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Captain Lou's

278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
+1 269-637-3965
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“perch basket” (29 reviews)
“perch tacos” (17 reviews)
“burger” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to go here for dinner on a beautiful evening for drinks and the perch basket. Sat on the deck and enjoyed the view. Drinks were excellent as was the food The place is tiny so it hard to get a seat as it is...More

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were headed toward Captain Lou's when the rain shower started. They offer outdoor dining as well as indoor and we were pleasantly surprised to still be able to enjoy watching the drawbridge operate from our seats at the bar. The rain lasted longer than...More

Thank jillgarris3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wines by the glass are only $5. Nice deck with a view. We ordered two perch basket dinners. Glad we ordered 2 it was so good I did not want to share. The onion rings were killer also. May have to park in lot next...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had perch baskets, Bam Bam shrimp and fried green beans that we shared. The perch was delicious!!

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not a fried food person so Lous has never been a favorite but my husband liked it from years past so we go a few times usually when in South Haven as he likes the Pearce. If you get a great table you can...More

Thank Kelley D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is definitely the place to go in South Haven. My husband and I split the perch basket while there on our Anniversary getaway weekend. Delicious! It was also a 2 minute walk from our B&B. Sitting out on the front deck was the best...More

1  Thank Cara K
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Food was ok, service was slow and the owner or manager came over to a table next to us and yelled at these young adults for bringing a water bottle into the restaurant. Clearly they just came from the beach and had a water bottle—which...More

Thank Jenee O
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We wanted a place on the water we could sit outside eat and drink. Captain Lou’s delivered. I had chicken tacos and my husband had the chicken bacon wrap. Both were very good. I also had an awesome cocktail! Captain Lou’s is NOT fancy. It’s...More

Thank JMomma2015
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We finally made it back and it is still everything we remembered We have been talking about this place for three years! We were here three years ago but it was because we got turned around while traveling! We couldn’t remember the name of the...More

Thank ssibson123
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Lou’s has consistently great service, decent drinks, great perch and a fun atmosphere. Staff is pleasant and patient. They have stopped using plastic straws which makes them all around winners for being aware.

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Karen C
12 August 2018|
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Response from debrocks22 | Property representative |
No. It is against Michigan health code to allow dogs in restaurants where food is served.
Connie K
17 February 2018|
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Response from JenniferP5511 | Reviewed this property |
no, it's a seasonal place. open for the summer season
28 June 2016|
Response from Mamck27 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations... Just come early and grab a drink and wait for a table! Enjoy the view!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-3965
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