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Captain Lou's

278 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI 49090-1065
+1 269-637-3965
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“perch basket” (29 reviews)
“burger” (25 reviews)
“perch tacos” (13 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 yesterday via mobile

I felt this bar was dirty , the drinks were ok & service was better then the drinks. We sat outside on the deck & watch the boats & draw bridge to up & down which was nice . Being in food service I didn't...More

Thank Samantha T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for lunch..with great view of the river. Perch basket is superb and the French fries that comes with it is wow-tasty (I’m not a French fries person). The perch tacos yummy!! I surely recommend this place and I will definitely come back!!

Thank jaykee84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Family visit for late lunch. Place was packed, but we got seated quickly, and there was 8 of us. So relaxed, and Server was so attentive. Meals arrived in good time. Great time by the channel!

Thank Michigander829
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Lou’s has an awesome atmosphere right on the Black River by the bridge. Drinks are with the money and the food isn’t bad. A great place for friends to gather.

Thank Alexandria L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just arrived in South Haven after a long travel day. Great place on the river. Servers are very nice and attentive. The food was great. Fish and more fish!

Thank kchase1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch everything from million dollar sailboasts to dingys float under the drawbridge, headed out to Lake Michigan. Great bar food and "light and happy" atmosphere.

Thank 761rickh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best meal while in town. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was second to none. It seemed like everyone was a local and new each other but everyone was friendly and treated you like one of their own. The perch was fantastic...More

1  Thank mgm291
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot beat this dive! The view is simply amazing. The service is friendly, casual, and fun. The food always comes in hefty portions and tastes amazing! This bar has so much personality and you have not completed a trip to south haven unless you...More

Thank beccawinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit!!! Absolutely awesome experience and food was delicious!I recommend to anyone who’s looking for a good time!

Thank Taylor W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere and friendly service are what you come to this gem for. Good people, good food, and good drinks!

Thank Brittnay O
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Connie K
17 February 2018|
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Response from Meredith H | Reviewed this property |
I believe that the inside is open year-round
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!
21 July 2015|
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Response from Shashank_Chandra | Reviewed this property |
There is a walkway and ramp which can be accessed by a wheelchair. Since its an eatery with Bar and Drinks, it might not have the most ideal setting for a child. He can Offcourse be accomodated on the chairs and ordered soft... More
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, 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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