Spankys tavern
1414 Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037, United States
Spankys tavern
Review №1

Lived in BC for over 10 years and never stopped here till today. We brought the whole family - 7 of us. It's super clean with 4 perfectly maintained pool tables. The wait staff was super quick and friendly. A very welcoming atmosphere. The menu is pretty broad to satisfy the whole family. I had a 10 oz steak with sides for $13.99. Really great value. Everything was very good. Full bar and good on tap selection. Huge parking lot. Seems like one of Battle Creek's hidden gems. And they have a huge selection of ice cream.

Review №2

Spanky's Plainwell Ice Cream - I was handed this cone 2 min prior to walking out the door. The employee behind the counter did not greet us nor smile in any way. I walked 3 steps outside and my ice cream was melting all over my hand. Not a good experience. My boyfriends ice cream didnt taste good and it melted everywhere as well.

Review №3

We were there for food. It was a typical experience for a bar in an afternoon. Two of us had the smelt basket and one had the shrimp. We shared a mushroom appetizer. The mushrooms were good. The smelt was actually tough. I didnt hear how the shrimp was. The fries were better than the smelt. Service was good

Review №4

A great place to eat. They make awsome pizza and it is half off on Mondays. Need to try it! They have so much things going there every day, like comedians and band's playing outdoors. Great place!

Review №5

Love this place & of course love the staff

Review №6

Love the atmosphere, the staff, and the customer service. Super friendly and professional employees.

Review №7

It's ok. Expand the draft offerings. Pool is fun. Service good. I go there because it's close and it's clean.

Review №8

Love to eat lunch there. Delicious little steak, potato, salad and garlic bread.

Review №9

Love the place.Good food. Good staff, and they even have ice cream.

Review №10

Since covid-19 shut down we have ordered take out from all the local pubs/taverns, Spankys beats them all. Food is good, service is good, price is right. What more could you ask for...

Review №11

Very nice comfortable bar with very good food

Review №12

Walked through a cloud of smoke and past a few people smoking very close to the entrance stepped in and noticed that it looked like a place to get drunk rather than enjoy a greasy burger then immediately walked back out

Review №13

Good food, good tequila! Very kind people. People were just donating money for the benefits and asking for nothing in return. Friends supporting friends!

Review №14

Clean. The lighting is great. The juke box is full of great music old and new. I had the bacon burger and loved it. It was my first visit and I was pleased when I left. The staff was friendly and prompt. Try them out.

Review №15

Shawn's the manager is great he has brought in a lot of great ideas. Went to craft show there was their 1st. Had a great time looking forward to more this summer

Review №16

First time here. I got the chilli cheese hotdog basket. I got a second one cause usually they are small at other places. So I opened up my take out and holy moly they are huge! These were the best hotdogs I have ever had and even beats the Rootbeer stand. Great prices and the people there are super nice. Gave me a water while I wait. We also got some plainwell ice cream and just amazing that we dont have to drive all the way to Plainwell to get it. Awesome place and will definitely come again!!

Review №17

The waitresses are very polite and know how to provide friendly service the the new cook is spot on with his skills. It was a very pleasant experience and i will gladly pop in for supper any time I'm in Michigan

Review №18

Friendly staff. Reasonable prices and pretty good food. Good menu available.

Review №19

Friendly staff. Decently priced drinks. Bathrooms, tables, and bar are kept clean. Always a good time.

Review №20

Owner's Wife very nice Lady. Service can use little help on Wednesday's but all and all good place to hang out with food and shooting pool.. and listening to bv the jukebox..

Review №21

A great place to meet up with family and have a drink with a meal while having fun

Review №22

Good selection of draft beer. Friendly staff. Well kept pool tables. Ice cream is decent as well. All around a spot to come visit.

Review №23

They have Plainwell Ice cream in the front of the building.

Review №24

Great food and service

Review №25

They really need to just remove the banana split from their ice cream menu. I've ordered one every time my family has ever gone here and have NEVER ONCE tasted it. They always go to make it and then realize they have no bananas. Every single time.

Review №26

Soooo much fun. Food, drinks, karaokeReally nice clientele. Going to go back often.

