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The Library

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American, Bar, Pub
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190 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3408
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259 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This spot is now named the Baker's Downtown Pub & Eatery, though the sign outside still says The Library. This is a contemporary bar & grill that we liked the minute we stepped in. Everyone is friendly, the menu is perfect especially if you like the best in burgers! Our server, Courtney was charming! Al Baker, the owner, was on... More 

Thank Lcquinn
Lincoln, Nebraska
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543 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Incredible beer selection. Fun fun place. Incredibly great service with a big big smile. Can't rate it high enough. Local beers rock.

Thank MikeKerrey
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137 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant when it was called the Library and only thought it was OK. On our visit this evening, we started with a house Cabernet (very good especially since wine was 50% off on Saturday) and the spinach appetizer which was average. I very much enjoyed my $15 ribeye steak dinner - perfectly medium rare. The asparagus... More 

Thank T J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Tell everybody you are going to the Library they will think you are smart and you would be, food is good at a fair price with a good selection of beer ,Wednesday night burger and a beer 5 Bucks

Thank Mike K
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98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

While camping in the area we were out looking for a place to have lunch. We found the Library. The area is trying to be revitalized and some of the area does not look that great but don't let that stop you. The food was great and the service was very friendly. The interior of the building has been upgraded... More 

Thank howard c
Benton Harbor, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great food, small establishment with fast food and good drink selection for adults. Comfortable seating and very pleasant wait staff.

Thank Ace J
Crown Point, Indiana
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We stopped here for lunch and had a wonderful experience. I had the rueben, which was the best rueben I have ever had. The beef is marinated in beer for 6 hours and is so tender. My husband goes here for their burgers; very fresh and a great flavor. Our server, actually the kitchen manager helping out up front, was... More 

Thank Lisav2006
Midland, Michigan
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

My boyfriend and I tried to eat here, but couldn't get any service after being given the menus initially. They were not busy, there was 1 couple in the back, a lady with her 4 kids at the bar talking to the bartender and us. We walked in, seated ourselves and were given a menu, after that the waitress disappeared.... More 

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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220 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

A friend invited me to lunch at The Library with the words, I really like their fries! She also knew which sandwich she wanted before we got there (the BLT). When someone has favorite foods from a restaurant, that says a lot. The Library is just a block off Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor, an area that is undergoing... More 

Thank Jeffrey D
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Whenever we are in Benton Harbor, this is the place we go for lunch. Usually you can get right in, and both the food and service are very good. Staff is real friendly.

Thank PTCruisin2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 190 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3408
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Benton Harbor
in the beautiful renovated section of downtown

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