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The White House Bistro

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

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good!

Found this place during an afternoon stroll through Saugatuck. Pleasantly surprised. Delicious mussels---fresh and tasty. The seafood chowder was also good. The lobster roll was huge and delicious. Similar to one I had in Maine with the authentic "roll". The chicken gyro was also delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
CherylAH
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Homewood, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Horrible New Manager couldn't make a Manhattan to save his life ordered a pizza and had no idea what was on it!!!! Really...

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Bloomfield, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Really good food at great prices. The atmosphere was nice and this is one of the places that was open later. At the time that my husband and I went they even had a live band. I enjoyed it.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have been coming to Saugatuck/Douglas for years but have never tried this place. It's handy and cute from the outside. Very ordinary from the inside. Almost no one was there. I ordered the lobster roll ($18) which was not at all tasty. Others has hamburger. Perch. No one was thrilled. We won't be back.

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Homewood, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Found this place during an afternoon stroll through Saugatuck. Pleasantly surprised. Delicious mussels---fresh and tasty. The seafood chowder was also good. The lobster roll was huge and delicious. Similar to one I had in Maine with the authentic "roll". The chicken gyro was also delicious, as well as the side of Asian cole slaw. I would definitely go back here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great red wine. Great food. Great service. Kinda place you keep going back to, weekend after weekend. Plus it has live music. Doesn't get any better. Jason keeps the place running like a top.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friends of our's recommended this place and of all the many times we've dined in Saugatuck, this was our first time trying it. So glad we did. I ordered the Chicken Gyro and it was very good. Pita bread was wonderful, chicken done just right and the sauce! Oh the sauce! They didn't put enough on for my taste so... More 

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St Louis, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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