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114 E. Main Street, Fennville, MI 49408
+1 269-561-7258
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Delicious Meals made with Local Food!

This was one of the best restaurants we ate at while staying in Saugatuck. The food was delicious! We were given a sampling of their fresh breads to try (so tasty). As an appetizer, we split the pork belly to start with (so good), and then had the rigatoni (delicious) and the scallops (equally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Michael Z
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of the best restaurants we ate at while staying in Saugatuck. The food was delicious! We were given a sampling of their fresh breads to try (so tasty). As an appetizer, we split the pork belly to start with (so good), and then had the rigatoni (delicious) and the scallops (equally tasty). And our waitress was very... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed in South Haven, and we made the short trip to Fennville to go to Salt of the Earth based on recommendations from friends and our innkeepers. It was well worth the drive (about 20 mins.) We enjoyed the wood fired pizza and the brussel sprouts were yummy! Definitely a restaurant that I would visit again!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here with local friends and liked it so much that we returned the next night again by ourselves! Their gazpacho was cool and refreshing with a slightly smokey taste. Their garden salad had a nice balance of soft and crunchiness. Their stone oven pizzas were delicious. We also had their hanger steak which was delicious and cooked perfectly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family stopped in for a late night dinner and had an excellent meal. Although my teens felt underdressed in tshirts and shorts (most males had collared shirts) it was a great place to eat dinner last weekend.

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various
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Rustic restaurant, all food is brought in fresh from a 50-mile radius, farm to table. Everything is house-made including breads, sauces, catsup, etc. The food is wonderful, very tasty and amazing presentation. Recipes are unique and unusual, this place is a definite winner! Food, appetizers, soups, sides, drinks, desserts and coffee - all are excellent. Plan on a short wait... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Oh my goodness....soooo good. My husband and I tried lots of new foods and savored every bite! Their drinks were amazing too! Definitely try the baked gruyere for an app. We practically licked the plate. And their Scratch'rita cocktail was like a margarita...but somehow better. I had the grilled trout for a main course which was on special. I'd never... More 

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Armada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was SO fresh and incredibly delicious. I wish I lived closer so I could eat there all the time!

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Highland Park, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've wanted to eat at SOTE for a few years now. So tonight, I'm a SOTE virgin. It was a gentle, welcoming and fully satisfying dinner. We decided to go with the roasted chicken wings and confít appy. Have you ever eaten chix wings, perfectly roasted and seasoned with melting raspberry sorbet and sliced jalapeños? An incredible interplay of savory,... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I went to this restaurant on a Thursday night. The place was jumping! We did not have reservations, so we sat at the bar and ordered drinks while waiting for a table. My husband ordered a beer, and I had one of the house drink concoctions or sips as the menu says. By the time our drinks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great farm to table food reasonably priced. Everything is made there, even the condiments. Service was good. Sitting outside on a beautiful night was enjoyable.

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Additional Information about Salt of the Earth

Address: 114 E. Main Street, Fennville, MI 49408
Phone Number: +1 269-561-7258
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Fennville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?