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Thirsty Perch Grill

123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
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Ranked #32 of 60 Restaurants in South Haven
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Scottish
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
Mansfield, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Off the main drag in South Haven, and not very busy when we got there late. My pan fried perch was good, my husband's battered/fried whitefish was just ok. Our waitress was very accommodating, however, letting us try a type of beer we'd never had before purchasing.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you enjoy a fabulous bouillabaisse, this is the place!! However, our waitress did spill my husband's dinner on him with no hint of compensation (he did catch the flying hot fish).

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Frankfort, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

They have beer and perch. The fish sandwich is delish... We used to go there when the place was called The BBC. It was a super fun bar to go look at chicks. Alas, it closed and the perch is there now. But I digress. They have some local Michigan brews which are very good!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I for our first anniversary eent to the Thirsty Perch and were kind of let down. We arrived very early and were seated right away. Our drink orders were taken and they had no pop for me to drink (I dont drink alcohol so pop is my splurge when going out) they gave me 4 flat pops... More

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Gladstone, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a group of 8 and got there when it first opened. They us sit down before they could take our orders - which was nice of them. We sat on the upper deck, which as a more limited menu, but it was good for us. I think we all ordered some kind of fish sandwiches, all good. Service... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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144 reviews 144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We tried to eat downtown but every stop had a 45-minute plus wait time. We walked up to Main St and were seated immediately. There were a couple open tables - the service was friendly and attentive. I was worried by the name but there were limited options beyond seafood. My husband had the cajun shrimp boil and it was... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The menu was limited, but everything we ordered was wonderful. The problem was service. We were told on a Thursday evening that there would be 30-45 minute wait. There were several open tables, so we assumed they were short on servers. We watched people leaving grumbling and were a little concerned. Once we were seated our server did not appear... More

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