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Black River Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“crab cakes” (18 reviews)
“perch tacos” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Super friendly spot! Great service and great food. Loved the perch sandwich with Chipotle aioli! The baked beans were great as well. Dan makes everyone feel welcome!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for drinks and good bar food with great service and friendly crowd. Great for locals and visitors alike.

Thank pmlm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

South Haven is about an hour and a half drive from our house. We heard the lake perch was excellent and decided to take the ride. We were not disappointed. We all had the lake perch dinner with the rib sampler for a starter. The...More

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maxxyscott, Owner at Black River Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and especially for making the trip! Hope to see you again and make sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up on the latest events.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

THE best location in South Haven. Lost stop before walking to the lighthouse and first stop back. A Bar the way it should be. A beer selection second to none, great drinks at great prices and not a touristy type place. Open year round and...More

Thank Jerome D
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We came here for the comedy show which was great. We have been here several times and have always had great comedians! The only downside is the service. It's horrible. The servers aren't that friendly, the orders are wrong, everyone gets their food at different...More

Thank IWannaSeeItAll1968
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Good bar with good food. Was talked into the downstairs comedy night. Great fun 3 good comedians although you might need to be hick skinned! That finished around 10 so we went back upstairs to the bar,good atmosphere with music. Great fun place.

Thank anth0nydbailey
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went downtown and found this place. We ate a great dinner and found out about the comedy club downstairs which was perfect for us to do. The food was great and the comedians were hilarious. It was a great quick trip...More

Thank Cathryn V
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Hungry, and not knowing what to order, we did soup's and a sampler platter, with ribs, wings, and onion rings. YUM!

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Casual stable bar and grill. Nice outdoor area. Nice salads, sandwiches, wraps, tacos and dinner choices. Loved the perch.

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

After a round of golf stopped here with 7 hungry women for lunch. Great menu choices, reasonably priced. We all ordered something different and everyone thought their food was excellent! Service was also great! We are all "locals" but most of us had not been...More

Thank LG2012_June
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Mia J
10 October 2017|
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Response from Meredith H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is dog friendly! We went here twice while on vacation, because we had our dog! Good food!
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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