by Leslie P 



Yes, we have some great ideas for unique dining experiences in and around Kalamazoo! We have so many ideas, in fact, that we have two articles based upon these fun ideas. See our Unique Dining Experiences-Fun Places To Grab A Bite-Part 1 for our first edition with some super fun arcades and places with extra entertainment for the kids.

With the help of our readers, we have compiled a list of area locations with a fun dining twist.

Check out what YOU recommended to other parents:


Movies and Dining


Alamo Drafthouse of Kalamazoo180 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | 269-532-7990

The Kalamazoo Alamo Theater has launched a new Family and Youth Programming initiative. New programs will include film education, special matinee show times for kids, including during school breaks. Monthly, the Alamo will hold special family events centered around new releases. Recently the Alamo held a Cinderella Royal Ball and next up is Monkey Business. Check out Alamo Drafthouse Family on Facebook for new announcements. Click here for the full Alamo Drafthouse Dining Menu.



Capri Drive-In Theater, 119 West Chicago Road, Coldwater, MI 49036 | 517-278-5628

Old-fashioned drive-in movie theaters are hard to find. Luckily, Coldwater’s Capri Drive-in offers the fun experience for families. Open on weekends, the theater also offers many food options including pizza, nachos, hamburgers, hot dogs and of course popcorn!


Celebration Cinema Crossroads6600 Ring Road, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-324-7469

Celebration Cinema Crossroads offers Flick’s Family Film Festival which runs through April 23. The special family-friendly features are scheduled daily. Upcoming films include Big Hero 6, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Penguins. All scheduled times are free for kids under 12 and just $5 for adults. Celebration Cinema Crossroads offers a wide range of movie snacks and meals through Oscar’s Bistro including sliders, wings, tacos, ice cream and so much more. Order your food to enjoy in the auditorium during the show, or dine in the lobby café beforehand.


Unique Dining Locations


George and Sally’s Blue Moon Diner, 6865 W Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060 | 269-671-5089

“Step back in time” by visiting George and Sally’s 1940’s traditional diner during a visit to the Gilmore Car Museum. The Chicago-style hot dogs, frozen custard and pecan pie will make this a popular stop for the whole family. The diner is open April 1 through November 30.


Henderson Castle100 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006 | 269-344-1827

Not every city is lucky-enough to have a real castle. The Henderson Castle of Kalamazoo offers a wide range of dining options. From a Princess Tea for kids, to an 11-course French meal for adults and everything in between – everyone is bound to find something unique to enjoy!


(photo courtesy of Millennium Group Restaurants) 

Idler Riverboat- Magnolia Grille, 515 Williams Street #10, South Haven, MI 49090 | 269-637-8435

Operated by Millennium Restaurant Group, the Idler Riverboat is docked on the beautiful Lake Michigan coast in South Haven. Stop by for lunch, dinner or just a drink to enjoy the unique location and spectacular view. The idler opens for the season in May. Families are encouraged to dine before 9:00 pm.



(photo courtesy of Greenleaf Hospitality Group)

Old Burdick’s at Wings West5076 Sports Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | 269-488-4500

What is better than watching sports on television? Watching it live while enjoying dinner. Burdick’s at the Wings West facility has ten tables and four high-top tables that overlook the ice rink at Wings West. Depending on your dining time, your family may catch a KOHA practice or game, adult hockey leagues, figure skating or drop-in hockey.



 Hope you have a great dining experience with your family!


By | 2015-04-27T06:07:22+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Newly Published|Comments Off on Unique Dining Experiences-Fun Places To Grab A Bite-Part 2

About the Author:

Leslie is passionate about promoting everything the Kalamazoo area has to offer. A mother of two, she enjoys reading mystery novels, trying out new recipes and browsing Pinterest for new ideas.