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South Haven

* Upscale Dinning but Casual Attire

Sophie's Steak House (seasonal and hours vary) 269-637-2121
7379 North Shore Dr. South Haven, MI – 2 minute drive.
Meat and potato person, Sophie's is the place to go - you'll probably see David there.
No reservations.

Tellos (seasonal and hours vary) 269-639-9898
524 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI - downtown. Lovely atmosphere, excellent Italian food, great salmon and white fish, delicious appetizers. My favorite. Reservations recommended.

Hawkshead (seasonal) 269-639-2121
523 Hawksnest Dr. South Haven, MI - 6 minute drive northeast.  Relax after a round of golf in the pub or enjoy gourmet cuisine in the dining room. A guest favorite – try the lobster bisque. Reservations recommended.

* Casual Dinning

Clementine’s (daily) 269-637-4755
500 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI – downtown.
Causal family dining, great onion rings and perch dinners. Be prepared for a wait!

Maria's (days & hours vary) 269-637-3663
330 Center St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Excellent Italian food, large portions, try the chicken parmesan and lasagna.

Su Casa (seasonal) 269-561-2269
206 Center Street, South Haven, MI – downtown. Family owned and serving authentic Mexican fare. Large portions, fresh ingredients.

Phoenix Street Café (hours vary) 269-639-7988
524 Phoenix St. South haven, MI – downtown. American fare, breakfast all day, homemade soups, vegetarian and gluten free items. In the summer they offer dinner.

Cafe'Julia  (hours vary)  269-639-7988
561 Huron St. South Haven, MI – downtown.
Coffee, pastries, soups and gourmet sandwiches. 4-9 or10pm small plates. Full service bar.

Brix Corner Oven
402 Eagle St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Wood fired pizza, outdoor seating.

Channel Wine Bar (seasonal & hours vary) 269-637-5100
515 Williams St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Seasoned nuts, hummus, bruschetta, sausage and cheese plate, sandwiches.

The Vineyard  (daily) 269-637-5732
259 Broadway St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Italian food, family dining.

* Dining on the River and Watering Holes

Idler Riverboat (seasonal) 269-637-8418
515 Williams St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Eat and drink on a riverboat. Fun music. Don’t forget to order “s.h.i.t” (South Haven Ice Tea).

Captain Lou’s (seasonal) 269-720-8403
278 Dyckman Ave. South Haven, MI – under the drawbridge. Waterfront bar and grill, considered a “cool” place for a burger and beer.

Black River Tavern (seasonal & hours vary) 269-637-4837
403 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI – downtown. A different variety of bar food, burgers and live music some nights. You can see the harbor from a few tables.

Joe’s Sports Bar and Grill (hours vary) 269-639-8200
2048 Broadway South Haven, MI – downtown. Has become at hot spot in town.  Outdoor seating, wraps, tacos, burgers, smoker, games, sometimes live music.

Thirsty Perch (hours vary) 269-639-8000
272 Broadway South Haven, MI – downtown. A fishy place – shrimp, perch. oysters, haddock, etc.

York’s Landing (seasonal) 269-637-3695
515 Williams St. South Haven, MI  - downtown. Casual indoor and patio dining, grill, pizza, frequent live music.

* Sweet Tooth

Sherman’s Dairy Bar (seasonal) 269-637-8251
1601 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI –  past I-196 on the left . Look for the blue cow!
Homemade ice cream, considered the best in SW Michigan,  extra large scoops, worth the wait. Also available at Captain Nemo’s downtown.

Chocolate Café (seasonal) 269-637-1700
406 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI – downtown.
Chocolates, fudge, desserts, ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate.

Kilwin’s (hours vary)
415 Phoenix St. South haven, MI 49090 – downtown..
Ice cream, chocolates, fudge, candy apples.

Beer, Wine, Spirits and Sandwiches To Go
The Depot 269-639-8045
555 Dyckman Ave. South Haven, MI
A large selection of wine, liquor and deli sandwiches.

North Shore Memories (daily) 269-637-8319
112 Dyckman Ave. South Haven, MI (around the corner)
Sandwiches, deli, ice cream, liquor and a small selection of wine, party supplies.

Fennville (20 minutes northeast)

Salt of the Earth (hours & days vary) 269-561-7258
114 East Main St. Fennville, MI
Rustic American eatery. Everything is homemade using fresh ingredients in season.  David and I always order the brussels sprouts as an appetizer.

Crane’s Pie Pantry and Restaurant (seasonal) 269-561-2297
6054 128th St. Fennville, MI
Delicious cider donuts and 15 varieties of wonderful pies, u-pick orchards. corn maze.

Fennville Station (seasonal) 269-561-4030
115 E. Fennville St. Fennville, MI
New on the food scene serving “heaping helpings of nostalgia and traditional Italian dishes in a 1940s railroad car”. 

Douglas (20 minutes north)

Everyday People (hours & days vary) 269-857-4240
11 Center St. Douglas, MI
“…a crowd pleaser with a remarkable tapas plate.” New York Times, …"Sophisticated, casual-stylish & in all ways first-rate.” Chicago Tribune. Elective comfort food, extensive wine list. By far the best restaurant in the area. We have sent 100’s of guests and nary a complaint about the food or service. Ask us about “Bubbles and Bites”. No reservations

Wild Dog Grill (seasonal) 269-857-2519
24 Center St. Douglas, MI
Great atmosphere, fun bar, outdoor seating, classic American food. No reservations.

Saugatuck (20 minutes north)

Phil’s Bar and Grille (daily) 269-857-1555
215 Butler St. Saugatuck, MI
Bar atmosphere, some outdoor seating, outstanding food, can be loud. I’ve had a fling going with the scallop appetizer and the  tenderloin sandwich for quite a long time.

Toulouse 269-857-1561
248 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI
Classically charming French American, cozy bar, garden dining, romantic, frequent entertainment.

Marro’s (seasonal) 269-857-4248
147 Water St. Saugatuck, MI
Popular Italian restaurant.

Grill Room at Clearbrook (call) 269-857-2000
6494 Clearbrook Dr. Saugatuck, MI
Hamburgers, sandwiches, steaks, chops, seafood overlooking a beautiful golf course. Always good.

Butler’s (daily) 269-587-3501
40 Butler St. Saugatuck, MI
Overlooks the Kalamazoo River, casual, hamburgers, seafood, steaks, entertainment.

Chequers (daily) 269-857-1868
220 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI
English pub, fish and chips, shepherds pie, burgers, steak, bar.