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Mermaid Bar and Grill

340 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8431
+1 269-857-8208
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (46 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
340 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8431
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We enjoyed some good fish sandwiches by the water. It was cool weather, so we ate inside, but we had a nice view out the window. Many people were filling the outside deck as well. The Whitefish Reuben was particularly good and something you don't...More

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I went as they offered instant indoor seating versus 45 minute outdoor seating. The prices were high (same as a top hotel restaurant) considering it was a bar like atmosphere. I couldn't eat all three of my mahi mahi tacos and the tomato basil soup...More

Thank leonor c
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Came here with family for Labor Day weekend. Crowded as one would expect, but accommodating to our larger party, efficient, friendly service. Food ranged from exceptional to average/what you would expect. Kids meals were good. Very good experience.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had eaten here a couple of years ago so thought we would try it again. I love that they have seating right by the water so you can see the big boats coming and going. We had a wonderful server and the food service...More

Thank Jan Y
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were excited to visit the Mermaid and happy to see we could sit next to the water, which oddly isn't an easy thing to find in Saugatuck, but for a couple massive touristy restaurants. This is for certain a big step above the aforementioned,...More

Thank FayhooFam
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We've gone to the Mermaid many times and we love it. The food is great and the service is friendly. It's not gourmet fare, but neither is it boring. Right on the water, so you can sit outside and watch the boats go by. Depending...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This restaurant is right on the water in the center of Saugatuck. Lovely. The staff was pleasant but the food was only so-so. The "smoked" chicken wings did not taste as if smoked and they were tough and chewy. The chicken salad was served in...More

Thank Jeffery D
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant is the outside tables, it's nice to see the boats go by and life on the river. Food is a let down tuna nicoise_salad is tuna mayo along with the crab salad crab in mayo. Loads of lettuce and...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited this restaurant twice in the four days we were there. We lucked out with great weather, so eating outside was a priority. The food was very tasty and the servers were friendly. The outside area is right up against the cement walk that...More

1  Thank elanor3560
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Food was excellent... love sitting outside on the water... so relaxing The wait person couldn't have been nicer, sorry I don't recall her name. Been here several times. Never disappoints.

Thank MYKEL61
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2017|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative |
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.
Amy D
16 June 2017|
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Response from Ruth M | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any dogs there, but that doesn't mean they don't!
Cheryl K
28 August 2016|
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Response from Matt C | Property representative |
Hi Cheryl, Gift certificates are available for purchase at the restaurant. Thanks! Matt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8431
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-8208
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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.
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