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Idler Restaurant

Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I was here 25+ years ago and this was once an awesome place! I told my husband that we HAD to come back and was I surprised! Labor Day weekend and no wait for a table at 7:00PM. The hostess said to take any open...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LALTraveler
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Not sure why this place doesn't get a much higher rating. The food is average, but the location and feel is great, particularly for lunch and a couple of beers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rene F
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Nice to sit and watch the boat traffic. Average pricing on beer and our meals were resonable and had good taste. Freindlly staff.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ThomKhat
Reviewed July 31, 2018

If your mind is on vacation-mode, then this is the place to be! A stationary boat that you can eat on and watch the boats go in and out of the channel?! Count me in! Super fun atmosphere, extremely casual - unfortunately the service we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cayliejdesign
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The idler is an icon in South Haven and a must try! The salmon was fantastic as were the poutine and nacho appetizers! Our server was amazing with all the kids we had with us! You can eat outside or inside of this floating restaurant!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jillyjillyjilly
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

One of a couple restaurants who offer waterfront dining in South Haven. The food was better than I expected-it was good. They are family and dog friendly (we sat on the deck for lunch). They even have a kids menu, although I think the fruit...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Violetta H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

There are very few options for vegetarians here. They should at least add a veggie burger or other non meat alternatives. I have a shellfish allergy and ordered the Bloody Marywhich has always been excellent. The fish and chips got rave reviews, and although they...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kristi m
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We arrived for lunch and stood at the hostess podium for approximately 5 minutes. Several employees saw us, none mentioned that it was open seating until I stopped someone and asked. Ordered nachos without meat due to a food allergy. It took 20 minutes for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LRL-IN
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We sat in the inside upstairs of the idler. We enjoyed drinks and the atmosphere. They are known for their Long Island ice teas. I wouldn't recommend the run runner. Service was fast and the waitress checked in with us often.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HuskerFAN05
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Always wanted to do this...and now have done it. Very relaxing atmosphere and food was great. Beautiful location and the surrounding area was also fun to explore.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Barbara K
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