We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Loved the perch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Phil's Bar & Grille

Phil's Bar & Grille
215 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
+1 269-857-1555
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Price range: $3 - $26
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Farmington, Michigan, United States
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Loved the perch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Saugatuck has a nice island feel to it in the summer, the nicest spot on Michigan's west coast that I have been to. This place was highly rated on TA so we tried dinner but there was a 40 minute wait so we left. We returned for lunch the next day. My wife and I both had perch and enjoyed it. Good but we liked Hercules better and it is right around the corner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

424 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    239
    137
    35
    11
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Medinah, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good fried mushrooms and fish sandwiches. Very good service and friendly atmosphere. Great location with outside seating available.

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Some of the best food.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had dinner at Phil's this past Saturday. We chose one of the busiest days to visit Saugatuck, since it was their Venetian festival. But we love crowds and absolutely adore Saugatuck. Phil's is our favorite place to eat in Saugatuck. Their lake perch never disappoints! Honestly the best lake perch I've ever had anywhere. They serve a very large portion of the perch and their mashed redskin potatoes that come with it are out of this world! Hubby had the full rack of ribs and while they were cooked very well, he said that the sauce was on the spicy side and there was no mention of that in the menu. He said it could have used a bit of "sweet" to counteract the heat. Dessert was their incredible creme brulee! Best ever!

The wait staff was very busy, but still attentive and very friendly! We love the brown paper on the tables and crayons on every table. It is a great way to entertain children and also fun for us adults that want to play tic tac toe or hangman while we wait for our food. My only negative about Phil's is that the noise level in the restaurant is extremely loud. It is a small place, so the volume from people talking is loud, but then the background music they played was very loud too. I prefer to relax when eating out and the music made that a bit hard to do. But it won't put me off going back. Phil's is our restaurant of choice when in Saugatuck!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Holland, Michigan
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Been here several time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have to say YUM everytime we have been to Phils. I don't know that they take reservations. There is never anyone at the door and I think it is first come first serve. Awesome food!!

Visited July 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Joseph, Michigan
1 review
“Great Broasted Chicken”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was a really fun place. The atmosphere was casual but fun. We got the broasted chicken meal and it was really delicious. You got two pieces of white chicken (breast and wing) or four pieces of dark (thigh and leg). Plus thick potato wedges and coleslaw. The waitress was great!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Phil's Bar & Grille also viewed

Saugatuck, Allegan County
 
Saugatuck, Allegan County
Saugatuck, Allegan County
 

Been to Phil's Bar & Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Phil's Bar & Grille, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.