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Plank's Tavern, Saint Joseph, MI

Plank's Tavern

4.5
4.5
890 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Plank's Tavern on the Water is on one of the oldest harbors in the Great lakes.
Its approachable modern menu, home-style seating, and waterfront location takes inspiration from the place it's in, the people who live here, and the past it comes from. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, outdoor seating is available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved through Open Table, although every effort will be made to accommodate your seating preferences.

Join us in a place where everyone is welcomed!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 408-9108

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Elton Mann

  • Catering

    Please contact us directly.

  • Private party contact

    Anthony Orlando: (269) 408-9103

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Joseph

  • Cross street

    M-63

  • Parking details

    Free hotel parking lot at The Inn at Harbor Shores.

  • Entertainment

    Live music - call to verify dates & times

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 890 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LB

    LauraB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We arrived early to our reservation and waited to be seated outside. Worth the wait as the weather was lovely. Fried fish was very good. Black bean burger was a little dry and could have benefitted from additional sauce on the side, which would have also been great for dipping fries. Service was very slow all evening- ordering, waiting for food, waiting for check, waiting for credit card to be taken and waiting for it to be brought back. Whole dinner for 2 took 1 hr 40 minutes.
  2. H

    Hugh

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always great food! Service is usually attentive even after the pandemic, so it was noticeably “off” last night.
  3. VL

    VivianL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great relaxing setting by the water. Good drinks. Great service. Nice variety of choices
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Plank’s Tavern in our sights for awhile, so we finally made it. We had a awesome time and the food was absolutely delicious.
  5. ME

    MediaEyes

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with great service and delicious food!
  6. SG

    SusanG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. We sat outside and the view was great!
  7. L

    Lynn

    Fort Lauderdale

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Very busy weekday evening- servers seemed to all be working hard but covering so many tables it was hard for them to follow up, etc Burgers were ordered medium rare but we’re well done
  8. L

    Larry

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal with friends. Our server was excellent. Thank you.
  9. GW

    GreteW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entire meal was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive. There were four of us and everyone loved the food!!
  10. AK

    AlexK

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came there for after-dinner drinks and then next day for breakfast. After-dinner drinks were interesting - they have them pre-made (so, bartender was not mixing, but just pouring our old-fashioneds from the large barrel, and Cosmo from a bottle - which made them predictably below expected, generic and artificial). Next morning breakfast was tasty, but nothing that would stick out of most other breakfast places around, plus generic, pre-mixed, bloody marry... Would recommend the outside sitting, but for food and drinks - not so sure.
  11. JA

    JABB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food is okay. I expected more for the price, but you have a nice riverside view.
  12. PH

    PHILIPZ

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    The service from KAYLA was awesome ! I made these reservations months ago and the hostess was not accommodating at ALL no seating outside give me a break I guarantee I made my reservations well before any of them and she refused to give us a table outside !!!!!!!!!!!! Not happy eating inside Not freindly No smile
  13. MT

    MariaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good, pricey and not a lot of affordable options. We loved the view and the atmosphere.
  14. F

    Frequentdiner

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to Plank’s Tavern. We were pleasantly surprised. It was a Friday evening and we could not figure out why the place was so quiet and under-visited. The food and service by Hanna was excellent. We had the ribs and the smoked chicken tacos. We had the Brussels sprouts as a side. They were one of the best versions of fried sprouts we have had -anywhere. The addition of almonds to the dish made the dish different and flavorful. We ended up visiting again the next day for brunch. That too was wonderful. We had Hanna again as our server. We hope to visit again when we are in the area. Well worth the visit.
  15. JC

    JoeC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor setting combined with excellent food and service (Hannah)! Really enjoyed ourselves!
  16. SM

    SnjezM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Our hostess forgot about us. We didn’t get sited for 30 min after we checked in. Half of our food was served cold. We’ve been here several times but won’t be returning.
  17. c

    conormc

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Plank's and dine here a few times a year. The only issue this time around was my gimlet wasn't very good. It was served in a warm glass which warmed up the drink quickly. However, they were slammed and short staffed on a busy holiday weekend and they did an amazing job recovering from that one small error. Everything else (including every other drink) was great. Finally, those crab rangoon mozzarella sticks wowed all five of us at the table that night. That's a must try dish!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. We sat on the patio. Lovely experience. Would definitely recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous brunch spot!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great menu and vibe.
  21. CA

    CathyA

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice setting, lovely people, do not go there when a group there, impossibly loud. We left
  22. BZ

    BellaZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food is OK, portions are small. Service is just OK, not very great.
  23. B

    Buccos815

    Indiana

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A slightly above-average hotel restaurant, it was fine but I will not hurry back.
  24. a

    abbig

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Great food. Service was horrible. When our server did come to our table you couldn’t hear her. Our server I think just forgot about us. We had to go to the bar to get our bill. I know finding staff is very hard and would like to try them again at some point.
  25. W

    Wino

    Grand Rapids

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu and wine list were great!! Always nice to see new menu items. Thank you!
  26. CP

    CPCP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was great. I think his name was Donovan.
  27. RK

    RobertK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was the first time we ate at Plank's Tavern and we were quite pleased with the experience. Our waitress was exceptional. I only wish that I could remember her name. The food was of the highest quality and served in an appealing manner.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    They have the best pretzel of anywhere I’ve eaten. Great ambiance.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A night out w family - 3 generations! Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere! We can’t wait to eat outside w the water view this summer.
  30. H

    Hugh

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Joe for excellent service and another great visit!
  31. AW

    AdamW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to try out the new items on the menu, they were fantastic. Can’t wait to dine there again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't go wrong here, food is always good. Long islands are a must have! Ribs, burgers, wings!!
  33. DW

    DeannaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Waitress was fantastic. Will go back when in the area.
  34. W

    Wino

    Grand Rapids

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorites when in town! Atmosphere and service were amazing.
  35. JC

    JenniferC

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    They never mentioned the note I had in the reservation about celebrating a birthday nor did they seat us by a window as we had requested in the reservation made several weeks prior
  36. L

    Lynn

    Fort Lauderdale

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The drinks were good and the Humboldt Fog cheese appetizer was very tasty. The potato leek soup was too gluey and not really edible; however, the beef vegetable soup was good. We also enjoyed the pretzel but felt the dips could be improved upon.
  37. RS

    RandallS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Duck roasted precisely to order and scallops perfectly seared. Our server provided a perfectly balanced level of attention.
  38. BT

    BrittanyT

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff, great food, perfect drinks! Can’t wait to come again
  39. MF

    MargaretF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plank is one of my favorite places for Brunch/ Breakfast. The food and service are alway wonderful!
  40. ND

    NDP17

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A nice place for dinner and fellowship.

FAQs

Plank's Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 408-9108.

Plank's Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 890 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Plank's Tavern

800 Whitwam Drive Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    M-63

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Joseph

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free hotel parking lot at The Inn at Harbor Shores.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Elton Mann

  • Entertainment

    Live music - call to verify dates & times

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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