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Black River Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while walking around town. Lots of families and groups of friends. Cheap drinks, the food we had was tasty bar food, darts and pool available as well. There was also a band that played a little later in the evening. Everyone in our group had a relaxed good time.

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Thank Jennifer B
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good fish dinner. Did not give you ton of food, and if they say it's big enough to share, probably not.

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Thank jenshanebrook
Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good craft beer selection. Server was very attentive without being intrusive. Food was pretty good although we only did appetizers. My 2nd visit and I will be back.

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Thank Dennis08053
Orland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We slipped in here to get out of the rain and had a great lunch. Food excellent server friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back.

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Thank janet m
Lemont, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be in town to catch the comedy night at the bar. 3 comedians kept the crowd in laughs and the attentive and friendly servers kept us well oiled.

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Thank davedubois2
Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here several times for dinner in the past month while staying in South Haven I have sat outside twice when I brought my little miniature schnauzer with me and enjoyed the people watching. I have had the same server several times and he was the best!! He took extra time describing their selections and made recommendations based on... More 

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Thank LouieBran
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an early dinner at Black River Tavern on a Saturday evening. Quick seating and pretty quick service. The atmosphere is bar like, a bit noisy and busy, very casual. The restaurant was busy with families and groups of couples. Food was good. Mostly pub burger menu. I had a blue cheese burger with tater tots. Both were good, not... More 

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Thank Rob R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a local! Good conversation, friendly staff, consistent bar food! Nothing to write home about! Busy because of location!

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Thank Bob M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent waitress. Food was good. We had crab cake sliders, perch sandwich, and italian beef sandwich, and all were good. Their menu offers a diverse selection. The pulled pork sandwich looked good, and my side salad was fresh and giant. Atmosphere is a tad bar-like, but not uncomfortable for children.

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Thank beachcomber1313
Niles, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location here is great. We enjoy eating in local restaurants rather than chains, this fits the bill. The waiter was very good and the food was as well.

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Thank Renee L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4837
Description
2 GREAT BARS...ONE GREAT LOCATION! OVERLOOKING HARBOR AND LAKE MICHIGAN! DAILY FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS OUTDOOR SEATING AVAILABLE FEATURING LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS PROFESSIONAL STAND-UP COMEDY FEATURING NATIONALLY-TOURING HEADLINING COMEDIANS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT! VOTED "BEST OF 2014"... *BAR FOOD *LIVE ENTERTAINMENT *BEER SELECTION *SPECIALTY DRINKS

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