Captain Lueys Calabash Seafood
181 E Columbia Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49015, United States
Review №1

Take out: ny strip steak and lobster tail. Lobster was excellent, good and fresh salad. Big baked potato with salted skin, very good. The 12 oz steak, not good. I ordered med and it was touching rare. I had to nuke it at home to soak up a bit of the rareness and there was a lot of fat in that steak. I cut around most and ate some. It was a take out so no send backs. I'll be back though because I had the same meal a month ago and was no problems.

Review №2

This is definitely the place to go for seafood lovers! Their hush puppies are so delicious! My mom got oysters, broccoli and coleslaw and I got 4 jumbo shrimp, cod and coleslaw; we both finished our plates it was so good. Not only was it very good, it was served hot and fresh. (Pictured is the hush puppies) They seem to have every fish except for bass. Come to this restaurant and you will not be disappointed! This place definitely deserves five stars!

Review №3

I ordered take out for my birthday, ordering a two lobster tail dinner. I must say I was incredibly disappointed. My trails were still raw inside even though they were split! Then the green beans on the side were canned and unseasoned. My baked potato was lovely, except I erroneously put honey butter on it due to the unmarked cup it was put in! Not lovely after that! I hadn't bell there for a meal in years. I don't think I will ever return again! Partially raw lobster is not enjoyable at all!

Review №4

Our food was outstanding, as always. I had catfish and the wife had shrimp. The service started out great, but then after we got our food, we never seen our server again. She never came back bv to check on us, we even had to get a different server to bring us our check. Very poor. We will go there again , because of the food. Hopefully not the same server.

Review №5

I don't like hush puppies that I have had before... but, I love theirs! The kids plates are HUGE compared to what you get at other resturants. The staff is very attentive with out being pushy or rude, and very polite. The kids loved it there! We will definitely be back, especially since it is not far from our house. Pictured is a side salad, hush puppies and honey butter, and fried green tomatoes. Then, our 10 month old chowing down.

Review №6

I come to BC once in a while to enjoy their establishments. This was my first visit to Captain Luey's and it won't be my last. Me and my gf really enjoyed our meals. The seasoning in the breading is well balanced. The shrimp was cooked perfectly. I also have to say the hush puppies were great as was the coleslaw. A lot of people miss the mark on coleslaw but theirs was awesome. My gf didn't enjoy her side salad but that's biggest complaint.

Review №7

I called in an order of those great Fried Green Tomatoes, Prime busy time of Friday. The girls worked well handling the "To go orders/Pick-up" for a few of us at the side.Reflection of "good food" well noted by the folks waiting for a table, and the bustle heard from the Dinning Area.The Fried Green tomatoes ...were Great!Thank you!

Review №8

Me I'm a seafood lover I thought their shrimp was good nice and crispy I thought their service was good very nice place to visit

Review №9

Really good food. Their hush puppies are great!! If you like seafood. Then i would give this place a try , you'll be glade you did!!

Review №10

Catfish was cooked perfectly, the hush puppies were on point aswell. Good servicewill be coming back.

Review №11

Since my wife and I first went here, on a recommendation, we continue to go back .Service is excellent and the food is delicious. Absolutely recommend this place. You WILL enjoy!

Review №12

Had a great first time eating here and will be coming back. Great friendly service. The portions were large and food was very good. Fish was cooked right and breading was light and crispy

Review №13

Excellent fried catfish and shrimp. Some of the best I've ever had. First time eating here and I can't wait to go back

Review №14

Outstanding simple seafood restaurant. Great fried shrimp.

Review №15

Good selection of fish, I had scallops, Alice had ayce fish. Very good

Review №16

My wife's dinner was not very good, fish was not cooked all the way. The waitress was absolutely horrible, had too ask other ones for drink refills.Not a great time last night.

Review №17

Before this I hadn't heard of Calabash food. WOW!! I got the fish and was impressed by the crispy light outside. Seasoned well.

Review №18

Great seafood place. None better.

Review №19

First time eating here and my opinion they are better then long John silvers.

Review №20

Their hush puppies are more than enough to take a visit here.

Review №21

Fast, friendly service and a large menu with large portions. Everything was exceptional. The hushpuppies are amazing.

Review №22

Love their seafood, today I had the prime rib, very disappointed no flavor do not recommend

Review №23

Employees don't wear masks. Manager was rude when I made a complaint about it.

Review №24

The food was good and so was the service.

Review №25

Kinda pricey. No wait. Good service. Good shrimp. Over cooked chicken. Good fries. Parking spaces are close together

Review №26

Great food and exceptional service.

Review №27

Had a good experience will go back as soon as I get a chance

Review №28

Think the platter in my pic is good? Think again. It was overly salty, and otherwise, had hardly any flavor whatsoever. Texture of the breading wasn't good. The only decent thing on the plate was the oysters, everything else was a big disappointment. You're better off buying Seapak frozen clam strips. I'm not kidding...

