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Food Dance Cafe

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401 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5839 (Pitcher St.)
+1 269-382-1888
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant provides a very comfortable and cozy dining experience. The food offerings are fresh and unique, and most of all, delicious. We've had breakfast, lunch and dinner here, and every meal we've tried has been consistent in high quality and flavor. It is slightly pricey, but they provide a great all-around dining experience.

Thank TravelReview2
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited in December with another couple. We all chose something different from the menu, and I don't think any one of us just loved our meal. Everything was ok, but nothing really special. Expected a smidge more, given the price range. Not sure we will try it again.

Thank Spartygirl88
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch, the food is amazing and the service is always great, one of my favorite places in downtown Kalamazoo

Thank Stacey H
Homer, MI
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time we've visited for a family late lunch. First time included a baby. Service couldn't have been better, food was really good - everybody had something different and there were no so-so meals. Highly recommend this restaurant. They also have a nice market with a small butcher counter, excellent cheeses, really good breads, and select jams, coffees, etc. You... More 

Thank Peggy S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is such a gem. Local farm sourced food with great creative preparation. Such original and entertaining décor [ look for the hidden fairies and pixies] and enjoy your night out. make sure you stop by the store for a couple of original gifts and treats from local artists and farms. Service is friendly and fast. never disappointed here!

Thank brendatD5983CR
Orlando, Florida
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195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fun and wonderful taste explosion! Everything we tried was delish and plentiful. We started with the garbanzos with curry and one of us tried the Square Dance salad (the half portion was large) and the other a lovely fluffy omelet with exceptional home fries and a moist, savory cheese herb scone. The wait staff was very personable and... More 

Thank zoe1mom
Eau Claire, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good place to eat. The decor is eclectically interesting. Or interestingly eclectic. You decide. The service is very good. The menu is wide ranging. And the food is very tasty & nicely presented. A little pricey for my budget, but good. I was even happy with the availability of parking.

Thank Mark C
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food Dance is always a good bet. It's all locally sourced and farm fresh. They serve food I would describe as "clean". They cook it to perfection and don't mess around with good ingredients. Nothing is overly seasoned or charred up or anything like that. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great. Always a murmur of conversation, but not deafening.... More 

Thank Nick M
Hudsonville, Michigan
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoy this restaurant and frequent it several times throughout the year. On this occasion we hosted my son's wedding rehearsal dinner for a party of 30 people. We were able to secure a semi private room and enjoyed outstanding service and incredible food. You can't miss on a delicious meal and impressing your friends and relatives. We enjoyed... More 

Thank TJP7301
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Food Dance for breakfasts for years. This was my first dinner experience and I found it almost as satisfying as breakfast. The decor is whimsical and bright. The food is fresh and well cooked. There are different choices on the menu - and good gluten free choices. Prices are a bit high. Service was outstanding. A good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?