About Plank's Tavern
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.
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Contemporary American, American
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music - call to verify dates & times
Free hotel parking lot at The Inn at Harbor Shores.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Space for up to 300 people
Plank's Tavern Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
We had and outstanding meal and dining experience. We enjoy sitting outside having a nice relaxed evening and enjoyed the cocktails-great Citrusy Sangria, the mussels appetizer, a wonderful flatbread, and great 1/2 rib rack that was tasty and fell off the bone. The flavors of everything were outstanding. The service (Jamie)-great and Anthony (one of the managers) provided wonderful customer service and interaction with all the restaurant guests.
We went to Sunday brunch and the chef that made my omelette was friendly and professional. Food was good and enjoyed eating on the porch. A little disappointed on our server. We had to ask for our water to be filled by another server but I would definitely come back.
Overall the food was great. My husband & I were celebrating our anniversary. Sunday brunch was delicious and plentiful. Worth the value, however the wait staff were constantly at the table. Like every 3-4 minutes, we couldn't enjoy breakfast or have a conversation there was constantly someone there... Super annoying. The view was beautiful on the patio. It was quiet and relaxing. Overall I would recommend
As a local, I had been to Planks a few times in the past and had terrible experiences....vowing never to go back but I'm glad that I have been back. The food quality and service have gone from down right aweful to quite good. The managers are attentive and the wait staff are professional and know the menu well. They have a fantastic beer selection comprised of local/regional craft brews including several IPAs.
The outdoor dining overlooking the river is great and the addition of live music a few nights per week is awesome.
I'm a local boater so I think it would be really cool if they would create tie up space along the wall so as to be able to grab lunch or dinner via boat or even do call ahead ordering so you could dock, grab food and go.
Planks has come a long way in the past year so if you haven't been back ina while, you should give it a try.
On 8/13/17 our party of 4 sat down for dinner in a relatively empty dining room . After 10 minutes of not having a waitress come to serve us, we asked the couple in the adjacent seats how long they had been there without service - answer : 20 minutes. After 10 more minutes of waiting, we (and the other couple) left. Note that we wouldn't have reviewed the restaurant except that they changed our status to "cancelled" thus not allowing us to comment. We decided that the restaurant took their action to protect their Open Table rating, so we called Open Table to have them reinstate our ability to comment. We were looking forward to dinner there and unfortunately we can't comment on the food or value.
Overall great experience. The place is beautiful on the water so ask to sit outside. The food was ok but nothing special. The fried of the kids meals were delicious with spices but not really for kids. Overall it was a nice night out with kids. The food came very fast and the manager came to ask if everything was ok. I would return for sure.
The food was delicious. The Plank salad was crisp, fresh, and tasty. The trout was perfectly cooked and flavorful. There was too much oil on the plate, but we avoided it. The service was efficient and enthusiastic; maybe too enthusiastic. We enjoyed the meal, and we will return.
The restaurant had a great vibe and beautiful view. The deck was busy, but the inside wasn't. They seated us right by the busy door, by the hostess stand, which was odd because there were plenty of nicer places to sit. The waiter was nice, but forgot to put in our appetizer so we never got that. My martini was great, but the other three guests got some sort of berry mojito that was terrible. One guest sent theirs back and got something different. Two of us had the medallions and they were terrific. One got tacos and they were ok, and our other guest got the pork and she couldn't even eat it. They did give us a piece of cake for our anniversary but overall it wasn't the best experience. We wanted to love it. Our table bill (between two checks, 4 people) was over $200. I would have expected better.
We had reservations, for my husband's birthday. Dinner was on the patio. The setting was lovely. I had the chicken taco's and my husband had the ribs, both were very tasty.
The manager, stopped by our table, and I mentioned we were celebrating, my husband's birthday, he let him choose a dessert. This is a special place!!! I do recommend this restaurant!
Went for breakfast on a Friday. While the service was great. They had a fairly limited menu and were warned by the waitress that they were out of pancakes. Honestly, I understand running out of things but a hotel restaurant running out something shelf stable like pancakes is CRAZY! Overall great service, food was good. We'll return.
We went on a Sunday, expecting to hear the live music that was advertised, so we were disappointed when there was none. However, the food was good and the servers were friendly. If staying st The Inn at Harbor Shores again I would definitely go back, simply for the convenience.
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