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Bilbo's Pizza

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Bilbo's PizzaBilbo's Pizza
BA SCORE
85
very good

17 Ratings
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.58%
Active Beers: 4
Beer Ratings: 21
Beer Avg: 3.1
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

3307 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49008
United States
phone: (269) 382-5544

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Reviews by bigkingken:
Photo of bigkingken
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

It may be that I was a little jaded after having visited many great brewpubs in Chicago. But after stopping at Bilbo's on my way back home, I don't think I ever want to come back.

It wasn't really the venue; it's big, clean and nice. There's nothing to set it apart from any other chain behemoth restaurant like Max & Erma's or Outback, but there's nothing to drag it down to the level of Applebee's, either.

It wasn't really the beer, either. The honey porter was decent enough to keep me happy and satisfied. The IPA wasn't great and the red wasn't bad. I only tried three, so it's hard to really give a good grade, but it was average.

And it wasn't really the food that left a bad taste in my mouth. The whole wheat pizza is thick and the crust is flavorful. The pesto chicken toppings were on target. I did enjoy the entrée.

The problem was the service. We had a (I'm assuming) new waitress who didn't know a thing about beer. She wasn't even old enough to drink it. Poor choice for a brewpub if it wants me to think it takes its beer seriously. That I can look past, but she also claimed that they didn't have a sampler option just before offering me "tasters" of half-filled double-shot glasses that she subsequently charged $2.00 each for. I'm sure they were supposed to be fully-filled samples, and maybe I should have complained about paying for them, but she was still an idiot. Also, we ordered a pesto cheesy bread thing as a side dish. It was exactly the same thing as the pizza but without the chicken or mushrooms. Any server who'd ever worked more than a day would have warned us that we ordered the same dish twice. Finally, it took about 10 minutes between her dropping off the check and coming back to run my card. I don't know where she disappeared to, but a fellow employee came back from behind the scenes with her with a goofy grin on his face. Just sayin'.

bigkingken, Mar 03, 2011
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Over all a great place after any kind of event. You might see children, college kids, lunch time business professionals and evening social crowd. It can be a little expensive so just check the coupon section of he paper for deals. Plus the house beer is good but you really can't find a bar in Kalamazoo that doesn't serve good beer on tap.

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2.98/5  rDev -18.1%

Stopped by here for a quick beer but did'nt try any food. Locsted in a strip mall this palce is not very inviting. Looks to hold a few hundred diners. Has a cheap plastic sign out by the road with the name on it. Foremost it is like an Applebees. I think they had about 4 of their beers on tap. Just average beer. With so many other choices for good beer in Kalamazoo I'm not sure why they even bother making their own beer. Not really a place I would stop at again. Just wanted to see what it was about.

jale, Nov 18, 2011
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Bilbo's Pizza in Kalamazoo, MI
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.