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Captain Lou's

278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
+1 269-637-3965
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“perch basket” (30 reviews)
“perch tacos” (16 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great, scenic riverfront bar to sit outside and watch the sun set in the boats. Enjoyed the Perch. Very tasty and fun. Crank up some Buffett and you’d think you were on Mallory Square!

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere - wonderful perch sandwich and tots! The prices were decent and service great! Would definitely return for a second visit.

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Lou’s is a fun, casual waterfront bar. You can watch the drawbridge let the boats through while you sip a cool drink and eat some of their famous perch. We had the Perch Basket and the Perch Wrap and both were quite tasty. Our...More

Thank Goodwitch2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our drinks and food were delish. The perch tacos were a favorite! He Pickle Man Bloody Mary is good as well. We sat and watched boats come in and the draw bridge go up. Things I would recommend are more umbrellas on the front deck...More

Thank HuskerFAN05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the harbor. The food was delicious. We had the perch tacos and the shrimp tacos and both were great! Loved the atmosphere. Would definitely go back! Super nice staff! I would say this place is better suited to come without small children.

Thank jilliankristineb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I felt this bar was dirty , the drinks were ok & service was better then the drinks. We sat outside on the deck & watch the boats & draw bridge to up & down which was nice . Being in food service I didn't...More

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch..with great view of the river. Perch basket is superb and the French fries that comes with it is wow-tasty (I’m not a French fries person). The perch tacos yummy!! I surely recommend this place and I will definitely come back!!

Thank jaykee84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family visit for late lunch. Place was packed, but we got seated quickly, and there was 8 of us. So relaxed, and Server was so attentive. Meals arrived in good time. Great time by the channel!

Thank Michigander829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Lou’s has an awesome atmosphere right on the Black River by the bridge. Drinks are with the money and the food isn’t bad. A great place for friends to gather.

Thank Alexandria L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just arrived in South Haven after a long travel day. Great place on the river. Servers are very nice and attentive. The food was great. Fish and more fish!

Thank kchase1960
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Connie K
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Meredith H | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the inside is open year-round
June 27, 2016|
Response from Mamck27 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations... Just come early and grab a drink and wait for a table! Enjoy the view!
July 20, 2015|
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Response from Shashank C | Reviewed this property |
There is a walkway and ramp which can be accessed by a wheelchair. Since its an eatery with Bar and Drinks, it might not have the most ideal setting for a child. He can Offcourse be accomodated on the chairs and ordered soft... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-3965
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