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The White House Bistro

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149 Griffith St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
(269) 857-3240
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yum!

Our waiter, Juan was great. Started with Chickpea fritters with short ribs. Had the pork tenderloin called the corruption and the jimmy carter chicken with coconut curry sauce. Both were amazing! As was dessert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
318 reviews 318 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have had plastic fast food restaurant utensils better than we got here. The fork felt like it would bend if I put too much on it? I looked and saw they were Sysco brand, the food wholesaler. Come on this e Really cheapens your place. The environment reminded us of a Captain D's. I did not finish the crab... More 

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Quincy, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great food and drink. Very reasonabley priced and right next door to The Newnham SunCatcher Inn! Nice menu and service was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I'm definately a repeat customer but I was floored this year when I saw the new menu. The White House Bistro 2015 style is mouth watering wonderful seafood. The mix of flavors just 😍😍😍😍. That aside the reason I always come back is the staff. I'm hooked on the hospitality. Crab Cakes didn't miss a beat and the Airline Chicken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Super friendly wait staff and delicious food. Varied menu. All super. We come here now every time we are in Saugatuck.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our waiter, Juan was great. Started with Chickpea fritters with short ribs. Had the pork tenderloin called the corruption and the jimmy carter chicken with coconut curry sauce. Both were amazing! As was dessert.

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PORTAGE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I were greeted by a friendly man who gave us the choice to sit in or out. We sat on the patio as the sun was going down. Our server recommended rum punch. We both loved ours--they were perfect, especially for our one night getaway sans kiddos. We were both very impressed by the plantain app. Lots... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Menu is small but well done with chocice for everyone,Foodies stop here. From Pork to seafood they did it well.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's always fun when the weather is good and you can sit outside to watch the world go by. Food was consistent - not fancy, but certainly filling. Service was very friendly.

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St Clair Shores
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very good. The menu is small but that means quality. Our waitress was able to tell us about every item and the daily special which WAS actually quite special. The tomato soup was one of the best I've ever had. And the LBJ lobster sandwich is inventive and I recomend it.

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Langenhagen, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We by chance came upon Saugatuck after visiting Holland, MI. Our family with children 8 and 11 spent the day wandering the streets, docks and climbing up to Mt Baldhead. After much walking and exploring we were tired and hungry. This welcome funky oasis was family friendly with fast service and great food. It was eclectic with variations on flavors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 Griffith St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: (269) 857-3240

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?