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Wounded Minnow Saloon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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236 S Front St, Dowagiac, MI 49047-1739
10:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We eat at the Wounded Minnow Saloon at least one time per week. We always enjoy the food and drinks. I recommend trying the burgers or one of the weekly or monthly specials. They offer great drink specials on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thank ghorning
Dowagiac, Michigan
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118 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My sister went here and got sick from the food. Her husband did as well. I see now they are shut down- their license has been suspended again. I think this is like the third or fourth time.

Thank Kleine
Dowagiac, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice Pub and popular but easy to find a seat. Fresh salad bar, excellent appetizers -we enjoyed extreme nachos appetizer and asked to omit olives and order came as requested. Should've stopped eating but our eyes were bigger than our stomach and my grilled chicken salad was made with fresh salad. All ingredients were fresh and made to order.... More 

1 Thank Mary P
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We live in Dowagiac. We want to like the Wounded Minnow. But this place has the worst service ever, year after year. Slow to non-existent. The last time we were here, after 45 minutes of waiting for a small order, the waitress admitted that she had forgotten to put our order in to the kitchen. Then the burgers came out... More 

Thank Peggy F
Fresno, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We never miss eating at the Minnow when in town. Staff is always friendly and food is OK. The pizzas (if you like thin crusts) and fish and chips are really good.

1 Thank jolundeberg
Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a nice spot, with indoor and outdoor seating. Great cheeseburgers Fun atmosphere good bar food

1 Thank MBKR1
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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Good food. Nice variety of bar food, burgers, sandwiches and salads. Ate outside as it was a nice day. Problem was the umbrellas over the tables kept puffing up and taking off. They hadn't secured them in any way. It was a dangerous situation and after almost getting clobbered 3-4 times we took them down. Otherwise, it was a nice... More 

1 Thank Roz C
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

$2.00 hamburger night, some beers and a pool table just hits the spot and is well worth the visit. Staff is prompt and customer friendly. I would drive out of my to bring friends and family here.

1 Thank Al C
Dowagiac, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Living in Dowagiac with few restaurants to choose from when looking for a quick bite to eat, we were very pleased with our last few visits to the Minnow. The menu has been updated and the food has been exceptional lately!

1 Thank Jessica S
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Happened by this place while visiting town. The outside area of this bar is actually kind of cool to sit and relax. The food is typical bar food, and they have a great selection of drinks. Service was timely. We will come back to this place when in town again.

1 Thank mdg2603

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 S Front St, Dowagiac, MI 49047-1739
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cass County  >  Dowagiac
Phone is (269) 782-9690.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?