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“Great deck right on the river”
Review of Captain Lou's

Captain Lou's
Ranked #7 of 74 Restaurants in South Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 2 July 2015

My husband and I stopped for lunch one day on our way to Grand Haven. We both had the perch basket. I had sweet potato fries and he had tator tots. It was very good. This was a wonderful way to spend a beautiful sunny afternoon. Great service.

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Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful July day in downtown South Haven. A mid-week day trip to check out all of the unique stores the town has to offer. Finished the day off with a lunch at Captain Lou's. It was away from the bustle of the shops but close enough to walk across the drawbridge over the river. Outside seating made for great harbor town atmosphere. The raising and lowering of the bridge and passing boats was great. I had a burger and beer and she had the blueberry salad and wine. The salad looked great and she agreed it was. The burger was "OK". Nothing to raive about. It seemed they were understaffed for the lunch crowd. Food order came out fast and correct but had to beg to get another beer. (Empty bottle at edge of table for ten minutes was no help.) had to stand up and do the double arm wave to get our server's attention. The atmosphere made up for that. It is worth a visit. At least once if in the area.

Thank Peabodyprice
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Just the best Perch dinner around! Great setting outside on the deck on the river! Staff is great, drinks great and the Blueberry salad is fab too. Perch sandwich, perch tacos and burgers all good!

Thank Annette712
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I would say that this business is truly a bar that serves food . The food was mediocre at best. We had the shrimp as well the fish tacos and they were bland and basic. The deck area is quite small and very noisy from the traffic. The servers were friendly but did not help us when it started to rain while we were eating. I would only stop if you are looking for a place to drink alcohol.

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Captain Lou's is more than a bar / restaurant it is "the fun spot" on the river! Good bar fare and generous drinks combined with a uniquely interesting location and laid back attitude come together to a level of fun you will not find anywhere in town!

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Thank Mark A
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