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“Add up charm, personal service and fun choices!”
Review of The Studio Grill

The Studio Grill
Ranked #8 of 341 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: "Downtown Kalamazoo next to Michigan News Agency, across the street from court house, a block from Radisson Hotel. Open for breakfast and lunch. Great homemade food and lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Participates in the new "Passport Perks" program for Michigan motorists who show a Recreation Passport on their vehicle registration".
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Description: "Downtown Kalamazoo next to Michigan News Agency, across the street from court house, a block from Radisson Hotel. Open for breakfast and lunch. Great homemade food and lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Participates in the new "Passport Perks" program for Michigan motorists who show a Recreation Passport on their vehicle registration".
Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Add up charm, personal service and fun choices!”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Under a little red awning in downtown Kalamazoo sits a little charm of a local family owned restaurant called The Studio Grill. Blending traditional diner touches with eclectic menu choices and a fun staff adds up to a great experience. Check out the clever food selections, but customize them to your own tastes. I might not mix chili's, cheddar, and grape jelly together on a burger, but HOORAY for creating fun, interesting combo's that you can't get elsewhere.
So whether you're in the mood for an egg and a piece of fresh bakery toast or a crazy hamburger, this is the place to enjoy them. And don't be afraid to order exactly what you're in the mood for - they seem more than willing to accommodate.

  • Visited August 2013
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Socorro, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A gem in plain sight”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

A bit of a hole-in-the-wall size wise, but much larger in spirit and comfort. A sunny ambiance and a creative menu make this an unexpected surprise. The staff is friendly and helpful and want you to have a good experience - even a little overeager - but it's forgivable as they're just trying hard to please. Lots of local veggies on the menu - e.g. a wonderful spinach and swiss omelette and blueberry pancakes when blueberries in season, and the coffee is far better than you'd expect. Espresso even. And, there's a terrific newstand next door (Michigan News - best in the region, packed to the gills with newspapers and magazines) - so you can pick up a newspaper or magazine then head for a great meal. Hard to beat, best in Kalamazoo!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank efrMichigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything from scratch!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The owners of this breakfast and lunch restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo sure know how to make a good meal! From their nearly made to order pancake batter (because they go through it so quick) to their sandwiches made with local produce, everything always tastes fresh. The staff is incredibly friendly and always looking to improve your meal. A tip from a waitress I had: try their homemade strawberry or raspberry jam all over your french toast. It tastes just like a jelly donut!

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Mary D
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Plainwell, Michigan, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful breakfast!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Studio Grill is a marvelous breakfast restaurant (I've heard the hamburgers are nummy also, but haven't been there for anything but breakfast). Their sauces are fresh and everything I have had there is the best! It adds a special touch also when the owner comes out to check on how you like the food. Great place!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank EllenArmstrong
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best breakfast and lunch place in Kalamazoo”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Studio Grill is easily my favorite place to get breakfast and lunch in Kalamazoo. It is a small place with a very friendly atmosphere. The tables and chairs remind me of my grandmother's house, and the walls are always decorated with local art. The staff is friendly, and the owners always make rounds to check in and make sure everyone's meals are satisfactory. I always feel welcome and at home here.

The food is absolutely fantastic. They easily have the best pancakes and french toast in town, and their barbeque pulled pork sandwich is to die for. There is also a seemingly endless amount of unique stuffed burgers to try. If you are a vegan or vegetarian, there are a lot of great options as well. My girlfriend is vegan and loves the vegan pancakes and the vegan texas tank (a vegan black bean burger). Also, sweet potato fries! They cost extra, but they are excellent! I highly recommend Studio Grill to anyone passing through or living in Kalamazoo.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank scampers789
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