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Black River Tavern

403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
+1 269-637-4837
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Ranked #13 of 60 Restaurants in South Haven
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: 2 GREAT BARS...ONE GREAT LOCATION! OVERLOOKING HARBOR AND LAKE MICHIGAN! DAILY FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE FEATURING LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS PROFESSIONAL STAND-UP COMEDY FEATURING NATIONALLY-TOURING HEADLINING COMEDIANS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT! VOTED "BEST OF 2014"... *BAR FOOD *LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *BEER SELECTION *SPECIALTY DRINKS
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English first
Rochester, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We return to BRT every time we visit and were sad to learn the menu has changed - service was slow and our food was cold when it arrived. Hope they can recover from losing their star chef who made amazing sauces and the best baked beans ever.....

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maxxyscott, Owner at Black River Tavern, responded to this review

Please note we HAVE NOT changed Chefs and we expect to provide the same quality food each and every visit. We do make changes to the menu seasonally and unfortunately one of the things that needs to come off in the winter is the baked beans. Our food is made fresh daily and some items fall victim to slower seasonal... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Went to watch college football, but was pleasantly surprised with the delicious food. Spicy shrimp appetizer was delicious and the perch was top notch, not greasy or heavy breading. Sides of vinegar based cole slaw and baked beans really good. Live band and met some fun people.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We come here often. The service is always great and they can seat large parties quickly. Plus it's right down town!!! They have a nice variety of American cuisine. They easily seat large parties too!

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Canton, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The restaurant is right on the corner over looking the marina/pier in downtown South Port. Very nice area with lots of shopping. The restaurant was active with games on the TV's. We ordered promptly but it seemed to take a little too long for the food to arrive. I am not sure if this is the norm. I ordered BBQ... More 

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Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stopped in first thing in town .. all football games on .. so many TV's to watch ever thing.. we sat at Bar .. the staff was very busy but very efficient. Got waited on right away .. we had couple drinks and an appetizers .. Maryland crab cakes, one of there specialties .. soooooo goood... must try ...... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My husband and I recently stopped in South Haven on our travels up the western coast of Michigan. As Michiganders, we've been to many cities along Lake Michigan, but somehow we missed the beautiful town of South Haven. The marina gave us a list of restaurants and I checked Trip Advisor for reviews. We had our choice of great places,... More 

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Coldwater
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The guy with the Beard and long mustache wouldnt let us bring our bicycles inside even though they were not busy and he even tried to send us to another reataurant down the street the nice female waitress let us store them downstairs. (thanks again). The food was good I had the Tavern Burger. It was cooked how I wanted... More 

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Cincinnati
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252 reviews 252 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was heading to beach and needed a pit stop. Dan was a one man show, a Bears Fan, extra plus and was right at our service. Again Ice Cold Beer, habit forming and time for me to finally try a ripper. You know, those tubes of Who Knows What Pork, wrapped in Bacon and deep fried, just like on... More 

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a fabulous lunch at the Black River Tavern. Very attentive waiter and great service. The perch was out of this world, homemade cocktail sauce with it, and wonderful twist on coleslaw with great baked beans. Our first stop on a road trip up the coast of West Michigan.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Crab cakes, sweet heat wings, killer burgers, perch, Reuben, Italian beef, and lots of characters. Have fun! We like it. Awesome stand up comedy downstairs on Saturdays also. Kind of a Chicago bar/restaurant!

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Additional Information about Black River Tavern

Address: 403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Phone Number: +1 269-637-4837
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: American

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