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Black River Tavern

403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (18 reviews)
“perch tacos” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THE best location in South Haven. Lost stop before walking to the lighthouse and first stop back. A Bar the way it should be. A beer selection second to none, great drinks at great prices and not a touristy type place. Open year round and...More

Thank Jerome D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the comedy show which was great. We have been here several times and have always had great comedians! The only downside is the service. It's horrible. The servers aren't that friendly, the orders are wrong, everyone gets their food at different...More

Thank IWannaSeeItAll1968
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Good bar with good food. Was talked into the downstairs comedy night. Great fun 3 good comedians although you might need to be hick skinned! That finished around 10 so we went back upstairs to the bar,good atmosphere with music. Great fun place.

Thank anth0nydbailey
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went downtown and found this place. We ate a great dinner and found out about the comedy club downstairs which was perfect for us to do. The food was great and the comedians were hilarious. It was a great quick trip...More

Thank Cathryn V
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Hungry, and not knowing what to order, we did soup's and a sampler platter, with ribs, wings, and onion rings. YUM!

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Casual stable bar and grill. Nice outdoor area. Nice salads, sandwiches, wraps, tacos and dinner choices. Loved the perch.

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

After a round of golf stopped here with 7 hungry women for lunch. Great menu choices, reasonably priced. We all ordered something different and everyone thought their food was excellent! Service was also great! We are all "locals" but most of us had not been...More

Thank LG2012_June
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop when we arrived in town. Great perch and crab cakes. Beer was cold and service was great!

Thank RobandTami B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We happened by and grabbed a beer and quick dinner. We sat outside on the patio with a view of the lake. The service and food were average.

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great Beer and sandwiches. a good place to stop for lunch. We stopped after walking around the town. They also have tables outside.

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Mia J
10 October 2017|
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Response from RobandTami B | Reviewed this property |
There is an outdoor eating area
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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