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Black River Tavern


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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6 For $9.0
12 For $15.0
18 For $19.0
24 For $24.0
One of a Kind Wings
Our fresh, Jumbo wings brined and cooked to order. Choice of: Dry Rub: Garlic Parmesan or Cajun; Savory Wet Sauces: Andy's Sweet Heat, BBQ, Mango Habanero or traditional Buffalo style
4 For $13.0
Coastal Cakes
Our signature cracker crusted Maryland Lump Crab, Lobster and Crawfish made to order and finished with chipotle aioli
Fried Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp lightly dusted then flash fried and served with house made horseradish cocktail sauce
Southwest Tenderloin Bites
Filet cubed and mixed with sautéed onions, green & red peppers and our zesty horseradish cream sauce. Served with warmed pita bread slices
Chips 'N Salsa
Fresh home fried tortillas served with our spicy, homemade garden salsa
Pretzel Stix
Large Bavarian style sticks warmed & served with our queso cheese, jalapeño cream cheese or Dijon mustard (choice of 2)
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Our creamy blend of spinach and artichoke hearts topped with parmesan cheese and garnished with diced tomatoes and served with warmed pita bread slices
BRT Sampler
Featuring 1/2 lb. of our Award Winning oven-roasted slow-cooked Ribs, Signature One-of-a-Kind Wings (3) and Onion Rings (5)
The Mountain Tot
A generous portion of Tater Tots loaded with bacon, tomatoes, onions and topped with our queso cheese and sour cream
Dressings: Red Wine Vinegar & Olive Oil, Thousand Island, Ranch, Bleu cheese, French, Caesar or Honey Mustard
Buffalo Bleu Cheese Salad
Romaine lettuce with buffalo chicken tenders, crumbled bleu cheese, tomato, celery, onion and topped with bleu cheese dressing
Blackened Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with homemade Caesar dressing and topped with blackened chicken, shaved Parmesan cheese and croutons
Tenderloin Salad
Blackened beef tenderloin served over romaine lettuce with red and green peppers, mushrooms, tomato and crumbled bleu cheese
House Salad
Romaine with red onion, tomato, mushroom, red and green peppers, shredded cheddar and croutons
Side Salad
Romaine lettuce topped with tomato, onion and shredded cheddar cheese
Perch Dinner
Best in town! Lightly dusted and flash fried, served with your choice of chipotle aioli or tartar sauce. Served with homemade coleslaw and fries
Fish 'N Chips
Beer battered Cod filets flash fried and served over a bed of fries. Served with tartar sauce and homemade coleslaw
Italian Beef
Homemade, Chicago-style, shaved, seasoned beef served on Gonnella Italian roll. Au jus and spicy Giardiniera served on the side unless specified otherwise
Full Rack $24.0
Half Rack $16.0
Elmer's Ribs
Our Award Winning ribs glazed with BRT rub, smothered in our BBQ sauce, oven roasted slow and low and served with homemade coleslaw and baked beans
Perch Tacos
Perch lightly dusted, fried and topped with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, cilantro and chipotle mayo in flour tortillas. (2) Served with our homemade chips 'n salsa
Chicken Tacos
Grilled breast topped with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese & cilantro in flour tortillas. (3) Served with our homemade chips 'n salsa
Perch Sandwich
Best Perch in town served on Brioche bun and topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. Served with choice of tartar or aioli
Chicken Sandwich
Grilled breast topped with house made jalapeño coleslaw, pickles and garlic aioli
Ultimate BRT Grilled Cheese
Melted cheddar, Swiss and provolone, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and tomato served on Sour Dough
BRT Turkey Classic
Shaved turkey piled high, topped with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomato and onion Served on Sour Dough with our Belgian Dijon mayo
Thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, lettuce & tomato served on Sour Dough with our Belgian dijon mayo
Grilled breast topped with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese & cilantro in flour tortillas. (3) Served with our homemade chips 'n salsa
BRT Reuben
Our homemade, shaved turkey breast topped with Swiss cheese and coleslaw, drizzled in French dressing and served on marble rye
Pulled Pork
Homemade pulled pork drizzled in our BBQ sauce, topped with pickles and served on Brioche bun. Served with our coleslaw and baked beans
Layered with pepper jack cheese, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, sliced jalapeño peppers and our chipotle mayo
Topped with crumbled bleu cheese and thickcut applewood smoked bacon
Loaded with cheddar cheese, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, onion ring and drizzled with BBQ sauce
Olive Burger
Topped with our olive remoulade
BRT Big Mouth
Layered high with cheddar, provolone and Swiss cheeses, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and topped with onion rings
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Covered with fresh sliced mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese
Patty Melt
Patty covered with melted Swiss, topped with caramelized onions and served on toasted marble rye
Tavern Burger
Because sometimes you just need a good burger! Just tell us how you want it done
Beef Tenderloin Wrap
5 oz. Filet tips grilled and mixed with sautéed onions, green & red peppers, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato & our zesty horseradish cream sauce, all wrapped in a tomato basil tortilla
Southwest Wrap
Grilled chicken breast wrapped in a tomato basil tortilla stuffed with lettuce, tomato, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Grilled chicken breast wrapped with crispy Romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan and homemade caesar dressing in a tomato basil tortilla
Chicken Wrap
Choice of crispy or grilled chicken wrapped in a tomato basil tortilla stuffed with lettuce, tomato, choice of cheese & our buffalo ranch sauce
What a Crock
A rotation of our homemade soups made fresh daily, inspired by our mood! Served by the crock
Homemade Coleslaw
Baked Beans
Onion Rings
Tater Tots
French Fries
Garlic Parmesan Fries
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
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife got a $10 off coupon for BRT so thought we'd give it a try. Glad we did! Walked in and sat right down. Waiter came and brought us water and we explained that my wife is celica and has soy and dairy sensitivities....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank marklynashbrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You see a lot of regulars at this restaurant and for good reason. The food is good, well priced and the service was spot on.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Beth S
Reviewed 27 January 2019

