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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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Sun 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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 62
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  • 18
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  • 9
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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
Pleasantly surprised

We dropped by on a Saturday night and were pleasantly surprised. Food good, nice atmosphere, nice workers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RuteleK
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Illinois
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Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited to try this restaurant based on the reviews and magazine write ups I had seen. What a disappointment. My chicken was raw inside. My husband's pork was not cooked through either. The server said that the pork is served medium though the menu should have specified that. The server was incredibly apologetic because of the undercooked... More 

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Thank CW4442015
Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped by on a Saturday night and were pleasantly surprised. Food good, nice atmosphere, nice workers.

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Thank RuteleK
Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I think back to all my dining experiences across this country (in every big and small city), Europe, and Canada, I would have to rate this eatery in my top 20. And there are some dishes here that would be on my final meal request list. We were staying at a nearby B&B over Thanksgiving (see Castle in the... More 

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Thank IQ_Lisa
Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in South Haven after a day of exploring the Michigan west coast. They recommened that we dine here...good choice. The place has great ambience, original and tasy food, and a knowledable bartender.

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Thank Bill F
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Our family took a trip out to Fennville (approx 1 hr from our home). We were delighted with the small plates (the pierogies, carrots, sweet potatoes, and goat cheese) and entrees. Dessert was vanilla gelato. Our server was excellent and was very attentive. We were greeted at the door and served promptly. Cozy, exposed brick. Restaurant opened at 5pm and... More 

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Thank LorettaCD
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

People drive from all around the region to eat here...and we understand why. The restaurant is in the middle of a small town, about 15 minutes from Saugatuck. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. The staff is friendly from the greeting when you enter to the check. The menu is somewhat limited but delicious. We have steak and fish and... More 

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Thank Barbaragloria
Zeeland, Michigan
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The food was fantastic, I had the chicken with new fingerling potatos, my wife had the flat iron steak with brussel sprouts. Vic the bartender makes the best mojitos. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. We will definitely be back.

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Thank cap49424
Holt, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed and B and B Kingsley House down the street and needed a place to eat. We were recommended to this restaurant and am glad we were. They are 'scratch' restaurant meaning they make everything from scratch-down to the ketchup. The food was amazing and we were glad we went. I would highly recommend it.

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Fennville, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Love Love Salt of the Earth. Every bite was wonderful, you have to try the Pizza. Love the atmosphere, I've know this building since I was a child and it felt so wonderful to be in there again. The bread and deserts are to die for. If you love crunchy bread this is your place. Great place to relax with... More 

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Thank 60Lady62
Shepherd, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went for my birthday. I felt very comfortable n my jeans and boots! The room was very calming and inviting. Our wait person was friendly and informative. We had the perogies (melt in your mouth!), scallops and rib eye for main courses. Straightforward and satisfying!

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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
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?