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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.
Mermaid is only using outdoor tables and the view of the river makes that very desirable. Reservations are not accepted but you can use the Yelp app to establish the wait time and add your name to the list. The menu features lots of local...seafood and the service is top notch. My potato leak soup was amazing. Nice selection of wine by the glass.More
Been years since my last visit and was pleasantly surprised by their upgraded menu focused on seafood but with many other choices. Favorites include the Crab & Lobster Roll along with the Salmon BLT. Menu is a little pricier because you are paying for fresh...fish and not the standard fried bar food. Server was knowledgeable, paced out our meal and made great suggestions. Go midweek when the crowds are gone & you can enjoy a leisurely outside waterfront meal!More
Had dinner here in early August. Called ahead to put our name on the list but still waited about over almost 1.5 hours for a table. It was a Friday night and very busy. We were also a party of 7 which required two tables....When we were seated we did not have a view and the area was sat in was very dark. It was hard to read menus or see our food when it arrived. They had run out of the calamari which was disappointing. Several of us had the Mango Salad and the mango was extremely hard and flavorless. Feedback on the hamburgers was good. The salmon and pasta were very salty. Not worth the price for the food quality. The waitress was attentive and pleasant.More
We were at the craft cocktail place next door and had quite a few (they were excellent!) and needed to eat so we came here. I got the crab and lobster roll which I was nervous about getting because I've had lobster rolls in cape...cod fresh out of the ocean but this one wasn't bad. My own complaint was it was a bit too salty, try using unsalted butter for the roll and I found a black hair in my last bite. My husband got the porkchop and he loved it. It was smoked and then grilled and a big portion. A bit pricey but you get a nice view of the water.More
We went to Mermaid as a continuation of our 20th anniversary celebration and the food did not disappoint. On a Wednesday at 5:30 on Sept 2 it was very difficult to find parking (all street). With covid, they are only seating on the smallish patio....While it is technically waterfront, it is set against a boat dock so not much of a view if boats are in their spots. The patio tables are super small, and the umbrellas do not adjust, so if you go at any time the sun is not directly above you, it will be blinding and hot as was our experience and most diners. The food is fantastic - be sure to try the lobster and crab roll, it is the best item on the menu! We also had the pot of gold appetizer, the clam chowder, and the potato leek soup. The fish & chips are the best we've ever had. Everything was great, even their specialty drinks. We look forward to trying it again when we can dine indoors and not feel so desperate to eat as fast as possible from the blinding sun.More