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Salt of the Earth

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114 E Main St, Fennville, MI 49408-8428
+1 269-561-7258
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had steak it was excellent ( I mean Excellent) wife had The BEST pork chop either of us have ever tasted, amazing! This place is a treasure not cheap but OMG perfectly prepared and delicious. What a pleasure to find this gem. We will be back. Also in passing , the service was great.

Thank Al G
Fennville, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

SOTE is a wonderful place for drinks at the bar, for dinner, for great music...an all around perfect evening scene in a small town!!

Thank Barb W
Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good farm to table with unique menu offerings and wonderful atmosphere. The service was a bit slow and a couple of dishes weren't prepared well. The restaurant did not charge for the dinners that were overcooked.

Thank Ringo317
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem of a restaurant is a short way out in the country. We arrived at 5:45 and were seated immediately. They don't accept reservations. There is a nice bar along one wall and tables fill two rooms. Today only one was being used. It's dark and cool in here with simple tables and chairs. The young waiters and... More 

Thank Tonypose
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Main street Fennville surprise. Rustic modern decor with local art on walls. Menu is compact but each item is impressively expressive yet complementary for all whims. Bread board has 2 oustandingly earthy, distinctive breads to slather sweet cream home churned butter, a splash of sea salt and dash of pungent fresh cracked black pepper. We tried the crafted pasta that... More 

Thank droffilc
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is unique, interesting and very flavorful. We enjoyed the atmosphere and appreciated the local wine selections. It does take some time for the food, so be prepared for a wait - which is definitely worth it! And the oven baked s'more is not to be missed - one was enough for all three of us.

Thank 3ChicagoTravelers
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I first came to Salt of the Earth 18 months ago when we were dating. Food was excellent both times! Piergoies were amazing and a must have. Service was good but not great. Tip--get there when they open because it gets crowded quickly!

Thank K K
Fennville, Michigan
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I (age 63) had diner at the bar, on our first visit since spring. It gets too crowded in the summer. The decor is still a nice rustic. Bartender Nick was very good. Soup of the day was a nice chicken vegetable mix but served warm while I prefer it steaming hot. The fresh bread is always... More 

Thank Richard D
santa cruz
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a large (10) group in the bar area to have celebratory drinks after finishing a 6 day bike ride. Most of us ordered beer, a couple cocktials and wine. Not a very difficult order. The waiter got most of the beer order wrong after waiting a very long time for the delivery. He gave someone a beer to... More 

Thank suzycruzsc
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What else can I say...tucked away off the beaten path ... We had a great experience. The setting and food were both wonderful. Everything is made from scratch making each dish special. Great staff too!

Thank 264christinei

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E Main St, Fennville, MI 49408-8428
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Fennville
  • Phone Number: +1 269-561-7258
Salt of the Earth- rustic American eatery and bakery is located in the heart of southwest Michigan farm and orchard country. We cook from scratch to create our entrees, shared plates, wood oven fired pizzas, creative soups, fresh salads, desserts, and artisan breads. Ingredients are locally sourced, and organic whenever possible. Our full service bar proudly serves Michigan craft beers, hard ciders, spirits, and wines alongside other domestic and international products. Our 'Specialty Sips' menu includes a scratch margarita, fresh mojitos, and other seasonal cocktails. We are also an entertainment destination presenting the finest roots musicians on the scene at our weekly house concerts.We are proud to offer a high quality experience in a relaxed and casual atmosphere and hope to serve you soon. Join us for Sunday Brunch every Sunday May-November. Cheers!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?