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Black River Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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12:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beer selection is fantastic. Food always delicious and more than what you would expect from a bar atmosphere. ReggaeLou band was fun and upbeat.

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Thank HeatherSikorski
Logansport, Indiana
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out to eat on Friday evening. Decided to try. Food was good. I loved the kettle chips that came with my Southwest Chicken wrap. My husband had the fish and chips and said they were good as well. We had the onion rings for appetizer they were good but tasted like that had been sitting for awhile. I'm more of... More 

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Thank db4r6286
Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner on a Thursday night. Waitress was a little too sassy for our taste. Food was okay. I had crab cake sliders on small pretzel buns. The buns were cold - warming them up could have made a big difference. I also had a lemon drop martini which was awful. We arrived with another couple around... More 

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Thank Pam S
Jones, Michigan
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and my husband tried the Italian Beef. If your use to Chicago style stay away from it. They served it with jalapeños and the sauce was even spicy. The tenderloin app that I ate for my dinner was good and tender. We went to the comedy show afterwards and it was a good small show. I'd... More 

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Thank Jenfoxj
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't eat at this restaurant. We attended a comedy show in the basement. We were pleasantly surprised. So funny. Bar staff was great. Drinks were on point.

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Thank Kelley H
Battle Creek, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The food was great , beer was cold . Most of all my waiter Phil was very nice . Was on point on his job .

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Thank Christine L
midland, mi
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407 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped on a Sunday afternoon with my wife. Only a few folks in there, for January off-season doesn't surprise me. Bartender was nice and personable. Beer on tap was slim, but had a couple stouts and IPAs. Menu was pretty extensive...they have tater tots which I love! Got the beef tip app and it was awesome. Perch tacos somewhat bland... More 

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Thank roger3116
Holt, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

After a day of shopping, this was a great spot to grab a drink! We also stopped by for evening entertainment and to watch the game. Did not have a huge beer on tap selection, but I liked the atmosphere and it was a lot of fun! It wasn't hard to seat our large group in the afternoon, and we... More 

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Thank Sandy M
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped after a day of shopping with my sisters and mom! Good atmosphere, and great food! The drink selection was good too! I definitely would recommend the burgers!

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Thank rbeccal0511
South Bend, IN
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Stopped in the tavern for a quick drink and an appetizer. The place was full. Service was prompt and attentive. The cheesy buffalo chicken spread with warm pita slices was fantastic. My husband said it was worth the trip up from Niles. The place is a little rustic but not dirty.

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Thank Diane C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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