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“Lovely garden seating”

Hercules Bar and Grill
Ranked #4 of 58 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have a fine selection of steaks, chops and fish with some Greek and Mediterranean specialties. Lunch served Wednesday thru Sunday during our spring and summer season.
Dowagiac, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely garden seating”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

On a Holiday weekend during a community parade, our group made it across the main street and after a few blocks we came upon Hercules. A couple of people were coming out of the restaurant and said, "good food". We made our choice to eat there and were led to a walled and shrub enclosed garden seating area. The ambiance was very nice and encouraged me to excuse a few short-comings of the server. We ordered the hummus as an hors drovers' and although we depleted the pita we were not asked if me wanted it replenished. Hercules provides options for carnivores and vegans which was appreciated. The food was good but not great. At a Greek restaurant I expect to order Saganaki and mixed olives as appetizers as well as hummus. The server had no knowledge of Saganaki. The group enjoyed the meal and atmosphere but service is a problem as well as the inclusion of additional Greek food items to the menu.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We were a party of nine and were very much excited about our evening at this restaurant. This was our third trip to Saugatuck and we typically dine at Everybody People's Cafe in Douglas. We should have gone there again. The wait staff was young and not very experienced, they didn't know the menu very well. The seafood was not fresh and overcooked (shrimp scampi, ahi tuna, trout, calamari, perch). The roast duck was very dry and tasteless (2 in the party ordered it and agreed). The soup was tasty but lukewarm. tI was also very expensive and very much so if you factor in the poor quality. Sadly, we cannot recommend this restaurant and will not return.

  • Visited July 2014
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hamilton, michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“great food, service lacking”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Food was great, like the other reviews I asked for our usual waiter Richard, told he wasn't available, got a flighty gal who tried but was disorganized. A shame to ruin good food and décor with confused service. If this place would get organized the quality would be first rate

  • Visited July 2014
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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294 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good location and service but the food didn't match”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This place has a pleasant patio in back and the tables have proper tablecloths. We had a 6:00 PM reservation and were seated immediately. There was a slight dispute among the staff as to who should be waiting on our table and this seemed to extend to other tables. To start, we both ordered the gazpacho soup, which was delicious. I then got the Mezethikia which came with a large variety of Greek tapas and lots of pita triangles but the hummus was not that tasty and the tzatziki didn't contain enough cucumber. My wife had the Hercules salad (similar to a Greek salad) with salmon. Both our main courses were acceptable but not that great. Maybe we just made the wrong choices. Our server was friendly and paced the meal just right. BTW - this place serves something for dessert that I have never seen at any other Greek restaurant - baklava a la mode. We didn't try it!

  • Visited June 2014
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Madison, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, beautiful decor, pretty good service”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

As a family we went their for lunch. We all found the food to be great especially the kobe burgers and sidewhinders.Only complaint from the meal was the steak sandwich was a bit dry but still good. The decor was beautiful both inside and out on the patio which was nicely shaded. Only negative was the service, a bit slow and not attentive at times when we needed something (refills) Very good and pricey

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Thank Arnold D
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