A unique, full service restaurant and bar on the Morrison Channel of the St. Joe River – with a seat for you right on the water!

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Welcome to On The River Tavern

AHOY Fans of Summer, Flip-Flop Aficionados, Boaters,

Dinghy Captains, and Admirals of the High Seas


Summer is HERE!  Outdoor seating is available!

We are a unique, full service restaurant and bar on the Morrison Channel of the St Joseph River. With over 2,500 square feet deck over the river, there is no better setting right on the water in town. Featuring fresh food, cocktails, and 16 draft beers – including local and other craft selections – we’re sure to quench your thirst or fill a void in your afternoon or evening.  Our location next to the St. Joseph River Kayak & Canoe Livery and within walking distance to downtown St. Joseph and Silver Beach make On The River Tavern a destination to relax as the water and boaters drift on by.  Enjoy music that doesn’t compete with your conversation and service that’s friendly and prompt.  Please join us to unwind or carry on a conversation with friends – we’d love to see you On the River!

Hours as of June 2016:

Sunday – Thursday:  11 am – 1 am  (Kitchen closes @ 11:30 pm)

Friday – Saturday:     11 am – 2 am (Kitchen closes @ 1 am)

Manager Background

Meet our General Manager, Andrew Phillips. Andrew has a strong restaurant pedigree as his father and grandfather owned and operated “The Antique” Tavern on Chicago’s South Side. He brings six years of full-service restaurant experience working for a national chain. He strives for the “guest first” mentality and is focused on making you welcome and comfortable. Andrew strives to bring a local and family feel to On The River Tavern.