Review №27

Good food and good service

Review №28

Great service friendly people

Review №29

The food was great but the service was horrible. Katrina dropped the ball qas not attentive at all. Wont come back when she working

Review №30

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Decent pool tables also.

Review №31

The bar tenders were attentive with generous pours and all the amenities for a fun Friday night

Review №32

My first time in since new owner took over. I was introduced to him, not impressed. Actually was quite rude to us. I will not spend another penny in his establishment. I will definitely spread the word of how I was treated. NOT GOOD BUSINESS!!! Bartender Alyssha was amazing!

Review №33

Coool place

Review №34

Cold beer and billiards. Good food.

Review №35

Nice clean inexpensive place to spend some time in the evenings.

Review №36

Great varieties of ice cream.....but it's kind of "divey"...... couple of upgrades and it has the potential to be a GREAT ice cream place......

Review №37

Customer service: on pointPool tables: plentyDelicious food & good drinks

Review №38

Google asked me, 'How was Spanky's Tavern'? '...Let me take a minute of your time to tell you that it is excellent!! Battle Creek's new hotspot for the night. Great people, jamming music, wonderful staff and even better owners!! Make a plan to be there soon y'all.

Review №39

Been going there for years it is never boring

Review №40

Verry nice staff safe environment

Review №41

So very much nicer than I had expected before entering. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

Review №42

Awesome place to go to you will love it

Review №43

New owners have their stuff together. They are making welcomed changes. Do yourself a favor and check Spanky's out!

Review №44

Good small town venue, really good service.

Review №45

Clean, quaint tavern. Pool available. Ordered food while not busy and was incorrect when I got home. Food was good though. Staff friendly.

Review №46

The waitress was awesome but they need to change their burger to dry need grease

Review №47

Best burgers in town and only $3.00 on Thursday nights.

Review №48

Fun place. Pool tables. Good Karaoke sound by Brian on Thursday and Friday nights.

Review №49

Staff was awesome! Took excellent care of my party, good prices, and pool tables

Review №50

Spankys is a pleasant place all around.Friendly place ' several pool tables, a nice dart board, live entertainment now n then, the food is great and the waitresses make you feel comfortable when you are there.I recommend Spankys as a quiet ,peaceful and friendly bar. I take my wife, and relative's there when they visit from out of town.Everyone loves it.

Review №51

My sister took me there fof the first time. I loved it. Great food at good prices. Awesome waitress.

Review №52

Awesome time great service from everyone and wonderful culture and values.

Review №53

Toast didn't have butter on it. Service was slow.... Busy night and loud, too loud. Won't come on a Friday night. Better B4 5pm

Review №54

A great place for ice cream. Wonderful flavors and good quality ice cream! They change their flavors often, so it's not the same flavors every time. ( which we like) Their prices are also very reasonable.

Review №55

Great staff good food

Review №56

Great service good food excellent pool tables friendly atmosphere a very clean restaurant !

Review №57

Actually, go there for the Plainwell Ice Cream shop portion. Great Ice Cream and friendly service

Review №58

Local dive bar. Nothing spectacular. Good prices. Probably get their food from Gordon's, but... The wait staff is friendly and attentive (most of the time). Especially the older veteran ladies are very sweet. Decor is plain (borderline tacky). Not a place I'd host anything special at. UFC fight night is a good time. As an added bonus, they have full ice cream service.

Review №59

Excellent service, priced right

Review №60

Alan and I had a great dinner as we did weekly when we lived in urbandale, although there was a blind man( that we saw getting dropped off in a cab and I don't think he was really blind. That's beside the point. He was asking me if he could get a ride, when I said I'd have to ask my husband- he was quick to stutter and say never mind. He didn't have the money for one drink. So I'm just letting all you women to be careful. He didn't look scary at first but it was evident when I told him I wouldn't be giving him a ride alone, that he was none too happy. His eyes kind of went blurry and his face red. He had a cane but did not know how to use it the way a blind man would. So please be careful. It's because of some dangerous situations that I have been through that made me catch it quick and I'd feel better if someone else didn't have to go through the same experience that I did by my sharing this with us. If course the man that hurt me and stole from me did not do a blind act, and many things were different. It was the desperation in his eyes ( that I should not have been able to read that made me super glad that Alan was with me. He was short, thin, looked nice enough at first, needed a bath and had a new ruse. So please be careful! There are many men out there that will take advantage of any situation- given the chance. Be safe my friends!!

