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Salt of the Earth

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114 E Main St, Fennville, MI 49408-8428
+1 269-561-7258
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you find yourself in the tiny hamlet of Fennville, Michigan, in the SW pocket of the state along Lake Michigan, make it a point to visit Salt of the Earth restaurant, a farm-to-table beauty that sits along the town's tiny Main Street. A sizeable double room exudes a warm atmosphere without too many ornamental touches. Yet, it is inviting,... More 

Thank ErnieMalik
Allegan, Michigan
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live just a few miles from this great restaurant. It is a great place to take special guests and/or family. Our latest visit was on a Friday night. Fortunately we got there early, before 6 p.m. We were seated immediately. By the time we left, there were people waiting to be seated. All four of us had excellent meals.... More 

Thank reab38
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and i enjoyed the fall menu recently at Salt of the Earth. Rustic atmosphere that highlights the taste of small town Michigan in the best way. While not all the items on the menu are "local", most are. Quality ingredients carefully prepared made for a delicious meal. The service was friendly and professional. The waitress explained the menu... More 

Thank michiganmaven
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the operators of our B&B. It was everything they described and more! Try the pork belly shared plate and Delmonico steak. Great atmosphere as well.

Thank ajohns1412
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is where my college roommate suggested meeting for our reunion. We got there around 6 pm on a Friday night and the place was fairly empty. Our waiter explained the scratch cooking aspect of the farm to table meals so we understood that good food took time and we would be there for awhile. Nice beer and wine list... More 

Thank Kathy L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is only open after 5 p.m. on certain days so check if they are open first. There are several vegetable dishes on the menu prepared with really different but delicious sauces and herbs. I had the spaghetti prepared with padano cheese which was very good and squash with an apple and lemon sauce. I don't think you could... More 

Thank ontheroadagain6565
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I love the farm to table concept and the menu selections were amazing. I was in Fennville to attend the Goose Festival and the band that had been playing at the festival were scheduled here that same evening. I was glad to be able to make a reservation for the same night so I wouldn't miss out on such a... More 

Thank Ann F
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great farm-to-table dining in a room that is at once minimal, chic and rustic. Inventive combinations of ingredients, great cocktail list and friendly people.

Thank Mike C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I had steak it was excellent ( I mean Excellent) wife had The BEST pork chop either of us have ever tasted, amazing! This place is a treasure not cheap but OMG perfectly prepared and delicious. What a pleasure to find this gem. We will be back. Also in passing , the service was great.

Thank Al G
Fennville, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

SOTE is a wonderful place for drinks at the bar, for dinner, for great music...an all around perfect evening scene in a small town!!

Thank Barb W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E Main St, Fennville, MI 49408-8428
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Fennville
  • Phone Number: +1 269-561-7258
Salt of the Earth- rustic American eatery and bakery is located in the heart of southwest Michigan farm and orchard country. We cook from scratch to create our entrees, shared plates, wood oven fired pizzas, creative soups, fresh salads, desserts, and artisan breads. Ingredients are locally sourced, and organic whenever possible. Our full service bar proudly serves Michigan craft beers, hard ciders, spirits, and wines alongside other domestic and international products. Our 'Specialty Sips' menu includes a scratch margarita, fresh mojitos, and other seasonal cocktails. We are also an entertainment destination presenting the finest roots musicians on the scene at our weekly house concerts.We are proud to offer a high quality experience in a relaxed and casual atmosphere and hope to serve you soon. Join us for Sunday Brunch every Sunday May-November. Cheers!

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