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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839 (Pitcher St.)
+1 269-382-1888
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friends and I have visited often lately and we love hanging out at the bar, especially if Kevin is bartending! He always makes me the best hot chocolate! The staff is friendly and has a great atmosphere. Any time I have eaten there I'm not so impressed with the food, especially for the price. Come here for drinks after... More 

Thank Steven G
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a first visit for two people. We sampled the Food Dance Burger with blue cheese added, also ordered cut fries and grilled cauliflower. The food was good with pleasant presentation, but not fantastic. Also ordered, was the Square Dance Salad, a fancy name for greens, pine nuts, dried cherries and caramelized onions with balsamic vinaigrette. The food was... More 

Thank Kay M
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Food Dance for dinner for business and personal meals and it is one of the best places to eat in Kalamazoo. Service is always very good and I like how the interior is bright and well-lit. The proteins on the menu typically stay the same, but the preparation changes from time to time, and their fish specials... More 

Thank Koyangi
Lapeer, Michigan
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable lunch for 4 adults and 4 children on a Saturday around 12:30pm. Parking was readily available and seating immediate. The menu offered a nice variety and everyone enjoyed their selections. My only complaint was the kids "hokey pokey" meal was a bit unbalanced. Lots of bread, little meat and cheese. Service was prompt and overall we... More 

Thank Krickens2
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, the atmosphere is enjoyable, the menu is fantastic with so many different choices, not ordinary dishes you see at other restaurants, and the food is very delicious. Love the deli too, many choices to take home and enjoy later

Thank Linda H
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149 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated at the front of the restaurant where our table was close enough to other couples that we felt like it was group date night. The service was friendly and efficient. A side salad was warm and limp, served with a dressing that was too thick to pour. Pad Thai and a burger were presented attractively and tasted... More 

Thank Foodstudy
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the third bite of my salty hamburger, grease squirted out on outside of my mouth. I left restaurant with a secondary burn blister on my lip. The home fries were not fully cooked. Told manager about being burned. He said he would talk to the cook. I have never been burned on the outside of my mouth from eating... More 

Thank Alan M
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food Dance is my favorite breakfast spot downtown Kalamazoo. Great selections made of fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection. Recommend any of the egg dishes and a fresh scone/muffin. Service staff is welcoming and professional.

Thank sbbksjcem
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here often and when I have friends from out of town I always recommend food dance to them. It is always yummy and fresh. Farm to table. Gotta love it. My faveorite is the square dance salad it is a must have especially when you get their homemade buttermilk dressing. It has goat cheese and carmakized onions.

Thank Adriana D
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Which is why I like it at Food Dance Cafe! Always great service and friendly servers! I have also been there for a bridal shower and a private birthday celebration! Had great buffets set up in both cases!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839
    (Pitcher St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-1888
For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and sustainable local food system. We support artisans who practice craft food processes that have been around for generations-growing, raising, preserving, curing, aging, pickling, butchering and more. For Food Dance, it's about the connection with the people and places their food comes from-authentic people and authentic food that's true to its source. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner-guests are served the freshest menu items in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. We offer private dining space for celebrations or larger groups as well as catering and delivery. We host cooking classes and special dinners throughout the year - aimed to introduce guests to new elements of the culinary and agricultural worlds. Our on-site market offers amazing ingredients sourced from their family of purveyors-from sustainable, humanely raised meats, sausages and artisan cheeses to fresh baked bread, pastries and savory baked goods.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?