I was in South Haven this past weekend and could not wait to eat at the Black River Tavern. Well, more specifically, to have their fried perch, and staying true to form, they did not disappoint. I was fortunate enough to eat here for lunch...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 401chrisw
Reviewed 12 January 2019

They have a decent menu, but our service was slow! Would I go back? Not sure on that, but the food was pretty good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mangorungirl
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a good place to have chicken tacos, sandwiches, during the day. The staff are friendly and the servings are generous. The location is great, at the end of the business district overlooking the South Haven lighthouse. There is a comedy show in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank T5946KIjuliew
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

After the disaster of Sophie’s I decided to hit Black River Tavern hoping South Haven would redeem itself from the abysmal choices of restaurants. It did not disappoint. Everything you want in a bar with loud music, sensational drinks and grub. If I lived here...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

The grilled chicken tacos were really good and so was the chili. OK selection of alcoholic fall drinks. Trivia night on Tuesdays was a fun entertainment and they did a good job. Hearty meal and would return. Seems like it would be a good late...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Riodesmoke
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We got fantastic service and great pub food on a crowded Saturday afternoon. Parking was tough to come by, South Haven is a touristy town and quite crowded. We had the perch sandwich and a wrap. No complaints about BRT!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank I3564WGmarkd
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We have eaten here several times. Had the fish and chips, wonderful, the loaded tater tots, amazing, and the burgers are great. They have live bands throughout the summer and their drinks are very good. I'd recommend them to older people, Probably not a place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cory M
Reviewed 21 September 2018

After essentially being ignored at Clementine's, we strolled to Black River Tavern and what a GREAT decision that was. Inviting, welcoming and hospitable staff that enjoy both their work and their guests. We ordered drinks, appetizers and lunch and loved the vibe, atmosphere and decor...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jillgarris3
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10 October 2017|
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Yes, it is dog friendly! We went here twice while on vacation, because we had our dog! Good food!
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