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Idler Restaurant

515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
+1 269-637-8435
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The idler is a boat. Very tight quarters to get to the bathroom etc. Good food, good drinks. In the summer it's a nice place to eat with a great view of the river.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed drinks and dinner at the Idler with its Caribbean menu. We had the white sangria and very good salads while enjoying the water view and atmosphere. Service was good and the atmosphere was lively.

Thank kattriprevus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shrimp tacos are very good. Shrimp, oysters, fried green tomato sandwich, shrimp louis salad, maui wowie sandwich are all great! Can't beat the location. They are open from Memorial Day to mid-September.

Thank T5946KIjuliew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Idler is a fun place to go. It's a boat on the harbor that is docked permanently. They serve great food and drinks there. Sit outside for a nice harbor view!

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We brought my sister and her boyfriend here over 4th of July weekend, our first trip of the summer. The menu changed, for the worst. The food was inedible! We won't be back

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took close to ten minutes before we were approached by staff. We're there for only drinks at night and was surprised at the additional charge for grey goose. Charged for the drink of $8.00 then additional $5.00 for using grey goose all in a...More

Thank Stephen Z
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Get the S.H.I.T (South Haven Iced Tea)!! We came here with friends for a view of the river while we ate. It was a nice view. Service was very good, they went above and beyond to accommodate our entire party. Drinks were awesome. Food was...More

Thank Tarah H
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and a few beers. Lunch sandwiches were good but not spectacular. Prices were pretty high.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Dirty place.Slow service,expencive below average food,no attentivness from waiters.we were seated and then waited 30 min around the table with dirty dishes on it until we got menus and asked for drinks.Then another 30 min to get food ordere.we ordered simple food.Well gues how long...More

Thank Gintas R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had eaten at the Idler many years ago when it was a white tablecloth restaurant. Our last visit is definitely our last. The tables, floor and windows were dirty. While we thought the cost of food on the menu was high, the food at...More

Thank B7150GQrichardw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-8435
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