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Phil's Bar & Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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215 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
+1 269-857-1555
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Southern CA
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167 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Folks looking for a quick bite or drinks will be pleased at Phil's Bar & Grille right in "downtown" Saugatuck. The staff is friendly and helpful, the beer and drinks are well up to par, and the food solid. The food is not breaking any standards for creativity. Pretty standard fare and is it good. Nice place.

Thank No B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband and I ate here after all the locals said it was great. While the food was good, it did not necessarily meet their off the charts reviews. The ambiance is great, though! It's such a cute little place.

Thank Sarah R
Indianapolis, IN
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197 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Phil's is in the center of town. My hub and I went at 5:00, and it was already crowded. We had a drink at the bar while we waited. We both ordered the cod sandwich, and it was delicious. We read somewhere that Ernest Hemingway liked it here, so that's good enough for us. Enjoyed the historic interior and lively,... More 

Thank Bryan S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Dos Amigos visited Phil's with two friends from St. Joseph, MI. A Monday mid-afternoon lunch found Phil's not crowded, but filled with atmosphere and friendly service. Steve behind the bar has found his niche with joyful offerings of libations and friendly conversation. Our server Mel was happy and generous with her menu suggestions, guiding us to the Lake Perch, which... More 

Thank DosAmigos3202
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We called in for a late lunch and had the wings and mushroom, appetisers, very tasty, service was great and the beer cold, a requirement for us Aussies! Call in you will not be disappointed.

Thank Murray G
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Really good food! It's a little tight to eat in there and it's always crowed. Everyone that works there is so nice!

Thank lisagQ1175QR
Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Worth the wait! Based on what others told us we expected the decor to be hideous but it was fine. The food was insanely good and everyone was absolutely right about that. The ambiance was nice but be prepared for large groups and little to nowhere to wait.

Thank rmessina369
Carmel, Indiana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

local owned, great food and service, fun atmosphere, very cozy....wonderful fish and beer options you must stop by and stay awhile!

Thank Kbelmont
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A very busy restaurant offering an eclectic choice of foods. This is a very busy bar diner, therefore we had to wait for a free table ( fifteen minutes appeared to be about the average waiting time). The staff (Kelley) were very friendly, efficient and informative about the menu.

Thank tony m
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315 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Phil's was recommended as the place to eat and judging by the wait (people were waiting for an hour for a table), good choice on the menu and the food was hot & tasty, locally caught fish and local beer too, very friendly place where the locals obviously head to.

Thank WinteringhamSteve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 28
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-9493
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-1555

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