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Bell's Eccentric Cafe

€€ - €€€American, ,
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
+1 269-382-2332
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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1 - 10 of 607 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here, I WILL be back! Cherry porter was so flavorful, a nice change of pace. Poutine was pretty good, but another surprise was the popcorn. Excellent snack and good combo of flavors. Three of the party got mushroom swiss burgers and all said...More

Thank MelindaY
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Melinda! We're so glad you were able to visit us and take the time to provide your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Since beer is their business they have not developed their food options. What options they have are below average.More

Thank sunsetwatchers191
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so sorry our food did not live up to your standards, but we appreciate you coming to visit. We do hope that you'll give us another chance to impress you in the near future. Again, we sincerely apologize, but we hope we'll see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the flagship cafe of Bells Brewery, the largest, and probably oldest (30+ years) successful beer producing company in West Michigan whose quality beer products are distributed around the United Stats. The Eccentric Cafe is in downtown Kalamazoo's entertainment district within an architecturally hip...More

Thank srschrier
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thanks for the great review! We appreciate you coming to visit and taking the time to provide your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to the restaurant before the concert was just the right touch. I shared a meal with my friend and the server brought an extra plate for me as l am on a low carb diabetic diet. So they catered to my needs...More

Thank Serenity449
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad your first experience with us was a great one, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by the high rating and think you are coming here for the culinary experience of your life! It is definitely decent food, but the beer and atmosphere give Bell's it's high rating. It is a clean place with good service also. I...More

Thank John S
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, John! We appreciate you coming to visit. We're sorry your food did not quite live up to your standards, and I have passed your comments on to the Chef and his team for review. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local and I always appreciate Bell's. All Stouts Day is an example of how they're thoughtfully showcasing craft beer, great food, and a sense of community. Events can be crowded, but hang in there. Try something different and enjoy the truly eccentric...More

Thank Mitten17
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us for All Stouts Day and for taking the time to provide your feedback! We appreciate your support, and hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to Bell's Eccentric Cafe. With eccentric in the name, we did not see how we could go wrong. But, the menu was anything but eccentric. It was kind of unimaginative and limited. And, the food was just average. The poutine...More

Thank luv4phood
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback! We appreciate your comments, and are reviewing your feedback as a team. We sincerely apologize for your average food experience, but we appreciate your support, and we hope to see you again in the future....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to The Eccentric Cafe' since it opened and I've experienced the evolution from a self serve bar to what it is today. The servers are attentive, the food is what I have come to expect and there is an great selection of...More

Thank 49houston
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, we love this! Thank you so much for the great review, and for your incredible support over the years. We appreciate your loyalty, and are so lucky to be considered your home brewpub! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was just a wonderful place to go. One of those places where you think... “I could just keep going back.” Just a great place.

Thank danschultz
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the great review, Dan! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the background of information I learned about the company! After asking a question about fermentation of a brew, ever going bad during processing, we were shown a few pieces of a vat that exploded! Can’t imagine how no one got...More

Thank danorr89
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the awesome review! We're so glad you could come for a tour and were able to learn a little bit about our history and the brewing process. We agree - we hope we'll see you again for All Stouts Day! Cheers!

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Bdbehnke
23 August 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The beer garden is divided. A large open space with a bandshell - limited seating, mostly standing for large shows. The other side has square and octagonal tables with umbrellas with no view of the bandshell - a simple beer... More
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Patricia R
8 August 2016|
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Response from Showmesun | Reviewed this property |
We only stopped in for a beer - never looked at a menu
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Bdbehnke
24 July 2016|
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Response from lewmurray | Reviewed this property |
Also the Comfort Inn is within walking distance,but several blocks further west than the Radisson.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-382-2332
  • E-mail
Description
Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, the Eccentric Cafe, located next to the Bell's General Store, is home to a unique offering of craft beer, live music, entertainment, delicious food and more.Any given time, we have between 20 and 40 different beers on tap. Many are exclusive to the Cafe and are brewed right next door at our original brewery - just look for the yellow tags on the Draft Board when you visit.
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