Downtown dates: Burdick’s

Whether you want to gather with friends, have a pre-whatever party, treat yourself to a night out or just watch the game, Burdick’s will deliver.   Just know that it’s a popular spot, so waiting for a table is not unheard of.

I have spent many afternoons taking advantage of the Sunday student half-off menu, which also runs every Wednesday. The Louisiana chicken is awesome, as well as their fries. I had a mudslide that wasn’t half bad, too.   After I ordered one, the entire table decided to give them a try.   Everyone was happy and had whipped cream mustaches.

I love how unique Burdick’s can get.   In honor of Black History month, they served a special soul food menu, offering dishes of down South with a Burdick’s twist to them. Sure, black people have more to offer the world than feel-good (though unhealthy) food, but the food sure is something to celebrate!

The Perks of Burdick’s

  • Students eat for half the price Sundays and Wednesdays.
  • Kids eat free breakfast when their parents buy a meal.
  • If you drink excessively at the bar, you can get a room at the Radisson (out of your own pocket.)
  • They have a huge menu, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and offering drinks and shakes galore. I would be surprised if you didn’t find something to enjoy.
  • For beer lovers, Oberon returns March 29. I personally don’t care for it, but I stand alone in that opinion. Try it for yourself!

For a complete menu and store hours, click on me!

Also, I found some reviewers I like and trust. So, get their opinion of Burdick’s here. Just don’t forget to come back and visit me!

Last photo Courtesy of Kalamazoo Gazette


Shawntai Brown was born with a silver pen. Not really, but her entire life centers around writing. She currently is a copy editor for Booth Newspapers, a playwright (support the eLLe series) and a blogger. Born in 1986, she is a second eldest of four children. She was raised in Detroit under the shelter and protective parenting of her mother (who died when Shawntai was young) and father on the west side. She attended Cass Tech High School and was a participant in City-wide Poets throughout high school. She also did acting. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in creative writing and experience in journalism and Spanish. Having worked for the school paper, she was able to score an internship with the Kalamazoo Gazette right out of college, which then led her to the Grand Rapids Press. Her intern's wages and wonderful co-signer/grandfather afforded her the luxury of living in the plush accommodations of Paragon Properties. And thus the story of this young professional continues. ... 


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