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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Pitcher St.)
+1 269-382-1888
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: For 20 years, Food Dance has been committed to building a thriving and...
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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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Organic local foods

The food is always fresh and wonderful here. The service is good as well. The cheese and meat plate gives you a list of cheese and meat to pick from. It takes bit, so I would not go here if you on a time crunch. It is a great place to sit and enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Ashlie P
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Portage, Michigan, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Portage, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food is always fresh and wonderful here. The service is good as well. The cheese and meat plate gives you a list of cheese and meat to pick from. It takes bit, so I would not go here if you on a time crunch. It is a great place to sit and enjoy.

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Portage, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food is amazing here! They serve only the freshest ingredients and the food always tastes delicious. I really enjoy the black beans (they have a kick) and I like ordering some of the cheeses as an appetizer.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is the original farm to table success story that just keeps getting better! Try their black beans with ranchero - the best we have ever tasted! The small but well stocked deli store attached has amazing meats and breads. WORTH THE TRIP DOWNTOWN! Good Dance has their own dedicated parking lot. And the Sunday Brunch is an event... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came here for a special birthday dinner and had a pretty good meal. But, for a family of four (one ordered a child's meal) it cost us $200. It was good, but definitely not THAT good. Several people recommended it to us, but I think it's a bit over-rated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My favorite place in Kalamazoo for breakfast. Yummy, fresh, local foods highlight the menu. We've eaten here for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast and lunch menus are more reasonably priced than their dinners. I'd suggest another restaurant in Kalamazoo when looking for dinner, as it tends to be over-priced.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food Dance has good food and service. It's a great restaurant to go to and I've never had to wait long to get a seat. The only thing that is keeping this place from getting five stars in my book is sometimes the food feels a little staged. It's like they prepped up a bunch of plates and added the... More 

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Michigan
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to get local, fresher in season food. Some organic. A healthier choice of food selections.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went here for date night. Sat at the bar for dinner because the wait for a table was long. Service was decent. Decor is straight out of the 90s. I ordered caesar salad- way too much dressing and cheese, not much balance in flavor, just tasted heavy and salty. Would avoid. Significant other ordered burger, well seasoned, but nothing special... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went here for our son's college graduation party. Great fresh food, high quality ingredients prepared in interesting ways. Fondue and halibut were the favorites. They have a cheese cafe and bakery on premises and the black and white cake was as good as I have had. Wish they were in Seattle.

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Springfield, Missouri
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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I'm in Kalamazoo fairly often, both working with clients, or simply flying in/out, as the airfare rates in Kalamazoo are typically lower than other spots in Michigan. I don't go to KaZoo without visiting Food Dance, as their food is incredibly good, and their gift/snack shop has the greatest offerings! This is a spot not to be missed as you... More 

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Additional Information about Food Dance Cafe

Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone Number: +1 269-382-1888
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 13 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    (Pitcher St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-1888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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