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“Great place for Breakfast”
Review of Captain Nemos

Captain Nemos
Ranked #2 of 7 Dessert in South Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Nemo's is open super early (important to me and hubby). We are frugal folks so this will tell you how much we love breakfast at Nemo's: we bypass the free breakfast at our motel to come here and pay. Order the Coby Special: eggs, bacon, pancakes, an orange slice and coffee is included, all for about 6.25. and if you ask, you can get cheese in your scrambled eggs and blueberries in your pancakes. The 'cakes are perfect, not too dry but not gooey. And Sandy will take good care of you. We visit once or twice a year and she remembers us and our order and little things we've chatted about in the past. The sign of a truly awesome restaurant professional! Lots of local characters eat there every morning; it's fun to listen to them talk about their fishing and boats and motors and gear and trips to local towns to get an outboard fixed, etc. Just this trip last week, we both said, We need to ask Sandy what is the lunch version of the Coby Special? We've only ever come for breakfast. The only thing I'd suggest is that they spiff up their ice cream freezers a bit; they are kinda messy looking (worked at an ice cream shop in high school). But on the plus side, you can get said ice cream at 5:30 am if that's how you roll. Check out Nemo's; it's a great deal and great service and excellent food and you won't have to wait outside for your name to be called at an off time at the local fancy restaurant which will remain nameless, but it's "my darling". (Not to me...) Go to Nemo's and say hi to Sandy.
'Way better than the pastry/breakfast restaurant about 5 doors down, skip that place and come on down to Nemo's.

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1  Thank KATHY C
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a little place right in the downtown area. It is always busy. We have had ice cream here, Sherman's of course! It was fine but to many people in too small of space. The service wasn't great. With Sherman's Dairy just down the road with all the selection we like the experience of going there instead.

Thank RitaLyC
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Sherman's ice cream but not in huge portions as at the dairy bar itself and a limited selection. The gyros are very good. Small salad bar.

Thank Marsha R
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stopping in the day before for Sherman's ice cream, Captain Nemo's looked like a neat little diner. We decided to try it the next day for breakfast. We could not have been bigger pains in the butts. They had stopped serving breakfast twenty minutes before we arrived, but when we asked if they'd make an exception for us, the cook happily obliged. Being an Irish girl, I ordered the Hash Browns Deluxe without the green pepper. Again, this was no problem. The server said, "You can have anything here anyway you want." My friends also ordered one pancake to split and no one acted like they were crazy. Our breakfasts were delicious and very reasonably priced. Our server was very attentive.

We noticed the menu also advertised Captain's Loft, two furnished one-bedroom apartments above the restaurant. I inquired and the Laura, the owner of Captain Nemo's gave us the grand tour. They are cute little units with patios. Downtown South Haven would be a fun place to stay. They were available for weekends and long weekends, too.

Finally, just before we left, we asked if we could buy one raw egg for the lasagna we were preparing for our last night dinner in South Haven. Again, no problem. They just gave us the egg. Captain Nemo's offered it all...great food at a great price and wonderful service. We felt like family when we left. We'll be back next year, for sure!

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2  Thank mikelcesc
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We got ice cream here. It was very very very very very very very very very very good. It was really really really really really really really good ice cream.

1  Thank Timothy J
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