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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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Fremont, CA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Menu is inventive and server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu items. We really enjoyed our meal. It seemed a busy evening but we were seated promptly and enjoyed attentive service and didn't feel hurried.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived early since we were warned about the popularity of this place. So, we opted for a very early dinner. It was everything we'd heard. The staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. I had the pressed chicken - yummy and moist. We had a side of fries and brussel sprouts (nicely done). Desert was good, nothing outstanding,... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We first visited this restaurant several years ago and our first few visits were such a pleasure. Over the years we have seen a gradual decline in our desire to visit this place. The last two times in the area we decided to skip it, but thus time we decided to give it another try. The service was terrible! We... More

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Grand Rapid, MI
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The service was terrible we waited 2+ hours for a table. The bar staff was great at bring apps and a couple drinks and they were the ones that finally grabbed us a table. The bartender actually ate it since the staff wasn't turning the tables that were left with dishes on them. Once we got a table the food... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I have wanted to eat here ever since I read article in Edible the foodie magazine. I tried some of my friends blt+e sandwich which was amazing. My Sunnyside up eggs were cooked perfectly. My other breakfast partner had the biscuits and gravy which were underwhelming lacking depth of flavor and biscuits were hohum. But back to the sandwich, I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to Salt of the Earth for a dinner and enjoyed the garden to table food mentality. You can go around back and see the actual garden that they pull their food from. The place was pretty busy and we had to wait close to an hour, so be prepared to wait.

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Chicago, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When was the last time you went to a restaurant and every bite you've had has been incredible? Ever been sad that the meal is over because the food is so good? Ever been disappointed that you live too far away to be able to go back any day you want? That's Salt of the Earth. The food is simply... More

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Normal, IL
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have eaten at Salt of the Earth many times and never been disappointed. They do a wonderful job showcasing and utilizing local farmers. However, this is the first time I requested special dietary accommodations and I was not sure how if they would be able to deliver the same wow factor under vegan restrictions. I needn't have worried, they... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our party of four had now problem getting seated at 630 on a Friday night. Although service started off very well...it slipped pretty quickly as the place busied up. Our drinks were good, followed up by an excellent pork belly appetizer. The bread was great as well...and then things came to a halt. Tables around us - one very large,... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

On the recommendation of both B&Bs we rented from, we trekked out to Fennville for a meal at Salt of the Earth. It was well worth the 15 minute drive from Douglas/Saugatuck. The waiter was well-informed, the menu was Chicago Loop-worthy, the decor was funky (in a good way), and we really enjoyed our meal.

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