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403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
+1 269-637-4837
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Description: 2 GREAT BARS...ONE GREAT LOCATION! OVERLOOKING HARBOR AND LAKE MICHIGAN...
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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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just a snack

Service was immediate and gracious. We had a late afternoon snack that was tasty and hot. The crowd was twenty somethings and up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Dennis Y
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Grand Rapids
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  • Bar scene
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Grand Rapids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Service was immediate and gracious. We had a late afternoon snack that was tasty and hot. The crowd was twenty somethings and up.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here alone while on a business trip. I was seated right away at dinner time and was greeted by a friendly waitress within a few minutes. The menu points out local specials so I chose the Perch Tacos from the specialty items. My beer was served quickly and the food was brought to me in 5 minutes.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had lunch on a slow day, only a few other people in the whole place. The service was great and quick due to the lack of customers. We wanted to sit outside, but they told us they weren't doing that today(it was beautiful outside). I had the perch dinner which they claimed to be the best in town, I... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on Thursday afternoon and seated right away. Service was excellent and the perch fish tacos with side salad was great! Tried local brew which was also very good and served in mason jar with lemon. Nice location on the corner and easy to get to. Bet it can get really busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came for lunch on a Monday around 2:30. Our group was 5 people and we all had different meals. This place has amazing perch. I ordered the perch dinner and it was very filling!! Other orders were the chicken tacos and those where amazing as well as the two other orders of perch sandwiches. Needless to say do not... More 

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Douglas, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went here last night, between our table we got a bunch of apps: shrimp, crab cakes, pretzel with cheese, wings--asian and buffalo--Delicious!! Everything was so good, we were all so happy. The service was great, friendly, fast, on top of it. Will for sure go back. Great food.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have dined in the Black River Tavern several times. Food is good and fresh. However I last lunch visit was very disappointing we have ordered a chicken salad and pulled pork sandwiches (one) - after waiting for 45 minutes we have asked our waitress where is our food and the answer was that the chef makes the fried foods... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Daughter had fish taco and she loved it. I had the Rubin it was really good. Fast service and our food was in front of us before we drank our first beer.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our reason for stopping at the BRT was to purchase tickets for the comedy club. However, they had just lost their liqour license so everything was cancelled. We were disappointed, but may try back another time we pass through.

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

Liquor license is back! Hope to see you again soon and get that rating higher! Sorry for the brief interruption in alcohol service. More 

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Apparently, their license is being transferred, so no alcohol is allowed which is too bad. I did sit outside and have an appetizer and a Coke. The server was very nice and friendly. I got the tenderloin appetizer which came with horseradish sauce, sautéed peppers and onions and a warm, seasoned pita cut into small triangles. It was very good... More 

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

Liquor license is back! Hope to see you again soon and get that rating higher! Sorry for the brief interruption in alcohol service. More 

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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 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4837

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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