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407 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1192
269-637-5372
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5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's a diner

Don't expect anything fancy here. It's a diner and like other places in south haven, it's maybe a bit understaffed, but our server was efficient. I had a gyro and my husband had a burger. Our two kids had hotdogs and everything was good. Portions are large enough so we didn't leave enough room for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
JayFangMerkel
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Don't expect anything fancy here. It's a diner and like other places in south haven, it's maybe a bit understaffed, but our server was efficient. I had a gyro and my husband had a burger. Our two kids had hotdogs and everything was good. Portions are large enough so we didn't leave enough room for ice cream but we did... More 

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Hometown cooking in a small restaurant. Food is good but choices are limited. Service is usually good, but once it was so bad we walked out.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you want to see a good fight, in a testosterone charged environment, this is the place. Mostly on Friday and Saturday nights, this is where all of the local touch guys, meet up with the tourist touch guys, and a rumble is almost always in the offing. Great fun if you don't mind a few stitches, and maybe a... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great little cafe downtown, hot food, reasonable price and great service. There is a regulars table up front, they even have a rack where they store their cups for the next visit - which I imagine is daily.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Service was not good. Dont order coffee unless you plan on having maybe 1 refill. We ate there for 2 days. once for breakfast, and once for lunch. Breakfast, only my coffee and my wifes soda came. 15 minutes later, they decided to bring the drinks for the kids. 1 milk and 2 juices. The food was alittle over priced... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We headed into Captain Nemos for a late lunch. The place was not busy; only a third of the tables were occupied. We had a group of 7 and wanted to sit at the only table large enough to accomodate us. The table was empty, but it took a very long time to get anyone to notice us and to... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We just stopped in here to get a quick bite to eat. Ordered a few appetizers and salad bar. The salad bar was very average- which was ok- we saw it and were ok w/that but the salad dressings were awful. We didn't expect home made but they were very cheap bad dressings. The apps - fried pickle spears were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our lunch was pretty good......once we got it. There seemed to only be 1.5 waitresses (one waitress would drop everything to get people ice cream). Our waitress was friendly, the problem seemed to be with the kitchen.

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Angola, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Captain Nemo's is a must visit in South Haven. We had subs for late lunch and of course ice cream. The subs were big enough we could split one. Sundaes are the main reason to visit. I had a hokey pokey with hot chocolate and carmel. Yummy! Other person with me had a Hot Tin Roof. We both enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

In late June my wife, toddler-aged daughter and I found nemos more or less by accident. Great food, quick service, and a 2 minute wait for Sherman's ice cream. Of all the restaurants in south haven we tried this was by far our favorite for family friendly atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1192
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: 269-637-5372

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 8:00 pm

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