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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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GREAT BEGINNINGS‎
Mussels Al Fresco
Farm raised mussels with smoky bacon, roma tomatoes, scallions, garlic, red onions, peppers and feta cheese.
10.00
Portabella Fries
Nice thick sliced portabella mushrooms dredged in a seasoned flour. Served crispy with a salsa-ranch dipping sauce
9.00
Beer Battered Onion Rings
A basket of mild, sweet onions, lightly breaded and fried to a golden brown.
7.00
Smoked Whitefish Dip
House recipe made with big o’s smoked white fish, herbs and cream cheese. Served with fresh vegetables and pita chips.
9.50
Mozzarella Sticks
Fried to a golden brown, served with marinara sauce.
6.50
Peel and Eat Edamame
Steamed in-shell soybeans served with a dusting of sea salt, cracked pepper and angel hair parmesan cheese.
7.00
Calamari
Tender‎ rings and tentacles lightly seasoned and fried. Served with marinara dipping sauce.
9.50
Chicken Wings
Plump, tender wings dipped in your choice of a traditional buffalo sauce or a smoky chipotle bourbon glaze. Served with celery and carrot sticks.
9.75
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Served with fresh vegetables and pitas.
8.50
Shrimp Cocktail
Large select shrimp, served chilled with cocktail sauce.
9.00
SPECIALTY SOUP‎
New England Clam Chowder
Cup4.00
Bowl5.75
Southwestern Chicken Chili
Cup4.00
Bowl5.75
Soup Du Jour
Cup4.00
Bowl5.75
SEA WORTHY SALADS‎
Crunchy Chicken Salad
Mixed organic greens, southern style crunchy chicken breast, smoky bacon, roma tomatoes, scallions, bleu cheese crumbles and rice noodles tossed with a honey-bleu cheese dressing.
12.50
Grilled Chicken Salad
Assorted organic gourmet greens, topped with grilled chicken breast, shredded cheddar cheese, crispy tortilla strips, tomato, red onion, black bean-roasted corn salsa, and tossed with our salsa ranch dressing.
11.50
Jungle Shrimp Salad
Marinated shrimp served on organic greens tossed with a tangy citrus vinaigrette, red onions, roma tomatoes, mangos, avocados, fresh basil and BBQ almonds
15.00
Coconut Shrimp and Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, strawberries, mangos, mandarin oranges, roma tomatoes, and roasted pecans. Served with an amaretto-berry vinaigrette. Topped with large crisp coconut shrimp.
15.00
Mermaid Salad
A blackened ahi tuna steak seared to rare in cajun spices and served atop mixed organic greens, roma tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, and a honey-lime vinaigrette.
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Traditional Caesar Salad
Crisp‎ romaine lettuce, croutons and angel hair parmesan cheese. Anchovy upon request.25
Small4.50
Large7.50
Grilled Chicken
11.50
Grilled Salmon
16.00
Blackened Ahi Tuna Steak
Market
Organic Baby Green Salad
Assorted fresh organic baby greens, romaine, tomato, red onions and savory croutons.
Small4.50
Large7.50
DOCKSIDE FAVORITES‎
All sandwiches will come with homemade potato chips. (Unless noted otherwise)
To add french fries or onion rings to any plate +1.00, sweet potato fries +1.50
To add cheddar, pepper jack, swiss, provolone, or american cheese to any sandwich add.75, bacon 1.50
Mermaid Burger
1/2 lb. Fresh black angus ground beef, grilled to medium well with cheddar cheese. Served with mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion.
9.50
Sandwich+0.75
Bacon+1.50
Grilled Steak Sandwich
Grilled strip steak served on a bakery roll with crispy onions, pepper jack cheese, and a chipotle-bourbon ranch. With french fries.
13.50
Sandwich+0.75
Bacon+1.50
Vegetarian Garden Burger
98% fat free grilled vegetable and soy burger, with pesto mayo, tomato and lettuce on a fresh whole-wheat roll. Served with a european green salad.
8.75
Sandwich+0.75
Bacon+1.50
Walleye Pike Sandwich
Crispy walleye fillet, pepper jack cheese, cajun tarter sauce, lettuce and tomato on a sour dough roll.
12.00
Sandwich+0.75
Bacon+1.50
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Tender skinless breast with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise.
8.75
Sandwich+0.75
Bacon+1.50
Jamaican Chicken
Grilled‎ chicken breast dusted with island spices and topped with pepper jack cheese, a red onion—pepperoncini relish, and a sweet jalapeno mustard sauce. Served on a ciabatta roll.
10.00
Sandwich+0.75
Bacon+1.50
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Breaded chicken breast, lightly fried until crispy, then dipped into spicy buffalo sauce. Served with tomato, lettuce and bleu cheese dressing on the side.
9.50
Sandwich+0.75
Bacon+1.50
WATERFRONT SPECIALTIES‎
Chicken Sicilian Pasta
Tender‎ chicken breast sautéed in a garlic-basil olive oil with fresh vegetables, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, artichoke hearts, feta and parmesan cheese, tossed in fresh pasta. (Available vegetarian)
17.00
Chicken Marsala
Grilled chicken breasts with a marsala-mushroom demi, served with smashed redskin potatoes and fresh vegetable
17.00
Chicken Alfredo
Tender‎ chicken breast sautéed with sugar snap peas and fresh mushrooms in a garlic-parmesan cream sauce over fresh pasta
17.00
Shrimp and Goat Cheese Pasta
Large select shrimp sautéed with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, onions and sweet peppers. Served over fresh pasta with a roasted red pepper cream sauce. Topped with fresh goat cheese
19.00
Ahi Tuna
Beautiful red ahi tuna steak grilled to rare and glazed with toasted sesame-ginger teriyaki, over organic greens with cu-sabi drizzle. Served with jasmine rice and fresh vegetable.
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Pecan Crusted Fresh Walleye
Mild fillet dusted in a seasoned pecan flour and pan-fried. With a seafood cream sauce, house potatoes and vegetable.
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Grilled Salmon
Bourbon-chipotle glazed salmon served over fresh spinach with sweet potato fries and fresh vegetable.
18.50
Fish Tacos
Southwestern‎ seasoned mild fish fillets served in 3 large flour tortillas with organic greens, fresh avocado, mangos, red onion and tomatoes. Served with cuban yellow rice
16.50
Half order10.00
Chilean Sea Bass
Mild, firm sea bass seared and topped with a pesto crust. Served on fettuccine with fresh spinach. With a lemon-wine cream reduction and angel hair parmesan cheese.
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Margarita Chicken
Tequila‎ seared chicken breast sautéed with a roasted corn and black bean salsa, cilantro, sweet and bell peppers and onions. Served over baby greens with cheddar cheese in a cilantro tortilla shell with jasmine rice. (Available vegetarian)
16.50
WHITE WINES‎
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay (Lake County California)
Glass8.00
Bottle26.00
Kendall Jackson Chardonnay (Jackson Estates California)
Glass9.50
Bottle32.00
L. Jadot Macon Villages Chardonnay (France)
Glassn/a
Bottle28.00
Cakebread Chardonnay, (Napa Valley California)
Glassn/a
Bottle65.00
Banfi Principessa Gavia (Italy)
Glassn/a
Bottle28.00
Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough New Zeeland)
Glassn/a
Bottle26.00
White Haven Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough New Zeeland)
Glass9.50
Bottle34.00
Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough New Zeeland)
Glass8.50
Bottle32.00
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Glass7.50
Bottle28.00
Maso Canali Pinot Grigio (Italy)
Glass9.50
Bottle34.00
RED WINES‎
Penfold Rawson's Merlot (South Eastern Austraila)
Glass7.75
Bottle26.00
Mont Pellier Merlot (Italy)
Glassn/a
Bottle24.00
Red Rock Reserve Merlot (Napa Valley California)
Glassn/a
Bottle24.00
Alamos Malbec (Argentina)
Glass8.75
Bottle30.00
Gascon Malbec (Mendoza Argentina)
Glassn/a
Bottle30.00
Casillero Del Diablo Carmeñere (Carmen Valley Chile)
Glass8.00
Bottle26.00
La Crema Pinot Noir(Sonoma County California)
Glassn/a
Bottle38.00
Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County California)
Glassn/a
Bottle36.00
Mark West Pinot Noir (California)
Glass8.75
Bottle33.00
Columbia Syrah (Washington)
Glassn/a
Bottle30.00
HOUSE WINES‎
By the glass
Chardonnay
6.00
Merlot
6.00
Pinot Grigio
6.00
Cabernet
6.00
Piesporter-Michaelsburg
6.00
Pinot Noir
6.00
CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINES‎
Freixinet Cordon Negro Brut
Split8.25
Bottle22.00
Martini and Rossi Asti Spumante
Split8.25
Bottle24.00
Mumm Napa Valley Bruit Prestige
Splitn/a
Bottle34.00
Perrier Jouet Gran Brut
Splitn/a
Bottle70.00
BEER SELECTIONS‎
Draft Dujour
Market
Domestic Imported Microbrew Bottles
Market
About
We are a family owned, full service restaurant in Saugatuck, MI that welcomes all of our guests with a smile and sometimes - a hug! Our staff are very special to us here. We have team members who have been with us since we opened the doors in 1995! They have grown with the Mermaid as well - finishing college, getting married and raising families.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Seafood, American, Bar, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed food and wine al fresco during happy hour at Mermaid. We were there in early October before Mermaid closed for the season. We would be happy to go back during another visit in season.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a bite after our nice ride on the star of Saugatuck (separate review). It was most pleasant even tho they were running out of just about everything due to season closing. The dining room was small but did not feel...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank havefunaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only listed a one star because of our disappointment in going to saugatuck and finding one of our favorite restaurants closed for seaso, although everything says it’s open. Guess my fault for not calling.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank charlesh790
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice menu choices from salads to steak and seafood in between. short season ends in mid October, great summer place.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank william l
Reviewed October 8, 2019

