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“Worth the wait!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clementine's

Clementine's
500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
269-637-4755
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Ranked #4 of 60 Restaurants in South Haven
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Be prepared to wait for your table. Granted, we were there at 6 pm on the Saturday of Harborfest, but we waited for 75 minutes for our table. Fortunately, we were able to get a couple of bottles of cold water at the drug store, so we could relax outside Clementine's, watching people as we waited.

We were seated at a comfortable booth in a large spacious room. We were happy to see that there were large tables (seating 8-10) and that the restaurant was used to dealing with parties with children (so we could give a positive report to some friends who do have kids). The restaurant was full, and we had no problem with noise.

I had the mess of perch, which was excellent. My partner had a steak, which was also very good. They give you plenty of food for your meal, so you won't leave hungry.

The only thing that dampened our evening was the rain falling when we left. Fortunately, the drug store saved us again. We bought two umbrellas so we could walk home with some protection from the rain. :) We are looking forward to eating at Clementine's again when we return to South Haven.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Just okay but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was excited to try this place since I heard people. In the west michigan area talk about it. I was not impressed. I had fish and it seemed old or not that fresh. The edges were burned. My friend had the ribeye and it seemed good. Cute location but won't go back again.

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Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I heard about this place from several people. We did have to wait a while but the food was great and the atmosphere was great.

Visited May 2014
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Oak Park
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

excellent friendly, and outgoing staff, the food is above par and the nuance is fantastic. Would highly recommend if in South Haven to stop in and visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“This is a really fun place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The wait is a long one but worth it. Plus they have a huge waiting area that allows kids plus drinks plus appetizers. Score! The interior and exterior are beautiful.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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