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Salt of the Earth

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114 E Main St, Fennville, MI 49408-8428
+1 269-561-7258
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at SOTE many times. So my review is based on several experiences. Their menu changes with the season and is based on what is available from local farms. What is consistent. is their fabulous bread. We are big fans of the SOTE Seedy; salty on the outside with yummy grainy goodness on the inside. They also have... More 

Thank MaryAnnBetz
Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a private lunch while on a tour. The Chef Matthew really knows what he is doing and so gracious. I love that it is farm to table with locally grown produce being used whenever possible. It's unbelievable what he can do with a tomato. Get in there before the tomatoes are no longer in season.

Thank Kris D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food and atmosphere are both amazing. They have an extensive local beer list (great for parents) and their wood fired pizzas are amazing (great for munchkins). We will be back!

Thank 207ericar
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For my money, this is the most comfortable, accommodating restaurant in the area. Roomy, handsome place, with great food and fine service. For drinks, I totally recommend the Fennhattan. I got the recipe from the bartender but mine is just not as good. The menu -- all locally sourced -- changes from time to time, but I've never had a... More 

Thank Dennis N
Dallas, Texas
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Soooo I am on vacation in Douglas MI, my hosts for the week share that our pal, a restaurant owner in Indianapolis had HIGHLY recommended Salt of The Earth in Fennville. We decided to make the short drive for an early dinner as they do not take reservations for parties under 6. The menu was a delight, many locally sourced... More 

Thank suzzyf
Indianapolis, IN
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant! Incredible food and service. The Brussel Sprouts were delicious as was the shared salad snd two shared pizzas made for a delicious meal!

Thank chazma
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best dinner on our trip and very popular. Even with a reservation expect a 30 minute wait. However, they keep you informed via your mobile device. Hangar steak was flavorful, tender and perfectly cooked with 3 different sauces, excellent salad, and a surprisingly scrumptious blueberry soup. There own take on a s'more was more than enough for 2 people to... More 

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Hainesville, Illinois
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Salt of the Earth at the end of a weekend in Saugatuck. This was the best meal we had. Ingredients are locally sourced and some vegetables are grown in their own small farm. We tried four different kinds of bread, all excellent. The grilled pork chop was cooked perfectly, with polenta and mustard to accompany it. My wife... More 

Thank Luis T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the pierogi plate with cabbage, scallions and sour cream to share. I realized I was scraping cabbage off of a bare plate....that's how I knew this was a unique meal! My husband had the prime rib with vegetables and a salad. I had the grilled hanger steak with vegetables and salt and vinegar potatoes. Everything just melted in... More 

Thank Teresa F
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza, called a pie called macaroni, was excellent as was the brussel sprouts. The vegetable of the day, summer squash was limp and ordinary. Service was fine, we had to ask about specials and wish more information would have been offered about the food. The acoustics are loud and lighting is dim. I would visit again, but not sure... More 

Thank Carla M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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