Review №29

The food was excellent . I luv the catfish

Review №30

Seated immediately during prime dinner hours. Huge portions. Food came very quickly after we ordered and tasted GREAT. Got the all you can eat jumbo shrimp and first helping was so big i couldn't eat anymore. Wait staff very friendly and attentive! Will be going back often!

Review №31

Never a disappointment, had a minor issue last time we were in, but it certainly was dealt with properly. They're amazingly friendly and I love the food. Our favorite reason to go to Battle Creek.

Review №32

Being from the South and used to eating Seafood fresh off the boat I normally don't eat Seafood anywhere else unless it is directly off the boat that day. Ate here today 05June19 and I am willing to say that I will be back again. Everything tasted like it was just caught today and brought in fresh off the boat. To say the least the prices were way to cheap for the quality of the food and the food was way better than Red Lobster could ever make their food. To the staff and the owner of Captain Luey's I have this advice for you which is KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB.

Review №33

Pretty good seafood, better than that Colored Lobster place.

Review №34

Great food, great company awesome service.

Review №35

Best hush puppies I've ever had

Review №36

Great service,great food.

Review №37

Loved this place. Delicious food

Review №38

Food is great. Appetizer menu is delicious and reasonable. Excellent choice of beers. Service is friendly and quick. I had the catfish and seafood bisque soup. Outstanding.

Review №39

Good food, good prices, and huge portions.

Review №40

Oh my they fool is so scrumptious and fresh

Review №41

I'm really not sure how this place has such high reviews. The place is extremely run down and feels like something that should be on the show "bar rescue." Almost everything on the menu is fried, lacks flavor, and somehow cold. I will not be back and will not recommend this place.The upside is this... the staff is friendly and nice.

Review №42

This restaurant has the best fish in town I can't tell you how good their food is but I enjoy going there more than twice a year

Review №43

Lunch menu was delicious and priced reasonably. Comfortable dining room. Service was good.

Review №44

Myself and my brother's had a memorial dinner for our father at Captain Luey's. The service was awesome and the food was amazing. Thank you too all the staff at Captain Luey's. They did a excellent job.

Review №45

Delicious foods, friendly staff and amazing hush puppies!!!

Review №46

Best fresh seafood in Michigan! Closest to right out of the ocean in New England

Review №47

Great food Great service! Nice accommodations for large groups!

Review №48

Good was very good. Service eas great. Good family resturant.

Review №49

Amazing food & phenomenal service!

Review №50

Steak was dry along with chicken. Lobster tail was way over done. Staff were all pleasant. All you can wat fish was good.

Review №51

Love this place! Food always hot & fresh. Only complaint is mash potatoes are instant. Priced reasonably.

Review №52

Captain Luey's food is delicious!! It is always fresh & high quality seafood..There is a big dining area to accommodate any festive occasion, the service is always great..

Review №53

My whitefish was really good.

Review №54

The service was amazing, the people were so nice but the food was terrible, the potatoes were instant potatoes, and the lobster that I ordered was rubbery and cold. I paid almost $22 for my plate of food that should have cost around $8 at that quality. Again though, the service was amazing, the owner of this place is lucky to have such nice people or else they probably wouldn't have any business.

Review №55

The staff is really friendly, the atmosphere is comfortable, and the food is great. The appetizers and fried fish I've had have been consistently good.

Review №56

Fish was very good service was great. Glad we went and will definitely go back

Review №57

Not enough healthy food choices. Would be nice to get fresh oysters or fish. Fried is not heart healthy. Need more check backs. Should never have to ask for a check.

Review №58

I love this place. Better than that other chain restaurant that serves seafood!

Review №59

This was my first time dining at Catain Luey's and I will definitely be back. The service was great. Portions were large enough to share. The hushpuppys are the best I have ever tasted.

Review №60

Alexis, our server, was INCREDIBLE!!! She took on our large group all by herself (our fault, not the restaurant's) and we lacked for nothing. The food is good. Cool spin on hushpuppies.

Review №61

Service was excellent as usual, Chloe took very good care of us. Food was delicious as always, you get the best bang for your buck, that's for sure. Make sure to get the hush puppies, they're awesome! Highly recommend if you love seafood, with a down home flavor!

Review №62

The food was good but. Were not told they tell you what to tip. The waitress might have gotten more if it wasn't for that. I should be deciding what to tip.

Review №63

Very good food very nice waitress

Review №64

Good food. Good service.

Review №65

This was a nightmare anniversary dinner. Owner rectified it though. Bless his heart!! Day changed from disappointed to satisfied!

Review №66

The food was absolutely delicious, service was amazing, super kid friendly and prices were not to high. Will be back again!

