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The Original Niskers Char Grill

5051 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-1001
+1 269-903-2427
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“curly fries” (2 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (2 reviews)
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American, Brew Pub
5051 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-1001
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Probably would have enjoyed Steak n Shake more. I try to eat and support local, this place will not get a return visit from me. Fries are soft - soggy, and I did not eat them. Price is a bit on the high side $12...More

Thank Handyheadley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to go to the west side to make a return & decided to go to Niskers for a burger. We ate in the bar & enjoyed an ice cold Moosehead draft. Another bonus Monday's are buy one Lou & get a second one 1/2...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The burgers were good, but at their prices, I would expect a gourmet burger. The service was good and the staff very friendly. Atmosphere was like a cross between a fast food restaurant and a sportsbar.

Thank MR2600
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The food was absolutely delicious here. Pleasantly surprised. I had kinda scoffed at the fries with the gravy, but then I tasted it and couldnt stop eating it. 'We had great burgers also.

Thank Lori U
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my family while visiting from out of town. We came for lunch with two kids in tow. We were promptly seated and had drinks right away. I ordered the Lou burger with bacon and cheese fries on the side....More

Thank violingirl215
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our first visit was before the expansion. The burgers were good. It was exactly the experience we had anticipated, order a made-to-order burger and take it home. We returned after the reno/expansion and it just was awkward. It seems like a take out joint, but...More

Thank clady16
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Got the char chick sandwich! YOU make it how you want to, and it is worth the wait!! So awesome. Make it a combo and you get the drink and curly fries. It is excellent.

Thank Loveseaturtlesand
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband loves the food and service here. We don't often come over to the west side of town but when we do my husband loves to come here. We clearly haven't been here since they added a waitress. We found ourselves required to sit...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I went with my son to the Original Niskers for lunch. Since I was last there, they now provide table service if you are eating in, which is a nice touch and more relaxing. As the Olympics was on, we started to watch it on...More

Thank mjcrooksmomof3
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Traveling through Kzoo looking for a good burger place other than fast food. This place is conveniently near 131. Worth the stop. We enjoyed everything we got and the place, service was great.

Thank 580djd
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5051 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-903-2427
NISKERS is a specialty restaurant/bar uniquely designed and themed to replicate a hockey arena complete with dasher boards, plexiglass, floor ice and plenty of hockey memorabilia!
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