Idler Riverboat

Idler Riverboat, South Haven: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Idler Riverboat Reviews: 3.5/5

Idler Riverboat
3.5
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM

3.5
36 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
14
Average
10
Poor
2
Terrible
2

j. marcus S
29 contributions
Lunch on the water-if only every day!
Jul 2019 • Couples
The setting on the roof of the riverboat is perfect. You are in a protected harbor so not a lot of wind. You have a beautiful view of the water and all the boats coming and going. Wine selection was very limited. Food was good but not exceptional
Written August 11, 2019
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SlymanChicago
Chicago230 contributions
Nice place to while away some time - food was very good.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Restaurant is on a boat that never moves. We ate upstairs under the roof cover. Food was very, the usual suspects as you might guess.
Written July 31, 2019
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Smoothrunner99
Naperville, IL1 contribution
Go for drinks when the weather is good - Go eat elsewhere
Jul 2019 • Family
I took our family of four, including two kids ages 11 and 9. It was a busy Saturday night in July. We were able to wrangle a table without a wait. It was one of the 'surfboard' style tables along the side, next to another couple. I had crawl under the table to get into and out of my spot, but it was all good. Our server seemed attentive and was quick with the drinks. But the kitchen is where the place goes downhill. Appetizer of wings was relatively quick, but they were quite rubbery and lacking any real flavor. They delivered the plate by food runners and disappeared before we could point out we had no napkins or silverware. Main courses took a very long time. My grilled chick salad had a tiny cup of dressing. Again, they disappeared for several minutes before I could realize it. I gave up. I wanted to eat next door at the South Haven Brewpub but my spouse wanted a 'fun' environment. We got it, but it was at the expense of food. Next time, I'll go for drinks and go next door.
Written July 29, 2019
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Pauloffice78
Indianapolis, IN240 contributions
Great Atmosphere on the Riverboat
Jul 2019 • Couples
This was our first trip to South Haven, MI and we picked out a place with a nice view of the harbor for lunch. The deck of the RIverboat had a nice mix of sun and shade. We picked a spot in the shade but later I wished we were in the sun as it was a bit cool in the shade.

I ordered the Shrimp tacos and my wife ordered the Salmon sandwich. I ordered the rice and beans as side instead of the chips for a $2 up-charge.

The three tacos did not have a lot of shrimp but came with an excellent corn and bean relish that tasted great. The beans and rice were surprisingly good and between the 3 tacos and that I had more than enough for a fine lunch.

My wife's salmon came with corn on the cob and the same beans and rice. The salmon was very tender and nicely cooked. She loved the corn on the cob and agreed with me that the beans and rice were better than expected.

All in all, the food was pretty good but not great but the view from the riverboat was hard to beat so we would definitely return again for lunch!

Enjoy!
Written July 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Allison L
Oswego, United States5 contributions
Needs help
Jul 2019 • Friends
Bloody Mary was tasteless. We ate lunch on Monday (July 1) tried to order 3 different sandwiches and they were out of everything. Ended up with an overpriced swiss mushroom burger and tasteless cole slaw. They should of offered our burger for the same price as the BLT which was what we wanted. $5.00 difference. Very disappointing. This was probably our 4th time going there (we live near Chicago) and definitely our last. Our server was very nice. Whole area needs a face lift.
Written July 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dale Gipe
49 contributions
The Idler Riverboat In South Haven Michigan
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went to the Idler Riverboat to celebrate Father’s Day. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the Idler being on the Black River and watching the boats pass by. With the boat being built in the late 1800s there was a historic feel. We had a great lunch and the cocktails were rocking.
Written July 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

61tmd
Eaton County, MI899 contributions
Great weather to sit on the docked "riverboat"
Aug 2018 • Couples
Have stopped here a couple times when we've made the trip to South Haven. Because of it's location, downtown and on the harbor, we stopped here to enjoy a meal sitting outside and also enjoying a draft beer. Was shortly after the traditional lunch time but a pretty good crowd seemed to be enjoying themselves. Ordered a draft and decided to split a plate of pub nacho's. Sounded interesting from the menu listing. Was disappointing, chicken was dry and didn't have much flavor. Not much cheese, quite a few plain chips and not served with much salsa. Server was likely busy but really needed to visit the table more frequently. Think we'll try somewhere new next visit.
Written August 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MidwestGirl22
Chicago, Illinois69 contributions
Interesting venue, average food
Aug 2018 • Family
My three kids (2,4,6) loved this restaurant on a boat. We sat in the lower level balcony (only 3 tables out there) and they fed the ducks the whole meal and could watch the boats and the bridge going up and down. While the food was average and the lower level pretty filthy as we walked through, the kids would go back in a heartbeat!
Written August 3, 2018
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MsKnitWhit
Chicago, IL111 contributions
Fun and great scenery
Jun 2018 • Couples
Always enjoy a visit to Idler Riverboat. Marvelous mixed drinks. The sweet pepper crab soup and Maui Wowie were pretty tastey and service was pleasant.
Written June 24, 2018
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Bernard B
Mishawaka, United States78 contributions
For the younger crowd
Jun 2018 • Couples
My wife and I tried this restaurant as recommended by some business owners in South Haven, as we here for a days outing. This is definitely for the younger crowd. The music was turn off (loud and what I would call crappy), the servers were dressed in less than what I would qualify as decent and the food was over priced for the service provided and the portion served. Will find some place different our next trip.
Written June 12, 2018
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