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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

) #1 of 286 Restaurants in Kalamazoo $$ - $$$ American, ,
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork tacos” (14 reviews)
“jambalaya” (12 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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1 - 10 of 533 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Super family friendly and lots of gluten free options. The cider beer was yucky but they had no problem exchanging it! Jambalaya was delicious!

Thank oconnorjen
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cuban sandwich was really not good. They had a funky, grainy mustard on it. Kind of overpriced for what I received. The waitress was very nice and informed.

Thank Raph B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bells was one of the first breweries before all of the craft beer craze took off. They still do a great job of offering a variety of food and drinks and have a great atmosphere. There are two beer gardens outside and plenty of seating...More

Thank Todd K
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for stopping in to visit us before your concert! We really appreciate your feedback, and we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your time here Your experience is extremely important to us. Come back and see us any time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

While the beer is known and the food is pretty good, there is something about the service that is lacking. One thing I see is that they know they are a destination and dont necessarily think you are important because they are going to be...More

Thank Trav E
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to reach out. Feedback of all kinds is welcome, and we really appreciate you sharing yours with us. We'll share this with our team. Your experience is extremely important to us. We're really sorry we didn't meet your expectations, and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough good things about my experience at Bell's Brewery! My boyfriend and I came to do the tour and sample some beers and were extremely impressed with everything. Our tour guide, Joe, was very knowledgeable about the history of the Brewery and...More

Thank kylowe
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for coming to visit us, and for taking the time to share your experience with us. Thanks for joining us on our tour, as well! We'll be sure to share your kind words with our team. We're so happy to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're from Michigan, you most likely know of Bell's beer. If you're not from Michigan, I highly recommend giving Bell's a try! The brewery has not only great beer, but the food is awesome too. Good quality burger's made with grass fed beef. The...More

Thank dani-0057
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for coming to visit us. We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your time here - food, beer, hot sauce and all! We'll be sure to let our staff know. We hope you're able to come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a spectacular time with Shelly and Luke - our amazing historians and brewery experts - and also Margaret in the lab. These folks are not only passionate about beer, but the entire Bell's company is devoted to the health and happiness of their employees....More

Thank Julie T
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you all so very much for joining us, and for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Your feed back is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we're glad to hear you all enjoyed your visit! We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stopped in for lunch on a Sunday at Bell's, and weren't totally impressed. Most of the effort is put in to the beer, and the food suffers because of this. The menu isn't very diverse, mostly burgers and sandwiches. The burger I ordered...More

Thank Chad1640
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing this with us. We take the quality of our food, our beer, and your experience seriously and we're very sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. Feedback of every kind is welcome, and we've shared this with members of our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I don't drink beer and I think this was the intended audience. My daughter would have loved to tried all the craft beers and the crowd there was obviously enjoying it. So our review is from a diners perspective only. My husband...More

Thank Bridget-Gary F
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you both for taking the time to join us for dinner. We really appreciate your constructive feedback, and we'll share this with our team. The quality of our beer, our food, and your overall experience are equally important to us, and we're always striving...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a Coffee, Beer and some lunch in Kalamazoo. Nice place...I really liked the decor inside. The frames on the wall and so much more. We had a lovely meal - Burgers, some Beer for the men, and enjoyed a cup of coffee...More

Thank Zelma2014
BellsBrewery, Communications Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit us while in Kalamazoo. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed it! Should you ever find yourself in this area in the future, we'd love to have you join us again.

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Bdbehnke
We are going to a concert in the beer garden next week. What is the seating like? Are there tables or chairs? Do we bring our own chair? Or blanket? Thanks!
24 August 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The beer garden is divided. A large open space with a bandshell - limited seating, mostly standing for large shows. The other side has square and octagonal tables with umbrellas with no view of the bandshell - a simple beer... More
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Patricia R
Do you have a gluten free menu?
8 August 2016|
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Response from Showmesun | Reviewed this property |
We only stopped in for a beer - never looked at a menu
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Bdbehnke
We are going to a concert there in September. Wondering what hotels are within walking distance?
24 July 2016|
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Response from lewmurray | Reviewed this property |
Also the Comfort Inn is within walking distance,but several blocks further west than the Radisson.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
  • E-mail
Description
Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.
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