Salt of the Earth is a farm to table restaurant in the middle of….Fennville, Michigan. A rustic American restaurant, it’s in the heart of a very small downtown area. Driving in, you’ll pass orchards and vineyards–which the town is known for. Salt of the Earth is popular with foodies because it’s off the beaten path, requires a little work to get to, and the restaurant uses local ingredients allowing the menu to change often.
Salt of the Earth has a very spartan dining room. While the restaurant has a bar and dining tables the most impressive area is its stage. I realize that this isn’t exactly answering the, “what-does-it-look-like” question, but I think it’s worth noting that while the decor is minimal, the restaurant is known in the acoustic music community, and considered a premier listening room by local, regional, and national touring musicians. The restaurant features weekly house concerts, and diners might consider checking the calendar and dining during a performance. The restaurant offers full dinner and bar service throughout its performances.
Essentially, that’s a passive aggressive way of saying, if you’re going for the white table-cloth experience, this is not the place. However, you could find your way to Fennville and enjoy great dinner and enhance with ambiance with a high quality concert!
As mentioned, the restaurant prides itself in serving locally sourced foods. Everything is made in-house: the ketchup, mustard and mayo. The chef also cures his own meats, and these pair well with the mix of local beers and wines on the menu.
We enjoyed the Garlic soup, pork both, scallops, brussle sprouts, pork shoulder and of course, the french fries!
A collage of everything we ate can be found here, on Foodspotting.
Before driving to Fennville, note that the restaurant is only open for dinner and opens at 5 pm.
Reservations are only accepted for parties of 6+.
address + phone number.
Salt of the Earth
114 East Main Street
Fennville, MI 49408
Phone: (269) 561-7258