Review №67

The catfish was absolutely AMAZING! I literally stuffed myself with that and the fried okra. Had to come home and put on my comfy pants, and grab a pillow and blanket.....nap time. Full belly=happy customer! Keep up the good work, I will definitely be back️

Review №68

Great food a little pricey but very good food

Review №69

Excellent meal and great service.

Review №70

Very good food

Review №71

Food was good. Not a long wait. Good fried green tomatoes. Service could have been better.

Review №72

I've never had a bad meal at Captain Luey's Calabash Seafood. Their all you can eat jumbo shrimp is excellent tasting and a fair price. The restaurant has always appeared very clean when I've dined there. The wait staff has always been friendly. Portion sizes to cost ratio could definitely be better in my opinion. If you have a good appetite, then I would recommend ordering one of the all you can eat meals, like the jumbo shrimp or catfish.

Review №73

Hush puppies, catfish and popcorn shrimp were mouth watering!Perch was not good- dry and flavorless. My date stated portion sizes and menu options have decreased under new management.

Review №74

Food wasn't as good this time. Might be because we had a big group of people for a birthday dinner.

Review №75

Won't go back again, ate there many times with good food and sometimes not the best service. This time served spoiled fish with not the best handling the situation from wait staff, no manger available.

Review №76

One of my favorite places, good atmosphere, good waitress and you can't beat all you can eat shrimp!!

Review №77

We was there for dinner on New Year's Eve with about 15 didn't need reservations and they accommodated us well. The food was awesome no complaints from the whole table. We wasn't in a hurry and they didn't try to rush us out either, very pleasant atmosphere and service.

Review №78

Good food slow service

Review №79

Had a wonderful birthday dinner with my family. The staff was friendly and funny. The food was even better than the staff. Most of us had shrimp, each piece was super large. Breading on it was light and had great flavor.

Review №80

Great food and fast service. Will try again when we're in tiwn

Review №81

Not noisey

Review №82

Changed my review...went back and the food was fantastic and so was the service. We will be back. Owner/manager got a hold of me and wants to make it up to us, apologized for the way were treated.....we will try again and I will update review after we have gone back.Got seated right away, never got served. Asked to talk to a manager and was told there was not one there. That was no surprise, the lady we talked to did not ask if she could help or what was wrong....we left. If I could give a zero star I would. Very poorly managed.

Review №83

Great se food and good place to eat

Review №84

Amazing food and service!

Review №85

Great combos. Attentive service. I loved the fried sea scallops!

Review №86

Best hushpuppies ever, great food.

Review №87

Love this place! Great food! Usually good service. Really good food! The all-you-can-eat deals are worth it.

Review №88

Great food. Little pricey. Not sure about freshness.

Review №89

Great food and courteous staff. Very pleasant atmosphere.

Review №90

It's ok. I've been there twice. First time it was very busy and I thought the waitress was just overall stressed so didnt attend us very well. That was over a yr ago. Just yesterday we went again and it was not busy at all. Our waitress didnt realize she had our table and walked by our table 4 times before someone else asked us if we had been attended. That was a 15 minute wait. I wasnt too happy about that. Someone who arrived after us got their food way before we did. Not cool. I got the all you can eat shrimp which are really good! They bring you about 15 at first and then if you want more just 5 at a time.. but they take for ever! I think they do it on purpose so you really pace yourself and not eat too many. My husband got the New York steak and he likes it well done. It was perfect. Not dry, juicy. I personally think its pricey compared to other restaurants. But overall I would go back but not on an often basis.maybe once a yr.

Review №91

If you like food this is place to goGood service clean and resonal price combo's are greatWallyeye and Alaska Pollack was my choice love it

Review №92

If you like fish this place is great!

Review №93

Good service and great food. We had 8 in our party and we were promptly seated. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Review №94

Everything was real good

Review №95

Good food, good prices!

Review №96

Great popcorn shrimp, the portions was very good, couldn't finish it had with home cooked steak the next day.

Review №97

All you can eat shrimp is awesome! I don't know about the rest of the menu as that is all we order here. Lol. I'm sure the rest is just as great.

Review №98

Great seafood and appetizers. LOVE the sweet tea. Just like southern cuisine. 12/22/2018. Just ate with family here again. Still great choices of seafood. Love the coleslaw too. Sometimes order it for takeout too. I'm originally from Florida and this is just as good as Florida seafood restaurants.

Review №99

Great service and great food

Review №100

This place got the best catfish and is a really nice place to have a birthday party if you love seafood

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4.4 Rating
  • Address:181 E Columbia Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49015, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 269-964-8865
  • American restaurant
  • Seafood restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Steak house
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:Closed
  • Wednesday:4–8PM
  • Thursday:4–8PM
  • Friday:4–8PM
  • Saturday:4–8PM
  • Sunday:12–4PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Great dessert:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • All you can eat:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
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