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500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-637-4755
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (225 reviews)
“perch” (137 reviews)
“steak” (92 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Pub, Soups, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great! They do Onion Rings perfectly! Sandwiches were great and the staff were busy and fun yesterday! It’s a busy place that the workers were hustling - at 3:30 in the afternoon on a rainy Sunday... If someone could explain that carpet...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place started as a tiny restaurant/bar with the best Onion Rings anywhere. Soon people were lined up to get in. So Al Rupert, a jovial good guy, brought a much larger place, then DOUBLED it's size and opened other restaurants. All from the secret...More

Thank 761rickh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend and I met here for lunch before the busy tourist season. The food was very good and the service was too.

Thank willowpassion38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Clementine's for the first time as I had read a lot of reviews and was looking forward to dinning here. Although our meals were good, I don't think I'll be rushing back to eat here next time I'm in town....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the day to South Haven and chose this place based on Trip advisor reviews. The food was pretty good but the service with our waitress and the host at the front desk were not the friendliest.

Thank dkahoe678
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there twice during our weekend in South Haven. I can't say enough about the experience. Food was terrific, service was great and the staff were very friendly. We were extremely comfortable eating in this restaurant.

Thank lwvr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good meal with great service in an well done and maintained restaurant. Good menu selection. Everything was fresh and at the proper temperature.

Thank fred p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here with friends while staying in S. Haven and were really happy with our meal. Service was great, restaurant was full, and food was delicious. I loved that we were in an old bank building with lots of wonderful wood, stained glass,...More

Thank Sashea1253
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Bob and I stopped in South Haven for a night prior to Tulip Festival. We found Clementines and WOWSIE! There was a bit of a wait for a table, so being comfy at the bar type people, we joined Jenn and the bar team. It...More

Thank dmtwohill
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took in impromptu trip to South Haven Mi. While cruising through town headed towards Lake Michigan. We notice the crowd waiting to enter Clementine restaurant. After visiting the Beach we stop at Clementine’s, Mark the host was very gracious and welcoming....More

Thank Winston W
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Questions & Answers
November 11, 2017|
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Response from PolarB36 | Reviewed this property |
It was a bank and also some other things . Inside the restaurant they have brochures to tell you all about the history of the building with the timelines.
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Susan F | Property representative |
Yes, the staff is very helpful.
Morgan R
July 17, 2017|
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Response from jertownsley | Reviewed this property |
I think they could. Depends on how early you go and what day. You could always call and ask if they could actually seat 20 people together. That would be my suggestion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
A historic landmark that houses a traditional American restaurant and bar. Children, vegetarians, and guests with allergies are all accommodated. This local favorite employs a staff like no other with a seasoned group of them remaining from the 1980s as well as menu items that have been sought after and craved for decades.
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