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“It's more than just golf.”

HawksHead Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 70 Restaurants in South Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: HawksHead is known for it's amazing cuisine, peaceful setting, and lovely golf course. We are only 7-10 minutes from downtown South Haven, but it feels like miles away. It's a world away from all the hustle and bustle and gives you that special place to relax and unwind.
Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“It's more than just golf.”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I realize that golfers won't believe that there's anything that's more than golf, but this restaurant is well worth a visit just for the restaurant. This was only our first night in South Haven and we based our decision on where to have dinner on the positive reviews by Tripadvisor. There are six in our family, all adults. Among the entrees ordered were the seared chicken, the trout, salmon, and the scallops. Everyone raved about the food-and, by the way, the superior service. Our server knew the menu and was helpful in answering questions and making selections, while not hovering about. The restaurant was something of a surprise. It's sort of what you think about when you hear of a good restaurant in a strip mall-it frequently doesn't pan out. None of us are golfers, so we weren't sure of a restaurant at a golf club, but it really is excellent and the facility is inviting and quiet enough to carry on a conversation. The food is well prepared and presented. The wine list, while a little limited has several that are excellent with the menu and are reasonably priced. When we first sat down at our table, there was a draft from the vent located in the floor. The hostess immediately recognized our problem and got something to cover the vent and took care of the problem. We were also impressed that the manager took the time and effort to respond to the reviews.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Haroldbuckeye
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HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review. We work hard to let people know that we are more than a golf course and your review will go a long way in doing just that. Since we strive for the utmost customer service, it is great to hear that we are accomplishing that for our guest. We hold regular meetings with our staff to make sure they understand how our food is prepared, and a chance to taste it so they can give as much information as possible for your enjoyment. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit.
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English first
Gobles, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Best of Both Worlds”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We love South Haven, but it can be pretty crazy in the summer. This inn was close enough for us to enjoy the excitement of a harbor town in summer, but when we were tired we appreciated the restful and restorative atmosphere of HawksHead Inn, less than ten minutes from the center of town. The food was outstanding -- we ate there both nights and were impressed with the creativity of the entrees and the pretty presentation of the plates. Everything was top notch, right down to the warm crusty bread and seasoned butter!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank JuliatheBaker
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HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Thank you for such a glowing review! We are that little piece of paradise in an out of way place. It's only 7-10 minutes from South Haven so it's totally possible to enjoy the fun downtown but then come to us for a chance to rest and recharge. We are excited that you had a great time and we look forward to you visiting us again!
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly service”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Our family of four went here to play golf and we were surprised at how welcoming and wonderful the restaurant is. Service was great and the food was wonderful as well. Very relaxing,

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Donnalap P
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HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
We are so glad you had a relaxing visit with us. We strive for the utmost in customer service. We believe that customer service is what keeps people coming back time after time. Thank you and we hope you visit with us again soon.
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Savannah, Georgia, USA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Surprise”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Not expecting such outstanding food at a small out-of-the-way B n' B. As in, gourmet in the country. I am going back again this year and looking forward to it!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank mmcadams40
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HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your visit. Thanks for leaving a review and we hope you can visit us again soon!
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Northville, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Breakfast, lunch, dinner”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Four couples meeting for golf stayed two nights at the charming inn and enjoyed the restaurant so much we ate all six meals there. The pulled pork sandwich is excellent, the salmon fabulous, the lobster bisque delicious, everything great! We are already booked for next year!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank 66Sally1102
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HawksHead18, Manager at HawksHead Restaurant, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for choosing us for your Stay, Play and Dining Experience! We appreciate your patronage and the review. We look forward to you coming back each year!
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