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Idler Restaurant

American, Bar
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515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
269-637-8435
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Hartford, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location, wonderful staff, and really good biscuits and gravy. We really enjoyed sitting on the deck of the paddle boat and having a leisurely meal at a reasonable price.

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Thank Barbara M
Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The fast service and fun atmosphere on this old stationary steam boat is always nice. Our party of 10 has sat in the private room with the slanted floor and open side wall viewing the Black River, as well as in the bow outside but under the shade of the bar on the top deck. The food is always just... More 

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Thank susan0186
Orland Park, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar overlooking the harbor and had a great lunch. Food good. Service great. Bartender very friendly. Definitely will be back.

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Thank janet m
Kokomo, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there for lunch and was going to sit outside but it was a bit windy. We ended up downstairs in one of the private rooms, which was really cool. Our waiter was great and the food was pretty good.

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Thank Carla-andDave S
Royal Oak, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good sandwich and drinks at this restaurant next to the old harbor inn. They dont have much shade though and really needed in July

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Thank oliver200
Michigan
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Idler just by walking by. We sat outside and had a casual lunch by the water. The staff is friendly, food was good and the prices were good too.

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Thank Kristen750
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Filthy. Everything there was dirty from the carpet to the fan blowing on us could only imagine what the kitchen looked like . Walked out after prying our menus apart. Take your winter downtime and give the place a cleaning.

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Thank hoven05
Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice lunch - teriyaki chicken (with pineapple, bacon and cheese) sandwich. You seat yourself and we were lucky to find a spot under the cover out of the sun on the outside bar deck. Great view of the boats along the river.

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Thank djteach531
Michigan
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was one of my favorite bars. Went there last weekend and service was terrible. They were not that busy and waited forever to place order and then even longer for our drinks. Simple order never came. Never saw the waitress again and we walked out.

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Thank Nosepicker
Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place with a fun laid-back atmosphere! Watched a beautiful sunset during our dinner. Good food and drinks that will not break the bank.

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Thank cbmoore21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: 269-637-8435

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?