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Salt of the Earth

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114 E. Main Street, Fennville, MI 49408
+1 269-561-7258
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Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Salt of the Earth- rustic American eatery and bakery is located in the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small town spot with big tastes

This is one of the better places do go when visiting Saugatuck or Douglas. It is really not a far drive, only 15-20 minutes and very easy. The build out and menu is like many of the new American Bistro concepts with a lot of local food, high quality ingredients and wide variety of dishes. Worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the better places do go when visiting Saugatuck or Douglas. It is really not a far drive, only 15-20 minutes and very easy. The build out and menu is like many of the new American Bistro concepts with a lot of local food, high quality ingredients and wide variety of dishes. Worth the drive. The bar... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For those Chicagoland folks and others vacationing on Michigan's west coast, a short trip inland to Salt of the Earth in the farming town of Fennville is worth it. Very popular farm to table concept. Menu relatively limited, but very high quality. I've been eating chicken for six decades and the Pressed Chicken here is just about the best such... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent food and service. My wife and I enjoyed our dinners very much. The service was friendly and very prompt

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Although a bit off the beaten path from our hotel near Saugatuck, the reviews we read intrigued us so we made the drive--only about 15-20 minutes. We could not get enough of Salt of The Earth. So much so we came back the next night for more! My 7 months pregnant wife and I went in late on a Tuesday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Was recommended by our B&B host down the street. This is a locally sourced restaurant with a scratch kitchen. Did not disappoint. I ordered the Pressed Chicken. It was some of the most tender and juicy chicken I've had. My girlfriend ordered to pork chop and it was this massive piece of meat. It was maybe a bit on the... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were there on a weeknight, waited maybe 15 min. to be seated. Service is isn't swift, but if you want a first rate, leisurely experience you will not be disappointed. The farm to table concept is at its peak here, with everything so fresh and absolutely scrumptious. They don't have an extensive menu, but everything on it is wonderful.... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food is an experience in itself - fresh baked bread with fresh butter is just the beginning! My husband and I split the steak and it was grilled with just the right seasoning. We ordered the steak medium and it was perfect! We haven't had beef that tasted that good in years. My husband loved the salt & vinegar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Salt of the earth is a farm to table restaurant; it is very unique to the area!! The food is good and fresh. The menu is very unique and we enjoyed all the options. They have a great wine menu. We love the concept of local, fresh food. Great for the city of Fennville!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We made a reservation for 7 at 7:30. We arrived on time and proceeded to wait... And wait. Finally seated at 8:20. We were all famished and when our waiter arrive after waiting probably another 15 minutes, he told us he was busy and bear with him... A little unusual but as we had all gotten drinks at the bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were warned they get booked, so we went when they opened. Got seated right away but a line formed quickly. Though our server was great, it was a big slow with food coming out but we were not in a rush. The pierogies were great! I ordered the hamburger and unfortunately it was overcooked. My friend raved about her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 E. Main Street, Fennville, MI 49408
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Fennville
  • Phone Number: +1 269-561-7258

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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!
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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