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WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek

4.2
4.2
168 Reviews
$30 and under
American
**Patio Area** We try to accommodate everyone and are able to most of the time; however, the patio area is not a guarantee
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 products are locally-sourced and
organic

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

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, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    American

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  1. RC

    ReidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a very nice experience, this was our last date night out before we have a baby arrive and Garryn helped make it amazing and special night out! Amazing food and service
  2. d

    denisev

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service in spite of a winter storm.
  3. TS

    TlSS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, but was not served hot . The steak and vegetables were right on temperature.
  4. MD

    MeganD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. They had the window open where we sat and looked out onto the airfield.
  5. BP

    BrentP

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We went for a Birthday dinner. Friendly welcoming staff. Not a large selection of beer, but we found one that was ok. Our first 2 appetizers (bretzel and scallop)were very good. The harvest salad with salmon was good although I like my root vegetables were not quite roasted enough fir my liking. The burger was good but the broccoli was hard and crunchy(again I like it done a bit more). Also, if you put diced onions on a burger you may want to tell the diner on the menu that’s how it comes. It is a nice modern space and is a great place to have a meal and watch the planes come in and out. We will be back.
  6. F

    Fred

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a bay week at work. We decided we needed a little escape so we climbed in the Bonanza and flew to Battle Creek to Waco Kitchen. I had a Maple Bourbon Pork Chop that was absolutely divine. Our servicer was excellent and very knowledgeable. Perfect evening
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as it usually is there. It is a unique atmosphere to have lunch.
  8. MM

    MacM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Viewing the tarmac, watching a small private plane fly in for dinner and the very minimalist, spotless decor/design makes for great ambience! Our drinks were disappointing, as the liquor menu excluded our preferred liquors. Cobb Salad had fresh avocado but was unimaginative with watery, flavorless Ranch dressing. My friend's BBQ Burger with fries was average, local dive bars have tastier burgers. We will try again, as that was our first dinner there. In the past, breakfasts have been great!
  9. JC

    JeffreyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Two of our meals were missing items. The waiter didn’t notice that the bacon macaroni was missing bacon. And in my fuel up bowl there was lettuce replaced for the cabbage roll that is described in the menu. This was our first time there and probably will not come back.
  10. KD

    KimberlyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was good though some was overpriced. $10 for a tiny piece of dry carrot cake.? The service seemed like it was everyone's first week. No body could answer questions. It was awkward with how little the servers and staff seemed to know. I would try again a second time and see how it it and make a decision then if it is worth it.
  11. HT

    HeatherT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was a beautiful sunset ambiance and was neat to be able to see the planes pulling into the lot. We even got to see a plane take off into the sunset, literally. Food was delicious with dynamic flavors, drink was yummy. All around wonderful experience and classy presentation
  12. CD

    CarolD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The area we were seated in was not clean. Underneath the tables was dirty and chairs had not been wiped out. The quality of their food has really gone down since they first opened. Soup wasn’t hot, barely warm. The view is nice.
  13. LL

    LisaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was very good and a nice variety. Though the ambience was great, it was almost too quiet. Like you couldn’t chat among yourselves without everyone hearing, a little background music would be nice.
  14. K

    Kowalske

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my 6yo son for a special lunch. Atmosphere and service were awesome.
  15. RP

    RyanP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place right at the airfield! Chicken Sandwich for the win!!
  16. MH

    MichelleH

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Unique restaurant in Battle Creek. Classy and great views.
  17. PM

    PilotM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good for a business lunch outing / team celebration. They accommodated al >12 of us. Menu choices are somewhat limited, but what they have is good. I would recommend their burgers. I have had the fish before and was disappointed.
  18. LC

    LaurieC

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service and atmosphere is wonderful. It is a bit pricey.
  19. TM

    TeresaM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is wonderful and we love sitting on the patio and watching the planes coming and going!
  20. RB

    RickB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. I’m a burger fan and this place just became my favorite burger place in SW Michigan. They have much more than burgers though. My wife had the apple brined pork chop and it was amazing. The restaurant is located next to, but a part of, the Waco Aircraft hangar. Getting to see the works of art they call bi-planes is a unique touch of ambience. We will be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I parked my airplane right at the base of the restaurant. Food was excellent, service great and view unparalleled. This is a close to dining perfection as one could ask for.
  22. L

    Linda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff. Great menu choices. Good idea to make reservations.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Even though I had a confirmed reservation for Sunday, September 11th the restaurant was closed when I got there. According to the sign on the door they are closed on Sundays. Left me wondering how I can make a reservation 4 or 5 days in advance, but no one at the restaurant noticed that it was for a day they are not open for business??
  24. F

    Fred

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & friendly service
  25. MG

    MunchieGuy

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    Both my wife and I had dirty water cups with food on them and the bread plate and dish were also dirty with oily finger prints on them so we left after arriving and decided not to eat here anymore
  26. JS

    JoannaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and wait staff was so pleasant though they were understaffed. But that is true most places so I don’t fault Waco- they were truly working hard! Not sure why, but there seemed to be 3-4 tables with small children who all seemed to be crying or fussing- unexpected for a Friday dinner hour. Again, not the fault of Waco. Perhaps there could be a section they seat them together away from adult diners who are looking for a relaxed evening. Will definitely eat at Waco again!!
  27. SW

    StephenW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Very disappointing - this was to be a special evening and it sure flopped!
  28. P

    Paige

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyed this elevated dining experience in this more rural area.
  29. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flying to dinner
  30. JD

    JoeD

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love trying new places and this did not disappoint! We will definitely be back!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  36. 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.
  37. LS

    LarryS

    Grand Rapids

    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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and dining experience were upscale and delicious!

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 4.2 stars by 168 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 3 times today
Google Map for WACO Kitchen - Battle Creek

15955 S Airport Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015

Dining areas

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, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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