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Captain Lou's

278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
+1 269-637-3965
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“perch basket” (29 reviews)
“perch tacos” (12 reviews)
“tater tots” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Most fun place to eat in South Haven. Great perch basket. Excellent riverside view that can’t be beat. Probably the best spot to have a beer in the County.

Thank flyfishingattorney
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great Bar/Pub we had a great table on the river. All meals were great and drinks were unique and delicious!

Thank RobandTami B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, fast service. Get there early as they get very busy. Never had a bad meal. An absolute stop when your in south haven!

Thank Finalstatement
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was excellent. Drinks were strong. We had perch baskets and a shrimp appetizer. The food was great! We had a good view of the bridge outside. We will be back.

Thank Utz2BeThere
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We came to South Haven for a day. We had lunch at Captain Lou's. The food & service was fantastic! We had the perch basket & chicken strip basket. I have no complaints! The environment is fun & feels beachy. I will come back the...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the view. Overall kinda grimy. Wet towel smell. Drinks were good. We didn't eat-looked like bar food. Right by the drawbridge.

Thank Sunchie
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The perch basket was excellent. The atmosphere is very laid back and right on the black river harbor/marina. Great location

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We had a nice time here and the food was good. Interesting views of harbor and bridge. Welding distance from town and close to museum and park.

Thank Stephen Z
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

The perch basket and onion rings here were delicious. There can be a wait for a table at certain times of day, but the food was worth it, and the servers were very fast.

Thank 5K_Ranch
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The food is by no way gourmet but this little gem on the river makes up for it with the atmosphere! We enjoy their tacos and sangria. My teenagers love reading the dollar bills stapled all over the inside bar. We always go for lunch...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Questions & Answers
27 June 2016|
Response from Mamck27 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations... Just come early and grab a drink and wait for a table! Enjoy the view!
20 July 2015|
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Response from Shashank_Chandra | Reviewed this property |
There is a walkway and ramp which can be accessed by a wheelchair. Since its an eatery with Bar and Drinks, it might not have the most ideal setting for a child. He can Offcourse be accomodated on the chairs and ordered soft... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-3965
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