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Idler Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
+1 269-637-8435
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Dayton, Indiana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We've been here several times when we have visited South Haven. It's always packed so expect a wait. Our food has always been good. The staff came up with fun shots for our Sons 21st. We will always stop in.

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East Peoria, Illinois
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We actually went twice: once for dinner and once for dessert. For dinner I got the nacho appetizer such was do do and my husband got the lobster melt which was very good. We also had drinks from the bar which were made very good. Our waiter was Steve and he did a fantastic job taking care of us. As... More 

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Thank TJS1984
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Good food and fun to be on the unique historic boat. Service was lacking .... we had to keep hunting down our waitress to get our meal, our bill..etc....etc.

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Thank JudyandDaveTravelers
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Our server was a delight. The food was pretty tasty. And can't beat $7.50 22oz cocktails. Our dish took a while to come out... turns out the first salmon was overcooked and the kitchen wanted to make sure it tasted great. Dessert was on the house for the wait. Very nice of them to do that, because we were in... More 

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Thank Patargo
Peoria, Illinois
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The location was fantastic. We enjoyed a great dinner and cocktails at sunset. Food and service were great!

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Thank LoveTraveling721
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience with a great waiter name Steve. He was very accommodating and he made us feel like we were his only guests in the restaurant because he aim to please.

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Thank toblikehim
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We enjoy eating and drinking at the Idler and try to stop in every time we visit South Haven. Sitting by the water, sipping our drinks, relaxing the afternoon away . . . you really can't ask for more.

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Thank Rachel M
LaPorte, Indiana
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Love being at this restaurant for lunch or dinner.First time and the view was super!!!Planning on going back next year.

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Allegan County, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We've eaten here twice. Very hard to get in there. Always packed with people. The food was good, mostly short order cuisine. Beautiful view of the River and the boats coming through the channel. Nice atmosphere. Dining for all ages.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We love stopping on the Idler each time we are in South Haven. The novelty of sitting on a docked boat to eat is half the fun, but they also have great drinks and pretty good food! We love sitting on the deck and watching the boats go in and out of the marina as we enjoy the beautiful South... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-8435

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