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The Root Beer Stand

3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
+1 269-345-4418
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chili dog” (2 reviews)
“buns” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food
3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place for a quick bite. Wish they had french fries. Not a big chip or popcorn eater so it's just a dog for me.

Thank debrah750
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had to stop here, Kalamazoo tradition chill dog and ice cold root beer. Place was packed, but it's February and 66 degrees. We got 2 chili dogs, chips and ice cold root beer in those cool root beer mugs. They were hoping, but still got...More

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 30 November 2016

While we love the classics, can we PLEASE get more on that menu?! I don't need too much more, since the root beer floats take long enough. I had to go to Sonic after my visit to fill up on actual drive-in food.

Thank Kristie J
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The Root Beer stand has a pretty basic menu, but it's really all you need! The hot dogs come with or without cheese, and all have homemade chili, mustard, and those tiny diced up onions. It is Wonderful! The buns are steamed, and the topping...More

Thank vlietstrak
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

If you want a good chili cheese dog with mustard and onions, this is the place. Root beers are good as well. We will be back!

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

It's a bulk hot dog you can buy at any store....literally nothing special or great about it. In fact I can grill my own better brand hot dogs at home and it taste way better and a cheaper option.

Thank SkyhawkRaptorXL-200
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We always rode our bikes to the Rootbeer stand after little League and when I go there today It is Exactly the same !!!

Thank LisaBehr
Reviewed 14 September 2015

A great and fun place to take the family and especially kids! Pull up, order, and eat in your car. A neat experience for all. May not be the healthiest, but some of the best hot dogs around! Staff is always friendly and quick service!

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a great little drive up restaurant. The service is fast and friendly. They come to your car to take your order. You can eat in your car or eat at a picnic table. The menu is very limited. It makes ordering easy. They...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped by here around 1, it was packed. But they are having a special hotdogs $1.00 Rootbeer $1.25. I got mine to go. This place is a staple in Kalamazoo been here for over 30yrs. Food is always good, servers are friendly😎

Thank Kathy E
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-345-4418
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