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500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-637-4755
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Pub, Soups, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate there twice during our weekend in South Haven. I can't say enough about the experience. Food was terrific, service was great and the staff were very friendly. We were extremely comfortable eating in this restaurant.

Thank lwvr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a good meal with great service in an well done and maintained restaurant. Good menu selection. Everything was fresh and at the proper temperature.

Thank fred p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here with friends while staying in S. Haven and were really happy with our meal. Service was great, restaurant was full, and food was delicious. I loved that we were in an old bank building with lots of wonderful wood, stained glass,...More

Thank Sashea1253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bob and I stopped in South Haven for a night prior to Tulip Festival. We found Clementines and WOWSIE! There was a bit of a wait for a table, so being comfy at the bar type people, we joined Jenn and the bar team. It...More

Thank dmtwohill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took in impromptu trip to South Haven Mi. While cruising through town headed towards Lake Michigan. We notice the crowd waiting to enter Clementine restaurant. After visiting the Beach we stop at Clementine’s, Mark the host was very gracious and welcoming....More

Thank Winston W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old school charm. Food was delicious! The veggie burger with carmelized onions was really tasty too. Can’t wait to come back this summer!

Thank Deanna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place seems to be a local fixture - the wait lines are long but they seem to keep the lines moving. Did not have to wait long - 15 minutes...food was standard fare - staff friendly. The ambience was interesting. I would recommend that...More

Thank Shouvik D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the positive side, this is a good place to go with a group or with kids. My kids are generally pretty happy. It is not as pleasing to an adult palate. The menu is varied, but food is basic. The ingredients used are not...More

1  Thank zo23
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We went to Clementine's (and other South Haven sites) with two of our adult children and spouse. Clementine's is located on a corner in a historic building that lends ambiance to the lunch experience. The food was good. The building was clean and fascinating. The...More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I love Clementines. However, service is weird. In the summer they are overwhelmed. In the winter and spring they are slower, but the service is way worse. I don't understand it. However, the food is amazing and when you do get a great server, you...More

Thank grapes81
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Questions & Answers
12 November 2017|
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Response from PolarB36 | Reviewed this property |
It was a bank and also some other things . Inside the restaurant they have brochures to tell you all about the history of the building with the timelines.
2 August 2017|
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Response from Susan F | Property representative |
Yes, the staff is very helpful.
Morgan R
18 July 2017|
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Response from jertownsley | Reviewed this property |
I think they could. Depends on how early you go and what day. You could always call and ask if they could actually seat 20 people together. That would be my suggestion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-637-4755
A historic landmark that houses a traditional American restaurant and bar. Children, vegetarians, and guests with allergies are all accommodated. This local favorite employs a staff like no other with a seasoned group of them remaining from the 1980s as well as menu items that have been sought after and craved for decades.
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