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The Craftsman Chop Company

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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6905 Sears Dr, Portage, MI 49024-3615
+1 269-327-2000
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having a meal alone at a restaurant is not the most exciting. And maybe I made the wrong choice, but I was not impressed. The whole experience was just OK.

1 Thank Chuck C
Goshen, Indiana
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Looked up the menu on their website and decided to give it a try on a shopping trip to Portage. We sat in the bar area by the fireplace (which was awesome on a cold day). We had a very attentive, on her mark waitress. Also happened to hit happy hour and appetizers and drinks were on special. We had... More 

Thank Rhonda L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We liked the atmosphere and service, but we both ordered the perch special and it was terrible. Very salty and overbreaded. I believe it was the worst I've had in a long time.

Thank Liz Anne V
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I had not been to this restaurant for dinner before and will not return for dinner again. Where to begin...I met some friends for dinner and there was a 15 minute delay before our waitress came to take a drink order. The chips and dip are free at lunch but cost $1.50 at dinner, which is not the reason for... More 

2 Thank Jewels A
Fort Worth, Texas
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were recently in town on business and asked around for a really good restaurant that is a local favorite. Two people recommended The Craftsman Chop Company so we decided to try it. It was definitely worth the stop. It has a nice atmosphere that is quiet and laid back but not upscale. We tried their beer cheese appetizer with... More 

Thank Shelly M
Portage, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love coming here for lunch. They start you out with their home made chips. Yum! They have daily home made soups and their main dishes are delicious.

Thank Babs3158
Toledo, Ohio
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

VERY nice restaurant!! Love the architect outside and the decor inside. Very friendly staff with excellent waiter; took our order without writing it down. Really easy to find on Sears Drive, Portage, MI. We make it a point to eat here while attending a car event in Kalamazoo, MI. I ordered the Cashew Chicken, fresh green beans and side salad.... More 

Thank N H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have gone to the Chop house for many years, most recently we have noticed the food has gone from consistently very good to excellent--took some friends there who had never been and they couldn't believe the quality of the food--great atmosphere too. The reuben is the best in town, hands down.

Thank PattiCriz
Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, the lake perch is lightly breaded you actually can taste the fish. The sirloin and shrimp another excellent choice. And the old fashion martin was too die for, was only going too have one but ended up with a couple. Definitely will be going back.

Thank pgwildflower
Mattawan, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

My husband and I came in for a few drinks potentially to have a meal we were warmly greeted by the hostesses with a nice warm smile and great attitude however, upon sitting at the bar for two minutes did not feel welcomed enough to stay due to the Batista's poor attitude. My husband ordered our cocktails then we enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6905 Sears Dr, Portage, MI 49024-3615
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Portage
  • Phone Number: +1 269-327-2000

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