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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (16 reviews)
“brisket” (26 reviews)
“grilled cheese” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3807
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1 - 10 of 712 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their beer is okay. I ordered the poutine, wasn’t good, maybe I’m spoiled by Canada’s poutine, but it needs more gravy & cheese, & no onions.More

Thank 17tammym
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tammy, we are so sorry to hear you were disappointed with our poutine. We appreciate your comments and suggestions however, and I have passed this information to our Chef for his consideration. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll be back in the near...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was 'touristing' through KZoo and the locals all pride themselves on this popular hang out. Michigan is known for it's beer, lakes and berries. The stained glass in this bar is stunning, spiritual even. The beers are all home crafted. Unfortunately, no gluten free ones,...More

Thank AnnH1483
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this wonderful feedback! We hope you'll be back again soon. We appreciate your support! Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place for you, if you like horrible atmosphere, nowhere to sit, and over priced beer and wine. They do not have a full bar and serve no liquor of any kind. I guess they were unable to acquire a full liquor license....More

Thank markman2112
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark, Thank you for providing us with this feedback. First and foremost, I am so sorry that this was your experience with us. We pride ourselves on having the highest quality beer, food, and service, and clearly that was not what you experienced at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the beer, the food, and the atmosphere. This time around got a burger topped with goat cheese, bacon, and cherry jam. Washed it down with a cherry stout...perfection, what more can I say.

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

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your burger, Melinda! Thanks so much for coming to visit, and for providing us with this awesome feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had cauliflower cheese soup, hamburger, fries, We had beer (great selection) and the popcorn is delish!

Thank jdill7
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for these awesome remarks! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us with these comments, and we hope you'll be back again in the near future. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to stop at the cafe and order my favorite beer - two hearted- from the source. Was very pleased to find a double two hearted on the menu. Great selection, fast service, fun and upbeat atmosphere. Outdoor seating available. If you like beer then...More

Thank kwthurst
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this awesome review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and fresh-from-the-source Two Hearted. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us with this feedback, and we are so grateful for your support. We hope you'll be back again in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome place for a night out. They had fantastic beer options from the brewery and the food was good. Cant say enough about the beer cheese!

Thank konan09
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great comments! It's awesome to hear how much you loved the beer and beer cheese, and we hope you'll be back to try a few more options in the future. We're so lucky to have your support. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bell's Cafe is located in a cool, old building in downtown Kalamazoo. They were pretty busy but seated us very quickly & got our food out in a very reasonable time considering how busy they were. Our food was great & the beer was even...More

Thank Heather J
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, not just to the Eccentric Cafe, but to our General Store as well! We are so grateful for your support, and we look forward to the next opportunity to...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

So glad to pop in for lunch and have an opportunity to get a flight of some delicious taproom only beers, especially from their 6th annual barrel-aged series! Food and beer was great. Service was great. Clean restrooms. Overall experience was fantastic and highly recommended!

Thank 96Dreamer
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for these wonderful remarks! We're very happy to hear you were pleased with your recent visit, and we appreciate your support. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with this review, and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers!

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Came in for a late lunch and enjoyed the great brew and food. I loved the atmosphere, there is so much to look at and take in. The service was efficient and friendly and we didn't have that dreaded delay of waiting for our next...More

Thank dmalko
BellsBrewery, Manager at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for this wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear you were happy with your food, beers, and service, and we hope you'll be back again in the near future. We appreciate your continued support. Cheers!

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NicoleM50
1 October 2018|
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Response from Literarytravels | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they take reservations but even if it is busy the wait is minimal and worth it!
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NicoleM50
1 October 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
Call them or go to their website and email them a question.
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kmlctravels
16 March 2018|
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Response from naveaia | Reviewed this property |
They do have wine and, they have a multitude of brews. The brews vary with the seasons. They have other drinks also like fruit juice, teas, etc.
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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