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Thirsty Perch Grill

British, Scottish
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123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Thirst Perch Grill, South Haven, Mi.

A decent dining experience. The food was well prepared and tasty. The staff was helpful but seemed inexperienced.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Chris M
New Carlisle, Indiana
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had oyster shooters and the Oyster dinner!! Great food! The service was good. It was a Saturday so it was pretty busy and yet still didn't have to wait for service or food!

Thank James M
Woodridge, New York, United States
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It's been awhile since my daughter visited the Thirsty Perch Grill, but the food remains consistently excellent and our server really brightened our day. We will definitely return!

Thank Vicki R
New Carlisle, Indiana
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A decent dining experience. The food was well prepared and tasty. The staff was helpful but seemed inexperienced.

Thank Chris M
South Haven, Michigan
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

There is nothing like seeing happy faces at the table and this is exactly what I saw when I decided to treat my daughter and granddaughter to the Thirsty Perch. I'd do over and over again.

Thank PKimThomas
New Haven, Indiana
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We were going to eat at a restaurant on the busy tourist street that heads down towards the lighthouse but the wait was over an hour. So we asked someone in one of the shops for advice on somewhere else that was known for perch. They mentioned the Thirsty Perch and we were so glad. Food was great, no wait,... More 

Thank Patty G
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a nice spot for friends to gather. They have great happy hours specials. Antonio is absolutely awesome!

Thank srnflamingo
Fraser, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Calamari sautéed with peppers and onions. Yummy. Salmon in a bag, tender and tasty. But the service is ponderously slow, and two crusts of bread on the cutting board is ridiculous.

Thank Sherry P
Crown Point, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We came in kind of early, about 5:00 pm. The service was great from the start. I really enjoyed the "boat drink". The food was good, perch was good, not fantastic, but good. Our server took the time to get the Lava cake wrapped in separate containers so we could take back to our cottage.

Thank Don D
South Haven
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Not busy....at least a dozen tables are open and set. We walk in and after looking around the restaurant, says it'll be about 10- 15 minutes for setting tables! I might add that Sophie's and The Perch are owned by the same people!

Thank D M
Chesterfield, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Small portions. Cold food. Went with a group of 14 people. Those that had a salad were satisfied. Others were not. The fish tacos were a reel rip-off.

Thank Patoria

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  South Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 269-639-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?