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All 16 Fennville Restaurants

Salt of the Earth

114 E. Main Street, Fennville, MI 49408
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Fennville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Salt of the Earth- rustic American eatery and bakery is located in the heart of southwest Michigan farm and orchard country. We cook from scratch to create our entrees, shared plates, wood oven fired pizzas, creative soups, fresh salads, desserts, and artisan breads. Ingredients are locally sourced, and organic whenever possible. Our full service bar proudly serves Michigan craft beers, hard ciders, spirits, and wines alongside other domestic and international products. Our 'Specialty Sips' menu includes a scratch margarita, fresh mojitos, and other seasonal cocktails. We are also an entertainment destination presenting the finest roots musicians on the scene at our weekly house concerts.We are proud to offer a high quality experience in a relaxed and casual atmosphere and hope to serve you soon. Cheers!
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English first
Portage, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Fen vile is a quaint town in SW Michigan. The restaurant facility is rustic and enjoyable. The food, much of which came from local providers, was very good. We were a large group and felt no pressure to order, eat and leave which was perfect. However, at times the waitress could have been more attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We live in Chicago and had never been to Western Michigan. Found Exceptional Gem B&B in Allegan, MI. Castle In The Country, highly recommend ask for Ruth the Inn owner and read our review on Trip Advisor. She recommended Salt Of The Earth and it is a 5 Star restaurant in every way. Their food was a memory you will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stopped through here based on a reco from our neighbor in Chicago --- We knew it would be good because of their recommendation - however, I was not sure when I pulled up to the tiny little town. The inside of the resto was really super nice. Very cute/cool. The food - was incredible. We had 2 pizzas -... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Amazing food that you can actually tell they put thought into and created - not just cooked. Will be going back!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had one of the most amazing dinners, ever, in Fennville, MI Wednesday night. Salt of the Earth, a farm to food restaurant just a few miles outside of Saugatuck started us off with confit chicken wings with a raspberry ghost pepper sorbetto and pickled chillis and honey---the combination of flavors amazing, then we the best pizza I've ever eaten topped... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Once again, I can only give an excellent establishment a four-star rating. I reserve five-star reviews for "transformative experiences" - those that will change the character of your vacation. However, farm-to-table restaurants are becoming more common. This is an excellent farm-to-table establishment - just not one that will be much different from others of it's type. As you'd expect, everything... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Going to Fennville to dine at Salt of the Earth is part of the excitement! In a village with 2 intersections, miles from any town, there's this beautiful restaurant which promotes its fresh greens (they grow in a patch across the road). No reservations on a Tuesday night, the place was busy but not packed and tables were available. We... More

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

While reading the brouchure for the Felt Mansion I read that Salt of the Earth provided the food for their events. This brought me to the Salt of the Earth website and I was immediately impressed with the mission of the founders and staff to provide quality local food. As an added treat they had live music that evening to... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I think the title says it all. If I was forced to complain about something the food came out a little too slowly but when I took my first bite I forgot all about the wait. Great cocktails as well.

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Ann Arbor, MI
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While vacationing in Holland, my husband and I followed a friend's recommendation and took the pleasant, 30-minute drive to Fennville to dine at Salt of the Earth. I ordered the buttermilk chicken and my husband the hanger steak. Both dishes were absolutely delicious, as were the soups we had. The beer and recommended wine we ordered fit our meals perfectly.... More

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