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The Union

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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125 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4832
+1 269-384-6756
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is fast and inviting, and the entertainment is exceptional. This place makes for the perfect date night, with delicious food, a full variety of drinks, and great bands with no cover charge.

Thank TravelReview2
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown, bright, fun atmosphere though can be a little loud when live music is going because place is pretty small for live music. Their menu changes frequently to keep it fresh and the chef is quite creative. Prices are more than reasonable for the fare they offer.

Thank thepartyguys
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Always a great choice to grab a glass of wine and listen to seasoned jazz locals, amazing guest artists and formidable jazz students perform.

Thank Kzoopera
Collins, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Food and service was very good. Really nice laid back atmosphere. BBQ rib tips and gator balls were excellent.

Thank Sarah B
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner before the live music had started up, which was a bummer because I can imagine that place could get real funky! Food was delicious and not to pricey. Side note: The sinks in the bathrooms were crazy, you'll have to see for yourself Definitely will try to make it back the next time we... More 

Thank Amanda D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Union is a great restaurant with super good food. Their specials allow you to try things that you may not normally order. I love their Friday Happy Hour where EVERYTHING on the menu is half off. Great salmon, soups, tempura shrimp and their macaroni and cheese combos are the BOMB!

Thank Karen J
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

There is something not right about The Union. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing horrible about it either- its just...there. When there is a band, there is not a great deal of attention paid to the sound board in that room. The menu isn't completely Applebee's style, but you can tell that the majority of their stuff is completely Sysco... More 

Thank Trav E
northern Michigan
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a great meal there on a week night, but we didn't know that the big band was playing at 7:00. They are certainly good, but the noise level is beyond belief for that size room. My family wanted to talk and it was impossible to carry on a conversation. I would go back again, but not when they... More 

Thank trevian8
Paw paw, michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were there Saturday night and got there around 6, not to many people there yet. We didn't get waited on right away but once we did the waitress was nice. My complaint is the Barbecue Shrimp, it was the worst dinner I have ever had. It was like someone took barbecue sauce and added water to it and then... More 

Thank Kelle D
Anchorage, Alaska
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I took my family there for a special occasion. We were late getting to the restaurant and neede to get in and out quickly to make it to our event on time. I was worried it wouldn't work out but the manager, Crystal, assured us we could have anything on the menu and get out in time. Our server, Hannah,... More 

Thank ak3250

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4832
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-384-6756

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?