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Idler Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
+1 269-637-8435
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“kettle chips” (4 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
515 Williams St, South Haven, MI 49090-2513
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! I was concerned at first because of the reviews I read, but wanted to experience eating on the boat. I'm glad we did. The staff were super friendly and attentive. The kettle chips are a drug...lol!! I dipped mine in the blue...More

Thank dawn h
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Stopped by the idler for a beer and burger. A bit more expensive, however you are paying for the Experience and the view of the river with boat traffic. It's a good spot to watch the lift bridge rise and fall as large masted sailboats...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly, the location is nice. Looking out onto the harbor on a nice day is no doubt enjoyable. But the food was very disappointing, especially considering the pricetag. We weren't starving, so we decided to order a salmon entree for $17, and kid's fish and...More

Thank american_girl_abroad
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Food was excellent, waiter did a wonderful job. I would recommend to everyone. Very nice restaurant and was neat watching the boat dock traffic while we ate.

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Thomas our waiter was extremely nice & helpful, knew a lot about 'what to do', food was great, would stop by again

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years and it never disappoints. Recent visit was a girls weekend in South Haven. The atmosphere is fun, the food is always good and a great selection of drinks. My favorite is the South Haven Ice Tea...lol it would let me...More

Thank LRaupp
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Sitting on a Riverboat on the river looking at the boats go by good food good service good drinks. Very friendly staff.

Thank David W
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, wonderful staff, and really good biscuits and gravy. We really enjoyed sitting on the deck of the paddle boat and having a leisurely meal at a reasonable price.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The fast service and fun atmosphere on this old stationary steam boat is always nice. Our party of 10 has sat in the private room with the slanted floor and open side wall viewing the Black River, as well as in the bow outside but...More

Thank susan0186
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar overlooking the harbor and had a great lunch. Food good. Service great. Bartender very friendly. Definitely will be back.

Thank janet m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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