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Black River Tavern

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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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michigan
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268 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I came to the area for the weekend. Came in to watch the MSU Notre Dame game. Sat at the bar stools in the middle. Server very attentive. Band came on around 10 with the game still on. No big deal. A blues band. People were up dancing. We did not eat here, but tons of people ordering... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this sports bar/restaurant for dinner. My husband had a burger and I had the perch...both were delicious. The beer was cold. I was afraid it was going to be very noisy with a lot of din when we walked in but it was not. We had an enjoyable meal with pleasant and efficient service. A very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here Tuesday night. We were able to eat outside and watch the sunset. Food was good as well.

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Troy, Ohio
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Service, great food, awesome setting, very reasonable prices and great mixture on adult beverages. Waiter took excellent care of our table and never let us run out of anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always have an awesome time Comedy night every Saturday. Normally have live bands as well. Lots of TVS, Dart boards and great bartenders.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great location near the river and beach. During the summer they have 5 tables outside. There are pool tables near the large bar. Downstairs there is a $10 comedy club on Saturday nights. There is live music on the weekends. They have standard pub food and more. The tater tots are a great side dish as... More 

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Hometown, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a place to have lunch and noticed the Black River Tavern. Like that they had the menu out front so you could see your options before going inside. Place was very clean and inviting. Great atmosphere, lots of sports memorabilia all over. You could play pool, darts and even Michigan Lottery Keno while... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rude Rude Rude. We tried to sit outside - but we were at the "wrong time" to receive service out there. 4 other tables were completing their meal at the time. We asked if we might order inside at the bar and take it outside and were treated like we had grown a second head. We brushed it off and... More 

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Thank Crystal C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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