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Phil's Bar & Grille

215 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
+1 269-857-1555
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Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $26
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few places in Saugatuck that actually still care about service. From start to finish, I've had good experiences. Try the soup here. It's excellent, and possibly even homemade. Actually, everything that I've had here is good.

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful little bar that was recommended. Waited almost 20 minutes but it is a small venue. ordered the perch dinner--came with smashed redskins and veggie. Hugh portion of perch, veggies were buttered and good, smashed potatoes were a little dry--could have used some butter or something on them. great service and nice atmosphere--nice art work on the walls.

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Marion, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My take on Phil's is 50/50.. The tight, crammed quarters are good for a drink on the town with a loud, lively atmosphere. However, not good for a family visit. Our party was split on the food selection as the fish tacos did not live up to prior recommendations.. I got the ahi tuna tacos and fellow diners got the... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We like Phil's, don't get me wrong, but everyone else seems to love it to the point of waiting LONG times to get any service. It suffers a bit as the "to go" place in downtown Saug. The beer selection really needs to improve - in this day and age, and especially in Michigan - and while the menu never... More

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Phil's is a must when you're in Saugatuck! Everything they have on the menu is amazing. Best Memosas in town for a late Sunday!

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Palos Heights
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great takes on various trendy foods in a bar that is a favorite of the locals. Friendly servers and large portions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After visiting Saugatuck for years while vacationing in nearby South Haven, this year we finally broke our well-established restaurant habits (Marro's, Butler, etc.) to try Phil's. It was well worth the try! We sat outside, which is a great and less crowded atmosphere than the indoor area. Our server was helpful and fun, as were the diners sitting around us... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food here is totally fine. The service was good. It gets packed around 5:30-6, but we didn't think it was the absolute best place in town to eat. Adequate, but not amazing.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Don't judge a book by it's cover in this instance. The casual, bar feel of this restaurant had set an certain expectation on our part. We were pleasantly surprised to be presented with a gorgeous plate of walleye that resembled a preparation from an upscale restaurant. Good service and wonderfully delicious food!

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you live in the Saugatuck, MI area you know what a great place this is. Even in the dead of winter when tourists are absent, Phil's is still packed for lunch. Very good food - pick anything on the menu - you cannot go wrong. Great wait staff. What more can you ask for?

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