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Phil's Bar & Grille

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215 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
+1 269-857-1555
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 318
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good eats!

Phil's is a great place to go for lunch or dinner or if you just want an appetizer and drinks. I have never had a bad meal there. Only wish there was room for entertainment, but it is strictly for dining or hanging out for the afternoon/evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Michigan
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Phil's is a great place to go for lunch or dinner or if you just want an appetizer and drinks. I have never had a bad meal there. Only wish there was room for entertainment, but it is strictly for dining or hanging out for the afternoon/evening.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is a wait for a reason. This place is constantly a good bet. Their menu has a wide variety, and we have not had a bad meal here. This time we had the gumbo (great), ribs (REALLY great) and broasted chicken (great taste and great value). We don't like the wings appetizer, too much sauce, but the broasted chicken... More 

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Dearborn, MI
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and fun place. I thought the prices were very reasonable compared to many restaurants we passed by until settling in here. The sake seared scallops were excellent and I was so very pleased with the Nutty salad, simple, fresh, delicious!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Checked it out due to the fantastic Yelp reviews. Hour and a half wait....very popular place. Got a seat at the bar, so ate there. Good service. We both got the broasted chicken (ie fried chicken). I thought it was fair, but my partner thought it was good. Not really worth the wait, given all the other great nearby restaurants,... More 

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Oregon, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Homey bar and grill with very good food. You have to get the whole wing app. , crunch out and moist in. The food is pub fare with some twists with great service and cold beer. The location of the restrooms is rather odd but not annoying. Outside patio if preferred.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We were quoted a 1:10 minute wait on Saturday evening around 6:30. We put our names in and went shopping. When we came back, they were quoting 1:40! The hostess was great about trying to slide people in their preferred seating when they got to the top of the list (not causing any undue waits). Our food was worth the... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Phil's was recommended by the owners of Hidden Garden Cottages and Suites. We really enjoyed the atmosphere inside this small restaurant. They had a wide variety of food available and had a gluten sensitive menu. The food was very good.

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Napoleon, Ohio
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had to wait 30 minutes but it was worth the wait. We sat on the patio which was quaint. Our server was nice and efficient. Calamari was pretty good. For my entrée I ordered filet mignon on buttery grits. It was fabulous ! One of the best filet dishes that I have ever eaten. I want to return next... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Looking at the front of this place we didn't really know why it would be rated the second best restaurant in town, but inside it is cozy and the staff is super friendly. Most importantly the food is very good. This is probably the first time I've ever seen Harissa listed as an ingredient in a menu that I expected... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I ate here for lunch on a recent trip to Saugatuck. We were lucky to get one of the few outside table available. We ate 2 different salads, and they were very good, though the lobster salad was skimpy on lobster, for the price charged. Service was great and it's a fun place to eat. Would eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-1555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?