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“Committed to the locals - both customoers and farmers alike. Food is excellent!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Food Dance Cafe

Food Dance Cafe
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Ranked #2 of 336 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pitcher St.
Description: 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.
Kalamazoo
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Committed to the locals - both customoers and farmers alike. Food is excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Food Dance is a restaurant that folks from Kalamazoo can recommend to anyone from out of town. This is a showcase restaurant which will be enjoyed by everyone.

My restaurant scale is simple. To be rated "excellent" a restaurant must excel in each of my valued criteria - service, menu, atmosphere, food quality, yumminess and lastly a "wow" factor that makes the restaurant special.

Food Dance is:
Service - friendly, upbeat, tuned in to their customers
Menu - imaginative and varied
Atmosphere - friendly and very clean with interesting décor depicting their commitment to eating locally
Quality - the highest imaginable
Yumminess - everything is prepared perfectly (maybe a little too carefully)

Food Dance has woven the "wow" factor into every aspect of its existence. It is a testament for restaurants focusing on healthy yummy local food. Thank you.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janene P
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Clean food, great atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

It is one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is always extremely fresh, the service extra friendly, the atmosphere eclectic. I am not crazy about dinner, however. Just okay. Breakfast is good because of their good coffee and delicious Zingermann's bread, but the pancakes were underdone so I will never order those again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oliv1
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exceptional, natural food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So many local tastes, can't have enough. Ask for Michigan Hot Sauce during your dinner, you won't regret the flavorful experience. Home made ketchup is just great, feels light - not sugary.

Visited April 2014
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Thank levent h
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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120 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very good food, nice atmosphere, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

...I do not consider this one of Kalamazoo's top restaurants. It is a unique place with some "one of a kind" food choices, but I have never thought anything I have had here is excellent. Their food is definitely very good, just not all that impressed. The service the last time I ate there was average as our waitress was a little hard to find a couple of times. Parking can be a little tough as well. They do take reservations and I highly recommend you make one! Their bread is excellent!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Local produce makes delicious meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of our most favorite places in Kalamazoo. The freshness of local produce and a great kitchen make this a wonderful experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeanette M
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