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Oakwood Bistro

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3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-3909
+1 269-344-5400
11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

stopped in for the first time in over 3 years. We enjoyed it,,,good service and liked our food. The place has a noisy atmosphere due to its smallness and hustle/bustle, so dont go thier if your looking for a quiet intimate dining experience. Other then that,,its great as usual!!

Thank al s
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140 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I find the menu and the food preparation at this place to be outstanding. The trouble is, there seems to be some "entitlement" on the part of the waitress. We (2) went in while they were slow. They wanted to seat us at a booth. I asked if we could sit at a table instead (booths hurt my back). Waitress... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

A great all around restaurant. Wait staff each individually awesome at their job. The food is consistently amazing. The atmosphere is perfect. I highly recommend Oakwood Bistro!

Thank Joshua T
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170 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

I went to the Oakwood Bistro again and brought a friend who had not been there for years. We both had the beet salad and I also had a pizza. I had never had a pizza before there and I was not disappointed! It was delicious. Service is always excellent. My friend also enjoyed her salad and said she would... More 

Thank kokopuffMichigan
North Houston, Texas
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

My wife and I love the Oakwood Bistro. While there may be other restaurants in Kalamazoo that offer better food, there are few that offer the value and comfort of Oakwood. It exemplifies what a great neighborhood restaurant should be: excellent food, a comfortable setting, and an outstanding beer and wine selection - 10 craft beers always on tap and... More 

Thank darcherd
Constantine, Michigan
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Three of us had dinner, ordering 3 different items, plus appetizer and dessert. All of it was excellent. I really enjoyed the calamari appetizer. Good service. Would definitely go back. It was a bit pricey, but the food was very good.

Thank Diana D
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Had the Cobia special. Brussels sprouts with chick peas base with a special sauce. Amazing! Great server and manager!!

Thank Nancy R
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170 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

I ended up here again due to some circumstances but was not disappointed. If you have not visited Oakwood Bistro, you should. The specials are unique and the food is delicious. Service again was top notch with a different waitress. It is tucked away in the strip mall by Sawall's and it just might be Kalamazoo's hidden treasure.

Thank kokopuffMichigan
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170 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

I had never been here before. My mom invited me saying that she had been once. We have a hard time finding places to eat because I am a vegetarian. One look at the menu and I knew I had options. Their specials had a vegetarian option as well. I ordered the special which was a vegetable sandwich with asparagus.... More 

Thank kokopuffMichigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We visited today for the first time in at least 10 years. We had a group of 8, and our server did a great job of serving the food quickly and making sure that we had drink refills. We ordered the Fish and Chips, which had a Bell's beer batter, served with pub fries and slaw, and the Asparagus Cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3003 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-3909
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-344-5400

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