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“Best way to relax and enjoy a summer afternoon!”
Review of Idler Restaurant

Idler Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 71 Restaurants in South Haven
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Favorite place in South Haven, MI is the Idler! We have been going there for years and there is not a better way to spend a great summer afternoon then to hang out on the Idler, order one of their specialty drinks (oh you have to have the South Island Long Tea or their Bloody Mary... none better!), watch the boats go by on route to beautiful Lake Michigan, people watch and perhaps order an appetizer or a burger. Fantastic calamari, white fish dip and artichoke dips...... We are just sad they are closed for the winter season! See you next summer at the Idler!

Thank Andi M
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We enjoyed our drinks and dinner on the upper deck of the Idler. The service was excellent, and the food was good. It was a great place to watch the boats on the Black River and the drawbridge across the river.

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Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stopped at the Idler for lunch on our way north on I-196. The restaurant is on a boat moored in the harbor in a shopping development called "Old Harbor". There is seating inside, outside under a canopy, and outside without the canopy. I enjoyed a Cuban Panini half-sandwich and cup of Pepper Crab soup (sliced green peppers, not ground black pepper). My wife had salmon. We enjoyed our meal, the service, and the scenery.

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Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This was our first time in South Haven - we spent a week there - and ended up eating at the Idler twice! The first time was with couples and we sat in a little state room in the lower level and it was nice having an open air view of the water. The food was decent and there was a nice variety. When the family came up later in the week (including a 2 year old), we decided to go back again - this time we were in the lower level at a big table with doors open to the water. The service was great and again the food was decent. And my grandson was able to feed the ducks and watch the boats go by. For this being a quaint town on the water, there isn't a lot of other outdoor eating establishments which surprised us. So, this is the place to go - we would definitely go back.

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Thank Gertiepearl
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Sat at the bar outside, had a couple of delicious drinks...rum runner for the hubby, paradise punch for me. YUMMO!! Had fun talking to other customers. This is the kind of place you want to hang out at, when in a place like South Haven. People need to chill and RELAX!! Better than being at work any day!!

Thank Judy S
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