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Thirsty Perch Grill

123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
+1 269-639-8000
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
6 Nov 2016
“Great seafood and drinks. ”
7 Sep 2016
“Just okay”
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American, Bar, Seafood
££ - £££
123 Main, South Haven, MI 49090-1483
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We returned to the restaurant this year, having had a great meal there two years ago. First night we tried there was an hour wait. We made reservations for the next night and were seated right away. The place has been redecorated to a more...More

1  Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Had been one of our favorite South Haven restaurants but no longer. The perch is too heavily battered for our taste. This may be a matter of personal taste but we believe the sautéed perch at other area restaurants is much better. And the bartender...More

1  Thank Dewol
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had the lightly seasoned, pan fried perch and the whitefish Natalie as our main dishes. The perch was delicious, while the whitefish was good but not great. I also ordered the whitefish with cheese and artichoke dip as an appetizer, and that was very...More

Thank D W
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Very disappointed in the taste of the fried whitefish. It had no salt on fish or in breading. Fried fish is not that hard to do properly. Good clam chowder and kids meal macaroni and cheese. No good vegetarian options.

Thank jm0m
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Great service, food was good but average. Not an extensive menu. Surprisingly small inside, had a 20min wait on Thursday night.

Thank a1detect
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Nice but not awesome beer selection. A group arrived in time to sit in the bar area. 20 minutes later would have a long wait inspite of only one half of the resturant being open. Must have been a staffing issue. The soup and entree...More

Thank meeechigan1
Reviewed 27 July 2013

On a trip to South Haven, my family and I found ourselves at the Thirsty Perch on our first evening in town, by chance, as it was the first place we happened upon. Wow, am I glad we did. When we arrived, we were told...More

Thank Otowners
Reviewed 26 July 2013

During our annual summer boat trip to South Haven, my wife and I learned of the Thirsty Perch Grill (TPG) last year. We both love fresh oysters and this place has top notch fresh oysters. Not an easy feat for a mid-west eatery. We had...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 12 July 2013

My husband and I recently visited South Haven on our yearly trip and ate at the Thirsty Perch twice during that time. We were a tad surprised upon entering as the restaurant has had a complete overhaul. It used to have more of a sports...More

Thank Sharebear81
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We all enjoyed our food. For the appetizer we tried the Portabello Fries and they were out of this world. For dinner, I had the perch and sweet potato fries (very good). Our bottle of wine was good too (Gold Ridge Hills Chardonnay 2010). Too...More

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Response from martenve | Reviewed this property |
Yes! They're delicious!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
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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