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“Great bar food and nice atmosphere”
Review of Black River Tavern

Black River Tavern
Ranked #10 of 70 Restaurants in South Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Enjoyed a very nice dinner with 4 adults and 3 teenagers. Lots of good selections, very attentive service, nice atmosphere. Enjoyed the coastal sliders -crab/lobster cakes on pretzel bread buns. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals ranging from NY Strip to fish and chips.

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Thank MJN63
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We were there for a comedy show downstairs. It was great and there was no cover or drink minimum. I had no complaints about that. But when we went up to the restaurant/bar it was so crowded that we could not get any service for a beer. After 10 minuets of noise and waiting we left. We felt ignored, and we had such a nice day in South Haven it kind of let us down.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

A recent weekend in South Haven began with a late Friday night visit to Black River. We were greeted with a smile and so much charm that even the kitchen being closed didn't deter us from finding a table and settling in for a couple of drinks and an amazing set by a local guitarist and singer (didn't catch his name unfortunately). The fella with all the charm also had sway over the kitchen and before long we had menus and were encouraged to order some dinner; he could and would make it happen. We couldn't have been happier with our supper, the music and the vibe. We weren't looking for fancy; friendly service and excellent food will always trump a chain or mediocre service. We will definitely send our friends their way.

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Thank BethA86
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I have to disagree with the review about this place being a downtown hangout for rednecks and hillbillies. It's a fabulous place for drinks, dancing and good food. They have great entertainment on the weekends and are always very good at making sure you enjoy your visit. There are many great places to eat and drink in South Haven and I rate this one on the same list as Joes, and or "Lous" which by the way is only open during the summer months. So please do not give the downtown country review a thought. Just come experience for yourself what a great place this is and we are lucky to have them in South Haven and open year round!

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Thank hawaina
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This place is basically a downtown hangout for rednecks and hillbillies. The food is okay, but the crowd is terrible. Why anyone would choose this place over somewhere like Joe's or Lou's makes no sense. The only redeeming quality is a decent food menu.

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Thank Adam M
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