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Idler Restaurant

515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
+1 269-637-8435
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Thomas our waiter was extremely nice & helpful, knew a lot about 'what to do', food was great, would stop by again

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years and it never disappoints. Recent visit was a girls weekend in South Haven. The atmosphere is fun, the food is always good and a great selection of drinks. My favorite is the South Haven Ice Tea...lol it would let me...More

Thank LRaupp
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Sitting on a Riverboat on the river looking at the boats go by good food good service good drinks. Very friendly staff.

Thank David W
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, wonderful staff, and really good biscuits and gravy. We really enjoyed sitting on the deck of the paddle boat and having a leisurely meal at a reasonable price.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The fast service and fun atmosphere on this old stationary steam boat is always nice. Our party of 10 has sat in the private room with the slanted floor and open side wall viewing the Black River, as well as in the bow outside but...More

Thank susan0186
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar overlooking the harbor and had a great lunch. Food good. Service great. Bartender very friendly. Definitely will be back.

Thank janet m
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stopped there for lunch and was going to sit outside but it was a bit windy. We ended up downstairs in one of the private rooms, which was really cool. Our waiter was great and the food was pretty good.

Thank Carla-andDave S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

good sandwich and drinks at this restaurant next to the old harbor inn. They dont have much shade though and really needed in July

Thank oliver200
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stopped at Idler just by walking by. We sat outside and had a casual lunch by the water. The staff is friendly, food was good and the prices were good too.

Thank Kristen750
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Filthy. Everything there was dirty from the carpet to the fan blowing on us could only imagine what the kitchen looked like . Walked out after prying our menus apart. Take your winter downtime and give the place a cleaning.

Thank hoven05
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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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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