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University Roadhouse

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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1332 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-4541
+1 269-345-7990
11:00 - 01:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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216 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large menu with lots of food choices but agree with the posting that the experience is "meh". All solidly prepared but nothing "stands out" or was exceptional in our opinion. Able to seat large crowds and nice outside seating. Happy hour drinks are well priced.

Thank Sunny405
Paw Paw, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a show at Miller Auditorium, my friend and I brought our moms here to celebrate Mother's Day. I called ahead and was told there was plenty of room for our party of six. Upon entering the restaurant, the hostess rudely said there was nothing available, even though we requested to sit outside (and there wasn't anyone seated out there!).... More 

Thank mkksimon
Bay City, Michigan
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late dinner here with friends. The banger shrimp appetizer and banger shrimp tacos were excellent. The chicken ranch sandwich was good but small. Good beer selection. Ample table and bench seating with 2 floors. Side lot parking. Good service. I would return.

Thank Nyormirror
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's a bar. The menu was vast and wide with a lot of selection. We ordered sandwiches and pad thai. The sandwiches were average the pad Thai was passable but just barely. We should have stuck to the burgers. He $2.00 Hamm's was a bonus.

Thank P4052ZSlisae
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Burgers were large and cooked properly. Seems meat came from low quality, frozen, preformed patties. Service was good during lunch visit.

Thank Ryan468
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The University Roadhouse, near the campus of Western Michigan University, is a great place. The menu has many different types of food and changes often. The staff is extremely friendly and goes out of their way to make your dining experience pleasurable. In warm weather, two outside eating areas are available. My husband I go there often and are always... More 

Thank CJHolms
Eau Claire, Michigan
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere: LIVELY Service: GOOD Prices: FAIR Food: NOT SO GOOD Our group arrived at 5pm on a Saturday and found this restaurant busy with lots of smiling customers. The staff was quick & efficient. We ordered and received our food fairly quickly with no mistakes. The appetizers were good. I had a French Dip which had a slightly unconventional flavor... More 

Thank Mark C
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was here with a group of ten women, celebrating the Christmas holiday. We had a great time, and the food was really good. I ordered the special - whitefish - which is a favorite of mine. It was prepared to perfection. I appreciated that it was am ample serving - but not so huge that I was overwhelmed. The... More 

Thank Pamela C
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This restaurant has a lot of different option and has a very nice atmosphere. I will go back when I am in the area.

2 Thank Dnb1234
Berkley, Michigan
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209 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I had a great meal with a business colleague. Extensive menu, craft beers. Would go back again when in the area. It's busy, which is always a good sign.

Thank IntegrityMatters52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1332 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-4541
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-345-7990

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