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Thirsty Perch Grill

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123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
Today
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Another good perch dinner

My husband and I always eat here when visiting South Haven and we've been coming here once or twice a year for ten years. The perch is excellent as is the delicious cole slaw. We've never been disappointed in either the food or the service and we'll continue in the future every time we visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
chacha7602
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Troy
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Troy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I always eat here when visiting South Haven and we've been coming here once or twice a year for ten years. The perch is excellent as is the delicious cole slaw. We've never been disappointed in either the food or the service and we'll continue in the future every time we visit beautiful South Haven.

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Monticello, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a nice quiet lunch at the Thirsty Perch. They had a nice selection of craft beer and many nice menu choices. We both had the perch and it was great. The staff was so nice and one of the servers came over to check on us and we had a great conversation with her. She gave us information... More 

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Camden, AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was afraid this might be just a bar with food, but it was really good! It was the first time we had eaten yellow perch, but it won't be the last. We both ordered it pan fried and it was fantastic! Buttery and flavorful is the only way I can describe it. It was served with a very good... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've been here before. We like the food. The perch was delicious. The burger was also delicious. What was not delicious was the hit or miss service. They seem to have a good staff, but yet they can't seem to get things straight. I ordered a baked potato with butter only. I got no butter. then they finally came by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had a great "fish and chips" meal, along with a tasty "double" hops beer! There was plenty to eat, sharing some of my beer battered perch with my wife. Although the ambience was a bit dull, our server, Summer, was fantastic and made sure that we were well served! Prices were certainly very reasonable, considering that we were in a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Don't let the desolate atmosphere fool you, the service here is terrible. Even if you're the only patrons here on a Saturday night at 7pm... Strike one: unattenentive service staff. Strike two: incorrectly charging for food and drink. Strike three: allowing your customers to wait 5+ minutes while your incompetent staff huddle near the bar to correct an obvious error... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have tried to enjoy this bar/restaurant twice. The long bar is beautiful and while them seem to have enough staff - they are not quick to serve.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place used to have a nice atmosphere and very good food. Now the food is mediocre to bad. They removed the best menu items. Remodeled poorly. And service was mixed. With all the great places in town this is one to be avoided now.

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Jenison, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The seafood stew was great. Warm and cozy space for a Fall getaway. We really enjoyed it and would go there again.

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Pullman, Michigan, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I ordered the special as did almost everyone in my party. My shrimp came out totally different than the rest. Sent it back and 15 minutes later my whole meal came back after everyone else was finished eating. Not to mention the service was terribly slow for a holiday. I watched people get up and walk out due to no... 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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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: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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

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