Opened in 1976 by John Hindman and Charlie Konett, Bilbo's has grown to become an iconic restaurant in the Kalamazoo area. As college friends, John and Charlie's interest in the fantasy worlds created by J.R.R. Tolkien led them to name Bilbo's after one of The Hobbit's most enduring – and endearing – characters. As illustrated in Bilbo's thematic menu, the pair had a blast weaving elements of Tolkien's rich, descriptive world into the fabric of the restaurant. From the logo, inspired by the verdant canopy of Hobbiton's Mallorn tree, to the interior design, influenced by key events in Tolkien's trilogy, Bilbo's not only promises great pizza, they promise a unique experience.
Our smoked wings are prepared every day, on site and are guaranteed to be the most delectable wings in all the land! We let our wings speak for themselves. Garnished with freshly chopped celery sticks, the natural, smoky flavor of the chicken can be complemented by a number of homemade sauces that are served on the side so that you can taste the time and effort that went into perfecting these wings.
Bilbo's is currently looking for help at both our Westnedge and Stadium locations. We're an outgoing, fun-loving group with a passion for pizza and local beer. Whether you've got years of restaurant experience under your belt or you're new to the game, we'll train you on the job. So if you're in the market, stop by either location to fill out an application or drop off a resume!
As any fan knows, beverages are a major part of life in Tolkien's world. It is within the weathered walls of an ancient inn that the book's intrepid band of heroes share a pint before meeting with a fated king. At Bilbo's we've paid special attention to our drink offerings and pay an equal amount of respect to the hallowed beverage. With a selection of local beers, wines and daily specials, we're certain to offer something that will satisfy the taste buds of dwarf, Hobbit and human alike.
In addition to beers by Bell's Brewery, New Holland Brewing Company and Boulder Brewing, our Stadium location offers a menu of beers that are crafted in-house. Lovingly crafted by Bilbo's owner John Hindman, our microbrews are designed to stand confidently beside our timeless food offerings. Stop in to enjoy the subtle sweetness of our Dragon Red Ale or order up a pint of Thunderbird, our rich, unfiltered IPA.
At Bilbo's, we aim to create pizzas that everyone can enjoy. With a growing number of adventurers adhering to strict, gluten free dietary restrictions, it can be tough to find tasty, affordable foods. But, for those battle-weary travelers seeking to feast upon fine, gluten-free pizza, we say: rejoice! No longer must you sacfrice your wallet – or your tastebuds – to enjoy a good, pan style pizza. Bilbo's now offers gluten free crust!
A local favorite, wanderers make their way to Bilbo's from all corners of the city to partake in our legendary cheese bread. Thick, soft crust topped with a blend of cheeses then smothered in garlic butter and parmesan, our cheezy stix can be eaten plain, with marinara or with our house-made creamy dill sauce. No matter your station – hero or villain – we are certain of one thing: all people are united by their love of Bilbo's cheezy stix.
Served with our range of salad offerings, our house salad dressing has earned quite a reputation for itself. Creamy and slightly zestier than traditional Italian dressing, we had so many requests from customers wanting to take it home that we decided to bottle it up and offer it for sale From using it as a substitute for mayo on sandwiches to using it as a marinade for your favorite meats, our dressing isn't just delicious on salads!
Our top option for health-conscious eaters, our "Health Nut" pizza is served on stone ground whole wheat crust. Topped with low salt tomato sauce, low fat part skim blended cheese and a basketful of fresh vegetables, this pizza keeps the calories to a minimum without sacrificing flavor. From mushrooms and onions to green peppers and zucchini, we've packed more flavor into this healthy pizza than there are dwarves in a goldmine.