Most Popular Restaurants in Portage

April 15, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Portage is a city in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 46,292 in the 2010 census. It is the smaller of the two main cities included in the Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 326,589 as of 2010.
Things to do in Portage

1. Latitude 42 Brewing Co.

7842 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002-4472 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 269-459-4242
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Latitude 42 Brewing Co.

Reviewed By D H - JACKSON

What a great place! Wish this place was closer to home! A friend who lives closer to the area goes here all the time and loves it, so I knew it would be good. My husband got a flight, and every one of his choices was good. Usually, he always gets something on a flight that just is not to his taste. His favorite was the Cross-Eyed Jack Imperial Smoked Pumpkin. He even got a growler to go. Normally he does not find a Pumpkin style beer that he really likes. Since we weren’t hungry enough for a full meal we decided on the pretzel and beer cheese appetizer. The cheese was incredibly delicious and the portions of pretzels and cheese were enough to share and we even had some to take home. There were also many things on the menu we would have loved to have tried. Our server was attentive and prompt. We definitely will be coming back to this place in the near future even though it’s about 40 minutes from home.

2. Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza, Italian Bistro and Pub

8342 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002-5726 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 269-327-0200
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza, Italian Bistro and Pub

Erbelli's is a multiple award winning gourmet pizzeria, Italian Bistro and Pub. We offer a full bar with dine in service. We also offer takeout and delivery. We deliver beer and wine to your door step! Come visit us today!

Reviewed By river6132 - Centreville, Michigan

Erbelli's is our go to place for pizza for 15 years. For lunch buffet, out family get together s. We get it to go for the pontoon rides on the lake.

3. Grand Traverse Pie Company

5303 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002-0407 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 13 +1 269-903-4991
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Grand Traverse Pie Company

Grand Traverse Pie Company located in Portage, Michigan. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering wraps, sandwiches, soups, salads, pot pies, and more. Famous for our award-winning pies in many flavors. We're committed to supporting Michigan, so we strive to use as many ingredients, products, and vendors from the state as we can.

Reviewed By PrincessInArmor - Plainwell, Michigan

My husband and I stopped for lunch at Grand Traverse Pie Company in Portage, MI. Their website menu boasted having gluten-free options, so I was excited at the prospect of finding fresh gluten-free baked goods. However, my anticipation quickly melted to disappointment.
Their pie crusts are baked with bean products - equally as dangerous to my irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as gluten - rendering them inedible. I'm surprised that, if a bakery is going to take the effort to bake for gluten-free needs, they don't meet ALL the dietary needs of people avoiding gluten.
I asked the cashier about their gluten-free menu options and I was directed to the salads. I ordered the spinach & goat cheese salad, which had the "GF" initials prominently displayed next to the name on the menu board, and this description: "Fresh spinach, Michigan blueberries, Michigan apples, red onion, apple cinnamon roasted pecans and goat cheese with honey mustard vinaigrette." I figured I could probably withstand the small amount of apples and honey in the dressing without triggering my IBS.
I was surprised when the salad arrived with a piece of crusty bread. At first, I thought it might be GF - but then I walked it up to the cooks, who confirmed it was regular gluten-laden bread. They exchanged it for a piece of dry, mealy GF bread that they pulled out of a retail bag - so they apparently DO NOT bake their GF bread on site. Oh well.
I asked them why they put gluten-containing bread on a menu item marked GF. They replied that we have to SPECIFICALLY ASK THE CASHIER to enter the meal as GF! I thought it was particularly dangerous for them to list GF on menu items that actually contain gluten. If I hadn't questioned the mysterious bread when it arrived, and just assumed it was GF (because of the menu posting), I could have gotten really sick!
My husband's side salad was reported as delicious. Although small and dry, he reported that the pasty was tasty with gravy poured all over it.

