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Welcome To
Oakwood Bistro

The Oakwood Bistro offers the best dining experience in Kalamazoo. Our mouthwatering menus of food and wine alike will excite and surprise even the most sophisticated and discerning palate.

Our restaurant offers a full bar featuring microbrews, nightly martini specials, and a wine list which is considered by many to be one of the best around. We are best known for our use of many fresh, local ingredients, outstanding nightly dinner features, and menu favorites like our blackened salmon with a fresh mango pico served over a jerked sweet potato and bacon hash or our clams & baccala.


The Oakwood Bistro can accommodate up to 35 people in a large banquet area inside of our restaurant, offers carryout service, and is also available to provide individualized catering to small or large functions in Kalamazoo and its surrounding areas.

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Louisiana Shrimp

A taste of New Orleans, this dish brings authentic Louisiana cuisine to Kalamazoo. Enjoy shrimp like it was meant to be enjoyed, Blackened gulf shrimp, andouille sausage & cherry tomatoes sautéed with red eye gravy. Served with jalapeno hush puppies.
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Sweet Potato Fries

House cut sweet potato fries, a favorite with guests looking for a quick and delicious snack. Served with honey mustard for dipping.

Oakwood Spinach

A favorite at Oakwood Bistro. Tender spinach, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, red onion & croutons with a white balsamic-basil dressing.
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Tuscan Sausage

No run-of-the-mill pizza. Made with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, fennel sausage & fresh mozzarella over tomato sauce.
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Bell’s Burger

An Angus beef patty braised in Bell’s Amber Ale, topped with lettuce, tomato & red onion on a brioche bun. Served with Parmesan potato wedges.
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Lake Superior Whitefish

Herb crusted & pan seared, served with white cheddar mashed potatoes & sautéed green beans. Drizzled with meyer lemon aioli, fried capers & extra virgin olive oil.

What People are Saying


“We had dinner for a group of 11 people to celebrate our daughter’s 18th birthday, and had a wonderful experience.”

Katherine B.
Detroit, MI

"The best"

“The Bistro is among the best restaurants in Kalamazoo for good food.”

Rob P.
Vicksburg, MI

"The Bistro delivers"

“You wouldn’t expect such great food in a strip mall, but Oakwood Bistro delivers. I love the old pictures of Woods Lake inside and the variety of the menu. Fair prices as well. ”

Geoffrey R.
Washington, DC


“I had the lobster roll and it was delicious.  Good service, good food, lively atmosphere.”

Jean B.
Farmington, MI

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Our News And Events

We post news, events, and pictures to our Facebook and Twitter accounts and below you’ll find feeds of the latest postings.
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Delight in one more healthy meal before the weekend so you don't feel guilty about splurging! 😋

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The Ability Experience

Please come out and support these awesome riders!!

The North Route team has really cherished its time during our last leg of Nebraska and beginning our ride into Iowa. These last couple hundred miles have been full of fun friendship visits, old ... See more

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Remember $1 off Drafts Tuesday nights. Come in for ribs and a pint!

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We're loving the view from here! 👀🍕

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Chef Ryan was busy shopping for fresh, local ingredients to use for tonight’s features at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market this morning! Thanks for all of your help @Crisp Country Acres!

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When you're in the seafood mood, try our New England Lobster Roll! Tender New England lobster meat lightly dressed with lemon-herb mayo on a buttery roll with butter lettuce & tomato and served with ... See more

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We hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend! Let's ease back into the work week with something tasty and refreshing. 😉🍷

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Happy 4th of July from your friends at Oakwood Bistro! We hope you all have a fun and safe holiday weekend. 🇺🇸🎆

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It's our anniversary month. As a thank you for many years of support, we are bringing back some of your old favorites. Starting Friday July 5, we'll be featuring items like the black cherry & ... See more

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Hours of Operation
11:00am – 10:00pm
We are closed
Call (269) 344-5400
Weekly Specials
1/2 off glasses of wine (4-close). Not valid on New Year’s Eve

$1 off draft beers (4-close)

1/2 off bottles of wine (4-close)

Thursday 1/2 off glasses of wine, $1 off bottled beer, $3.50 drafts (4pm-6pm)

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