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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Pitcher St.)
(269) 382-1888
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Today
8:00 am - 3:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great Restaurant

Food is very fresh and the restaurant is very popular. We had to park about two blocks away during lunch time. Soup and entrees are very good, desserts are not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
biscotti2
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Baltimore
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Food is very fresh and the restaurant is very popular. We had to park about two blocks away during lunch time. Soup and entrees are very good, desserts are not to be missed.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate here during Restaurant Week in January and were pleased. The food choices are fun as this place loves to play with what can be done with food ingredients. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The only thing is that the red wine was warm. They are working to change how it is stored to manage this situation.

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paw paw
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Very small portion Way overpriced. Slow service. We will probably never return..........................................

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch. Daughter said her sandwich was very good. I had the fish soup of the day- just ok. The deserts are very good. We weren't in hurry but if you needed to be somewhere-service was a little slow. Our waitress asked same questions 3-4 times😳 I would like to try breakfast and dinner. Parking lot is small, we... More 

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Fresh, organic, creative and spendy. This is a great place to have a some good, clean - often organic, eats; but be prepared to dig little deeper to cover the tab. This is my go-to place if I'm looking to splurge and impress some out-of-town guests. Often people are surprised to see a restaurant like this in Kalamazoo. You may... More 

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Marshall, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A visit at lunch time on Saturday proved to be one worth the wait. It was a busy Saturday for the time of day, but we waited our 25 minutes and we were glad we did. You really can't go wrong here. The burgers, yes two of ordered them, one regular, one with blue cheese. Oh, how good! The crab... More 

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Michigan
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was there on a early Saturday afternoon hoping to have the Tempeh sandwich on Rosemary bread- not on the menu anymore 😞 however, the ultimate home fries never disappoint and I walked away satisfied.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. It is a bit pricey but you have good menu variety and good quality healthy foods, so it is worth it.

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Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've had breakfast, lunch and dinner here and it's always good. I love the grilled cheese and the burger YUM A little more money for the meal but I still like to go here and I do enjoy the atmosphere. They also offer cooking and other various classes.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go. Positve atmosphere. A very interesting menu. A lot I'd like to try. The baked goods are also available for purchase.

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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: (269) 382-1888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?