4. Breakfast at Tiffiny's

3271 W Centre Ave, 3271 W. Centre Ave, 49024, Portage, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Portage, MI 49024-4820 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 20 +1 269-324-5111
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Breakfast at Tiffiny's

We strive to ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional, friendly, and courteous service. To maintain clean, comfortable and well maintained premises for our guests and staff. To provide at a fair price- nutritional, well prepared meals- using only quality ingredients. To ensure that all guests and staff are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. To thank each guest for the opportunity to serve them. By maintaining these objectives we shall be assured of a fair profit that will allow us to contribute to the community we serve. We focus on family style dishes with a twist of southern flair. We keep our service personal and attentive. With a casual atmosphere and exceptional food, we truly want our guest to return as patrons and friends. See ya'll soon!

Reviewed By Craig E

Diverse menu, but not overwhelming. Wonderful ingredients. Top notch service. There are cheaper places that serve good food, but not the same caliber as hear. Tried "The Portage Omelet" and loved the Parmesan cream sauce. I would suggest asking for the sauce on top of the potatoes too, even though the potatoes were good as served.

5. Carrabba's Italian Grill

5690 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002-1453 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 269-381-0607
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Reviewed By Karen C

Friendly service at the Westnedge Carrabba's in Portage. We sat outside and enjoyed our dinner. The chicken Marsala was great. It's a chain, so you aren't getting a true gourmet dinner, but the calories are clearly marked on the menu and if you what to make a healthy choice, that makes it easier.

6. Cafe' Meli

5200 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002-1712 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 269-342-1400
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Cafe' Meli

Reviewed By biztravelerChicago - Chicago

Stopped in here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The restaurant had plenty of early morning customers, but that didn’t slow down either the wait staff or the kitchen. Food was served quickly and portions were generous. Partner had eggs and hash that were “pretty good.” I had an order of excellent, fluffy pancakes. Fabulous waitress.

7. Ray Ray's Italian Beef & Sausage

1715 Miller Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001-4513 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 269-381-6138
Excellent
78%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Ray Ray's Italian Beef & Sausage

Reviewed By murphy222 - chicago,illinois

Ray ray's was amazing. We live in the Chicago area, so we've had our fair share of great food. Ray ray's has their beef, sausage and everything else figured out.
Great flavors...super friendly... prices are right on! Nothing fancy when you pull up, but be prepared for a great lunch/dinner!

8. Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

5402 Portage Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49002-1718 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 46 +1 269-344-7700
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Bravo! Restaurant & Cafe

Fine dining locally owned restaurant. Chef owned. Italian & American cuisine.

Reviewed By gilladj - gilladj

Had dinner here on a Tuesday evening around 8 pm. We were seated quickly. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was good but not at a caliber for the price. I had lasagna for $20 and a glass of their cheapest red, blend for $7. My friend got a pizza for 17. That’s a personal pizza for $17. These were at the less expensive end of the menu. Again good food just over priced in my opinion.

So food gets 4 stars value gets 2 stars. Average they a 3 star rating.

9. Fieldstone Grill

3970 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024-4634 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 269-321-8480
Excellent
46%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Fieldstone Grill

Reviewed By marybT5775QN - Battle Creek, Michigan

I ate here for the first time a few weeks ago. Met a friend for lunch. What a wonderful place with great atmosphere. Ask for a table by a window. The view outside is magnificent. You feel like you are in the middle of a savannah. The food was delicious. We ordered the special which was a panini and we had a choice of fries or fresh green beans as a side. Not many restaurants serve fresh veggies these days. I liked that veggies were a choice. We were able to sit for over 2 hours talking. Never felt rushed. It was not super busy for lunch. Dinner may be busier and perhaps we might have felt our table was needed for other guests. Great wait staff and very accommodating. Will definitely be back.

10. The Craftsman Chop Company

6905 Sears Dr, Portage, MI 49024-3615 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 269-327-2000
Excellent
45%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

The Craftsman Chop Company

Reviewed By Heather P

The Craftsman is more upscale than just a sports bar but has a really nice laid back atmosphere. The food is unique and delicious. The salmon is my favorite. They have wonderful martini's and a good selection of all spirits. They have a homemade dip and pretzels that is very addicting. There is also a very nice outside seating area. They also do a wonderful job with large groups or banquets if you book ahead.

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