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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
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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90% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What an incredible experience. My husband and I came here with my parents and our 2 month old. First of all, a highchair was flipped upside down to place her car seat on. Our waitress recommended some fantastic drinks and wine. And the food was delicious. Everything from the appetizers (pirogies yummm!) and soup, to the main course (delicious steak... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We live 45 minutes from this newer establishment and have heard great things. I want to tell you that the recommendation we had fulfilled all our expectations! Heather C, an incredibly nice and talented bartender greeted my wife, dad and stepmom w genuine interest and made a few great recommendations on some of their well known and locally sold artisan... More

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Athens, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Walked in on a Saturday about 8:30 p.m. on the recommendation of a friend/restaurant owner "back home" and was happy/sad to see the place so hopping that an hour wait was predicted by the charming hostess. Contrary to other reviews, there seemed to be a concerted effort to turn tables and get folks seated ASAP... the bar was full, so... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Salt of the Earth is a local sourced restaurant that offers a seasonal variety of food. The menu is fairly small and basic and the dishes are just a bit on the pretentious side. The opinion of the food at our table of 6 was mixed, some of the food was excellent, some just so-so, with some of the food... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is our third visit. The food was wonderful as always, but service was sooo slooow. It's been 45 minutes since we last saw the server return with the check or even to enter the outdoor seating area. I'm seriously considering walking off.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We thought we would try it again but like the last two times we went we waited way too long for our food, paid too much for incorrectly cooked food and received very average service.People go there because there aren't any restaurants in Fennville. They have an attitude that they are awesome but they are not, average and overpriced is... More

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Michigan, USA
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are in Saugatuck or Douglas, Michigan you may wonder why you should drive to Fennville to visit Salt of the Earth. Two reasons great food and a terrific summer concert series. The quality and selections of food is excellent. The music us usually unique and very good but the recent concert with "The Bergamots" was one of the... More

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Dowagiac, Michigan, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a gem and worth the drive for an enjoyable meal. The menu is fit for foodies and not so much for those who have yet to stray from tradition. The bread (salt of the earth) is offered with one of the most rich and creamy butters I have enjoyed outside of Michigan State University's creamery. We indulged in chicken... More

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Middleville, Michigan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

That is how it is billed on the menu and it lives up to its name! Very good food overall good service pleasant day sitting outside under a beautiful sun and pleasant breeze.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place is not open for lunch but we were part of "A Delicious Drive" local farm tour and the tour guide/owner had arranged for our group of 9 to eat lunch here on a Saturday. This did mean that we were all served the same meal but my wife and I enjoyed the crispy pork belly with popcorn grits... More

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