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Black River Tavern

403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great find for Taco Tuesday lunch today in South Haven Michigan. These were some delicious grilled chicken tacos and house made chips and salsa were delicious also. I do highly recommend stopping in here if you are ever in the area.

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun place for dinner. The Italian beef sandwich was excellent and reminded me of what I used to have in Chicago. A good choice of draft beers.

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a few drinks. Nice clean bar, bartender was very nice and drink were well made and tasty. Prices are not bad but......on a Wed night the place was filled with young, rowdy local customers who were rude. My wife got up...More

Thank Christopher M
maxxyscott, Owner at Black River Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and please accept our apologies. Just wanted to let you know Wednesday's have been pool league night and that has been eliminated so hopefully that will persuade you to try us again. Certainly not the image we are striving for!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish I could remember his name, but the past couple years we have gone here we have the same bartender and he is so friendly and fun to talk to. If you come here and are able, sit at the bar. Unfortunately this is...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu had so many options--I got the fish & chips. Very good! The service was excellent and the fact that I could eat on the patio with my 2 dogs was a huge plus!

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was passing through the area and was looking for a place that had great perch. When I called, Dan the bartender answered and convinced me to stop there. He was right! Breaded and flashed fried I was told was their secret and it works! Totally...More

Thank trvlngJs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a short wait to get a seat but the staff was friendly and the service was fast even though they were busy.

Thank 56Bull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a burger and were not disappointed. Had some interesting beer selections and my fave, All Day IPA! Plenty of room for a crowd. They have music and comedians on the weekend but we were at a wedding so missed that. Will...More

Thank Patttim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner on our first night in South Haven. Our group of 5 was seated without wait and service was excellent. They were family friendly and staff were very sweet with my 5 year old son. The perch dinner was amazing and fresh. Good...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Daddy likey! Great bar. Sat at the bar and met the locals. Good people watching and super kind bartender named Dave or Dan(not sure). He introduced us to the regulars and showed us a good time. Try the wings.

Thank Mefiskus
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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