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Old Tavern Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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61088 Indian Lake Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9193
+1 269-683-9510
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My husband always orders the full order of goulash $7.00. He gets 3 meals from it. Chicken is a favorite and served with fries. Ham and cheese on French bread is a winner. Understaffed but worth the wait.

Thank Kathleen O
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234 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you like fried foods that are quick serve, this is an o.k. place. The servings are generous...but are devoid of flavor, no presentation. The goulash is like school ghoulash: yup, the intentional "ghoul"ash... It's cheap macaroni, with canned tomatoes and a smattering of burger meat. No flavor, not even in the bread you're given with it. BUT you get... More 

Thank marjieP
LaPorte, Indiana
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1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great friendly service. Very good food. Atmosphere not as quaint as one would expect for such an old building/establishment. Well worth the stop.

Thank nhtress
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's very good in here, burgers juice and tender. Service is nice. If you need a pit stop or a bite to eat, come here to Old Tavern Inn

Thank KaylaTrip
Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

So I've been on this Oldest Bar in Every State kick for a little bit. Conveniently, the Old Tavern Inn was close to my travels last week so I stopped in. Had the burger and my wife had the taco salad. We were quite satisfied with both. Friendly staff and good service. Would be cool to visit in the evening.... More 

Thank defriesen
Niles, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Get lots of food and love the old time feel. The ham sandwich is the best. I get the half and have plenty.

Thank Angie W
Niles, Michigan
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place with good food and a friendly staff at decent prices. Ham sandwich is what I normally order, always good!

Thank Neil C
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

So I had the famous ham sandwich this sandwich is actually so big that there is enough for two people. The sandwich was excellent and so were the fried pickles and draft beer(s). Service was great and the food arrived fast even though the place was packed. I will be back.

Thank Renee S
Eau Claire, Michigan
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I'm a longtime fan of the Old Tavern Inn (more commonly known as "OTI" or "The Sumnerville Tavern"). This business pre-dates Michigan statehood, so it's been around for a while. More currently they serve cold beer, hot meals, and charm to enthusiastic customers. I recommend the Ham Sandwich (1/2 if you're just really hungry, the whole thing if you're feeding... More 

1 Thank Mark C
Alsip, Illinois
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Not sure if the oldest claim is true. It is a quaint old pub in the middle of the Michigan countryside. Clean and with a personality all its own. Probably would not have gone in without that historical claim but glad we did. Simple menu that highlighted the ham sandwich. One waitress who managed to keep the 10 or so... More 

Thank Jay J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61088 Indian Lake Rd, Niles, MI 49120-9193
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  Niles
  • Phone Number: +1 269-683-9510
This is a bar out at a country cross roads Northeast of Niles, MI. It's been there forever. We went there because of all the rave reviews we have seen on Facebook - not only their facebook page, but others, too. I'm ready to write, apparently, the first review for them - a good one, too.

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