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Black River Tavern

) #8 of 51 Restaurants in South Haven $$ - $$$ American, ,
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As I mentioned in my review for Admiral Jacks, when we visit western Michigan we come to South Haven for the fried perch (oh yeah and to see family.) We have typically gone to Clementines but my brother (an innkeeper in South Haven) told me...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One if the places we stop at every year we come to South Haven. Very casual atmosphere, the food is very delicious. Had Cesar chicken wrap, very generous portion

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by Clementines and the wait was an hour, so we kept walking. The BRT was friendly and kid friendly. Waitress was great and helped with the menu. The perch dinner was very good as were the crab cakes. You should give it a...More

Thank srcurran22
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just one of those places with good food and a unique atmosphere. Seated outside, you'll be among the shoppers strolling by, but after all, South Haven is full of tourists during the season.

Thank mom98wmu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually my preferred place to eat lunch in South Haven, Located right on the corner leading to the channel marina and light-house, the interior is a bar and pub type table set-up with TV and pool table. The wall decor, tables and seating...More

Thank spatts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub, but has a great food selection. Beer was just standards, nothing too exotic. Good food,and a really cool building. Good stop if you're looking for food late.

Thank AudreyW907
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love coming to Black River Tavern. It has classic pub fare, and good service, and the atmosphere is great!

Thank JRWalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The town is so cute and this place seemed promising. My family stopped in for dinner last week while on vacation in the area. My brother ordered the Italian Beef sandwich. The meat seemed to be very dried out and the gravy was served on...More

1  Thank sissun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had fish and chips and I had the perch fish tacos served with homemade chips and delish salsa. My tacos were so good I'd definitely go back and have the same. Good food, open late and reasonable prices.

Thank ChowHoundToo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a big, active, noisy bar/restaurant that caters to the blue-collar locals, tourists, families--basically everyone. (Good people watching.) There are plenty of tables, a long bar plus a bar-height "high top" table, and a few games including pool in the back. We liked the...More

Thank retro1959
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4837
  • E-mail
2 Great Bars...one Great Location! Overlooking Harbor And Lake Michigan! Daily Food & Drink Specials Outdoor Seating Available Featuring Live Music Weekends Professional Stand-up Comedy Featuring Nationally-touring Headlining Comedians Every Saturday Night! Voted "best Of 2014"... *bar Food *live Entertainment *beer Selection *specialty Drinks
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