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Thirsty Perch Grill

123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
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Ranked #30 of 60 Restaurants in South Haven
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

The Thirsty Perch is amazing to say the least amazing food all made fresh! Beer on tap a twist from Paw Paw with there Bronco Brown! Best plates I would have to say the lobster mac n cheese and the White Fish Natalie so named after the owner Dave's wife it is well worth it and very beautiful. Also there... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I had visited The Thirsty Perch on previous visits and were very excited to return. Boy were we disappointed. It took several minutes to even get seated although the restaurant was not busy at all. Several minutes later someone came by and poured us water saying our server would be by shortly. 10 minutes later, no server.... More

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Ocqueoc, MI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stopped at many restaurants in town and we have always had a great meal with friendly wait staff and good service at the Thirsty Perch that has the best Raw Bar. I am a raw bar type of guy. We eat at different places for meals but I ALWAYS even if I'm driving by on the freeway (I196) stop... More

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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Came to SH on a Saturday afternoon. My sister-in-law and I ordered the Mahi tacos. We were told they were not Mahi, but whitefish. No problem. When they arrived, I knew they were not made with whitefish. The fish was very dark in color and very fishy smelling. After one bite, I knew I could not eat it. Ditto for... More

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Elkhart, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were in S.H. for a few days and had dinner here. We had the Perch, Fish Tacos, Shrimp, Oysters and Crab. All was good and came with home made slew. This place was a bowling alley back in the day and the tables were made out of the old lanes. Nice quit place with good service.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Came To South Haven on a limited budget but decided to splurge on one meal. Sadly we chose the Thirsty Perch. My bill for three meals, a cup of soup and 3 coffees came to over $80. This was the WORST SERVICE I'VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE for a meal of this price. We ordered coffee with our meals... More

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Middleville, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The food and service were below par. I felt like I was no an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. Not any place I'd recommend.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We ate at the Thirsty Perch while on a family outing to South Haven. We all got different items on the menu. All of us agreed the food was just average and the service average as well. I had the perch sandwich and the perch was plentiful but the breading was to heavy for my taste.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is fine. In a town with not much going on it was one of the best sounding places I could find. I had a piece of fish, which was pretty small and my wife had a salad. The food was alright, the cocktails were not bad. As I couldn't find any real upscale dining options in South Haven,... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The service was very slow. We waited about 45 minutes with 3 kids for our food. After 30 minutes I asked for bead and butter which we quickly devoured. The kids had burgers and chicken tenders and seemed satisfied. We had the perch, pan-fried and slightly burnt. The clam chowder was watery and inedible. There are better choices in South... More

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Additional Information about Thirsty Perch Grill

Address: 123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
Phone Number: +1 269-639-8000
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Scottish

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