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Where to eat in kalamazoo and Three Rivers, Michigan?

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Elfin Feb 9, 2012 10:56 AM

We are a family of 4 and love to eat at local places-we are very adventuresome and have been exposed to all types of cuisines as we live in the Chicagoland area. Any 'not to be missed' places for lunch and dinner?

  1. nsxtasy Dec 4, 2012 04:39 PM

    You might also check the recommendations in these previous topics; they're not that recent but most of the places mentioned there are still around:

    www.chow.com/topics/372222
    www.chow.com/topics/510379
    www.chow.com/topics/541273

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      HillsofBeverly Dec 4, 2012 04:08 PM

      The Kzoo recommendations are good. I get to Three Rivers a few times a year for the wonderful GilChrist retreat center but am not sure there is a great restaurant there - there is a nice Meijer for cooking with fresh produce at home...

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        trapani Dec 4, 2012 05:38 AM

        Food Dance is, to my taste, one of the best all-around restaurants in the state. (I live in Ann Arbor & I'm picky.) Had a memorable breakfast and a great dinner at Food Dance this week. Where else can one find a smoked whitefish scramble?

        At Water Street Coffee Joint I had a tasty slice of Spanish tortilla--they had a lot of enticing snacks and mini meals in their case.

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          Rosedale Feb 18, 2012 07:27 PM

          I third Food Dance.

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            dingey Feb 17, 2012 01:27 PM

            As someone who moved out of state, I can tell you the two places I miss most in Kalamazoo are Rasa Ria and Martini's! Martini's has good homemade italian fare, totally kid-friendly as well. Just know that it gets a little insane on weekends. Oh, for a Martini's pizza, and a takeaway of Gaddo gaddo from Rasa Ria! Also: Shwarma King on Drake Road for middle eastern or try the fancier version at Zooroona. In my experience, Michigan is the best place outside of the middle east for middle eastern food, particularly Lebanese and Syrian!

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              grouper Feb 11, 2012 09:02 AM

              The Crow's Nest on Westnedge is has a great menu. It's on the second floor of a building and is family friendly. It's also in Kalamazoo.

              1. Oakland Gal Feb 10, 2012 01:34 PM

                Food Dance Cafe - Always creative and healthy. Kid-Adult friendly, too. Try them for breakfast!

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                  IndyGirl Feb 11, 2012 05:24 AM

                  Second Food Dance for sure!!! Breakfast especially. I keep meaning to try rasa ria but haven't yet.

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                  Jim M Feb 9, 2012 07:37 PM

                  There's a Malay restaurant in Kazoo—maybe there isn't even one in Chicago. It's called Rasa Ria, on W. Main. Simple hole in the wall, but quite good.

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