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Captain Luey's Calabash

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181 Columbia Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49015-3734
+1 269-964-8865
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

One the best find in Battle Creek, I love dropping by Captain Luey's when I come to town. The number 1 combo with salt and lemon pepper is fire. The staff is nice and very accommodating.

Thank Leonica E
Battle Creek, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

The food was little more than mediocre....food that was heated, not seasoned, smallish portions.The facility drastically need modernization or at least some sprucing up. Could have gotten much better food and atmosphere for the same price at Red Lobster.

Thank Dodi M
CaptainLuey, Owner at Captain Luey's Calabash, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and supporting our independently owned and operated business, our employees and the community. A few notes, all of our food is cooked fresh to order either grilled, broiled, sauteed or fried so I am not certain as to what you mean when you say "heated". Even all of our breaded and fried items are hand... More 

Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a great restaurant. I have eaten there several times. The hush puppies are fantastic. There are a great preparation for the entrees. I have been there with family and I have been there with large groups. Each time, we all have been very pleased with the portion sizes and the taste. They offer a great selection on the... More 

Thank Iofthestormhml
Dowling, Michigan
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Love the food and service! It's a bit noisy, but that is indicative of the popularity of this place. Nothing fancy, just good eats...

Thank knorekj
Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

New to the area. Saw an ad for Luey's, so stopped in for dinner around 6 pm on a Friday. Half busy when we arrived, but filled up to only a few empty tables by 6:45, mostly families, no children. The husband had a huge slab of salt & pepper breaded walleye while I tried the broiled seafood platter. Also... More 

Thank Sue E
Detroit, Michigan
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107 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

In checking out this restaurant's website, it looked and sounded like our kind of place. Upon arrival after a two and a half hour drive from Detroit, it looked like our kind of place! No frills, cheap decor with fish on the walls, etc. Just like a Florida restaurant. No, not like upscale Joe's Stone Crab in Miami. But like... More 

3 Thank newspro
Battle Creek, Michigan
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Went there for dinner with the family. Definitely not a luxury entry into the restaurant market. This is fried seafood that is a notch better than fast food seafood . . . but not a whole lot better. The quantity and service we're both great. The food, however, was simply above average.

1 Thank Dkaytch
Battle Creek, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

The calabash style catfish is amazing, as are the hush puppies served with whipped honey butter. They also offer several local micro brew beers!!

Thank Laurie O
Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank James G
West Palm Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Columbia Ave E, Battle Creek, MI 49015-3734
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 269-964-8865
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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