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The Root Beer Stand

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3100 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-3753
+1 269-345-4418
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Portage, Michigan, United States
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350 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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 food in under 10 mins. Oh it's so good!

Thank Kathy E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
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 are great! They also make Root Beer, and is is cold and deliciously sweet. It... More 

Thank vlietstrak
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
Paw Paw, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Hanover Park, Illinois
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 have hot dog and ham and cheese sandwiches. Of course you have to get the... More 

Thank Kevin A
Portage, Michigan, United States
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350 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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
Detroit, MI
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I grew up in Kalamazoo and have since moved to Detroit but when I get off of I-94, The Root Beer Stand is usually my first stop, there is no place that makes a hot dog the way that they do! I've been eating here since I was a kid, now I bring my daughter and suddenly I can't wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?