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“Wonderful Dinner!”
Review of Wild Dog Grille

Wild Dog Grille
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Casual Dining with an Incredible Atmosphere. A One of a Kind West Michigan Restaurant with a Fantastic Fusion of Italian, French, Asian and American Cuisine.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I shared an order of frites and a pizza. The frites were addicting and we couldn’t stop eating them. As good as they were, the pizza was that much better. Some of the best pizza we’ve ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Saugatuck/Douglas area! Nice selection of craft beers also.

Thank Rosemaryrmjm
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I think it was wood fired. Regardless, I was looking for an early dinner, light but tasty. Opted for a pesto sauce pizza with their homemade sausage and button mushrooms. Crust not too thin but not too heavy. Toppings were plenty with lots of wonderful cheese blend. I feel this was the best pizza I've had in a decade. Other dishes all looked awesome. Great server, nice setting not too loud a.but nicely lively... great alternative to the "too busy" weekend scene across the water in Saugatuck. Our best meal over a 4 day visit!

Thank mikponder
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We visited last Saturday at 6:30pm and our party of six was seated right away. (We tried to get into Phil's in Saugatuck, but there was a 1.5 hour wait, so Wild Dog was our second choice.) The menu is smallish and they never have specials, so you would expect everything they make to be stellar, but our experiences were spotty. The Good: The ribs and salmon were superb, and the fries were thin and perfectly crisp. The not so good: the vegetarian curry was overfilled with jalapeños, making the dish taste one note and way too hot. The sides that came with the ribs were unimaginative and poorly prepared. The broccoli was so over-cooked it was mushy and devoid of flavor. The small round potatoes had no flair and were unremarkable. WD only offers ONE(!) dessert, so none of us partook. We asked our waiter for food and drink recommendations, but he wasn't particularly helpful. The biggest disappointment in our evening was that the waiter handled every beverage by the rim for our table and every other table he served. This is serving basics... never touch the rim where customers place their mouths. Yuck! Germy and disgusting. This restaurant could be great, but their waitstaff needs training, their menu needs tweaking, they should offer specials, they need to offer a variety of desserts, and they need to give sides the attention that they give their proteins. A full rack of ribs at Phils cost the same as a half rack here, and the waitstaff there seem happy to help and are well trained. And the food there is top notch. WD could take a page out of their book.

Thank bonus9x7
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Great diverse menu including Baby Back Pork Ribs and Tilapia Tacos, both of which I have had. Mid range pricing with great service. Note, they do close for a significant part of the winter season so do not be surprised. Expect a wait during season as is the same with all of the restaurants in Saugatuck/Douglas.

Thank Sean C
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We stopped in around 4:30p on a Friday and at that time there were plenty of open seats. It was a beautiful afternoon so we elected outside dining. My husband tried a craft beer and was offered a sample if he wanted of the beer prior to getting a full glass. Our dinners consisted of the Wild Dog hamburgers which were done to our choice of medium. They were delicious and we loved all the toppings and preparation. This is our second or third visit and we have been extremely satisfied with every visit.

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Thank mattesoa
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