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The Root Beer Stand

3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
+1 269-345-4418
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chili dog” (3 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Fast food
3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

They followed the car to its parking spot. Took our order and were back in 10 minutes. The hot dogs were OK, the buns soft and delicious, the cold, sweet root beer was out of this world. We ordered a quart because it was quite...More

Thank Fadipadi
Reviewed 14 September 2017

After 52 years since having chili dogs with onions and root beer, I've retired back in kalamazoo where I grew up. No where in the world where I've been are the chile dogs the same as the root beer stand. The taste is unique, not...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

How they get their hot dog buns so soft and delicious is beyond me! My kids love getting the small sized root beer served to them in the miniature root beer mugs- adorable! They will even let you buy them if you ask!

Thank DiamondIsland
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Like root beer stands of old . Good dogs, can add cheese or chili . Good root beer served in the heavy glass mugs....popcorn also available. Window trays and useless napkins served by all female waitresses. Old school !

Thank MickKalamazoo
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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 19 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 1 December 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 9 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 16 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
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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