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Idler Restaurant

) #15 of 52 Restaurants in South Haven $$ - $$$ American, ,
515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
+1 269-637-8435
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only good thing is the view. $5 for 12oz beer, blah. Food at best would be called bar food. Shrimp tacos were disgusting, my wife didn't finish. I had a shilly poboy, canned cheese poured on what they called brisket. More just a hot...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More bar than restaurant. Head outside if the weather's nice, great view along the river. Sandwiches were decent, and the chips were amazing! Bar staff seemed to congregate and gossip, but service was prompt and friendly. TVs inside if you want to watch sports.

Thank ttraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always come here when in town! We love it here! So fun to watch the various size boats on the river and you enjoy your food and drink. This is always part of our visit to SoHa!

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Always a good time to sit and talk with friends and eat pub grub. This place is usually hopping in the summer, a favorite for visitors. Although the Idler offers seaside food, don't expect an upscale place. Leave your heels and dress pants at home....More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The food is pretty good. The beer is great in a bucket. Your drinks might melt fast if the sun is high and hot, but the views and fun on the Idler speaks of great Summer fun! Always have to make at least one trip...More

Thank decoratingplus
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food is just average but the location makes up for that. A good place to sit & watch the goings-on in the harbour, but nothing special otherwise.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 13 October 2016

No better spot to get a tall cold beverage and watch the boats go by on a beautifully sunny day in South Haven! The drink menu is fabulous and the bar service is great. The food menu is more bar food, but generous portions of...More

Thank Mocha23
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Slow service, so-so ambiance - food from Sysco. Need I add anything for you to get a clear picture? At least you can eat outside.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good and the views spectacular. Service was great and quick. The Caribbean chicken salad with substituted salmon was a perfect meal for me.

Thank KellyHoweT
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a great little restaurant right on the river. We ate and drank in the portion of the restaurant that was on the boat. It was a pretty cool experience to be right on the river. The staff were all great and the drinks...More

Thank TofferVance
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Stefani C
Do you take reservations?
7 July 2016|
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Response from Rachel M | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-8435
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