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The What Not Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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2405 Blue Star Hwy, Fennville, MI 49408-9633
+1 269-543-3341
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Fennville, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is great. The decorative atmosphere Is always something we talk about and share with others.The food is always wonderful. The fireplace is romantic. Whether I am here with my boyfriend or here with family, they treat you like your number one. I remember going here with my grandparents 40 plus years ago!

Thank maddy437
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been here for a while, but decided to go and enjoy the jazz band, which included a friend of ours. We arrived around 6:30 to a packed house. We were lucky to get a table. The band was great, and at times invited musicians from the audience to come and sit in with them. That was a lot... More 

Thank Pamela C
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner here my first night in town. The place reminds me of an old steakhouse. Food and service were both tremendous. I'll definitely go back.

Thank Jerry R
Sebewaing, Michigan
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Been to the What Not Inn on Blue Star Highway towards Fennville, from Saugatuck, a couple times. Had a good egg, meat and potatoes breakfast. But, if you are out on a Friday night and desire fish, this is a good place to go. We were there at the beginning of the holiday season and it is nicely decorated for... More 

Thank Jim B
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy visiting this place for dinner. The food is great! The service excellent! They are very welcoming. It reminds us of the supper club type restaurants you find in northern Wisconsin. The Friday fish fry is yummy as well as their fried chicken and burgers. Don't forget to try the coconut cake, homemade and wonderful! If you're lucky... More 

1 Thank wendythewiseone
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I have been driving between Chicago and northern Michigan for years now, and until recently, never knew about this little gem situated right off I-96. It's tucked behind trees alongside the highway and there's no sign for it at the exit, so you wouldn't know it's there unless you actually take the exit. This place is amazing. There is no... More 

Thank SunLvr101
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We happened into this place with my in-laws after visiting Fennville's local winery. We needed something after sampling quite a few wines. I've driven by the place a number of times, but it never looked that inviting. You will find the dining room decor to be a bit dated inside, but clean. The menu covers the basics, and the food... More 

Thank beachcomber369
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This older, out of the way Roadhouse is not one that should be passed by! It is a hidden gem offering excellent service and food. It has a varied menu, offering something for anyone - we came back for the lake perch, which is excellent.

Thank Barb314
Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I grew up in Michigan and walking into The What Not Inn reminded me of taverns and restaurants that my family used to eat at in northern Michigan in my youth. The restaurant looks bigger inside than out. Wood everywhere with square tables and cafeteria chairs. We were sat immediately. The menu was loaded with a enormous number of options... More 

Thank Paul S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We just happened to find this little place while driving and decided to check it out. Don't let the older look fool you, the burgers were all we had but they were really good and the service was quick and friendly!

2 Thank JayandSummer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2405 Blue Star Hwy, Fennville, MI 49408-9633
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Fennville
  • Phone Number: +1 269-543-3341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?