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Mermaid Bar and Grille

340 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269 857-8208
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Ranked #19 of 50 restaurants in Saugatuck
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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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Always a great experience. I love the outside seating. Order the smoked white fish spread app. It is fabulous.

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Loveland, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited on the 4th of July this year. We made a reservation a few days ahead and were seated within minutes of arriving. The host was very helpful and told us where and when to plan to view the fireworks. I had the Chicken Sicilian pasta - I thought it was unique and flavorful and absolutely loved every bite!... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited this restaurant 3 times in our 4 days in saugatuck. They offer a lovely wife range of foods including some healthy options and it all tastes great and fresh. And most excitingly they offer healthy choices on the kids menu too, which is a rarity! The service is great and attentive and the setting is glorious.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Had the coconut shrimp and white fish patè. Shrimp was small but good. $10. White fish patè was very good. $10. I had fish tacos, 1/2 order is two tacos. Delicious. $13. Wife had French dip. Good but a little spicy. Drinks $5.50 each. The crow the staff and the atmosphere all good. Had fun even in the rain. Can... More

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Chicago
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I enjoy eating outside on the river for lunch whenever I'm in Saugatuck in the summer. If you arrive early, usually you can be seated quickly. This was not so true on July 5th, when 11:45 a.m. was not early enough. They have a nice choice of salads and sandwiches, and as I love sweet potato fries, those are always... More

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I were in Saugatuck for a long weekend and stopped in to the Mermaid for lunch. The wine list was more than plentiful. Sitting outside along the bank of the river is really nice as the boats go by and you get to wave at everyone. What especially impressed me though was the freshness of the ingredients... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was at the Mermaid with friends on 6/22/14 for a quick lunch before I left Saugatuck. It was a beautiful summer day and we were enjoying the outdoor patio along the Kalamazoo River. It was so relaxing to sit in the open air and watch the boats casually sail by. The food was very good but it is the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate here recently when we were on vacation in the South Haven/Saugatuck area. We called ahead and didn't have to wait long to be seated (they don't take reservations, but they will allow you to put your name in). This restaurant is located in a prime spot, right along the channel. There is lots of people watching to do... More

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evanston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We sat outside and gave the server our order, and my husband also had a beer. She was friendly, but it was all downhill from there. It became chilly and cloudy so we asked the host to seat us inside, we had already been sitting there waiting for our lunch, for 45 minutes and were looking for the waitress to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice atmosphere a lil over priced. Seafood is not fresh. Mermaid burger was good. Sweet potato fries were good. Sitting out in the deck was nice watching the boats go by was nice till we got rain.

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