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Plank's Tavern

4.7
266 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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. It's about our American food and drink, the abundance of our agriculture, the beauty of our land and water and our spirit of community and hospitality. The 76 seats in the main dining room are complimented with an additional 88 waterside seats on Plank’s covered porch.

Join us in a place where everyone is welcomed.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Sunday 7AM-11AM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4-10pm

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Phone number
(269) 408-9108
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Elton Mann
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Catering
Please contact us directly.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
M-63
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Parking details
Free hotel parking lot at The Inn at Harbor Shores.
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Entertainment
Live music - call to verify dates & times
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Special events & promotions
Space for up to 300 people
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 266 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.3
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place does not disappoint. Excellent food. Great presentation. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere conducive for conversation. Enjoy every time I have been there.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The staff(Paul and our server Brian) were very attentive. Paul was so welcoming and truly cares that everyone who comes to dine gets the quality service and top notch food. Hats off to Planks.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We did a birthday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

What a wonderful treat. All of our food was superb, our waitstaff was pleasant & helpful. This was such a good experience!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great shrimp and grits.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful anniversary dinner here at this inn’s restaurant; staff were kind, generous, and accommodating and our meals and drinks were spectacular. Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Birthday brunch

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Loved the halibut, my husband had the sea bass, both were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Thanks Jen!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Jen was phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a nice breakfast on a busy Sunday. It was a beautiful day looking out over the St. Joseph river.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We absolutely love Planks! The food is amazing...great tasting and beautiful, too. Paul and Anthony are so attentive to everyone dining there. We go there in every season...being out at the Tiki Bar is so nice....It's our top choice for dining in this area!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great place to have dinner when visiting Benton Harbor!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent quality and value. Not fond of the main dining room but the pub area is nice - especially during the winter months with the nice fireplace.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and drinks were excellent and the atmosphere was great. We really enjoyed are tome there. Will defiantly stop again when we're in town.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Warm and inviting dining environment with friendly and timely servers. The menu is outstanding while the specials were truly special. The managers Anthony and Paul make a point of visiting each table to ensure your dining experience is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Unlike anything in the area! Fresh, innovative and amazing flavors! They have it all!

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food but definitely overpriced.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The have a fantastic brunch! Excellent bloody Mary's and chicken and biscuits!

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2017

The menu items had changed, but the chicken pesto pizza was delicious. We had a great time. The serve was very good.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

We stumbled upon this place on our way back to Michigan from Indiana on New Years and couldn't wait to come back on our way back to visit family in Indiana for Thanksgiving. The food is great, the hotel is wonderful and the pool and hot tub are perfect! We especially love the food! Our kids order the wood fired pizza instead of kids pizza and it's dynamite. The tuna wonton tacos are a favorite. Never disappoints. It's a highlight of our family trips each year!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious food. I had a unique salad called quinoa and kale salad (which honestly sounded boring albeit nutritious) which was the most delicious salad I’ve ever had. Also the fries are outstanding! It was a birthday of my friend and he was sung to as well as brought a piece of this outstanding cheesecake. This was not a cheesy birthday celebration but one of class. There was a sparkler and the cheesecake was served on a beautiful wooden plank in the shape of Michigan.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We decided to try Plank’s because of good reviews and the reviews were accurate. Great menu and excellent food. Sunday buffet is also available with an omelette station and other fresh choices.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food, good seating arrangements, and great service.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service. I love the menu and variety of choices. One of our favorite restaurants in teh area. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and friendly service. The Lobster Mac and Cheese was amazing. The martinis are delightful. While the restaurant seems exposed to the hotel lobby, once inside you don't notice. The atmosphere is cozy and very pleasant.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We went to The Plank for a bachelorette dinner. The food was good, the service was better. Everyone enjoyed the evening but the food was a bit pricey. Our table had no views except for the TV.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

One of the best brunch meals I have ever had. All four of us were very satisfied.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Great view of the lake. The beet salad was very small and the avocado toast came
With bacon which it did not List in the menu. Overall just okay food.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was good, great desserts. Service was good. Nice location, but nothing moved the needle toward exceptional.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Plank's Tavern was absolutely lovely! We were there for Sunday brunch - we ordered off the menu vs taking part in the brunch options. We found the menu to be fantastic and in fact all of us commented that it might have been one of the best breakfasts any of us had ever had! They have outdoor seating which was also very nice. I highly recommend Plank's and will return for dinner soon.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great housemade black bean burger!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

We came to Planks Tavern to celebrate my cousin's 18th birthday and unbeknownst to him Paul came out with a cheesecake singing happy birthday. I can't say enough about how amazing the people are, the food and the atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

First time there. The food was great, service great. Highly recommend for comfortable dinning.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We booked a room in the hotel last-minute due to a change in weekend plans, and decided to eat here, as it was convienient and the menu had some gluten-free options. The tavern wasn't busy, and a table outside would have been nicer, but none were available. However, the atmosphere was nice, the service very good, the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Very nice patio seating area and food was very good

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Waitress didnt remove our salad bread or dinner dishes even after she gave us take home boxes. I put the playes on anothet table

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Very good food and Very large flat bread.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

We were quite pleasantly surprised at our experience at Plank's. The menu was quite interesting and the food was very good. We sat outside, so the noise level was quite tolerable, plus it was a very pleasant viewl

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was good. Service was ok, biggest problem was length of time to get our food. Seems like it took forever. Apps came out quick but dinner was super slow. We drank a lot passing the time but still, could have been much faster.

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