Top Outdoor Dining Spots in South Haven MI

South Haven, located between Lake Michigan and the Black River, is a quaint beach town with a beautiful harbor, walkable downtown, and artsy vibe. Located just 30 minutes from Castle in the Country, you’ll love the local shops and harbor views. When hunger or thirst strikes, visit one of these top outdoor dining spots in South Haven, MI.


Open daily, Taste is a creative restaurant with delicious options thanks to Chef Joel. Savor the flavor as he takes traditional dishes and adds a culinary twist for the ultimate dining experience. In addition to an extensive list of delectable small plate options for sharing, the menu features soup, salads, sides, sandwiches, and sweets. Order a hand-crafted martini or cocktail – also offered to-go! Call for reservations.

Location: 402 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Tel: 269-637-0010


Located in an historic building from the 1800s, Clementine’s has long been a popular dining spot for both residents and visitors. In fact, some of their traditional favorites include French onion soup, Clem’s Homemade Onion Rings (served on a stack), and fried lake perch. Choose from a menu of other great options: munchies, soup, fields of greens, hen house, lighthouse, grill crazy, fish market, oodles of noodles, and burger bunch. Open daily. No reservations.

Location: 500 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Tel: 269-637-4755

Cafe Julia

Cafe Julia serves up sandwiches, soups, and salads, immune-boosting smoothies, a variety of coffee drinks, and delicious desserts. Order lunch and savor every sip and bite on the cozy deck.

Location: 561 Huron St, South Haven, MI 49090
Tel: 269-639-7988

Su Casa Restaurante

Featuring a seasonal menu of Mexican cuisine made with fresh ingredients, Su Casa is a must-try dining spot. Choose from fresh, made-to-order guacamole, chips and salsas, tacos, soups, burritos, fajitas, and more. What’s more, they offer vegetarian options. Plus, you will find an extensive array of quality Tequilas, unique margaritas, locally crafted beers, and specialty cocktails. Enjoy this delicious experience on the sundeck overlooking the Black River.

Location: 206 Center St, South Haven, MI 49090
Tel: 269-767-7493

More Outdoor Dining Options in Southwest Michigan

We’ve created more lists with our chosen dining spots in the surrounding lakeside towns.


Located in Allegan, Michigan, is our Castle in the Country bed and breakfast. Our guest couples return again and again for the ultimate romantic getaway, which often includes dinner out at one of these top outdoor dining spots in South Haven, MI. So, browse our guest rooms and suites and start planning your next couple’s escape. Our innkeepers and staff are on hand to answer any questions, make recommendations, and help you plan your stay down to the smallest detail. Book now, and escape to the extraordinary!