We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
+1 269-637-4755
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (225 reviews)
“perch” (137 reviews)
“steak” (92 reviews)
Closed Now
Seafood, Pub, Soups, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090-1443
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,224)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,218 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family of 16 went to Clementines in South Haven tonight. We knew they do not take reservations so we showed up at 5:15pm. They were able to get us two tables together. We waited less than 30 minutes. The service and the food was...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would not suggest this restaurant. We went on a Friday evening. The person who greeted us was not pleasant. We waited 25 minutes and were greeted by a not very nice server. Food was fair at best.

Thank kchase1960
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have that cheeseburger really good cheeseburger. My wife got the club sandwich. It actually had oven baked turkey that was cut thick. It wasn't processed turkey. Good size portion and very tasty. We also had the onion rings.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love perch. Especially a perch sandwich at lunch. Most of the time you get three little pieces. Clementine's gave me four large pieces at lunch yesterday and they were delicious. Best perch sandwich that I have had in 20 years.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 2 days ago

People come from miles around to eat at Clementines. In the summer, there is usually quite a group of people outside, sitting on the benches and waiting. I'm a local, and it's hard for me to understand the fuss. Yes, the decor is fun, and...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our favorite spot for dinner. The drinks, meals, and service were all exceptional. Casual atmosphere with top notch food. You MUST give the onion rings and old fashioned zucchini a try!

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend told us about Clementines, so we decided to eat one of our meal there. It was a 15 minute wait on a Friday night in the middle of June- not too bad! I ordered the ribeye steak with came with a side, garlic...More

Thank JoAnn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great! They do Onion Rings perfectly! Sandwiches were great and the staff were busy and fun yesterday! It’s a busy place that the workers were hustling - at 3:30 in the afternoon on a rainy Sunday... If someone could explain that carpet...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place started as a tiny restaurant/bar with the best Onion Rings anywhere. Soon people were lined up to get in. So Al Rupert, a jovial good guy, brought a much larger place, then DOUBLED it's size and opened other restaurants. All from the secret...More

Thank 761rickh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend and I met here for lunch before the busy tourist season. The food was very good and the service was too.

Thank willowpassion38
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in South Haven
Hotel Nichols
250 reviews
.16 km away
Old Harbor Inn
170 reviews
.18 km away
Baymont by Wyndham South Haven
611 reviews
2.11 km away
Hampton Inn South Haven
398 reviews
2.11 km away
Nearby Restaurants
682 reviews
.15 km away
477 reviews
.10 km away
Phoenix Street Cafe
346 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Haven Lighthouses
546 reviews
.47 km away
North Beach
83 reviews
.70 km away
Michigan Maritime Museum
208 reviews
.36 km away
Warner Vineyards
18 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
12 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Susan F | Property representative |
Yes, the staff is very helpful.
Morgan R
18 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing