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523 Hawksnest Dr, South Haven, MI 49090-9547
+1 269-639-2121
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is the second sub par meal we have had at Hawkshead. Salmon oily, food cool, steak overdone. Manager was told but did nothing! Server very apologetic.

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Thank Denise L
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know about your experience. We are looking into your complaint and will find out what exactly happened. We are surprised that the manager did not take care of the situation nor provide a solution. This will be addressed as well. As you can see from previous reviews, we really do work hard at making sure all... More 

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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Last time we were here the food was fantastic...this time, the same dish was sub-par. The whitefish was over done, dry and unappealing. The rest of the dinners were good.

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2 Thank Barb H
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry that your second experience did not go well. You don't say but I hope you let someone know, preferably a manager that your meal was not good. Sometimes, we find that people will hesitate to say anything, we don't want that. In order for us to provide the kind of service and excellence that we strive... More 

Holland MI, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Every year we spend a few days with friends and relatives from Atlanta and Ann Arbor golfing, dining and drinking wine. Overall quality of food, accommodations and golf at HawksHead is the best overall we've had in West Michigan. We enjoyed a good conversation with Arthur Hills, the golf course architect. The staff was very accommodating too.

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1 Thank Brian C
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We always love it when Art comes to visit. He is so gracious. We hope you visit us again next year. More 

Commerce Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Played the Hawkshead course on 10/3/16. Stayed over at the Inn. Great menu and wine list. Excellent service (thanks Shelley!). Having breakfast brought to the room was a very nice touch.

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1 Thank N502CRmichaeld
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you had a nice time. Shelly has been with us for a while and we love her! Come back to see us real soon! More 

Macomb, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Fantastic choices at very reasonable prices. We had the soup as an appetizer. Both of our entrees were ample sizes and of very good quality.

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1 Thank gboos9492
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your meals. Come back to see us soon! More 

South Haven, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I am a long time customer of Hawkshead and always find it enjoyable for dining. Whether the ravine views from the porch off the bar or the more traditional inside seating area, the ambience, service and food is excellent. Recently I enjoyed the lobster bisque (their staple soup) and the New Zealand rack of lamb, as did my brother in... More 

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1 Thank Ronald M
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Ronald, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We especially appreciate you mentioning that we are casual. There are mixed messages about our dress code and we have worked so hard to let everyone know that we are a golf course with a casual dress code. So thanks for that. We are so glad you loved... More 

South Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hawkshead is probably our favorite place to take company for a meal. The setting is peaceful, the food delicious and the staff VERY good!!! It's fun to sit near those in golfing clothes and those who are dressed up--so wear what you want! Same family as those who own Clementine's in South Haven but definitely a more upscale menu. Enjoy!

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1 Thank SouthHavenite
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, another review helping us dispel that fancy dress code. Thank you! We are casual and our place is peaceful. The surrounding views are beautiful and to sit and watch the sun set as you are sipping on wonderful wine and eating delicious food, what more could you possibly want. Thanks again and come back soon! More 

Lake Villa, Illinois
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My wife and I dined at HawksHead tonight in very pleasant surroundings. The service was very good, but the food was only average. The soups (lobster bisque and cream of mushroom) were very good. I had the half-duck and it was very crispy but very well done and a little dry with very little sauce. My wife had the whitefish... More 

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Thank Toby W
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing our food. We love that you enjoyed our place and we are disappointed that you did not enjoy all of your meal. We probably sell more whitefish then we do anything else so I am not sure what happened the night you came, but I certainly hope you will give us another try. As for not having... More 

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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have used the private library, dining room here a few times for a small gathering of 8-10 and it always great. Private, so we can all talk, and really just like being at home without all the mess and fuss of cooking dinner! The food has been consistently good this summer, especially. The white fish is delicious, and they... More 

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Thank Barb H
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Barb, We are so happy that you gave us another chance. In the past we have struggled with obtaining a chef with the right fit for us, but no more. Chef Paul has been amazing with his creations and has brought us back to where we were in the beginning. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Kentwood, Michigan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I love this hidden gem. We have eaten here 3 times and every time the service , food and presentation have been outstanding. The golf is also outstanding as well. We have had the Ramen, Whitefish and scallops and loved it! The views off the ravine are cool. The whitefish truly was the best meal I have... More 

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2 Thank Dan L
HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks so much for your amazing support of us! We try really hard to make sure every guest has a wonderful experience. It is personal for us. We truly do not want anyone to leave having had a bad meal or bad service. We love our staff, and they in return love us and work hard to give great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 Hawksnest Dr, South Haven, MI 49090-9547
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-639-2121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?