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WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek

4.7
4.7
139 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Home of the WACO Taco - Expect a brilliant fusion of American & European cuisine freshly prepared by internationally-trained chefs each
and every time you choose WACO Kitchen. All produce, protein & dairy products are locally-sourced and
organic

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 520-1200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Springfield

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

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  1. JD

    JoeD

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food and excellent service. Will return as it becoming one of our favitores
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love trying new places and this did not disappoint! We will definitely be back!
  3. DC

    DavidC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. We will be back soon and often.
  4. TK

    TKNN

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The location and restaurant are very cool. But sadly the food and service just wasn't very good. We had four diners, and three of us didn't care for our meals: Salmon and Refuel Bowl. The bowl was a huge pile of saffron rice, small portions of other items, all of it very bland and lacking in spice/flavor. Our server must have been new - he seemed uncomfortable and kindof out of touch with our needs. We sat on the "porch" overlooking the airport, and it was very loud out there.
  5. CH

    CarolH

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We liked the atomosphere, but the food was not the greatest. Fries were cold and chicken was dry.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  7. AM

    AimeeM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a party of 5, we each had a different meal. All were delighted. When asked if we wanted ketchup or Waco sauce for fries we said, "both" so we were able to try the sauce. We reserved for a time around 5pm, earlier is better/quieter, before it gets busy.
  8. LS

    LarryS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    First visit awesome. This visit so-so. Had reservations for outdoor seating, didn’t happen. Server not accommodating. Food not as good as first visit. Not sure if we’ll be back.
  9. H

    Hosts

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great breakfast. Only suggestion would be to have biscuits and gravy available without the plane.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food , service was excellent! Noise level was kinda loud due to high ceiling and metal roof. With the number of people in the room over looking the runway made a lot of background noise. That would not stop us from returning to enjoy the delicious food.
  11. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and dining experience were upscale and delicious!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Great food.
  13. A

    Allison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level varies based on the planes starting, taking off and arriving. Much of the time there is little noise at all but when a biplane starts up next to the balcony it can be extremely loud. This could be a negative for some but for most visitors it is the ambiance that makes the place special. Food is excellent.
  14. G

    Gregs

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat—great food, great environment and super friendly staff!
  15. T

    Terri

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Huge wine selection, but they don’t have many in stock when you order it.
  16. NB

    NinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased with our first trip to Waco. The ambiance was perfect, atmosphere very comfortable and the food delicious. I Truly feel that Waco is a much needed culinary experience in its chosen location. There is nothing like it nearby and it gives other restaurants a new level of culinary skill and consumer appeal to achieve.
  17. TR

    TomR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here for the first time with family members. Read reviews and thought I'd give it a try. I had the Full Throttle Salmon plate. One of the best I've ever had. Server was very attentive to our needs and answered all questions about their meals presented to her. We were seated outdoors. Of course, aircraft noise was an issue but to be expected, since the restaurant is literally yards away from runway 23 and taxiing aircraft. Overall, I'd rate them 6 stars if I could. I'll be back.
  18. CB

    CharlotteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    loved watching the planes taking off and landing,
  19. SB

    SBloom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in town, I think. All food is sophisticated and very delicious.
  20. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great place we enjoy with friends. Great ambience. Good service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    New menu, newer chef, not as good as it used to be. Hamburgers were dry and tough and French fries were over salted. The cavatappi pasta was bland and underwhelming. Salmon dish was oily. The hot charcuterie board and ambiance were bright spots. And our server was attentive.
  22. CT

    CindyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Waco Tacos are amazing. The whole experience was great! Our waitress Secilie was awesome as was watching the planes take off while dining.
  23. JA

    JoyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Something different & unique. An experience. Food was delicious although a limited menu. My only complaint is that each thing was served by itself. I don't want a whole bowl of pasta and nothing to go with it. We were done with the bread long before the meal was served so we had to ask for more. I have ordered the refuel bowl twice and it was much better the first time (That was an evening meal and this was lunch time- so different cooks?) But still delicious. A good option for vegetarians.
  24. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was awesome!! Sam, our waiter, was very attentive and helpful, made great suggestions. He always appeared at just the right moment 😊. We love Waco for dinner and Sunday breakfast!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here before for lunch and dinners and loved it. We recently went there for breakfast and had loved it as well. The food and service were excellent and the experience is incredible. We highly recommend it for everyday or a special occasion.
  26. CV

    CarlaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Waco and loved it! Will be back soon.
  27. MG

    MunchieGuy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was decent. My dish was awesome but my wife got the Waco taco and it was pretty plain and dry but other than that it was a great experience 4.5/5
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great Food. Great Service. And Views. This is a must visit restaurant for couples and or group gatherings.
  29. KB

    KathieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time there and won't be last. We had Flatbread and burgers. Both were fabulous
  30. NM

    NMD24

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an experience! The food was nothing short of amazing! The staff was super friendly and professional. The atmosphere was so fun watching the planes take off and land. Can’t wait to go back!
  31. SK

    ShaniK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Has it all, an experience and wonderful food. Great place!
  32. CR

    CherieR

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We took our son there for his first time. It was very enjoyable except the rolls were cold. They are usually warm and yummy. That was a disappointment. The service and the rest of the were excellent.
  33. L

    Love

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I went there twice and this was my second time there. The food was not seasoned once again after giving it a second chance. It more so tasted bland. The salt on my fries had more flavor than the food I ordered.
  34. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon is fantastic. The service was prompt and professional.
  35. A

    Ace72

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Grace! The Portuguese wines and cavatappi were excellent. Fun and truly unique atmosphere next to an active (and incredibly clean) airplane hangar/aviation facility. Would definitely go back!
  36. MK

    MattK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great menu with amazing views of the airplanes and airport
  37. SD

    ShariD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband, my daughter, and I ate on the patio last night. It was the perfect night for an outside meal. My burger was delicious, cooked perfectly. It was missing the Waco sauce, but I understand it was a busy day and they ran out. The fries were pure heaven. I could eat them forever! My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the macaroni duchalet. She said the portion size was perfect. It was a wonderful dining experience. We will be back soon.
  38. TL

    TomL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food and friendly, courteous service. Recommend.
  39. HF

    HeatherF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The OpenTable program was errored. I set my reservation for 5/14 but the restaurant had it for 5/16. Otherwise very pleased with my visit to Waco!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and view. Always go here when we are in town.

FAQs

WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 520-1200.

WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek is rated 4.7 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek

15955 S Airport Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Springfield

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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