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Thirsty Perch Grill

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123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Richland, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not to many places I have ever walked in the door to see empty booths, 2 right in front of my family, to be told that we would have to wait 30 to 40 minutes.... Hostess said " we just got a big table of 10 in"... Isn't that what restaurants want? Walked away in disbelief!

Thank Jeff F
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice looking restaurant but the food was bad. Limp french fries and soggy perch with a side of overcooked squash. Service was good but again, the food was bad. Will not return!

Thank Patm01
Morton, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Writing this review after being at the restaurant for over an hour but have not sampled any food. We waited a half an hour for a table that we could see was available when we entered. They were out of smoked salmon and the bouillabaisse. Finally got food. It was just ok. Very disappointing compared to other places we have... More 

Thank jvyncke1
South Bend, Washington
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year we have dinner here during our family stay in South Haven. This year we were impressed with the new decor, which is updated and welcoming. We tried to call ahead repeatedly for our group of 10, and they must have taken the phone off the hook because no one answered. Upon arriving no one was at the hostess... More 

Thank Momof3redboys
Urbandale, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some oysters in the bar in July 2016 followed by salmon burger and fries. Good was good, service was better. Play shuffleboard if you can!

Thank house_diesel21
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered $5.00 burger. Just ok. Wife ordered mussels and fries. The sauce was good. The mussels are too small for the price they charge. Also, menu in Internet is old. Unlimited perch bucket is no longer available.

Thank Levi D
Des Plaines, Illinois
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went all the way from Chicago to have a perch. Old place in S. Haven we used to go doesn't serve it anymore. We were happy to find Thirsty Perch. We ordered a deep fried with fries. The coleslaw was good, but fish was fried in batter and practically did not have a taste of fish at all. It... More 

1 Thank DanusiaDesPlaines57
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196 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Geez, I wish I would have read the reviews before I returned to the Thirsty Perch. We last ate here about 8 years ago and I remembered it having a rustic atmosphere and delicious food. Now, it is trying to appear upscale---they have remodeled and expanded--and YUCK from start to finish. I ordered the heaped perch sandwich. I opted to... More 

Mount Prospect, Illinois
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times and the service is always poor. Most recently, we believe the problem was in the kitchen. If you can stand the wait, the perch is delicious - it's the only reason we keep going back.

1 Thank tut-tutt
E. Palatka, Florida
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The IPA beers were good. Service was incredibly slow for ordering a cheese burger and a perch sandwich for dinner. The food finally came out hot, which leads us to believe the problem was the kitchen. Twice during our wait, we saw what appeared to be kitchen staff going into and out of what looked like an office. We weren't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?