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Black River Tavern

) #9 of 52 Restaurants in South Haven $$ - $$$ American, ,
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here on vacation because we wanted to bring our dog. They allow dogs on their outside patio and even brought a bowl of water for him! The food was delicious and you have nice views of downtown South Haven and the marina. You...More

Thank Meredith H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a fair amount of walking around South Haven and needed to get out of the sun for a bit for some refreshments. We picked the Black River because it was nearby. They accomodated us nicely with a full range of beer choices on...More

Thank BHartMich
maxxyscott, Owner at Black River Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for stopping in! Hope you enjoy South Haven and come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice welcoming feeling when you walk in the door, really laid back. These are real people, nobody putting on airs. The beers are all locally (Michigan) brewed, which makes it fun and interesting. The menu is diverse. I had the Perch dinner and it...More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 1 week ago

2 families, 10 total for dinner. They were very accommodating for our large group. Super friendly host and waitresses. Perch tacos were great. Kids loved everything. Will be back for sure!

Thank ChicagoWineGeek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we hit South Haven we make it a point to have at least one meal at BRT. The food is excellent, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is always up beat. A great choice for a casual meal!

Thank cdunn110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a great burger you're in the right spot! Yum. Stopped for lunch, food here hit the spot. Little pricey tho, $11 for a plain burger, extra $1 for cheese. Chips on side but only $1 to upgrade to tots. Music was...More

Thank starlight29341
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family of 8. The restaurant was very slow, numerous empty tables. I will say, the chicken wings are meaty and very good. Outside of that, what a disappointment. Our waitstaff was incredibly slow, didn't ask if we wanted refills on...More

Thank Ajenm A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was ok, but if you plan on taking children be warned the female manager likes to bump and grind on the female staff and female patrons, felt more like a xxx rated party then a family restaurant....

Thank rocky w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food wasn't bad nor was it great. Same goes for the drinks and the staff. We went here because it wasn't very crowded which was a bonus.

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As I mentioned in my review for Admiral Jacks, when we visit western Michigan we come to South Haven for the fried perch (oh yeah and to see family.) We have typically gone to Clementines but my brother (an innkeeper in South Haven) told me...More

1  Thank Chris W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4837
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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
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