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Salt of the Earth

114 E. Main Street, Fennville, MI 49408
269-561-7258
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Fennville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 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
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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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Marysville, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The wait was nearly 40 minutes for a table, but the food was amazing. Unique entrees and friendly staff. They have a separate cocktail waiter that greets you at the door to take your order.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a great find in a small town in Michigan. We've been going up to SW Michigan for years and had yet to dine at Salt of the Earth. Each of the four diners at our table loved their meals, not a single complaint about the food. We shared a delicious red wine from Paso Robles. We would not hesitate... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fennville is not really near much, it's a drive from most places and drive people will for the food, and warm atmosphere, of this hopping restaurant. As you drive through farm land for 30 minutes...look at that dark earth, the food you will eat is grown in this beautiful soil. Farm to table, again, in Michigan is thriving and done... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Get ready for an effusive positive review. Wow. Can't believe this place is in Fennville. I am mad at myself that it took 3 years living in Western MI to visit here....what was I thinking? Demonstrates that you don't have to go to the Big Cities to find amazing dishes. Among the best meals I have had in the Midwest,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Dishes are made with local ingredient; very tasty. Traditional and acustic live music goeswell with the meal.

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