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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food - Iffy Schedule

We enjoyed killer appetizers there on Sunday before taking the Sunset cruise on the lake. We were told by our server there was a 'late' night menu until 1:30 am or 2am. So we ate light and came back when the boat docked at 10pm to eat a late dinner. NOPE. The server wasn't wrong - they just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Helen D
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Lafayette, Indiana
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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St Louis, MO
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great crab cakes but the fillet mignon with fingerling potatoes was pretty tasteless. Renee our waitress was friendly and took good care of us. For $91.00, the meal was a big disappointment.

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Douglas, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The 1st time we ordered from the White House Bistro, we ordered the fried shrimp and a Lobster Roll, and it was the best Lobster Roll that we had ever had in this area. The side dish of veggies were also excellent. The only other place that the Lobster Roll was equal was Shaws Seafood in the Loop in chicago... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Didn't look like much from the outside, but wow, inside was amazing and food fantastic! Local micro brews was the cherry on the top.

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Lafayette, Indiana
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We enjoyed killer appetizers there on Sunday before taking the Sunset cruise on the lake. We were told by our server there was a 'late' night menu until 1:30 am or 2am. So we ate light and came back when the boat docked at 10pm to eat a late dinner. NOPE. The server wasn't wrong - they just decided to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Probably the worst restaurant we've been to in Saugatuck. We waited for 50 minutes after placing our orders, and finally had to get everything to go as we had to leave, and this was after asking our server to expedite the order as much as possible since we were in a hurry, I can't imagine how long a normal order... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

While my wife ordered the burger and it was great, I ordered the grilled chicken gyro and found it to be sub-par. I expected grilled chicken breast like most grilled chicken gyros, but this was thigh meat trimmings...chewy, tendon-filled thigh meat trimmings (and not close to being grilled). When I could not bite through it the first piece, I took... More 

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Douglas, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great service and terrific food! A nice alternative to the usual hamburger/chicken tender/fish taco Saugatuck scene, and very reasonably priced. This will definitely become a regular stop for me!

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place was recommended by an employee at a local spa. I am so glad I asked! The service was very warm and the food was incredible and very reasonably priced.

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new orleans, louisiana
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Walked over to the White House Restaurant in Saugatuck, Mi on a recommendation and was very pleasantly surprised. Food was very good and the service was exceptional. Eating solo during dinner time sometimes can be awkward however the PM manager made me feel like I was the only one in the restaurant ! I recommend the Short Ribs and/or the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went to White House on a Friday night while visiting Saugatuck with friends. Surprisingly, they were not very busy and we were seated immediately. Initially, we were not sure if we were at the right place because it seemed very informal. When we looked at the menu online we were expecting something much more formal. The place is very... More 

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Additional Information about The White House Bistro

Address: 149 Griffith St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
Phone Number: (269) 857-3240
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?