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WACO Kitchen, Battle Creek, MI

WACO Kitchen

4.7
4.7
120 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


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Fusion / Eclectic, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 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 120 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

    Scenic View

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

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  1. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. CT

    CindyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. JA

    JoyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. SK

    ShaniK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

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

    CherieR

    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.
  14. 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.
  15. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon is fantastic. The service was prompt and professional.
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. TL

    TomL

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food and friendly, courteous service. Recommend.
  20. 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!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

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

    Randy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Awesome staff! Would definitely recommend
  23. M

    Motz

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent. There was a mistake on the bill, which the waitress corrected after running the original bill through. Waiting to make sure the bank makes the correction. Not a problem at this time. The waitress was very good and paid attention to details. We will definitely be back again.
  24. CJ

    CorsairJock

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was EXCELLENT, a true gourmet restaurant
  25. MJ

    MaryJ

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love WACO!!! The atmosphere is great! Service is outstanding and an unique experience?
  26. t

    thatguy21

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    the windows were really dirty but everything else was great, loved the planes ✈️
  27. LM

    LaurieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful experience! Interesting venue, intimate atmosphere, tried the tacos, burger, and mac and cheese. Unique flavors, all delicious (kudos to the chef), portions were generous, prices were very reasonable. Talked about it all night!
  28. KC

    KatC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was a great dining experience! The venue is quite unique, with great views and an interesting walk into the dining room. We had to stop and ogle the planes! We tired several dishes, the steak frites, the pork chop, the barnstormer burger and the refuel bowl; all of them would have rated 5 stars. Portion sizes were large, and the taste was exquisite. They serve Wild Bill soda, and it is so flavorful, that in itself was an experience! The side salad was one of the best I've had anywhere, and I already am wishing for another with their blue cheese dressing. For dessert we had the special for the day, a lemon strawberry shortcake, and it was so delicious! We are definitely going back - it was just too good not to! I would say that the rolls while tasty, served with olive oil - were nothing special. There were no seasonings added to the oil which would have taken it over the top, and the rolls were not warmed. There was not a daily special, which was ok, as everything was delicious, but it would make my visits more sparse, because there is a very limited menu. All in all, I look forward to my next visit there - and I'm telling my friends this is a MUST on their places to try.
  29. LS

    LoriS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and the food were great. Our server was polite and attentive.
  30. JT

    JTrich

    Grand Rapids

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I enjoyed our luncheon. Will definitely return soon. Really likedthecraft beer with a hamburger a my wife liked the tacos.
  31. BA

    BAJ0602

    Grand Rapids

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My dish was very oily, when I put the leftovers in my to go box, the bottom of my bowl was dripping with oil. I asked for balsamic vinaigrette for my salad and received just straight balsamic vinegar.
  32. B

    Beek

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We flew into BTL specifically to dine at Waco. We were not disappointed. Everything was excellent. We will return as soon as possible.
  33. SG

    SuzanneG

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Morgan, was fantastic!
  34. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always a great place to visit. Great food and service
  35. J

    Julie

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, great service!
  36. GB

    GeorgeB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was exceptional. The young man that served us was educated about the food and drink and was very personable. Steak was cooked to perfection and the bread provided was very tasty.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience all the way around.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    thought the birthday would be recognized….check cleanliness of nails of wait staff
  39. C

    Chris31

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a fun night out at Waco Kitchen! The food was delicious and locally sourced, service was perfectly timed and friendly and the ambience was classy and fun. We will be back with friends!
  40. m

    mikev

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Amanda, our server, was awesome!

FAQs

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

WACO Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 120 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


Google Map for WACO Kitchen

15955 S Airport Rd Battle Creek, MI 49015

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Springfield

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–8:00 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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