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Mermaid Bar and Grille

340 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269 857-8208
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Ranked #20 of 49 restaurants in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The good news is that the deck is a very pleasant place to dine on a warm autumn evening. Service was good. The food was nothing to write home about. We had been told they were the place in town for fresh seafood--now I wonder if the person that gave us that fact was confused about what town we were... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

During our holiday in USA this September, my wife and I ahd the good fortune to be in Saugatuck for a one night stay. The afternoon we arrived found us very hungry after a long drive from Chicago. This little eatery we found whilst walking along the water front and it was humming. On the strength of what we saw... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I had a $14.00 French dip that was fatty and over microwaved (I was unable to eat it) our waitress never came back to check to on us till she brought the bill. She offered to bring me something else but everyone was done eating. What a shame a restaurant with that location has such poor food and service.....I will... More

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Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We were told 15 min wait but kept waiting and waiting 40+ min while noticing ppl getting seated arriving way after us. We inquired with the host who told us in a snobby and matter- of- fact tone that they work off another list for reservations as well. Her tone was not apologetic nor customer friendly. Guess due to location... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The food for the four of us was all really good. We all had salad (missing our veggies and in need of something fresh and tasty). The service was good and we sat outside along the jetty. Just one downside was the noise of the air conditioning or extractor fan which was loud outside, but we were right below it,... More

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Cincinnati
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Enjoyed sitting outside by the water. It was a beautiful evening. Even though the restaurant was crowded we did not feel rushed by the wait staff. Food was very good, along with the service. Probably a little higher priced considering the location, but we felt it was worth it. We would visit again if we are in the Saugatuck area... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Enjoyed an end of summer dinner at their outdoor dining area. Wide menu selection with wonderful choices of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, seafood, pastas, and meats. My favorite is the seared tuna served with salad, jasmine rice and vegetables. My husband likes the ribs, and our friends had the planked Whitefish and Pasta with Shrimp. Entree portions are generous, fresh and... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I am upset as my sandwich was terrible, but I will not let that color the entire review. The service in this dockside place is good, the ambiance is OK, the value is OK. Just NEVER order the French Dip sandwich. It was tough, fatty, and overly salty. they put no effort into making this dish. The sweet potato fries... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

If you want to sit by the water and watch the boats this is the place. The food was very good. Especially the chicken letttuce wraps.

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Haslett, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

After some shopping decided to stop in for a drink. After watching the bartender pour vodka into his Monster that he was drinking while eating his salad at the bar while he was working, we noticed a group of 8 come in and hi five both bartenders. This got our attention and we watched them give the whole party free... More

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