Battle Creek (Michigan)
Battle Creek is a city in Calhoun County, West Michigan. 2003 estimated population 53,827. The city annexed several nearby areas in the 1980s and 90s, and now has an area of 43 square miles. It has sister city relationships with Santo André, Brazil and Takasaki, Japan.
Battle Creek is located between Chicago and Detroit on Interstate 94. Battle Creek is about 20 miles East of Kalamazoo and about 40 miles west of Jackson. 1-69 Also connects through the far eastern half of the city.
Greyhound stops at the Intermodal station downtown. Battle Creek City Transit is limited.
Kellogg Regional Airport handles private air traffic, but commercial flights operate from the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek regional airport in Kalamazoo. Otherwise, DTW in Detroit is about an hour and a half away by car or the Gerald Ford airport in Grand Rapids is about 45 minutes away.
Lakeview Square mall
We have 2 Meijer locations.
Horrocks- A local market that has just about everything you could ever need. Help yourself to popcorn samples, free coffee, or cheese samples or enjoy a glass of beer or wine while you shop.
Bed Bath and Beyond.
Battle Creek Farmer's Market.
Springfield Farmer's Market.
The usual chain-type restaurants are clustered near I-94 on the southern edge of town.
Taqueria San Francisco- Mexican Cuisine Lux Cafe- Mom and Pap breakfast joint. Coney Island Cafe- American food Veggz Cafe- Vegan food located in Battle Creek's Storage park. A Taste of India- Indian Cuisine Mango Healthy Fruit and Food- Healthy Eating Figgs Fast Food- Family owned fast food joint located in Battle Creek's storage parks. Pasche's- Lakeside Dining featuring a full menu of top class cuisine as well as a separate vegan menu. Antonio's Mexican Restaurant- Mexican Cuisine La Cocina Mexicana- Mexican Cuisine Malia Mediterranean Bistro- Greek and Italian cuisine Nina's Taqueria- Mexican Cuisine. Captain Luey's Calabash Seafood- Seafood Torti Taco- Affordable Mexican Cuisine Hogzilla BBQ Pit- Southern Style BBQ Los Aztecas- Mexican cuisine Taqueria San Francisco #2- Mexican cusine Tony's Hong Kong Restaurant- Chinese cuisine featuring a small buffet and vegan menu Clara's on the river- A huge menu with a variety of options. Features a breakfast buffet every Sunday. Finley's American Restaurant- Chain Steakhouse Territorial Brewing Co.- A Battle Creek Based Brewery featuring family games and German food The Moonraker- American food. Red Lobster- Chain Seafood restaurant New China Moon- Chinese cuisine Sakura Sushi Bar and Grill- Umami Ramen- Asian noodle House Golden Dragon- Chinese Buffet Griffin Pub- Irish themed bar. McGonagals- Irish themed bar Continental Bakery- Baked goods. Sweetwater's- Donuts Steve's pizza- Pizza joint The pancake house- Breakfast joint Shwe Mandalay Burmese Cuisine- Burmese food featuring vegetarian options.
Griffin Grill & Pub- Classic tavern offering Irish-American plates & many beers on tap, plus live music & a chill patio. Rendezvous Pub- Karaoke Bar Friends & Co-Local- neighborhood bar.. Basically a good place if you need to get wasted. Cricket Club- Located downtown. Great bar featuring darts and music. The Dolphin- Neighborhood dice bar. Generous pours and cheap drinks. The Lakeview Lounge- Great if you're an Ohio State Fan. Brady's Pub- Local Dive Bar. Vegas Strip- Strip Club Heartbeats- Strip Club McGonigle's Pub & Grill- 3rd Base Lounge- Idle Hour Tavern- 910 and The Underground- Gay bar Spanky's Tavern- Green's Tavern- Dive bar. The Music Factory- Live music. Saints Again- Dive bar. JB's Whiskey- Distillery Springfield Tavern- Dive bar. Miller's Time-Out- Neighborhood bar with food options. Gator Lounge- Dive bar with live music. Barney's Bedford Bar Wild Mikes- Food and drinks
McCamly Plaza Hotel- has several hundred rooms of above-average quality.Relaxed rooms with free WiFi, in a casual hotel offering a pool, low-key dining & a sports bar. Best Western Executive Inn-Laid-back lodging with free breakfast & WiFi, plus an indoor pool & fitness facilities. Fairfield Inn by Marriott Battle Creek- Laid-back lodging offering free WiFi & hot breakfast, plus an indoor pool & an exercise room. Hampton Inn Battle Creek-Contemporary hotel with free hot breakfast, parking & Wi-Fi, plus a fitness center & an indoor pool. Quality Inn- Contemporary hotel with free hot breakfast, parking & Wi-Fi, plus a fitness center & an indoor pool. Red Roof Inn & Suites Battle Creek-Classic budget hotel offering modest rooms, plus free hot breakfast & a heated outdoor pool. Americas Best Value Inn Battle Creek-Casual rooms offering free breakfast & WiFi, plus guest laundry facilities. Rodeway Inn- No frills, cheap rooms. Holiday Inn Battle Creek- Traditional hotel with an indoor pool, on-site American eatery & ample meeting space. Courtyard by Marriott Battle Creek-Contemporary rooms & suites, plus a casual restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center & event spaces. Econo Lodge-Simple budget hotel with a seasonal outdoor pool offering free breakfast & WiFi. TownePlace Suites by Marriott Battle Creek-Streamlined studios & 1- to 2-bedroom apartments in a casual hotel offering free breakfast & a pool. Baymont by Wyndham Battle Creek Downtown-Modern rooms & suites, some with kitchenettes or whirlpool tubs, plus a pool & a hot tub. Baymont by Wyndham Battle Creek/I-94-Hotel- with traditional rooms, some featuring full kitchens, plus a pool & free breakfast. Travelodge by Wyndham Battle Creek-Relaxed lodging with minifridges and microwaves, plus free Wi-Fi & continental breakfast. Knights Inn Battle Creek MI-Simple rooms, some with kitchenettes, in a low-key hotel offering an outdoor pool & free breakfast. Park Motel- Cheap, no Frill. Kimball Pines Motel- Cheap, no frills. Michigan Motel- Cheap, no frills.
From the end of October through the middle of April, Battle Creek is frequently subjected to heavy lake-effect snow. These snowstorms can make driving nearly impossible and very dangerous. If you must drive during a winter storm, try to stick to the main roads. Some areas in the city are well maintained in winter and others do not get plowed at all. The temperature often drops below zero with windchill that throw the temperature to -30 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are visiting in winter, pack your parka! In summer, Battle Creek is subject to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. When thunder roars, go indoors!
If you maintain a level of common sense, you will be perfectly safe in Battle Creek. With the exception of some neighborhoods the North and East portions of town, a man would be safe walking alone at night. Battle Creek is ranked as the 9th most dangerous city in America for women. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Michigan, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Battle Creek. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, it was that found Battle Creek is one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A. That being said, exercise caution but, don't be overly paranoid. Use common sense and you'll be fine.
Battle Creek Police department (Non-Emergency)-269-781-0911 city Manager-269-966-3378