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“Great food and drinks”
Review of Idler Restaurant

Idler Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 71 Restaurants in South Haven
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The Idler serves up great bar food, along with excellent craft beers from Michigan. Its a great spot to watch the boats travel through the South Haven harbor.

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We spent last evening eating at the idler. It is a docked restaurant on black river. Very scenic dinner watching boats go by and waving to passengers on the boat. Being from iowa, not a common experience. The menu was somewhat limiting but very good food. Definitely enjoyed myself and love going to downtown south haven to eat and shop. Fabulous town on lake Michigan.

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Thank 762beverlyh
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Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We eat here every summer because we love eating outside, on a boat, on the water. We watch the sky change at sunset and love being on the water.

The food is okay, not great. Sadly, they took our favorite thing (perch basket) off the menu in 2014. The fish sandwich (perch on the day we were there) was decent but not spectacular. The chili and crab soup was okay - too much cornstarch for our taste. Our kids devoured the fish and chips (they split an adult portion instead of eating the kid version).

We still recommend the Idler but do so for the atmosphere.

Thank LCD425
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Drinks were not good and the fish sandwich was very very dry... Not the best place for food but excellent view of the harbor

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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Club med sandwich was amazing! This was a great atmosphere. I enjoyed eating lunch on a boat. The drink selection was o.k. The food selection wasn't huge but I was happy with my sandwich.

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Thank amandarcly
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