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Clementine's

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500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-637-4755
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11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service, nice to go in the off season so you don't feel like you should leave to make room for the others in the long line of customers that enjoy it there. Fun to look at the walls, full bar and room to sit so you don't feel squeezed in.

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Thank TominTroy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Every time we go to South Haven we have to go to Clementines for either lunch or dinner or both. Love their Perch sandwich and Perch dinner. And their onion rings are delicious!

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Thank Laura C
Fennville, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We couldn't wait to try Clementine's. There wasn't really anything special about it. Average salad, average steak.

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Thank suzie080222016
Grand Junction, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This restaurant used to be great. I now have had three disappointing meals and probably will not go back. Their onion rings used to be hand cut and wonderful. Now they are just greasy and sometimes burned! I had some type of chicken and gravy mix that looked like slop when it came to the table. When I had the... More 

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Thank CynthiaAES
Melanie R, Manager at Clementine's, responded to this review

Dear CynthiaAES, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am terribly sorry your recent experiences with us have been so disappointing. Thank you for recognizing the efforts of our Wait Staff. In these instances, I wish they didn't have to overcome the problems the kitchen created for you and for them. Our onion rings are hand... More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Very old time style, love the corn beef sandwich. Decent drinks, soups were good as well. Staff was friendly, overall very nice place.

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Thank Robert M
Melanie R, Manager at Clementine's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do appreciate it. More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Hamburgers are the best in this area. Fish is also a good purchase. Long lines in the summer, but in the winter months you can always walk in to eat. One of the coolest old bars you will see. Ask the bartender about the history. Worth your money.

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Thank Tom A
Melanie R, Manager at Clementine's, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review! Glad you liked our cool, old bar. We like it so much, we took it with us when we moved to our present location 16 years ago! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This restaurant has it all: location, drinks, good food and charm. It is family oriented too, so can bring adults only or the kiddos. Location is right downtown on the corner, can't miss it. There is usually a line during meal times during summer, but sit outside while waiting and enjoy the weather.

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Thank Steve H
Melanie R, Manager at Clementine's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write you great review. We try to make people happy. We appreciate it when you tell us we succeeded in making You happy. More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you plan on having dinner at Clementines, put your name in as soon as you get to town, then do your shopping. Our wait was an hour and a half... even in February! That allowed us to take in the beautiful sunset by the red light house. Our party of 4 loved their famous stack of onion rings for... More 

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Thank Kevcody
Melanie R, Manager at Clementine's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad your over all experience was favorable, however, I am sorry the fish and chips special was a disappointment. We have taken your critique of the cod, under serious consideration. More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at Clementine's several years ago and as we were leaving, I saw their hand cut onion rings on a wooden dowel! I vowed that we would be back so I could indulge in these deep fried delicacies! Well, we returned and they did not disappoint us! We also got the Salmon and Perch. My husband liked the perch... More 

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Thank BAG95
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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379 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The best time to check this place out is during the off season as we did for Valentine's Day. Once the weather gets warm, you are always going to be waiting to get seated. Same for mid to late dinner hours. You will see the lines of people outside. Occasionally you get lucky, but plan accordingly. We stopped in this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4755

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?