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Monroe's Cafe-Grill

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302 Culver, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-857-1242
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Older restaurant looks new!

I stumbled onto this little café after looking for a nearby restaurant that had recently been sold. I checked out the menu and decided to stay and give it a try. It was at an odd time of day, so was nice and quiet and I had a chance to chat with the servers and learn more about their café.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Michigan
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I stumbled onto this little café after looking for a nearby restaurant that had recently been sold. I checked out the menu and decided to stay and give it a try. It was at an odd time of day, so was nice and quiet and I had a chance to chat with the servers and learn more about their café.... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had breakfast here our first day in the Saugatuck area. VERY good food. The French Toast with Custard Sauce was to die for. The rest of the family had egg breakfasts and loved it. The service was quick, the staff friendly and we had no complaints! It was one of the few restaurants open early for breakfast in the... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food was good and served fast but expensive with very small portions and the server I had was anything but friendly. I ate outside and there were 2. The server with the black hair seemed to be extremely friendly to her customers sitting next to me but the blond server I had was very curt. I didn't finish my... More 

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London
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Saugatuck is a very attractive lake-side town. We were staying in a rental nearby and were looking for a place that served breakfast/lunch. One of the locals in a shop recommended Monroe's as my girls were looking for pancakes. This place has a lovely feel to it. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff and the owner was cheerful with a good... More 

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Lansing, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have spent the afternoon having a good lunch and our favorite drinks inside this cafe-grill. It is located in the center of the business district, and a very nice relaxing place to visit.

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Saline, Michigan
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It was 1 p.m. and I had not had breakfast. Monroe’s was the first restaurant I came to that advertised breakfast all-day. I took a pass on the heat of outside, the view of the water and passing human parade which is Saugatuck. French toast with a nice sauce that was not obnoxious and coffee. The French toast was excellent... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is an old-fashioned restaurant with a Marilyn Monroe motif. We went there for brunch/lunch, and had a great omelet and changed the potatoes to sweet potato fries- great combo!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've eaten here just about every time I visit Saugatuck which is always 2-3 times during the Summer. To be honest, I've always ordered the same thing…a Maurice salad as you can't find that item on many restaurant menu's these days. Lots of ham and cheese on it, dressing is wonderful and service is good. Try to get a table... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place has a beautiful view of the water. The service is a tad slow but the food makes up for it. There is a wide selection of breakfast foods. Eggs Benedict is a speciality here. Pancakes are good. The coffee is average and not in inline with the high quality of the food. Would certainly eat here again.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a very nice lunch on the patio. We had just arrived in town and couldn't check into our condo yet. We had our dog but couldn't find any dog friendly places! Being from Chicago -- you can take your dog almost anywhere! We found Monroe's and were very pleased. We had a taco salad and veggie potpie. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 Culver, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: 269-857-1242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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