* Upscale Dinning but Casual Attire
Sophie's Steak House (seasonal and hours vary) 269-637-2121
7379 North Shore Dr. South Haven, MI – 2 minute drive.
Meat and potato person, Sophie's is the place to go - you'll probably see David there.
Tellos (seasonal and hours vary) 269-639-9898 www.tellostrattoria.com
524 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI - downtown. Lovely atmosphere, excellent Italian food, great salmon and white fish, delicious appetizers. My favorite. Reservations recommended.
Hawkshead (seasonal) 269-639-2121 www.hawksheadlinks.com
523 Hawksnest Dr. South Haven, MI - 6 minute drive northeast. Relax after a round of golf in the pub or enjoy gourmet cuisine in the dining room. A guest favorite – try the lobster bisque. Reservations recommended.
* Casual Dinning
Clementine’s (daily) 269-637-4755 www.ohmydarling.com
500 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI – downtown.
Causal family dining, great onion rings and perch dinners. Be prepared for a wait!
Maria's (days & hours vary) 269-637-3663 www.mariastasteofitaly.com/
330 Center St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Excellent Italian food, large portions, try the chicken parmesan and lasagna.
Su Casa (seasonal) 269-561-2269 www.sucasa-restaurante.com
206 Center Street, South Haven, MI – downtown. Family owned and serving authentic Mexican fare. Large portions, fresh ingredients.
Phoenix Street Café (hours vary) 269-639-7988
524 Phoenix St. South haven, MI – downtown. American fare, breakfast all day, homemade soups, vegetarian and gluten free items. In the summer they offer dinner.
Cafe'Julia (hours vary) 269-639-7988
561 Huron St. South Haven, MI – downtown.
Coffee, pastries, soups and gourmet sandwiches. 4-9 or10pm small plates. Full service bar.
Brix Corner Oven
402 Eagle St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Wood fired pizza, outdoor seating.
Channel Wine Bar (seasonal & hours vary) 269-637-5100 www.channelwinebar.com
515 Williams St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Seasoned nuts, hummus, bruschetta, sausage and cheese plate, sandwiches.
The Vineyard (daily) 269-637-5732
259 Broadway St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Italian food, family dining.
* Dining on the River and Watering Holes
Idler Riverboat (seasonal) 269-637-8418
515 Williams St. South Haven, MI – downtown. Eat and drink on a riverboat. Fun music. Don’t forget to order “s.h.i.t” (South Haven Ice Tea).
Captain Lou’s (seasonal) 269-720-8403
278 Dyckman Ave. South Haven, MI – under the drawbridge. Waterfront bar and grill, considered a “cool” place for a burger and beer.
Black River Tavern (seasonal & hours vary) 269-637-4837 www.blackrivertavern.com
403 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI – downtown. A different variety of bar food, burgers and live music some nights. You can see the harbor from a few tables.
Joe’s Sports Bar and Grill (hours vary) 269-639-8200
2048 Broadway South Haven, MI – downtown. Has become at hot spot in town. Outdoor seating, wraps, tacos, burgers, smoker, games, sometimes live music.
Thirsty Perch (hours vary) 269-639-8000 www.thirstyperch.com
272 Broadway South Haven, MI – downtown. A fishy place – shrimp, perch. oysters, haddock, etc.
York’s Landing (seasonal) 269-637-3695
515 Williams St. South Haven, MI - downtown. Casual indoor and patio dining, grill, pizza, frequent live music.
* Sweet Tooth
Sherman’s Dairy Bar (seasonal) 269-637-8251 www.shermanicecream.com
1601 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI – past I-196 on the left . Look for the blue cow!
Homemade ice cream, considered the best in SW Michigan, extra large scoops, worth the wait. Also available at Captain Nemo’s downtown.
Chocolate Café (seasonal) 269-637-1700 www.shchocolatecafe.com
406 Phoenix St. South Haven, MI – downtown.
Chocolates, fudge, desserts, ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate.
Kilwin’s (hours vary) www.kilwins.com/southhaven
415 Phoenix St. South haven, MI 49090 – downtown..
Ice cream, chocolates, fudge, candy apples.
Beer, Wine, Spirits and Sandwiches To Go
The Depot 269-639-8045
555 Dyckman Ave. South Haven, MI
A large selection of wine, liquor and deli sandwiches.
North Shore Memories (daily) 269-637-8319
112 Dyckman Ave. South Haven, MI (around the corner)
Sandwiches, deli, ice cream, liquor and a small selection of wine, party supplies.
Salt of the Earth (hours & days vary) 269-561-7258 www.saltoftheearthfennville.com
114 East Main St. Fennville, MI
Rustic American eatery. Everything is homemade using fresh ingredients in season. David and I always order the brussels sprouts as an appetizer.
Crane’s Pie Pantry and Restaurant (seasonal) 269-561-2297 www.cranespiepantry.com
6054 128th St. Fennville, MI
Delicious cider donuts and 15 varieties of wonderful pies, u-pick orchards. corn maze.
Fennville Station (seasonal) 269-561-4030 www.fennvillestation.com
115 E. Fennville St. Fennville, MI
New on the food scene serving “heaping helpings of nostalgia and traditional Italian dishes in a 1940s railroad car”.
Everyday People (hours & days vary) 269-857-4240 www.everydaypeoplecafe.com
11 Center St. Douglas, MI
“…a crowd pleaser with a remarkable tapas plate.” New York Times, …"Sophisticated, casual-stylish & in all ways first-rate.” Chicago Tribune. Elective comfort food, extensive wine list. By far the best restaurant in the area. We have sent 100’s of guests and nary a complaint about the food or service. Ask us about “Bubbles and Bites”. No reservations
Wild Dog Grill (seasonal) 269-857-2519 www.thewilddoggrill.com
24 Center St. Douglas, MI
Great atmosphere, fun bar, outdoor seating, classic American food. No reservations.
Phil’s Bar and Grille (daily) 269-857-1555
215 Butler St. Saugatuck, MI
Bar atmosphere, some outdoor seating, outstanding food, can be loud. I’ve had a fling going with the scallop appetizer and the tenderloin sandwich for quite a long time.
Toulouse 269-857-1561 www.restauranttoulouse.com
248 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI
Classically charming French American, cozy bar, garden dining, romantic, frequent entertainment.
Marro’s (seasonal) 269-857-4248 www.marrosrestaurant.com
147 Water St. Saugatuck, MI
Popular Italian restaurant.
Grill Room at Clearbrook (call) 269-857-2000 www.clearbrookgolfclub.com
6494 Clearbrook Dr. Saugatuck, MI
Hamburgers, sandwiches, steaks, chops, seafood overlooking a beautiful golf course. Always good.
Butler’s (daily) 269-587-3501 www.thebutlerrestaurant.com
40 Butler St. Saugatuck, MI
Overlooks the Kalamazoo River, casual, hamburgers, seafood, steaks, entertainment.
Chequers (daily) 269-857-1868
220 Culver St. Saugatuck, MI
English pub, fish and chips, shepherds pie, burgers, steak, bar.