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The Root Beer Stand

American, Hot Dogs
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3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
269-345-4418
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nostalgic

This place is about carrying out tradition with family not so much about good food. It used to be priced well but not such a big bang for your buck anymore. hot dogs and rootbeer are on the main menu. The rootbeer is very good and many love how the staff still serves you in the car. Not much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
charleca1978
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is about carrying out tradition with family not so much about good food. It used to be priced well but not such a big bang for your buck anymore. hot dogs and rootbeer are on the main menu. The rootbeer is very good and many love how the staff still serves you in the car. Not much variety... More 

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Grayling, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I always stop here with my girls and we have hot dogs and root beer it's very good and would be coming in for years and years and years

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Portage, Michigan
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67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-345-4418

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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