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University Roadhouse

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Bar, Grill
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1332 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-4541
269-345-7990
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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great menu variety

University Roadhouse is a local restaurant with a college "feel". Very good food and not expensive. Lots of choices on the menu. Staff is friendly and helpful. It can be a bit noisy when crowded. They have a full bar both upstairs and down.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
272gailh
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

University Roadhouse is a local restaurant with a college "feel". Very good food and not expensive. Lots of choices on the menu. Staff is friendly and helpful. It can be a bit noisy when crowded. They have a full bar both upstairs and down.

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It has the right "feel" for a student bar--booths and tables, sports on t.v., great efficient wait staff of college students, and the best free popcorn in Kalamazoo. Homemade soups are wonderful, especially the ham and bean. The shrimp "bangers" are lightly fried as as close as you can get to Heaven without dying. The salads are creative, fresh and... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Second time visiting this restaurant so it must have been good the first time to go back again. I had the Wet Burrito the first time we visited and then the Tavern Steak the second. Both times the meals were really good. My son had the Maui Chicken sandwich and said it was really good as well. The portions are... More 

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Portage, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We went there with a group of friends for a retirement dinner. Food was good, portions good. The server, Alex, was excellent. He was efficient and funny. Made the whole evening enjoyable.

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I had the steak; I had better at Texas Roadhouse. The portions are small. The food isn't bad, it's just what you'd expect from just another average steakhouse.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice place good food with a quite atmosphere downstairs, and a little rowdier upstairs. We had a good time with good food.

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Albion
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Since were not in town because of WMU, we felt lucky to have stumbled across this place while exploring Kalamazoo. The smoked chicken pasta dish was great! Clearly fresh ingredients, just the right amount of bacon and alfredo sauce - not too rich and "spot on"! Fun decor. Excellent, super-fast service. If we were in town longer we would have... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

At a recent business meeting a group of 18-20 of was handled by one waitress. We had one tab for meals but alcoholic beverages needed to be on individual tabs. The waitress took all the orders including dessert orders while we conducted a business meeting. She was quick, pleasant, and handled everything calmly which made the food and the meeting... More 

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Deland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Always make a stop for Perch when in Kalamazoo, never disappointed in the meal. They have a wide variety of meals to choose from. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had a business meeting at the University Roadhouse. The food is very good. Service was very good. It is recently remodeled. There is outdoor seating. This is a deservedly popular restaurant. Limited choice of vegetarian options. I did not like the music which was playing, both the volume (too loud) and the choice of music (too recent?).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1332 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-4541
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-345-7990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?