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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
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food..... But the price, yikes! Then again, I've paid every time and still keep going back. This place is particular about ingredients and committed to fresh organic produce. I love breakfast the most! The cheese and meat merchandise area is pricey but you are definitely getting what you pay for. Excellent cocktails btw.

Thank Patrick D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the best summer lunch here. Had the BEST salmon salad. Service was great and all the staff is very friendly. Great relaxing lunch.

Thank Theresa B
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is hip and upscale, while also being an easy place to talk and share a meal with friends or family. The portions are generous and the mix of flavors superb. We were celebrating a long standing friendship and this was the perfect place! I should say that the menu offerings were creative and memorable!! We will return whenever... More 

Thank ptrsn5
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in Kalamazoo. Actually, I should say it's one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. We visit several time a year. It is a testament to the friendliness and hospitality of the staff that we are welcomed and remembered each and every time we dine there. The cocktail program is inventive and delicious. Their craft beer list... More 

Thank obleak1
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast ...had the quiche. So good! Love the decor, vibe and food! Highly recommend!

Thank boontongirl59
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Food Dance often for Saturday or Sunday Breakfast. The menu is imaginative and there are weekly changes which reflect the availability of fresh, local ingredients such as fruits or vegetables - right now blueberries and many vegetables. The two of us usually share one breakfast and find it more than enough when we add an additional piece... More 

Thank Josephine A
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food Dance is one of my all-time favorites. The menu is fresh and interesting and the food is always delicious. The restaurant has a modern while fun decor. There is also a very nice small shop associated with the restaurant.

Thank JaneMP
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely meal at Food Dance proved that the TripAdvisor top rating for restaurants in Kalamazoo was well deserved. Wonderful ambiance, excellent, varied menu and enough choice in the drink, wine and beer menu to find the right cocktail, but not overwhelm the diner. And when my wife tried a drink that didn't suit her taste, there was no problem... More 

Thank Rick R
Ankara, Turkey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food I ate here was very good! I started with a salad and that tasted amazing! The tomato soup was nice too! If you have the kids menu I would recommend Chicken tenders or the flatbread! Go and try it, I recommend it!😄

Thank Kaan8879
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was ok! Over priced! Small portions. Not in a huge hurry to go back. Our food was good, service was good.

Thank Jennifer3124

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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
American, Gluten Free
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
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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?