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“Not Just Hot Dogs Anymore!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hercules Bar and Grill

Hercules Bar and Grill
236 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-5112
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Ranked #6 of 50 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
South Haven, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not Just Hot Dogs Anymore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Hercules has "grown up" and graduated from a hot dog place to a suprisingly great, somewhat upscale restaurant. Our server, Richard, was AWESOME - remembered everyone's name, knew the menu real well, and added to the relaxing, fun atmosphere. Food is great - really. Location is in the heart of Saugatuck, which needs more restaurants like this! (although, I don't think they serve hot dogs anymore!)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Have been going to Saugatuck for ever and never tried Hercules out until this fall. We liked everything about it, warm feeling especially the bar and back dining area. Our waiter was Richard, he took great care of us. Very good personality, well versed on all the offerings. The drinks and food were great, cant wait to go back next time were up there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Douglas, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely ambiance and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The owners of Hercules care about customer service, fine food and friendly waiters. They have a lovely enclosed outdoor patio and great art throughout....

Visited September 2012
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Shhh...Don't Tell Anybody”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place is an official "best kept secret" of western Michigan. Not only ins the servie and food terrific...the ambience is very special. 3 options. restaurant proper, the garden room or the garden itself (seasonal). Their "curse" (if you will) is a tiny street entrance that effectively camoflages the true scope and scale of the restaurant to the average pedestrian.

Once inside youy feel like youve really found something special.

Be sure to try the trout, the clam strips and calimare.

And Stella on draft never hurts either!

Oopa!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Douglas, Michigan
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nice Garden in Back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

If you want to dine outside n a nice day, this is a pleasant place. The menu is average as well as the food.

Visited May 2012
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