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Mermaid Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Seafood, American, Bar, Grill
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340 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8431
+1 269-857-8208
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was a nice experience and atmosphere right on the water. The food was very well prepared and tasted good, albeit not of local flavor. A stir fry chicken and an alfredo dish. I would have anticipated due to the prices that our evening meals might have come with a salad and/or bread, but neither is offered. Good food just... More 

Thank Cardboys
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you are looking to sit outside and watch boats, this is the place to go. Great views... I had the fish and chips for dinner and it looked like came from the freezer section at your local grocery store. 3 fish sticks and some fries - not impressive. My dinner guest had a turkey burger, which was "just ok."... More 

Thank Kellie L
Saugatuck, Michigan
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Food is good and the view is the best in town. You are right on the boardwalk looking out over Kalamazoo Lake. Charming and peaceful at the same time. I think I've tried almost all of the menu. Salads are very good. Not a red meat eater so I can't comment. Chicken dishes are solid and tasty. Get the onion... More 

Thank John P
Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We needed an early dinner bc we had boat cruise scheduled. I called ahead and he told me they had call ahead seating and I explained I would be there about 5:00 or so. He told me he could not put me on the list bc there was no wait and thus no list yet? He said they don't get... More 

Thank 718Kelly
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

There was a group of 7 of us and we wanted to sit outside. They could seat us outside, but not together. If we waited long enough they could try to get two tables 'near' each other. We decided that we really wanted to eat together, so we waited 20 minutes for a table inside. The menu included your typical... More 

Thank Lovethevacation
Turin, Italy
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The restaurant is very cute, and the only positive aspect is the location on the lake. Unfortunately, after 20 minutes of waiting, we were given a table tucked away and in a very unhappy and warm location. The waitress was very nice and professional, but the food is really average. I ordered a tuna with vegetables and rice that seemed... More 

Thank MonicaM_11
Bloomington, IL
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The best part of our dining experience was just being right by the water. There were too many little things that just weren't that great. Started off with the beer. What is the deal with all these restaurants in Saugatuck having small, non impressive draft options! Get with it! You're an hour away from so many good, local beers. With... More 

Thank NateMac13
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Sit outside for the harbor view. The salmon with grilled veggies and sweet potato fries was perfect! Priced fair and friendly service.

Thank Angela A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Quickly seated inside with a nice view. Very busy for a Monday at 2pm. New owners so the menu shown on TA is not accurate with far fewer choices. Enjoyable lunch. Our first time in town.

1 Thank Shawn G
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265 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because you can sit outside and watch the boats go by! The calamari was fantastic!! My husband got the fish tacos which he said were just ok. There are shops near by so you can shop while you wait or walk along the river.

Thank Jillyjillyjilly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, American, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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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