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The Union

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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125 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
+1 269-384-6756
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for an early dinner before the live music had started up, which was a bummer because I can imagine that place could get real funky! Food was delicious and not to pricey. Side note: The sinks in the bathrooms were crazy, you'll have to see for yourself Definitely will try to make it back the next time we... More 

Thank Amanda D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Union is a great restaurant with super good food. Their specials allow you to try things that you may not normally order. I love their Friday Happy Hour where EVERYTHING on the menu is half off. Great salmon, soups, tempura shrimp and their macaroni and cheese combos are the BOMB!

Thank Karen J
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

There is something not right about The Union. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing horrible about it either- its just...there. When there is a band, there is not a great deal of attention paid to the sound board in that room. The menu isn't completely Applebee's style, but you can tell that the majority of their stuff is completely Sysco... More 

Thank Trav E
northern Michigan
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a great meal there on a week night, but we didn't know that the big band was playing at 7:00. They are certainly good, but the noise level is beyond belief for that size room. My family wanted to talk and it was impossible to carry on a conversation. I would go back again, but not when they... More 

Thank trevian8
Paw paw, michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were there Saturday night and got there around 6, not to many people there yet. We didn't get waited on right away but once we did the waitress was nice. My complaint is the Barbecue Shrimp, it was the worst dinner I have ever had. It was like someone took barbecue sauce and added water to it and then... More 

Thank Kelle D
Anchorage, Alaska
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I took my family there for a special occasion. We were late getting to the restaurant and neede to get in and out quickly to make it to our event on time. I was worried it wouldn't work out but the manager, Crystal, assured us we could have anything on the menu and get out in time. Our server, Hannah,... More 

Thank ak3250
Toronto On Canada
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204 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The good news is that they carry cider for gluten free patrons. House wines were mediocre. I had the flank steak, it was cooked very well but the gravy was very salty and the potatoes rather gloopy. \my husband had the St. Louis ribs that were described as "salthered in sauce" but they were rather dry. Nothing exciting about the... More 

Thank geektrvlr
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We LOVE the union but sadly I feel like it's gone downhill lately. The bartenders (Antonio, Ryan, Sierra, and Brittany) are awesome and totally willing to help however the older manager is always too quick to kick everyone out. I know there's laws about time to leave but 1:15??? Seriously? With a full bar rail? And to not order liquor?... More 

Thank WalterEugene
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great chef. Asked for low salt sateed greens. The chef himself came out to tell me the greens were precooked with salt. Great folks.

Thank Mack M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Service was exceptional and entertaining, food was all I expected and more. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Would absolutely recommend The Union to everyone.

Thank Diana E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-384-6756

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?