurant.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Was hungry for bluegills very good and they actually have real hush puppies lately when you go for seafood you don't get the real ones. Very good service and food.

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Hastings, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Have been going to Captain Luey's for a few years now. Probably more often than we should, but its that good. The service is always excellent, busy or not. The food is excellent. Always hot and great tasting. One poster mentions the servings have "shrunk". Yes, a small amount. I don't blame them. Food costs are way up, but Lueys... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Love their shrimp and also their pan fish. Their hushpuppies with honey butter are absolutely delicious. If you love seafood you can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Captain Lueys is my favorite seafood restaurant. I always order the all you can eat jumbo salt and pepper shrimp for $16.99 and it is a bargain. They are the best shrimp I have ever had. My wife usually gets the chicken strips. They are juicy and huge. The portions are generous and my daughters love the kids meals with... More 

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Smiths Station, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I've been here 3 times ONLY because I live out of state!! And I WILL make it a must go to spot to eat for sea food when I come home to visit. I love the salt and pepper that they use and the hush puppies are to die for!!! The staff is great I ask for Donna she spunky... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Ordered all u can eat shrimp, when reordering I waited an additional 20 min for 5 shrimp, by that time I was ready to leave I requested a box and put my appetizer and the five shrimp in the box. When I got to the counter the owner took my box and opened it and threw the shrimp away. Was... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Luey's Calabash

Address: 181 Columbia Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49015-3734
Phone Number: 269-964-8865
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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