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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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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Wonderful atmospher and food

The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was fantastic! The menu had a great variety of dishes and prices so there was something for everyone. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Sharon M
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Tinley Park, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was fantastic! The menu had a great variety of dishes and prices so there was something for everyone. Highly recommend!

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Santa Cruz, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Focus is upon fresh local produce. Music events offered monthly. Busy for in the middle of no where. True love, it's a great community

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South lyon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great food great service, can't believe it is in a small town. Farm to table restaurant, they do a wonderful job

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Massillon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at a bed and breakfast in Allegan Michigan and this place was recommended, great food, a little pricey, bread was wonderful. Takes a little while to get food but that's due to making too order. If in the area give it a try.

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St. Joseph, MI
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's been a while since I've been to Salt of the Earth as it's a 45 minute drive from my home. I need to change that. Every time we've been here the food and staff have been outstanding. The menu changes often so just go with an open mind and be adventuresome. Simple pleasures to very different - that's a... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On our third trip to Salt of the Earth, the consistent, scrumptious nature was reassuring. On three different trips to Lake Michigan, we have gone about 10 miles out of our way to eat here--and for good reason. It's phenomenal. Hour and 20 minute wait? Who cares...it will be worth it. We devoured a pork belly appetizer, hanger steak and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

One of the better farm to table dining pleasures in SW MI. Well worth the trip to Fennville and the wait for cooked to order fresh food. Our server made excellent recommendations and kept us up to date on the status of our food. We will return.

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Evanston, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We dined at SOTE in mid-April, mid-week, so there were no crowds that I would expect on the weekends. From the minute the waitress introduced herself, we could tell we were in good hands. The mixed drink list was very interesting and well thought out. Four of us shared an appetizer of the pierogi - loved it. We each had... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Brought our in laws to town so they could experience the food. The staff and food did not disappoint, everything was amazing. The best pizza, bread, and pork and beans we have ever had.

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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My goodness...where to even start??!? My husband and I went to a bed & breakfast in Allegan, MI and were told that we should definitely check out Salt of the Earth...and I am SO GLAD we did! We almost passed because it has some "weird sounding" food...lol...we are pretty basic when it comes to dining! We planned on visiting three... 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: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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