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Thirsty Perch Grill

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123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
Nov 6, 2016
“Great seafood and drinks. ”
Sep 7, 2016
“Just okay”
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
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Reviewed July 5, 2016 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
Reviewed July 4, 2016 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...More

1  Thank DanusiaDesPlaines57
Reviewed July 3, 2016

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...More

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
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...More

Thank diverdavid
Reviewed June 9, 2016

It was a slow night at the Thirsty Perch so my wife and I were 1 of only about 5 tables being served. Our waitress spent extra time talking with us, making us feel very welcome and clearly explaining some of the menu options. After...More

Thank chrisandlisa1117
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for drinks and a snack prior to dinner. The staff was ok. The drinks were very good. I had oysters and smoked whitefish dip. Both were better than I expected for a tourist town. Off he main drag makes it an option.

Thank Norman K
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We were very disappointed with the Thirsty Perch. We have not been here for several years and the quality has really gone down hill. One page menu with very limited choices. Over priced for quality of food. Fried fish very heavily battered and greasy. Blah....More

2  Thank IllinoiaRed
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We ate at the Thirsty Perch this evening. A menu with a large variety of seafood from perch, to oysters, to white fish. They also have items like lobster mac and cheese and bouillabaisse in a saffron sauce. I had the bouillabaisse and it was...More

Thank Gardener2014
Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had tried to eat at Sophie's earlier in the night and had such bad service we left while waiting to order there. We ended up at Thirsty Perch because Clementines was packed. Our waitress was attentive and actually came back in under 20 minutes...More

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Response from martenve | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They're delicious!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
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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