South Haven's Best Waterfront Restaurants for Shoreside Views

Once called "The Catskills of the Midwest," South Haven is a small port city at the mouth of the Black River in Lake Michigan. Its soft fine-sand beaches and recreational harbor make this distinctive Michigan beachtown attractive to regional tourists. If you happen to be one of those tourists, make it a point to stay in a homestyle South Haven bed and breakfast and try out these South Haven restaurants that offer the spectacular shoreside views.

Captain Lou's
278 Dyckman Avenue
South Haven, Michigan 49090
(269) 637-3965

One of the South Haven restaurants that doubles as a summer time party spot for locals and tourists alike, Captain Lou's features a front outdoor patio that has a wonderful view of Lake Michigan and its waterfront. Located under the drawbridge, it takes a quick walk from the downtown area to get there. They feature a casual dining menu with bar food and a beer selection that boasts of Bell's Oberon, a local Michigan beer. On some weekend nights, there's an entertaining band that plays top 40 and dance music that gets everyone on their feet. A favorable feature for history buffs: the Michigan Maritime Museum is conveniently located next door.

Idler Riverboat-Magnolia Grill
515 Williams Street
South Haven, Michigan 49090
(269) 637-8435