Review №61

Great pool tables, although the service was not up to par.

Review №62

Stopped for lunch after playing golf. Service was pretty good. Food was so-so. Nothing special.

Review №63

Food is amazing $8 for a salad and steak and baked potato it's the best steak you can get in battlecreek mi and you can't beat the price

Review №64

Good food, good service, great prices

Review №65

Fun watching my boyfriend play pool!

Review №66

It was ok, kinda divey bar type place

Review №67

The food was ok. The waitress did her job.There was a pool tournament ongoing in the dinning area. Which may have made the atmosphere louder than normal.

Review №68

Has five pool tables. Kept very clean and food is amazing. Great place.

Review №69

We come here for the delicious ice cream... have for many years. Good prices and nice staff.

Review №70

Awesome food. Best wait staff in Battle Creek. Place is always clean and the restrooms are immaculate. And to kick it all off, they have ice cream. Best place in town.

Review №71

Burrito bad full of grease. No flavor in the meatWon't return.

Review №72

Actually went to the ice cream parlor. There were only one other person there for ice cream. We struck up a conversation, laughed, and ate the most delicious ice cream. The atmosphere is cozy.

Review №73

Good Food, Awesome Drinks, Wonderful Pool Tables, Good Music, and Friendly People, and Friendly Service

Review №74

Good food. Good beer

Review №75

Great place great food while taking care of pool tables awesome waitresses

Review №76

Food was delicious! Good size portions! Service was fast and over the top!

Review №77

Great place, good people! (Under new Ownership)

Review №78

Awesome place to eat, drink and play some billiards...excellent ice cream

Review №79

Great atmosphere, awesome service

Review №80

Stopped in had a beer my game was on.

Review №81

Really good food, friendly staff,reasonable prices. Nice neighborhood bar and grill.

Review №82

Was fun

Review №83

Friendly staff. Decent steak dinner for an inexpensive price.

Review №84

Food was good... service was ok. Beer was cold. So overall it was a good experience

Review №85

Good was good and wait staff was nice only complaint would be it was cold

Review №86

Great place to eat , drink and dance to the DJ

Review №87

“One of the curiosities of this week's restauran/ bar— along with ‘How do they live with themselves?' and 'Why isn't there a baying mob outside with pitchforks and burning torches?' — is that it should be named after a deity whose followers are famed for their serenity and yet should be capable of engendering in me such a blind, raging, spittle-flecked fury. There will be casualties in the restaurant/ bar trade as a result of the current economic turmoil; I sincerely hope Spankies is one of them.”

Review №88

Decent place to catch a drink, an even better spot for some ice cream! They are usually willing to get you ice cream after the shop closes, if the bar is still open!

Review №89

Had a good time at the pool tournament Saturday.good turn out.hope Chad is feeling better.

Review №90

Great food. Good people. Nice pool tables. Pull tabs. Darts.

Review №91

Great place to have a quiet chat

Review №92

Kinda stuffy for a bar in urbandale though LOL

Review №93

The prices listed here are way off. The food was extremely expensive and not worth the money. The apps are made from frozen with very little flavor and the burgers were terrible. My first and last time ever eating there. I will admit the staff was very friendly. But the food was bland and expensive.

Review №94

Slow staff. Good food. Bully staff.

Review №95

Best burgers in Urbandale besides Ritzee's lol and that's only because they serve beer

Review №96

Good food, and drinks. Ice cream right next door

Review №97

Good pool tables. Leagues most nights.

Review №98

Wouldn't choose another place for pool league (Sunday) Great cod basket, great serviceGREAT PLACE with an attached ice cream bar

Review №99

Temperature is to cold... Need a baby changing station.

Review №100

All of our food was overcooked

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  • Address:1414 Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037, United States
  • Phone:+1 269-963-6004
  • Bar
  • Ice cream shop
Service options
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Bar games:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great beer selection:Yes
  • Great cocktails:Yes
  • Sports:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Food:Yes
  • Food at bar:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
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