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University Roadhouse

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Bar, Grill, Pub
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1332 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-4541
269-345-7990
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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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
This is an Awesome Place and They Know How To Treat Customers

We stopped in here today on a snowy afternoon and we are so happy we did. We sat up in the bar and had such an awesome experience. Each staff member we interacted with was awesome, they were friendly and they were so helpful. I ordered the primerib sandwich and asked to make my fries the cajun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
catguy49
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Peoria, Illinois
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Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are on Western Michigan's campus - this is a local place to stop in for bar food just above average. The steak wrap was more salad than meat and just a little dry, but the meals around me indicated that I need to give University Roadhouse another try.

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Thank IASenator
Michigan
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My husband won an award to take the entire family out to eat so we chose The University Roadhouse as it really good the last time we were there. Last night (December 30) we were pretty disappointed. My son in law's fish tacos were good, my husband's steak was great, but his smashed potatoes were cold and the 2 Southwestern... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stopped in here today on a snowy afternoon and we are so happy we did. We sat up in the bar and had such an awesome experience. Each staff member we interacted with was awesome, they were friendly and they were so helpful. I ordered the primerib sandwich and asked to make my fries the cajun fries with gravy... More 

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Thank catguy49
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stopped and ate lunch here while visiting WMU. The restaurant is very close to WMU & Kalamazoo College campuses. I would imagine this place would be very difficult to get a table when WMU has a home Football game, because the stadium is directly across the street. Delicious burgers & a pretty decent selection of craft beer.

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Thank badnan
Kalamazoo
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

University Roadhouse offers a lot to like. You have a wide variety of menu options at reasonable prices. You have a more quant dining area, an upstairs bar area, and outdoor seating (covered and uncovered) to choose from. You can dress casual to coat and tie without feeling out of place. Fun place to hang out right on the WMU... More 

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Thank Phil743
Macatawa, Michigan
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Love this place! Great gathering spot and they can accommodate large crowds! They manage to keep everything clean and under control with large crowds during football games! Great food and music! Extremely well managed!!!

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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Great place to take the WMU kids for lunch or dinner when visiting. The food is always great and the staff helpful and accommodating. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jeffmattes
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

While waiting for my daughter to return from WMU Dance Team competition in Louisville, I spotted this gem with an upper deck patio overlooking the student athletic center. The restaurant is large with downstairs restaurant seating, 2nd level bar type area and the outdoor patio. Great service. I ordered the Mexican salad with $2 extra for grilled chicken. The waitress... More 

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Thank PeggyRM
Portage la Prairie, Canada
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Inside is pleasant enough here...a bar atmosphere in one section, dining room in another ; but our favorite is to be up on the upper deck on a nice day. Being WMU alumni we like overlooking the track, football stadium, and on up into campus. We favor outdoor seating whenever possible and weather permitting, and good views for this seem... More 

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Thank Ruth Ann B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I headed to another restaurant in town to find it was closed on Sunday. So we came here instead, and I am glad we did. The burger I had may have been the best burger I have ever had. It was huge, extremely flavorful, and a very fair price. My wife tried something she doesn't usually like,... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

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