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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
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The good thing about Food Dance is that it serves food from local farmers and growers. I should say that lots of people love this place. However, I've never quite understood the appeal. The food is never as tasty as I would expect, considering the ingredients. Service is hit or miss.

Thank Antityco
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed Saturday brunch, ordering the Bolero scramble with lemon-ginger scone and a hot apple chai. Everything was absolutely delicious! I was there with college friends whom I hadn't seen in years (both of whom also thoroughly enjoyed their meals), and of course we dawdled over our meals as well as afterward; we were there for at least an hour... More 

Thank Barb S
Maplewood, Minnesota
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came with family while visiting and loved the unique menu items. They all sounded fantastic so it was hard to choose. They offer some classes there too and sell high end cheese and other kitchen items. I wish I had time to go back for lunch.

Thank Kristen B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok, it was very pricey. Probably won't go back. Portions we're skimpy. The atmosphere was very nice.

Thank Deb M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yum - no reservations on Sunday so 30 minute wait on a busy parent weekend at WMU. Not bad. Food very good quality, service friendly and attentive. Took home sausage and cheese. Homemade smoked hungarian sausage is awesome. We already went back for more

Thank Kim H
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious local home cooked meals. Unique cheeses. Large and small area seating good for all types of gatherings. Whimsical decor. Clean. Friendly service. We can't wait to return.

Thank Nancy B
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the other reviews and decided to try breakfast here while in town for a wedding. We were not disappointed. From fresh squeezed orange juice to the House smoked whitefish, it was all great. They definitely take pride in making as much of the meal in house including bread for toast, scones, jam and even the ketchup. My kind of... More 

Thank SjHughes
Wayland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was outstanding, low key, appropriate. We had a young woman named Ashley, her vibe was in sync with our mood.

Thank wartzz
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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?