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Food Dance Cafe

401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839
+1 269-382-1888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“square dance” (9 reviews)
“fondue” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything here was soooooo good! We tried the rice rolls, which were AMAZING! We had thee BEST waitress who kept our wine glasses full. Tried the mac and cheese which was nothing short of amazing! The duck dinner was phenomenal. Grated that our waitress knew...More

Thank MonroeWise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food Dance Cafe can best be called a professional, "show" restaurant.The decore and location go a long way toward making FDC a popular place for client dinners, work luncheons/dinners, and potential new hire dinners/luncheons. And the food is good, with a few unusual fares thrown...More

Thank donnabF2357SJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Kalamazoo for a last minute long weekend. While we were driving, I looked up restaurants in KZoo and discovered Food Dance. Aside from an odd name, the menu sounded good and we like supporting locally produced so we made reservations. I'm glad...More

Thank Crystal A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Food Dance twice now. The first time was for a breakfast meeting with a work team. My recollection of that event was really enjoyable. I went back with my husband last year and found it bland and overpriced. He ordered the...More

Thank Jacqulene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very high quality, locally owned restaurant with a fantastic adjacent food market. Food is creative, consistently good, and typically locally sourced. Great for any meal as well as special events.

Thank frankjs2015
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Always good food, and a nice location for a business lunch. Their menu is a little on the pricy side. But the food is dependably good.

Thank drcser
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I met my sister her for a late lunch, early dinner. She had been there previously and recommended it. We arrived just before 4:00 and they still gave us the lunch menu which is a bit cheaper. MaryJo the manager was extremely...More

Thank CSchaner57
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Hands down if you like mac and cheese for adults this is the place to go. The menu supports the local area farms for the source of food. Wonderful atmosphere but you need to get there early. As a food is prepared fresh it does...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My husband and I ate a late lunch at this restaurant on August 12, 2017. We did not have a reservation and were seated right away. There is a parking lot behind the restaurant. The restaurant was well attended. As there are windows on two...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

When ever I or my family (with Grandkids too) are in Kazoo we always try to get at least one meal at Food Dance. Always have a great meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner the meals are always worth the visit. It also has a little...More

Thank Dan M
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5 August 2017|
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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do have gluten free but uncertain about eggs. If you call they will clarify
17 January 2017|
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Response from Kristine T | Reviewed this property |
The Radisson is down the street.
Frank L
4 July 2016|
Response from winefella | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I wrote a review for food dance I do not work for the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
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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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