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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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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
Great service, healthy food choices and fun atmosphere.

Great food with farm to table options. Healthy, with options for vegetarian or vegan needs as well as more traditional choices. One of our friends has lots of allergies and she was able to get all of her questions answered and was able to order fresh food that worked for her. It has great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Pat D
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Fremont, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Fremont, Michigan
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great food with farm to table options. Healthy, with options for vegetarian or vegan needs as well as more traditional choices. One of our friends has lots of allergies and she was able to get all of her questions answered and was able to order fresh food that worked for her. It has great service. So good that we went... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A favorite - we've dined here more times that I can count! We go often for weekend breakfast/brunch, which is great for families. Menu ranges from omelets/scrambles (my favorites) to decadent french toast and pancakes. If you have little ones in your party, they'll enjoy the polka-dot pancakes (pancakes with Callebaut chocolate chips on top). Dinners are good as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You must eat at this restaurant while in Kalamazoo. Only wish there was one near me, so I could go all the time.

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?