The staff was nice, the food was good. It was very busy but service was as expected. Prices seem a little high for the food quality. But overall , good.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Carey S
Reviewed September 26, 2019

We really enjoyed their Happy Hour prices and appetizers. Great pours on wine and enjoyed the water front view.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank R7268UVjohnn
Reviewed September 24, 2019

In prior years we have come here many time fo their Pecan Crusted Walleye. This time 3 in our party got the walleye while I got the fish and chips. The walleye was not the same as in prior with a sauce that did not...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank GrandPenguins
Reviewed September 16, 2019

I was referred to the Mermaid by the proprietor at the Fenn Valley wine tasting room a couple of blocks away. She said this would be a great place to have a delicious and healthy lunch. It was, it was! I had the superfood salad....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank CoffeePerfectionist
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Service was poor, forgot part of the order but fortunately we weren’t charged for it. The food itself was incredibly greasy and very unappetising. Far better places in Saugatuck......... avoid this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Smashbagus
Reviewed September 8, 2019

Service was good for a BUSY late summer weekend. Happy to have a seat in the outdoor area. I enjoyed the foot traffic and boating traffic right there at the waters edge. Food was good and the salad choices were UNIQUE Taste was fresh and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Terese B
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OkemosTraveler
July 22, 2018|
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So sorry for the delayed response! We are open from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm on Mondays.
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July 14, 2017|
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My apologies for the delayed response. The restaurant unfortunately does not accept reservations. You may call the restaurant and request to be added to the call ahead seating list.
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