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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839 (Pitcher St.)
+1 269-382-1888
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was ok at best. Small portions for the price. Good atmosphere and good service. Food want bad flavor but I don't feel like I got my money's worth for the size of the portions. Would recommend for appetizers and drinks but if you're looking for a whole meal, try something else.

Thank WalterEugene
Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant was busy when I and 10 friends arrived without a reservation. We were quickly settled into a side room. Our drinks (Bloody Marys all around in varying degrees of spiciness according to personal taste) soon arrived and we all agreed they more than deserved their "Best of Kalamazoo" rating. The bright fresh flavor was nicely set off by... More 

Thank Bob S
Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good food but a little pricey. Locally grown and specially prepared dishes. The have a love gift shop and "deli". A good place for a special treat.

Thank Sherry L
Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

STAY AWAY!!!! one of the worst restaurants in Kalamazoo, the portions of food are so small, my 5 year old grand son was still hungry after eating his hamburger and fries. My pork chop (1), had so much fat and was sooo over cooked that after cutting of the unsuitable parts, there were only 3 bites left. i sent it... More 

Thank kac200754
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food Dance is a tiny bit pricey but I can assure you, it's worth every penny! They use locally sourced, fresh food and you can tell they put a lot of thought and care into their dishes. Try the Huevos Rancheros, it's to die for!

Thank Jellix
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant with a wide variety of great dishes. Ingredients are mostly locally produced and organic...very high quality. Service is excellent. Prices are high but quality is as well. A terrific experience with literally something for everyone.

Thank Rich M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to take guests for a fun dinner with many choices in a capsule setting. Great for couples or a large group of friends.

Thank boblakin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé went there for the first time today for breakfast! It was amazing, we will be back to try lunch sometime. This place will not disappoint.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mussels were terrible. The sauce was nothing. Water? Fishy? Yuck! The pork chop was fabulous! The salad beautiful!

Thank Janet S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I go to Food Dance every weekend for breakfast and have been for many years! The specials on the weekend are always delicious....I always get the ham and cheddar omelet of the two step.....my mom usually gets biscuits and gravy , but sometimes will try something new. I would recommend sitting at the bar as well, if... More 

Thank madmh321

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839
    (Pitcher St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-1888
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?