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The Root Beer Stand

3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
269-345-4418
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Ranked #22 of 284 restaurants in Kalamazoo
Cuisines: American, Hot Dogs
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Portage, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is an old fashioned root beer stand with the waitresses coming to your car to take your order...just like the old A&W Root Beer stands used to be. They also have the best cheap hot dogs in the area!

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Naples, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We never go to kalamazoo in the summer without making several stops here! Hot dogs are the best and the chili dogs even better! Can't beat the price either! Order is taken from your car and delivered to your car on roller skates! Either eat in the car or take to go.

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Grayling, Michigan
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Going back 40 or 45years this used to be A & W but then they changed the root beer stand I love their homemade root beer and hot dogs are just okay I don't give a very high rating but I'll still always go there and eat them they just a plain darn cool place to go

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Fire up your classic car (convertible's best) and get some dawgs! Root beer is delish, in huge heavy mugs. Service is quick, so tip heavy; easy to do as dinner for 2 <$10! Our first time this year, many more to come!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A place like this would be amazing if they were open all year along, with their classic hot dogs and obviously root beer. I love the idea of not having to get out of your car, I'm lazy, and they come to you.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Root beer Stand is known for hotdogs and fresh Root beer. If you aren't interested in either one of those this place isn't for you. If you love hotdogs though you won't find a better dog in town. They have an amazing taste to them. Highly Recommended.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I love love love this place. You get to sit in your car and they wait on you. We have been going here for many years and the service and hot dogs are still perfect. We go over 10 -15 times a season.

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turgtusteynam
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

It ain't classy, but it's classic. Root Beer Stand. Hot dogs, Root Beer. For me, this place is tasty, yummy nostalgia.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

I don't know where everyone is getting there great hot dogs at but they sure aren't here. The buns are steamed to much and the hot dogs have stayed in the water to long. I'll get my dogs somewhere else

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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This place is adorable, such a good old fashion outting. Really good homemade root beer, and everything is so cheap!

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