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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
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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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food and entertainment. I really love this restaurant. We'll be going back soon and want to make it our New Years Eve spot to be. Thanks

Thank _1ttb
Palos Heights, Illinois
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147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to their great baked goods (available for sale) the food here is inventive, consistently good and varied. We visit this area of Michigan regularly and this is a don't miss spot. Terrific burgers and specials. Try the pierogi appetizer a real gem. Great wine list also. On this visit one of the specials was the classic pasta dish... More 

Thank Dennis C
Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner - my spouse had spaghetti with bacon and I had flounder with candied squash. The meal was fabulous. For desert we ordered a s'more which is amazing...and huge.

Thank GeorgiaH
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all fairness, this past visit was an aberration from our normal experience. We visit this restaurant maybe a half a dozen times a year and by in large enjoy ourselves.We love the cocktails and enjoy the small plates and musical offerings. However this past week's visit was so disappointing that we felt that we needed to help others avoid... More 

Thank shapiro2015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Fennville and the Saugatuck area often, and Salt of the Earth is always our go-to restaurant while we are in town. The food is consistently outstanding, and the menu reflects fresh seasonal offering from local sources. From the selection of house made breads to a custom cocktail menu, everything is well thought out and presented. I have to... More 

Thank Keith G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We love farm to table, and this recommendation came from Chuck while staying at Kingsley House, also amazing. Food was perfection. From the homemade bread to the perfectly crisp pork belly to the chicken entree. Oh and let's not forget the gelato. I would drive from our home in Grand Rapids to have dinner here again, it's that good.

Thank Michelle K
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 11 November 2016 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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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?