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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-1888
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Ranked #3 of 292 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pitcher St.
Description: 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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English first
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My 16 year old son and I stopped in for dinner and as usual left full and satisfied. Our service was excellent. My son's hamburger was perfection and my Pad Thai with tofu was delicious.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Enjoyed our meal. Pricy. One of the better restaraunts in Kalamazoo. Nice beer and wine selection. Will go again.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food is okay, I can not rave about it, yes, lots of local raised meat and produce but flavors lack the high end prices this restauant charges. I have ordered french toast for breakfast at least 6 times thinking it will be good "homemade bread", never again. Last week, breakfast again, our son home from DC, $90.00 with tip... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I really enjoy going to this restaurant however, our experience varies widely. They have a decent wine list and cocktails available. I appreciated that the food is as local as possible too. We had two of their salads there, unfortunately, they were both very uninspired (granted it is December in Michigan). The pad thai was just okay. We were really... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food Dance is one of the best in Kalamazoo. I absolutely love their breakfast/brunch menu. They always use fresh, locally sourced when possible, and most importantly, delicious ingredients. There are often unique special dishes and I've never been disappointed by anything on the menu. My favorites are the huevos rancheros and Julie's French toast. The restaurant has a great atmosphere... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had breakfast here a year ago and I gave it a terrific review and was more than happy to get takeout for lunch when we were back in town. First off you order take out in the market, which is full of wonderful, expensive items, but very cramped, especially by the cash register. I ordered two chicken dance sandwiches... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Came here on a recommendation of several WMU employees and students. We were in town for 1 night visiting WMU. We were greeted by the host and manager right when entering the restaurant. The restaurant has a very unique décor. Menu was farm to table fresh. We definitely will be back to try more items!!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you have been reading my restaurant reviews, you know I like bland food (no spices) because I have GERD (heartburn), and no gall bladder (can't eat fat), and I keep kosher (no meat). Vegetarian food is usually okay except I can't eat citrus fruit or fresh tomatoes. I was at a business lunch. I had the veggie sandwich which... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Had a great meal 12/13/14, but the customer service leaves a bad taste. Waitress Carol brought a bottle of wine not even close to what we ordered. Her reply, "oops". Proceeded to have a fantastic meal with my wife, my son, and two of his college friends. Having had drinks, appetizers, and full meals, the boys all had half their... More 

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Portage, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Food Dance is by far one of the very best restaurants in southwest Michigan. Their staff is friendly and professional. They offer a wide variety of unique and delicious foods and drinks.

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Additional Information about Food Dance Cafe

Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone Number: (269) 382-1888
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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