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Black River Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
+1 269-637-4837
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“crab cakes” (18 reviews)
“perch tacos” (17 reviews)
“baked beans” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

BRT has excellent food and the ambiance on the inside is cute and outside is great and relaxing. Lots of good people watching. We shared a southwest chicken wrap and tater tots for lunch. It was really good. I was impressed. Very fresh with good...More

Thank beccaboo2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to BRT several times in the past, but I've never been there for their Friday night comedy club until last weekend. The comedy club is held in the lower level, where food and drinks are available as well. There were to comedians Friday...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here. Another delicious meal. Great food and good prices. Had our toddler with us. Family friendly.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

....and Mushroom Swiss burger. Both tasty on a nice sunny July 5th late lunch outside. Wine price good. Inside a bit dark but filled up. Service very good.

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Our table ordered the perch tacos, the Tavern burger, the bbq nachos, and a garden salad with blackened chicken. The pulled pork nachos were split between two of us. They were very good! The portion was a little small for...More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for just a drink on the patio, and spent 4 hrs. there. Our server (great beard) was very funny and sociable. He laughed when we said we said one drink, then helped us decide on apps and more drinks. Then another couple started talking...More

Thank joemake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. Loved being able to sit outside. The service could have been better. Lots of mistakes made but nothing that ruined the evening.

Thank Missqueenie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table with a nice view out to Lake Michigan and an attentive waitress. The food was good - nicely cooked, good proportions, enjoyable. The fish tacos and Buffalo chicken salad were good. Beer selection was disappointing for being in a state with...More

Thank Norm F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by our Inn Keeper. We live in Wisconsin and know a good a fish fry. The Fish fry and fish tacos were absolutely the best we have EVER had! This is a very fun place.

Thank kchase1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here! Outside seating, good food and service makes for a great time in South Haven! Seafood cakes were awesome!

Thank CindyLuWho
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Mia J
10 October 2017|
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Response from Meredith H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is dog friendly! We went here twice while on vacation, because we had our dog! Good food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1309
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4837
  • E-mail
2 Great Bars...one Great Location! Overlooking Harbor And Lake Michigan! Daily Food & Drink Specials Outdoor Seating Available Featuring Live Music Weekends Professional Stand-up Comedy Featuring Nationally-touring Headlining Comedians Every Saturday Night! Voted "best Of 2014"... *bar Food *live Entertainment *beer Selection *specialty Drinks
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