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Thirsty Perch Grill

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123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
Today
16:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This restaurant is fine. In a town with not much going on it was one of the best sounding places I could find. I had a piece of fish, which was pretty small and my wife had a salad. The food was alright, the cocktails were not bad. As I couldn't find any real upscale dining options in South Haven,... More 

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Thank mruby75
Deerfield, Illinois
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

The service was very slow. We waited about 45 minutes with 3 kids for our food. After 30 minutes I asked for bead and butter which we quickly devoured. The kids had burgers and chicken tenders and seemed satisfied. We had the perch, pan-fried and slightly burnt. The clam chowder was watery and inedible. There are better choices in South... More 

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Thank Gerald L
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Off the main drag in South Haven, and not very busy when we got there late. My pan fried perch was good, my husband's battered/fried whitefish was just ok. Our waitress was very accommodating, however, letting us try a type of beer we'd never had before purchasing.

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Thank Maureen H
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

If you enjoy a fabulous bouillabaisse, this is the place!! However, our waitress did spill my husband's dinner on him with no hint of compensation (he did catch the flying hot fish).

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Thank Dewydoright7
Frankfort, Illinois
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

They have beer and perch. The fish sandwich is delish... We used to go there when the place was called The BBC. It was a super fun bar to go look at chicks. Alas, it closed and the perch is there now. But I digress. They have some local Michigan brews which are very good!

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Thank john b
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I for our first anniversary eent to the Thirsty Perch and were kind of let down. We arrived very early and were seated right away. Our drink orders were taken and they had no pop for me to drink (I dont drink alcohol so pop is my splurge when going out) they gave me 4 flat pops... More 

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Thank Katherine T
Gladstone, Missouri
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had a group of 8 and got there when it first opened. They us sit down before they could take our orders - which was nice of them. We sat on the upper deck, which as a more limited menu, but it was good for us. I think we all ordered some kind of fish sandwiches, all good. Service... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We tried to eat downtown but every stop had a 45-minute plus wait time. We walked up to Main St and were seated immediately. There were a couple open tables - the service was friendly and attentive. I was worried by the name but there were limited options beyond seafood. My husband had the cajun shrimp boil and it was... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

The menu was limited, but everything we ordered was wonderful. The problem was service. We were told on a Thursday evening that there would be 30-45 minute wait. There were several open tables, so we assumed they were short on servers. We watched people leaving grumbling and were a little concerned. Once we were seated our server did not appear... More 

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Thank familytraveler87
Rochester Hills, MI
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

The service and food were good. The booths are made comfortable with the addition of cushions for your back. The beer prices are of good value. They carry only dry white wines which was disappointing. I liked the music playing in the background. It seems they are a bit overpriced with the competition in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?