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The Root Beer Stand

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3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The Root Beer stand has a pretty basic menu, but it's really all you need! The hot dogs come with or without cheese, and all have homemade chili, mustard, and those tiny diced up onions. It is Wonderful! The buns are steamed, and the topping are great! They also make Root Beer, and is is cold and deliciously sweet. It... More 

Thank vlietstrak
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want a good chili cheese dog with mustard and onions, this is the place. Root beers are good as well. We will be back!

Thank Daniel G
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

It's a bulk hot dog you can buy at any store....literally nothing special or great about it. In fact I can grill my own better brand hot dogs at home and it taste way better and a cheaper option.

Thank SkyhawkRaptorXL-200
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We always rode our bikes to the Rootbeer stand after little League and when I go there today It is Exactly the same !!!

Thank LisaBehr
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

A great and fun place to take the family and especially kids! Pull up, order, and eat in your car. A neat experience for all. May not be the healthiest, but some of the best hot dogs around! Staff is always friendly and quick service!

Thank Kim D
Hanover Park, Illinois
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great little drive up restaurant. The service is fast and friendly. They come to your car to take your order. You can eat in your car or eat at a picnic table. The menu is very limited. It makes ordering easy. They have hot dog and ham and cheese sandwiches. Of course you have to get the... More 

Thank Kevin A
Portage, Michigan, United States
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335 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by here around 1, it was packed. But they are having a special hotdogs $1.00 Rootbeer $1.25. I got mine to go. This place is a staple in Kalamazoo been here for over 30yrs. Food is always good, servers are friendly😎

Thank Kathy E
Detroit, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

I grew up in Kalamazoo and have since moved to Detroit but when I get off of I-94, The Root Beer Stand is usually my first stop, there is no place that makes a hot dog the way that they do! I've been eating here since I was a kid, now I bring my daughter and suddenly I can't wait... More 

Thank GirlGenius
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is about carrying out tradition with family not so much about good food. It used to be priced well but not such a big bang for your buck anymore. hot dogs and rootbeer are on the main menu. The rootbeer is very good and many love how the staff still serves you in the car. Not much variety... More 

1 Thank charleca1978
Grayling, Michigan
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162 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

I always stop here with my girls and we have hot dogs and root beer it's very good and would be coming in for years and years and years

Thank Pete K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: 269-345-4418

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