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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 59 restaurants in South Haven
Cuisines: Scottish
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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
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English first
Rochester Hills, MI
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The service and food were good. The booths are made comfortable with the addition of cushions for your back. The beer prices are of good value. They carry only dry white wines which was disappointing. I liked the music playing in the background. It seems they are a bit overpriced with the competition in the area.

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Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

After going there for several years, I am crossing this one off my list. They are in a constant state of re-inventing themselves, with the result that they took something quite nice and ruined it. People return to a restaurant because they enjoyed the food and experience, but with Thirsty Perch you never know what you will encounter from one... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was hesitant to try because other websites show worse reviews than this one... Went on a weds eve around 6:30. Party of 7 incl 1 baby. They were out of high chairs (they only have two high chairs and both were in use), so had to use booster seat. Waiter Julius was great- very attentive and made nice recommendations. The... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

our favorite place to eat..i must have lake perch when I get on lake mich and the perch has the best for sure..ate there 3 times out of 9 days

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Bridgman, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I decided to spend the afternoon in South Haven. After shopping, we decided to have an early dinner at the Thirsty Perch using our Super Book Dining card. We arrived at the restaurant just minutes after it opened (4 PM). For those of you not familiar with the Super Book Dining card...it's a discount dining card. The... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The oysters and calamari were good. The other food not so much. At least I haven't cared for it my last two visits. They do make an awesome Bloody Caesar though. They need to bring in a chef and spend a little time learning how to cook the food. A little investment could make this place amazing.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My grandma and I ate here in May and had a great experience. We both had the walleye, and it was so delicious! The presentation was beautiful as well. The service was awesome. The waiter told us about the area when we asked but gave us our space to socialize, as we hadn't seen each other in awhile. We felt... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were really disappointed by our experience at Thirsty Perch. We were seated at a table in the bar - moderately comfortable, but they really had people packed in (uncomfortably close together). Our server was friendly but very slow. We started with the smoked whitefish and artichoke dip. It was a very nice artichoke dip, but I'm not sure there... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This is essentially a bar that has decr raw bar. Perch itself was just average. Service was attentive but not a must go. Taste much better restaurant.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Service was slow. The restaurant was out of quite of few selections, but in all fairness, there was a large weekend event in South Haven. That being said, the perch was average.

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