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Black River Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Holt, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day of shopping, this was a great spot to grab a drink! We also stopped by for evening entertainment and to watch the game. Did not have a huge beer on tap selection, but I liked the atmosphere and it was a lot of fun! It wasn't hard to seat our large group in the afternoon, and we... More 

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Thank Sandy M
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped after a day of shopping with my sisters and mom! Good atmosphere, and great food! The drink selection was good too! I definitely would recommend the burgers!

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Thank rbeccal0511
South Bend, IN
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in the tavern for a quick drink and an appetizer. The place was full. Service was prompt and attentive. The cheesy buffalo chicken spread with warm pita slices was fantastic. My husband said it was worth the trip up from Niles. The place is a little rustic but not dirty.

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Thank Diane C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

fun bar and good food.....only complaint was my food came with a very spicy condiment that I wasn't told about......thought I might need the Fire Department to help me out! Staff did help out and I would go there again.

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Thank chicosrider
Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Ate a dinner here on a recent visit, the atmosphere is pure sports bar with pool tables, which were annoying while you were trying to eat. Lots of tv.s to watch sports and lots of craft beers, mostly at $5. The portions were large for eats, overall a good rating but not great, more of a casual pub fare restaurant

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Thank GROntario
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I had a perch sandwich and cole slaw and my buddy got the Chicago Dog, fries and a bowl of chili. The waitress was spot on! She was confident with a great personality! A $20 lunch brought a $10 tip and we were beyond happy and looking forward to bringing our wives to the "new favorite" spot! Small problem... BRT... More 

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Thank Mitch B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great bar atmosphere. Nice place to grab a sandwich and watch a game. They have entertainment on Saturdays.

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Thank karen d
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't crowded, nice servers. Serves up a good burger with fries. Try the chipotle mayo! Good wait staff, very attentive

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Thank Phee D
USA
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439 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Place you can get good eats in the summertime - which is a challenge in South Haven (should know, tried enough places). Good fish and chips. Good beer selection. Great wait staff. Need I say more? OK, go there!

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Thank BlueHenFlyer
Holland, Michigan, United States
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The food tasted good and technically there was enough of it. My sandwich was hard to eat because the bun it was on split down the back and the guts kept falling out! It became even more challenging because of the au jus dip. My mom had a classic burger which she said tasted good - but the tomatoes were... More 

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Thank Lynn O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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